“See the opportunities for adventures, not the constraints that get in the way,” wrote Alastair Humphreys in his widely popular book, Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes. Published years before the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) caused border closures, social distancing, and self-isolation, Humphreys was ahead of his time.
The book suggests that artificially busy lives thwart big adventures before they get started. The solution? Humphreys advises not to make it hard. “Make your adventure so small and easy there’s no excuse,” he writes—fitting advice during a pandemic, with many of us stuck at home and struggling to find adventure.