“Explore thrilling locations throughout the North East, create epic videos, and inspire adventure for those who seek it.”
Our story begins with the thirst for thrill, the desire for an adventurous summer, and a brand new Phantom 4 Drone.
Before the Saturday Adventure, we spent our days as many young couples did: working during the week and filling our weekends with friends, bars, and lounging. All of this was fun and we weren’t complaining, but we couldn’t help but feel like something was missing. We asked ourselves: What had we spent the month of June doing? What significant memories had we made that we could look back on? We scratched our heads wondering why we had wasted so much time living in a world we knew, rather than exploring a world we knew nothing about.
We only had one expectation for our first adventure: to explore a new, natural location, and create a single epic video for us to cherish. In July 2016, we got the Phantom 4, (better known as “Joan the Drone” :P), and brought her along on our first cliff jumping excursion. What we discovered was so much more than expected: a gathering of other adventurers and thrill-seekers of all ages, eager to flip on film and see themselves from Joan the Drone’s perspective. We sought a way to make memories for ourselves, and within 24 hours, realized we had the means to enliven these memories for others.
On our next few adventures, we hadn’t even thought about creating an online identity. We shared our video edits recklessly: on our individual youtube accounts, Facebook accounts, and Facebook pages of the spots we visited.
We even went as far as creating Facebook pages for popular cliff jumping locations in order to reach the individuals in our films. Still, something critical was missing: we needed continuity, a virtual creative platform for our new friends to visit. And so, The Saturday Adventure was born.
Between July-August, we embarked on SEVEN adventures. It’s safe to say we were hooked, spending each and every weekend immersing ourselves in the underground cliff-jumping network and expanding our creative videography efforts. Soon, the Saturday Adventure Facebook platform began to take root as thrill-seekers from far and wide visited our page. Viewers began sharing our videos to showcase themselves, inspire future adventure with friends… even to reminisce about their experiences at these locations decades ago!
While each adventure is unique and different, we find one common thread at every spot: people are here having fun and making memories. It was clear that this growing platform was a gift, allowing us to reach a larger variety of adventurers than we could have ever expected. The mission of this project is simple: Explore thrilling locations throughout the North East, create epic videos, and inspire adventure for those who seek it. We hope that you embark on your own adventure and discover more about yourselves and the world around you.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.