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