Kelly Wells, whose adventuring name Ameranth, walked across America last year. She is the queen of adventures, and perhaps because of her experiences she understands that adventures are what you make of them. I’ve been having micro adventures all summer, and I’ve enjoyed the heck out of them. You can, too!
A little while ago I stumbled across Alastair Humphreys and his idea of the “microadventure”:
Simple expeditions and challenges which are close to home, affordable and easy to organise. Ideas designed to encourage ordinary people to get Out There and Do Stuff for themselves, even in these tightened financial times.
I absolutely love this idea. It really stresses how Adventure is not a destination, but a state of mind.
You don’t need to be flying across the globe or walking across a continent to be having an adventure. Having an adventure is not limited to those that are rich or have the finest fanciest gear or even those who are at peak fitness. Adventures are for everyone, and the idea behind microadventures really highlights that fact.
A microadventure can be anything – any outing or expedition that is a challenge to you and an inspiration to yourself and…
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