Adventure is not as expensive or time-consuming as you might think. In fact, adventure is more a state of mind than anything else and something which is easily accessed at any moment in time. Take Alastair Humphrey’s for example, a renowned British Adventurer and the...read more
Adventure is not as expensive or time-consuming as you might think. In fact, adventure is more a state of mind than anything else and something which is easily accessed at any moment in time. Take Alastair Humphrey’s for example, a renowned British Adventurer and the pioneer of Micro adventures.
Through first-hand experience, this popular figure in the UK has spent the past four years encouraging adults and children alike, to get outside more often and to start exploring their local environment as opposed to spending any more time lusting after far flung places on the other side of the world. Alastair is a very articulate fellow, well-educated and experienced in the great outdoors but in contrast, his message to the general public is that these adventures are available at any time and for any cost.
True to the name, a micro adventure is short, simple, local and cheap, while still retaining all the same rewarding traits of a long or more expensive journey. In fact, the entire concept of a micro journey revolves around the fact that adventures do not always require a lengthy duration of time and they do not need to cost money. Affordable and requiring the absolute minimum amount of preparation, a micro adventure is the best way to simplify a break from normality and venture into a new experience.
When to take your next adventure
So when is the best time to take an adventure? Although the weekend is usually the easiest time of the week to organize a trip some place, this does not necessarily apply when it comes to micro adventures. After all, the concept openly encourages people to get outside more often, regardless of time. Local and easily accessible, the west of Ireland is an idyllic destination to take a mid-week trip and furthermore, glamping is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the local environment. Although most people will confine their travel escapades to the weekend, it must also be considered that accommodation is sometimes cheaper midweek, not to mention how it also guarantees you will miss the crowds, and noise in general.
Just starting an adventure
As you can see above, Alastair Humphrey’s has set about eliminating the excuses and making adventure seem so accessible that it challenges people as to the reasons they cannot take one. However, as with any new experience or journey, starting is often the hardest part and the most daunting step to take. In this sense, it is usually best to set a date and stick to it
Yes, you can procrastinate about the uncertain nature of going somewhere new or ponder your lack of experience when it comes to the outdoors or adventure in general, but really, there are simply no excuses when it comes to a micro adventure. Simply put, micro adventures can be spontaneous trips and a sure way of injecting a little more excitement into life in the city.
So why don’t wait for summer, forget about the weekend, and start planning a midweek adventure into the beautiful west of Ireland – Cheap, local and easily organized; there’s really no good reason not to take one.
Aran Camping Glamping is currently offering both a Spring and Autumn mid – week offer. Book during the week for two nights and get the third night free. Check it out here.
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