What’s the new Adventure.com all about? Our editor in chief shares our new vision and what’s in store.

Heightened concentration. Magnified senses. Raised heartbeat. Total absorption. When you’re in the middle of an adventure, it’s an all-consuming moment—a decisive moment when you’re the main character of your life story. What will you do? Where will you go?

We may have our own definitions of adventure, but for most travelers, it’s what we’re all seeking when we book a trip, pack our bags, and hop on a plane. It’s something we think we can’t find as readily in our daily lives, so we hope we’ll stumble upon it in some faraway land.

So what is it about life in the 21st century that makes adventure seemingly harder to find? While we can thank technology and globalization for making travel easier in many ways, they’re also making that fundamental sense of feeling lost and disconnected in a foreign place feel, well, more foreign. Maybe there’s less mystery and suspense in our glued-to-our-screens existence, when we don’t even have to wait a week to find out what happens on the Netflix show we’re bingeing. So at times it can seem as though the only place to find an all-consuming adventure is on some remote mountaintop where you can’t get a WiFi signal.

Or does it?