You don’t need to go to the ends of the Earth to find adventure. You don’t need money, and you don’t need much time. Adventure can be found in your own local community regardless of where you live or how much money or time you have available. All you need to find adventure is a little imagination, a load of enthusiasm and a willingness to step outside of your comfort zone.
To quote inspirational adventurer, Alastair Humphreys: “Adventure is only a state of mind. Adventure is stretching yourself; mentally, physically or culturally. It is about doing what you do not normally do, pushing yourself hard and doing it to the best of your ability. And if that is true then adventure is all around us, at all times. Even during hard financial times such as these. Times, I believe, when getting out into the wild are more enjoyable, invigorating and important than ever.”
I have set out to have a microadventure at least once every couple of weeks. These microadventures often involve getting out into the hills or mountains – but can often just involve doing something new in an urban environment.
Click here for my full list microadventures over the past year including mountaineering, bridge jumping, wild swimming and sleeping under the stars, as well as a 3000km hitchhike to the Arctic Circle.