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Itineraries for Microadventures in England

Itineraries for Microadventures in England

 “A microadventure is an adventure that is short, simple, local, cheap – yet still fun, exciting, challenging, refreshing and rewarding” – Alastair Humphreys Last weekend, I stood browsing the stationery aisle of my local store. On its shelves were crowds of brightly coloured notebooks, each emblazoned with some sort of shiny, metallic slogan. ‘Adventure more’, one declared, ‘Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, never return’, suggested another. The little notebooks were illustrated with images of mountains, camper vans, airplanes and golden sands. They were exotic images of far-flung places; the only sorts of places, apparently, where there are any adventures worth having. These days, travel and adventure seem synonymous with long-haul flights, tetanus shots and the crossing of equators. Apparently, adventures are no longer home grown, but the exotic produce of different time zones. Unsurprisingly, for the majority of us – those with carefully dispensed annual leave or monthly rent bills – the idea of adventure can therefore seem a distant one. If we aren’t able to take that twenty-four hour plane ride to New Zealand’s most southerly island, it seems we’re doomed to a life without it.  Yet, over the past year, we’ve discovered that this […]

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