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Melbourne Microadventures

Although I am Australia locked for at least the next 8 months, today I got excited about travels and adventures all over again. And for two reasons:

First, my fellow blogger and friend Claire Rosenberg is off on her U.S. adventure this weekend and I cannot wait to hear her stories, see her photos and of course, read her blog posts. 

And second, since realising that I am really not the city slicker I thought I was, I have been itching to get out of Melbourne. But given Im trying to get a job, am broke, don’t drive and all of my friends are pretty busy with their own lives it hasn’t happened. But then I discovered…microadventures.

I learnt of Microadventures after reading about adventurer, Alastair Humphreys’ who started the idea of taking microadventures around the UK as a away of travelling, getting away from the city and having new experiences on a tight budget.

The premise of this idea is that you don’t need to fly to the other side of the world to have an adventure because whether you are about to go on a trek or learn a language in a tiny town, adventure is about challenging yourself mentally, physically and culturally. And you can do this anywhere in the world. 

So given that in a few days I will have a fellow travel buddy/adventurer/boyfriend moving to Melbourne I am beginning to plan my Melbourne microadventures.

But the first question is…where do we go? 

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