embark on an adventure / go on an adventure


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I wonder
what is the difference between "embark on an adventure" and "go on an adventure"?

Could you guys help me to explain the difference? Thank you.
  • Embark literally means 'to get on board a boat'. While this doesn't necessarily mean that the people get on a boat, it gives much more of a sense of adventure and excitement and going somewhere maybe far away or difficult to get to than just the very ordinary word 'go' (we 'go to the shops' but we would never 'embark on a trip to the shops' – unless someone is exaggerating to be humorous or to make a point).