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I’ve not been in a climbing video, I will never win a race but I love the mountains. I’m probably a lot like you. I've not been in a climbing video, I will never win a race but I love the mountains. I'm probably a lot like you.  It's about enthusiasm for things regular folks can do. It’s what can be done with 52 weekends and a few weeks of vacation a year. Read »
Microadventure: The London Series Well, this is blooming marvellous… From June – September 2014, a group of over 60 London dwellers took part in the London Series Microadventure challenge. Once a week we escaped our desk jobs to sleep out in one of the […] Read »
Extreme Sleeps and Cheap Adventures She may be editor of Wanderlust, the UK’s best global travel magazine, but Phoebe Smith knows that some of the best fun can be had in your own backyard which, if you play it right, will cost nothing at all…  Phoebe is […] Read »
So Much Has Happened, Adventure Has Really Changed Me When I set off on my first big adventure, I wanted it to be really long. I wanted it to be indefinitely long because I felt I needed that, and I wanted all the challenges, and I didn't really want to be able to see an end point. I wanted just to keep pushing myself and see what would happen. And I wanted it to be really cheap and miserable. I wanted not to be able to spend much money, and just to force myself into action in all sorts of senses. Read »
Travelling Alone or With a Friend Experienced adventurers share their experiences of travelling solo or in a pair. Read »
Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting A great quote about making stuff happen: I’d just say to aspiring journalists or writers—who I meet a lot of—do it now. Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting or amusing to you. Just do it now. Don’t […] Read »
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