Drama is the key ingredient to all stories.
Drama is wanting something you don’t have (or have and don’t want).
The harder the journey, the obstructions, the opposition, the greater the drama.
If people tell you your story isn’t dramatic enough, it probably means things are either too easy for the character, or what they are in pursuit of doesn’t seem worth the effort.
An easy way to make things more dramatic is to raise the stakes. More to lose, more drama. Harder to get, more drama. Better opposition, better drama.