‘œLife should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!’
‘• Hunter S. Thompson
You want to have a big adventure.
You read blogs like this, and probably plenty of other similar ones as well (which ones, by the way? I’md love to know. Let me know in the comments).
You’ve already begun saving £1000 spread out over the course of the year. (If you haven’t, then here is how to begin saving £1000. Today.)
You really want to have a big adventure.
You know that when you are old and looking back on your life you’d rather remember that bike ride through Africa or that train journey across Mongolia rather than the extra month of work you did and the extra £1000 you’re going to have to pay death duty on.
So what’s stopping you?
You don’t need to leave today. It’s going to take a year for your £1000 (or $1000, â‚¬1000 or ¥1000) to accumulate. So you have a year to plan and prepare and make arrangements.
So what’s stopping you?
I’md love to know what might make getting away on an adventure difficult for you. Then, over the course of the #Adventure1000 campaign, I can try to address them (or find experts who can help). I want to try to establish what I need to do to make Adventure1000 successful and genuinely helpful for people.
Some of your reasons will be valid difficulties. I completely acknowledge that. But some of them will be difficulties that can be worked round.
And – harsh but vital to say – some of the things that stop people having adventures are nothing more than excuses. Excuses because it’s daunting to do something new and different and difficult. Excuses because adventures can be miserable and gruelling and frightening. Excuses because it’s easier just to skim through blogs like this and then click onto the next link (kittens? Kim Jong-il Looking at things? Terrible Estate Agents’ photos? Wasting time on social media sites?)
So, what’s stopping you? Please let me know in the comments below.
My new book, Grand Adventures, is out now.
It’s designed to help you dream big, plan quick, then go explore.
The book contains interviews and expertise from around 100 adventurers, plus masses of great photos to get you excited.
I would be extremely grateful if you bought a copy here today!
Thank you so much!