Authored by Sebastian Solberg
Usually when we think of “adventure” we think of epic international journeys. Trips which take 2-3 weeks, which see us travel to faraway lands, and which take months and months to plan. Though people often overlook the fact that adventure can be sought much closer to home. local travel
You see, you don’t have to travel halfway across the world to seek adventure – traveling locally counts as travel too. I mean, thousands of travelers pay huge amounts of money to make it across the globe to visit your tiny corner of the world each year, so why would you not take advantage of your location and explore too? Even if it is technically “home”? How to travel locally
This is what we call a MicroAdventure. It could be local, it could be overnight, it could be for a couple of days. 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. Travel destinations close to home
The concept behind microadventures is that you can go on an adventure this weekend or tonight. You don’t have to wait for your next yearly holiday. You do it in small chunks and often. It means anybody can seek adventure as there’s no excuse that you don’t have the time, you’re not experienced enough, or you don’t have the cash. What are the benefits of local travel.
From the age of two I grew up in the beautiful countryside of New Zealand, surrounded by water and sensational nature. I had a very active childhood, lucky enough to be always exploring and enjoying wilderness adventures with family and friends. However when I was nineteen I moved to London to pursue a career in the film industry. Is traveling locally still fun?
Big city living in London was in stark contrast to the country lifestyle in New Zealand, and I really started to appreciate how important exploration and adventure is to the human spirit. Short vacations close to home.
A micro adventure 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 favourite spots for a microadventure in London is Richmond Park. Whenever I’m feeling unbalanced, frustrated and unfocused I go there be re-energised, inspired and motivated! It’s where I feel most at home when in London and I love exploring it’s nooks and crannies and capturing it’s beauty to share with others. Does traveling locally count as travel too? Take short trips.
My most recent microadventure has been to Devon. For me, this is the place in England that’s most like Auckland, which is where I grew up in New Zealand. Beautiful beaches, friendly welcoming people and stunning forests and rivers! Every time I visit I have the most amazing time!
To inspire anybody who, like me, craves adventure but doesn’t necessary always have the time to go abroad, I documented my Devon microadventure in a video blog. I want to travel somewhere close to home
I hope you enjoyed my microadventure 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. Best thing about local travel and mini breaks.
Also if you’ve got any microadventure tips – let me know in the comment section below or on twitter using the hastag #microadventuretips!
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