Microadventure: A refresh button for busy lives.
A micro-adventure has the spirit of a big adventure but in a condensed form. Too often we complain that we have no time to get away from work, family or financial obligations to have fun in the outdoors. A micro-adventure is designed to make use of the little funds, time or resources at your disposal; even if it’s only a short walk after work, where you can camp in relative wilderness and make it back to your car in the morning so you’re not late for work. Your wife (or husband) might even be greatfull that you disappear for one night and come home recharged and de-stressed.
I draw a lot of inspiration from the adventurer, Alistair Humphreys, who was named as a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for his pioneering work on the concept of microadventures, trying to encourage people to get outside, get out of their comfort zone, go somewhere they’ve never been. A micro adventure is an adventure that is close to home, cheap, simple, short, and yet very effective.
Check out: http://www.microadventures.org/
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