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MicroAdventures with Sebastian Solberg

I was very fortunate to grow up in the beautiful countryside of New Zealand, surrounded by nature and water. Growing up I was very active exploring and was always the wilderness with friends and family! However, I then moved to London at age 19 to pursue a career in the film industry. I’ve now been living in England for 5 years and it took me a year or two to really appreciate how important exploration and adventure is to the human spirit; especially, when living in the big city!

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It took me a year or two to really appreciate how important exploration and adventure is to the human spirit especially when living in the big city!

What are MicroAdventures?

At the start of this year I first heard about microadventures from it’s creator Alastair Humphreys. The idea behind the concept is that you can go on an adventure this weekend or tonight. You don’t have to wait for your next yearly holiday. It doesn’t have to be expensive, well planned or far away. It’s about ‘just doing it’ and exploring new places and environments that are close to home. You do it in small chunks and often. It means anybody can do it as there’s no excuse that you don’t have time or you’re not experience enough.

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Anybody can do it; there’s no excuse that you don’t have time.

Where can I go on a MicroAdventure?

It could be a local park, forest or beach. It can be a train, bus or car ride away – it doesn’t have to be far away or overseas. One of my favorite spots to go on a microadventures to is Richmond Park. Whenever I’m feeling unbalanced, frustrated and unfocused I go there to be re-energised, inspired and motivated! It’s where I feel the most at home when in London; I love exploring all it’s nooks and crannies and capturing it’s beauty so I can share it with others. When I first discovered it I couldn’t quite believe that it was situated in England, let alone London. It’s a slice of paradise and without it, I honestly don’t think I could live in London.

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One of my favorite spots to go on a microadventure to is Richmond Park.

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Whenever I’m feeling unbalanced, frustrated and unfocused I go to be re-energised, inspired and motivated!

Another of my favourite microadventure places to visit is Devon. For me this is the place in England that’s most like Auckland, which is where I grew up in New Zealand. It has beautiful beaches, friendly open people and stunning forests and rivers! I just love it and every time I go there I have the most amazing time!

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It’s about ‘just doing it’ and exploring new places and environments that are close to home. You do it in small chunks and often.

I decided to put together a video of my latest microadventure to Devon to inspire anybody who, like me, craves adventure but doesn’t necessary always have the time to go abroad. So here it is my microadventure:


I hope you enjoyed my microadventures vlog and it motivates you to go on one of your own! It would be great to hear about any microadventures that you’ve been on or have planned. Also if you’ve got any microadventure tips – let me know in the comment section below or on twitter using the hashtag #microadventuretips! And don’t forget to subscribe to my weekly video blog here.

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Sebastian Solberg

is a 24 year old multi-award winning filmmaker from New Zealand based in London. He first started making films aged 9; recreating scenes from his favourite Bond movies. He has directed commercials, music videos, documentaries and short films all around the globe from countries such as Norway through to Nepal!
His latest short film Modern Man has screened in over 100 cities around the world and has won a number of awards including ‘Best Comedy Short’. Sebastian has just returned from Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan where he has been shooting part of feature documentary that will premiere next year!
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9 Responses to “MicroAdventures with Sebastian Solberg”

  1. Paulette Romero July 31, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

    Wow I love your microadventure idea! That’s lovely. We should all start taking microadventures to locations near us. One day I’d like to visit New Zealand to visit a friend I have there but that is definitely NOT a microadventure… that’s a “i better have tons of damn money before I go there.” lol
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    • dawnkealing July 31, 2015 at 3:37 pm #

      I agree, it really is a brilliant idea. :) I think it’s easy to neglect the areas around which we live, it’s time to explore them like they deserve! I hope you get your chance! ^_^

  2. Alice Gerard July 31, 2015 at 5:33 pm #

    Even though my blog title is “Alice’s Grand Adventures,” I am certainly open to having a microadventure. For example, tomorrow. I will walk to the nearby wildlife sanctuary and “important bird area.” It’s not too far but it is a nice walk along the river. I’m hoping to see some interesting birds and maybe a few frogs! Who knows? It’s a little adventure. I’ll keep an open mind as I start walking.
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  3. Renu August 1, 2015 at 3:21 pm #

    Love the idea! Definitely planning a visit to my nearest botanical garden or arboretum since I love to be in nature.

  4. Jenna August 4, 2015 at 1:44 am #

    I love the idea of microadventures–there’s usually so much more to discover nearby than you’d think! And your video is great too; such a sense of fun!
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  5. Natasha Amar August 4, 2015 at 1:44 am #

    The idea of microadventures is brilliant- by thinking of it as something that doesn’t require a massive budget or too much advance planning, it’s easy for anyone to recharge, and find inspiration in adventure. It must be amazing to grow up in a country like New Zealand. Living in Dubai (where nature is hard to find) I can totally see myself living in NZ in the future where the great outdoors are never too far away.
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  6. Anne Klien ( MeAnne) August 5, 2015 at 4:32 am #

    I go on microadventures now and again… it’s a good idea to relax and unwind even just for a weekend break just to get away from routine life.
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  7. Nic from Roaming Renegades August 7, 2015 at 3:37 pm #

    Love this, coming from England and being a climber and outdoors person I dream of moving to NZ to live. Although I am from the north which means I did also grow up with the Lancashire moors and the Lake District just around the corner. When we can’t travel we always have these micro adventures, for the day or so. Sometimes they can be better in many ways as they allow you to reflect instead of just jumping from one to another like you do on bigger trips.
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  8. Jack V Sage August 10, 2015 at 2:16 pm #

    You look like you are having a great time on your hikes! :)
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