Microadventures: the journeys begin

Let’s go parading!

You’re in for a real treat today. I reached out to a writer friend for book ideas for anyone looking for interesting and unusual adventures.

Christopher Gronlund, also known as The Juggling Writer and one of the Men in Gorilla Suits, really came through for us. He’s come up with some reading suggestions that could really open your mind and maybe even change your life.

Chris understands what we’re trying to do here: get out of the house – get out of our comfort zones – and go exploring.

Which reminds me of my favorite Ringo line from the movie A Hard Day’s Night: “I’m going parading!”

That’s kind of what we’re talking about here.

Anyway, let’s get to it. Here, in his own words, is what Chris recommends:

“The first book I’d recommend is by Alastair Humphries; it’s called Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes (affiliate link). Humphreys is a professional adventurer who isn’t like, “DUDE! GOTTA LIVE IT TO THE MAX!!!”

“While he’s biked around the world and done some incredible things, Microadventures runs TOTALLY in line with your show, focusing on taking time out from busy schedules to be in the moment, even if it’s an overnight camping trip during the weekday.

“He also has a YouTube channel.

“If you’re looking for something strange and obscure-ish, James Rebanks’s The Shepherd’s Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape (affiliate link) is a good book for mindfulness.

“Some passages are soooooo beautifully written, and it’s definitely a book about appreciating one’s surroundings. “

Thanks, Chris.

Sounds like some of us have some reading – and parading – to do.


Have you found something interesting or fun to explore?

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