All scientists working at the frontiers of science are adventurers.
They stand before this huge unexplained phenomenon and the task is daunting. It is daunting not least because they simply do not understand the extent of it.
So they set to work. They nibble, gnaw, and bite at the corner of it until they’ve got a workable edge. Then a bit more. And so it goes.
Travellers are adventurers. They see the wide expanse before them, too big even to comprehend. They nibble and gnaw at the corner until they have a workable edge and they move forward.
Travel companies and travel recommendation companies have found all the edges and the sense of awe is gone.