I went to Ecuador over spring break. It was beautiful. I also got some sort of sick and slept for two and a half days straight. I kind of appreciated that. While it certainly wasn't life threatening, there was at least some sort of adversity faced to make things interesting. One of my favorite quotes from Yvon Chouinard:

“Real adventure is defined best as a journey from which you may not come back alive, and certainly not as the same person.” 
― Yvon Chouinard