Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes

Microadventures Local Discoveries for Great Escapes Enthusiastic pleasingly madcap GeographicalAdventure something that s new and exhilarating outside your comfort zone Adventures change you and how you see the world and all you need is an open mind

  • Title: Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes
  • Author: Alastair Humphreys
  • ISBN: 9780007548033
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Paperback
  • Enthusiastic, pleasingly madcap GeographicalAdventure something that s new and exhilarating, outside your comfort zone Adventures change you and how you see the world, and all you need is an open mind, bags of enthusiasm and boundless curiosity.So what s a microadventure It s close to home, cheap, simple, short and 100% guaranteed to refresh your life A microadventu Enthusiastic, pleasingly madcap GeographicalAdventure something that s new and exhilarating, outside your comfort zone Adventures change you and how you see the world, and all you need is an open mind, bags of enthusiasm and boundless curiosity.So what s a microadventure It s close to home, cheap, simple, short and 100% guaranteed to refresh your life A microadventure takes the spirit of a big adventure and squeezes it into a day or even a few hours.The point of a microadventure is that you don t need lots of time and money to meet a new challenge This practical guide is filled with ideas for microadventures for you to experience on your own or with friends and family and over 150 stunning photographs, plus tips and advice on safety and kit.Whether it s sleeping on a hilltop or going for a wild swim, cycling a lap of the Isle of Wight or walking home for Christmas, it s time you discovered something new about yourself and the world outside your window Adventure is everywhere, every day and it is up to us to find it.

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    1. There are big, epic adventures that most of us can only dream of doing. And then there are the small, backyard excursions that deliver the same blast of fresh air and vitality into our lives – if we have eyes to see the opportunities to take them.Microadventures starts out by running through an enviable list of the author's own adventures - most of which were achieved in under 24 hours - which between them appear to explore every last wild nook and cranny of the British Isles. They're short, c [...]


    2. Fantastic guide to adventuring that's accessible for everyone. From sleeping on a hill, cycling for a day to wild swimming and sea kayaking, it's a great guide to British outdoor fun! Includes gear & navigation tips.


    3. I didn’t want to like Alastair’s book ‘Microadventures’. Purely for selfish reasons. The moment I saw it I was jealous and wished I’d written it. I’m a huge fan of adventure in all shapes and sizes and spent many years throwing myself into them. Now-a-days it’s all about grabbing those micro-moments. Making the most of a couple of days precious free time and feeling alive, invigorated and refreshed by nature or just getting some use out of equipment you bought online after a bottl [...]


    4. Wow! This isn't the kind of book that I'd usually choose to read at all and yet when my husband mentioned it yesterday (having been discussed on Radio Four I believe) somewhere my imagination was captured. It arrived today and frankly, what's not to love? It is a beautiful thing that I will bedelighted to have on my bookshelves. It feels nice to hold, it contains nothing but gorgeous photographs of the great outdoors, many with Alistair in the frame too, and the text has a modern and edgy look t [...]


    5. The premise is simple and intoxicating. escape from our busy and cluttered lives is as easy as walking out the door. Rather than waiting for a giant, expensive ADVENTURE, Alastair Humphreys argues that we should seek relief from modern life by creating simple "microadventures" for ourselves that are inexpensive and easy to replicate. This book is a treasure trove of ideas for exploring the world nearby in unconventional ways that will likely help us see the world around us and ourselves in a dif [...]


    6. I heard about this book via the Art of Manliness website (which is a site I'd recommend for both men and women, thank you very much), and I'm so glad I did. Alastair gives the ins and outs of having what he's dubbed Microadventures--basically localized adventures that are relatively cheap, close, simple, and short. It can be spending the night in a local park. Or going on a two-day bike ride. Or navigating a local river. The point is, you don't have to let limitations of time or money keep you f [...]


    7. Now Humpreys goes from one extreme - his Spartan looking travel books, to the other - multicoloured, full of really nice pictures one. And it works! You are getting cotent in textual and visual forms, not a new things, but it really makes your eyes happy.It is nothing great about this book in sense of content, but it is good and pictures are absolutely splendid. 4 stars!


    8. Made me want to get outsideThis is Acres of Diamonds for my generation. There is no need for a gap year in Thailand, you can have life-changing adventures here in the UK. Well done Alastair.


    9. Humphreys is always a delight to read, and this guidebook to getting outdoors in some microadventures is a surefire guide to doing so. Even though the book is UK specific, these adventures are easily adaptable to wherever the reader lives. Fun, informative, and inspirational.


    10. Great book, so far I find my mind wandering and thinking about what microadventures I can plot and plan. Defo a book that gives you food for thought. Not intimidating and definitely makes adventure seem possible. I would prescribe this to anyone stuck in a rut of boredom.


    11. Excellent book so far. Engaging and thought provoking as to how much you can do with so little time and equipment. A lot more content that I expected making it a bargain for the price.


    12. A great mix of inspiring storytelling and practical advice that should encourage anyone to get out and try something new!


    13. Some really great ideas in this book for getting out and exploring the area around you. Was a little repetitive towards the end though.



    14. OK, I admit that I was occasionally annoyed by this book, but it definitely did it's job. Alastair Humphreys is a cycling maniac who has traveled to anywhere you can think of and lives in the center of London. His athleticism and location really rule out ninety per cent of the suggestions given for ninety per cent of the people who may read this. This weekend hike from summit to sea . . . yeah, it would take me the weekend to drive to the sea from where I live and I'd never make it back to work [...]


    15. It would probably be a better book if the author didn't try to bore us to death with his descriptions. NOTHING happens to this guy, really. Also he is a bit too centered on the whole bicycle scene. All in all it wasn't a bad book, but it would have been a much better book without all those tedious description. Oh yeah, and it is very UK oriented. In a country with more wildlife than Britain, a bit more preparation is needed. Dealing with wildlife might not be an issue in Britain but it certainly [...]


    16. I found this book very inspirational -- but be advised that unless you live in England, or in a semi-rural area of another country, you might not be able to simply take a train out of the city into a rural area where you can hike up a hill and spend the night in a sleeping bag. That's why I ended up not finishing it. I live in a large urban area in the U.S and his specific examples just don't translate to where I live. On the other hand, the book did inspire me to create short, inexpensive, not- [...]


    17. Since I live in Los Angeles, I had some trouble wrapping my mind around the idea of wild camping on the side of hills. We have no shortage of them here, so that isn't a problem. It just seems dangerous. Bears, mountain lions, coyotes, rattlesnakes. They could be problems. That being said, I totally bought into the larger premise of this book. Put down your phone. Get outside. Stop making excuses and find adventure close to home. It's out there. You just have to look. I can't wait to start the ne [...]


    18. This is a very inspirational book for everyone who has limited time for adventuring. There are plenty of ideas & examples to copy & modify for personal use and writing style is very motivating. I take one star away from the book being somewhat UK specific (though of course ideas in general can be used elsewhere).


    19. A great book full of inspirational ideas to cram some adventure into our hectic lives. I only gave it four stars because one or two of the suggestions for micro-adventures are a little repetitive.


    20. Great book with excellent ideas. I really like Humphreys' attitude about life. If you are an adventurer, a wanderlust, or even a day dreamer, pick up his book and follow his blog.


    21. I had just decided that I was going to go out into the woods and camp alone. I had never done this before and that was the simple reason why I wanted to try it. Just as I started planning for this there was a podcast with Alastair Humphrey on The Art of Manliness podcast and the timing could not have been better. I purchased this book straight after and I learned some very interesting concepts that I had never thought about before. The main one being – simplicity. Adventures do not have to be [...]


    22. Interesting book with good photos. It should be titled "Microadventures in Britain", though. I didn't realize it was going to be so location-specific when I bought it. A lot of the activities are not suitable for the US, or in my opinion, for females. Trains are not ubiquitous here and so cannot form the foundation for an adventure. Also, if you settle down on some random hill in the US, there is more of a likelihood of getting shot for trespassing or possibly arrested. As a single female, I wou [...]


    23. Incredible photographs and a great philosophy (just get out and do things, even if it's close to home). Is very local, though, so as an American, the lists of places to visit were, in fact, exotic. Again, though, great pics.


    24. As always, Alastair Humphreys has left giggling, inspired, and itching to go outside. This book is UK centric because that is where he is based, but the ideas in the book would be fairly easy to apply just about anywhere, and offer a great jumping off point for microadventure ideas.




    25. A bit repetitive at times however the book serves as a great catalyst to get out there and have your own #microadventure!


    26. A good guide to boast the confidence to try microadventures, and its emphasis on the importance of actual beginning rather than talking and planning cannot be over-stated!



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