An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
This chestnut from G.K. Chesterton in his 1908 essay, "On Running After One's Hat" (http://essays.quotidiana.org/chesterton/running_after_ones_hat/ ) describes our perceptions of the inconveniences of life. In the same essay he talks about people who may complain about having to wait in a train station, but that, to a child, a wait in a train station could be very exciting. It really is just a matter of perspective.
Louis C.K., in an interview with Conan O'Brien, addresses this very issue in an updated manner in speaking about flight. I have to confess I've been one of the malcontents he describes. But, it's true, in spite of the hassles of flying, we eventually end up sitting thousands of feet in the air, moving at close to supersonic speeds, a feat unimaginable for thousands of generations before.
Life is an adventure - each day an incredible panoply of awareness, color, and emotion - even if sometimes the emotion is low. But Bilbo Baggins concluded, not wrongly, in the Hobbit of J.R.R. Tolkien, before his great adventure, that adventures were "Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things. Make you late for dinner!" Traveling is nasty sometimes and disturbing in its inconsistency. Things go wrong and one is late for dinner. But, ultimately, the "nasty and uncomfortable" can become a good story.