Most people think that travel is something you have to save up for, both time and money-wise. But if you're lacking in either (or both), consider planning a microadventure — a short, local, inexpensive activity to de-stress.
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As author of MicroAdventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes Alastair Humphreys puts it:
If you are too busy, too stressed, too broke, too tired or too unfit for an adventure, then you definitely would benefit from a microadventure.
No matter where you live, there are opportunities to have microadventures that fit into your busy everyday life. Whether that means going for a quick hike or camping trip or hitting the local museums.
Whatever kind of microadventure you choose to go on, simply taking the time to do something outside of your routine can provide a mental break and help give you a similar feeling of refreshment that a longer vacation would. Check out Humphreys' full post for details on his ideal microadventure that focuses on outdoor excursion and everything you'd need to be prepared.
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