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Microadventures

Local Discoveries for Great Escapes
Narrated by: Alastair Humphreys
Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Environment

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Publisher's Summary

Enthusiastic, pleasingly madcap Geographical

Adventure 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 whats a microadventure? Its close to home, cheap, simple, short and 100 percent 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, plus tips and advice on safety and kit.

Whether its 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.

©2019 Alastair Humphreys (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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  • Peter Marshall
  • 19-10-2019

Inspiring!

I loved this book. Alastair is a great author and I really enjoy hearing his books through his own voice. I’ve begun trying some of the microadventures in this book, and spent the night camping in my front yard just the other day, watching the sunrise and enjoying the cold, foggy morning. Read this book and apply it to your own life, you won’t regret it!

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  • julianocastro
  • 30-06-2020

Go out there!

Awesome book if you want to start something different in your life, specially after the long quarentime.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-07-2019

Great book, highly recommended!

Excellent book to encourage and show people how to get out there and enjoy simple adventures wherever they may be in the world, proving you do not need to be rugged and hardcore, wealthy or even have lots of time. You have the same 168 hours in a week as anyone else. If you watch TV you have time!

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  • Lexx
  • 18-01-2020

There are no excuses not to have an adventure.

If you're looking for adventure and don't know where to start., this book is for you. Alastair Introduces every possible idea in which we can explore our world, pull us away from our shiny screens and computers, and open our eyes to the amazing land we inhabit. Without spending a fortune and not travelling too far away from home. not only does he bombard the listener with ideas, but also the equipment needed and the effort required. Thank you Alastair.

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  • R
  • 21-12-2019

So much fun in this and to be had as a result

Each one of Alistair's books has brought excitement, fed ambition and also reminded me of the extra beauty that can be found in a bountiful existence. Out of 100 audiobooks listened to this year Alistair's have made the biggest impact on me and I can't wait to share his podcast, books and adventures with my daughter and my friends. I'm lucky to of found these books

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  • Nick Wright
  • 21-11-2019

A book jammed full of inspiration!

"Adventures" sounds big and scary, but "microadventures" sound brilliant and far more doable! Plenty of advice, tips, tricks, ideas, and anecdotes that anyone can pick up and use!

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  • reeceyp123
  • 19-11-2019

Thoroughly enjoyed it and sparked a wanderlust

Thoroughly enjoyed it and sparked a wanderlust thats laid dormant. Some great ideas to get out there and make the most of your spare time other than the normal grind.

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  • Ata Dogan
  • 16-11-2019

Perfect

Well worth a listen.. Some great ideas. Some might say it's obvious other will say hell yeah let's try it

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  • Ken
  • 09-10-2019

Tried to stick with it but was too repetitive

The first half of the book I kept persisting with and got a bit of a spark in ideas as to how I could replicate some of these micro adventures...it then gets a bit repetitious and filled with too much overly descriptive and superfluous creative writing about the stars in the sky, the branches in the wind and trying to use allegory for exploration and adventure. Gave up on chapter 33...

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  • k pius
  • 27-09-2019

Inspiring

Very good listen. We lit a little fire. We loved it. Microadventures keep us sane.