Microadventures Local Discoveries for Great Escapes

Author: Alastair Humphreys
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007548040
Release Date: 2014-06-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation

‘Enthusiastic, pleasingly madcap’ Geographical Adventure – something that’s new and exhilarating, outside your comfort zone. Adventures change you and how you see the world, and all you need is an open mind, bags of enthusiasm and boundless curiosity. Recommended for viewing on a colour tablet.

Microadventures

Author: Alastair Humphreys
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 0007548036
Release Date: 2014-06-05
Genre: Travel

Adventure is a loose word, a spirit of trying something new, trying something difficult. Going somewhere different, leaving your comfort zone. Above all, adventure is about enthusiasm, ambition, open-mindedness and curiosity.Adventure is all around us, at all times. Even during hard financial times such as these. Times when getting out into the wild is more enjoyable, invigorating and important than ever.It is in this inspirational spirit that Alastair Humphreys introduces us to the exciting world of microadventures - adventures that are close to home, cheap, simple, short, and yet very effective. A microadventure has the spirit (and therefore the benefits) of a big adventure. It's just all condensed into a weekend away, or even a midweek escape from the office. Even people living in big cities are not very far away from small pockets of wilderness.You can experience it by yourself or with friends. You can do it with your parents or children or colleagues from the office. You can seek out short, interesting, rewarding adventures right on your doorstep. 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. Climb a hill, jump in a river, sleep under the stars. The whole point of microadventures is that you do not need much time, money or specialised equipment. A microadventure can be anything that feels fresh, new and challenging for you. Time, money, skill or (lack of) talent are no excuses. They may be small, but microadventures can still be challenging and rewarding. Each one is designed to inspire others to set their own challenges, challenges which may be short but which grasp the spirit of adventure.Whether it is sleeping on a hilltop or going for a wild swim, cycling a lap of the Isle of Wight or walking home for Christmas, Humphreys inspires us all to leave our comfort zones and discover something new about ourselves and the world outside our windows. Because you do not need to fly to the other side of the planet to be adventurous. Adventure is everywhere, every day and it is up to us to seek it out.

Ten Lessons from the Road

Author: Alastair Humphreys
Publisher: Eye Books (US&CA)
ISBN: 9781908646453
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Self-Help

Alastair Humphreys spent four years traveling around the world on his bicycle, a journey that covered 46,000 miles and five continents. During his trip he gave motivational talks and received thousands of emails to his website in which people asked what kept him going through the low-points on his journey. Collected here are the sources of Alastair’s inspiration, including affirming quotes, insights, and unique photographs. As this inspirational resource shows, the lessons he learned while on the road can be applied to any goal in life.

Education of a Wandering Man

Author: Louis L'Amour
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553899085
Release Date: 2008-04-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

From his decision to leave school at fifteen to roam the world, to his recollections of life as a hobo on the Southern Pacific Railroad, as a cattle skinner in Texas, as a merchant seaman in Singapore and the West Indies, and as an itinerant bare-knuckled prizefighter across small-town America, here is Louis L'Amour's memoir of his lifelong love affair with learning--from books, from yondering, and from some remarkable men and women--that shaped him as a storyteller and as a man. Like classic L'Amour fiction, Education of a Wandering Man mixes authentic frontier drama--such as the author's desperate efforts to survive a sudden two-day trek across the blazing Mojave desert--with true-life characters like Shanghai waterfront toughs, desert prospectors, and cowboys whom Louis L'Amour met while traveling the globe. At last, in his own words, this is a story of a one-of-a-kind life lived to the fullest . . . a life that inspired the books that will forever enable us to relive our glorious frontier heritage. From the Paperback edition.

Grand Adventures

Author: Alastair Humphreys
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780008131944
Release Date: 2016-03-24
Genre: Sports & Recreation

‘Enthusiastic, pleasingly madcap’ Geographical Adventure – something that’s new and exhilarating, outside your comfort zone. Adventures change you and how you see the world, and all you need is an open mind, bags of enthusiasm and boundless curiosity. Recommended for viewing on a colour tablet.

How to Live a Life of Adventure

Author: Frosty Wooldridge
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781463420291
Release Date: 2011-11-11
Genre: Travel

Praise for—How to Live a Life of Adventure “After reading the first 20 chapters, I was ready to tackle a grizzly bear, wrestle a sea lion and climb Mount Everest. Not only does Wooldridge inspire you to live a maximum life, he shows you how to do it. I loved the adventures between every instructional chapter. I appreciated how thorough he was with references, key points and guides.” Roger Hamilton, teacher “I am a tomboy. I travel and play sports. I’m also bold and sassy. This book addresses women who love to try everything once, twice and more. Wooldridge covers everything women need to know about traveling, mountain climbing, rafting, horseback riding, backpacking and much more.” Sarah Gingrich, rodeo cowgirl “Emile Zola said, "I'm here to live out loud!" Those words reflect the spirited life and writings of Frosty Wooldridge. His book reminds us that whether we trek high into the mountains or bike up hills closer to home, adventure awaits around the bend. I recommend this book for aspiring travelers as well as armchair explorers. He shows you how to make your dreams come true.” Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior “Hands down! This is the best adventure book I have ever read with stories from all over the world. But wait! Wooldridge shows you “how” to go adventuring to make your own stories and fill your own scrapbook with memories. It’s excellent in every way!” Paul Margeletta, father, weekend warrior “This book is extraordinary. The information is so valuable that it should be read daily for inspiration and guidance. I had to stop myself from underlining every sentence in the book. I want to buy this life-changing book as a gift for everyone I know, especially my kids.” Susan Scollozi, housewife, traveler “Half way through the concepts and practices in this profound book, I realized that the author may have meant to show readers how to live a life of adventure, but it occurred to me that this book shows anyone how to lead a very happy and successful life on a day to day basis. His concepts support mental, emotional, educational and spiritual health. Every adult and kid in America needs to read this book. It’s that good.” Arthur Daniels, teacher How the book will benefit you! • You will discover your strengths, self-confidence and passions • You may engage methodical steps for moving into your own fulfilling adventure-filled life • You will build steadfast convictions and personal empowerment • You will find others to share your adventures • You will discover which kinds of adventures excite you • Check lists for men and women for every kind of adventure • You will never look back with regrets

The Mind at Work

Author: Mike Rose
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101174943
Release Date: 2005-07-26
Genre: Social Science

Featuring a new preface for the 10th anniversary As did the national bestseller Nickel and Dimed, Mike Rose’s revelatory book demolishes the long-held notion that people who work with their hands make up a less intelligent class. He shows us waitresses making lightning-fast calculations, carpenters handling complex spatial mathematics, and hairdressers, plumbers, and electricians with their aesthetic and diagnostic acumen. Rose, an educator who is himself the son of a waitress, explores the intellectual repertory of everyday workers and the terrible social cost of undervaluing the work they do. Deftly combining research, interviews, and personal history, this is one of those rare books that has the capacity both to shape public policy and to illuminate general readers.

Moods of Future Joys

Author: Alastair Humphreys
Publisher: Eye Books (US&CA)
ISBN: 9781908646033
Release Date: 2007-11-01
Genre: Travel

An updated edition including new color photographs and a new afterword looking back at the journeyAlastair Humphreys' around-the-world journey of 46,000 miles was an old-fashioned adventure: long, lonely, low-budget, and spontaneous. Cycling across five continents and sailing over the oceans, his ride took four years to complete, on a tiny budget of hoarded student loans. Here is the story of the first remarkable stage of the expedition. Just two weeks into the ride the September 11th attacks changed everything. All Humphreys' plans went out the window and, instead of riding towards Australia, he suddenly found himself pedaling through the Middle East and Africa and on toward Cape Town. This book recounts an epic journey that succeeded through Humphreys' trust in the kindness of strangers, at a time where the interactions of our global community are more confused and troubled than ever.

Rowing the Atlantic

Author: Roz Savage
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416583608
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

STUCK IN A corporate job rut and faced with an unraveling marriage at the age of thirty-six, Roz Savage sat down one night and wrote two versions of her own obituary -- the one that she wanted and the one she was heading for. They were very different. She realized that if she carried on as she was, she wasn't going to end up with the life she wanted. So she turned her back on an eleven-year career as a management consultant to reinvent herself as a woman of adventure. She invested her life's savings in an ocean rowboat and became the first solo woman ever to enter the Atlantic Rowing Race. Her 3,000-mile trial by sea became the challenge of a lifetime. Of the twenty-six crews that set out from La Gomera, six capsized or sank and didn't make it to the finish line in Antigua. There were times when she thought she had hit her absolute limit, but alone in the middle of the ocean, she had no choice but to find the strength to carry on. In Rowing the Atlantic we are brought on board when Savage's dreams of feasts are nourished by yet another freeze-dried meal. When her gloves wear through to her blistered hands. When her headlamp is the only light on a pitch-black night ocean that extends indefinitely in all directions. When, one by one, all four of her oars break. When her satellite communication fails. Stroke by stroke, Savage discovers there is so much more to life than a fancy sports car and a power-suit job. Flashing back to key moments from her life before rowing, she describes the bolt from the blue that first inspired her to row across oceans and how this crazy idea evolved from a dream into a tendinitis-inducing reality. And finally, Savage discovers in the rough waters of the Atlantic the kind of happiness we all hope to find.

Cycling Home from Siberia

Author: Rob Lilwall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451607873
Release Date: 2011-04-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

“ It is late October, and the temperature is already –40 degrees . . . My thoughts are filled with frozen rivers that may or may not hold my weight; empty, forgotten valleys haunted by emaciated ghosts; and packs of ravenous, merciless wolves.” Having left his job as a high-school geography teacher, Rob Lilwall arrived in Siberia equipped only with a bike and a healthy dose of fear. Cycling Home from Siberia recounts his epic three-and-a-half-year, 30,000-mile journey back to England via the foreboding jungles of Papua New Guinea, an Australian cyclone, and Afghanistan’s war-torn Hindu Kush. A gripping story of endurance and adventure, this is also a spiritual journey, providing poignant insight into life on the road in some of the world’s toughest corners.

There Are Other Rivers

Author: Alastair Humphreys
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1467987395
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Travel

Alastair Humphreys walked across India, from the Coromandel Coast to the Malabar Coast, following the course of a holy river.Walking alone and spending the nights sleeping under the stars, in the homes of welcoming strangers or in small towns and villages, he experienced the dusty enchantment of ordinary, real India on the smallest of budgets. There Are Other Rivers tells the story of the walk through an account of a single day as well as reflecting on the allure of difficult journeys and the eternal appeal of the open road. Nominated for National Geographic's 'Adventurer of the Year' Reviews for previous books:- “Believe me, he can write, and rather well” - Geographical- “...displays a tendency for Big Hairy Audacious Goals that is almost unnerving.” - Treehugger.com Amazon: - “This book has it all: it's a great travel read, a look into the human soul and how most people, given enough determination, could attempt something like this.”- “No expensive equipment or 'fastest, strongest, quickest'; just a brilliant, understated story.”- “Simply outstanding.”- “If you prefer the comfort of your armchair these books will still stir your imagination and curiosity for the world.”- “An absolute must-read or any passionate traveller.” GoodReads:- “Wow... another great book by Alastair Humphreys.”- “One of the best adventure travel books I've read.”

The Volunteer Traveler s Handbook

Author: Shannon O'Donnell
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780987706157
Release Date: 2012-09-14
Genre: Travel

The Volunteer Traveler’s Handbook guides new and veteran travelers through the challenges of finding, vetting, and choosing their ideal volunteer experience. Interested volunteers will find meaningful ways to give back to communities all over the world through first-hand stories, photos, and practical advice. The Volunteer Traveler's Handbooks is part of The Traveler's Handbook Series which also includes books on career break, food, luxury and solo travel. The Volunteer Traveler’s Handbook shares:  the psychology and ethics of volunteering.  volunteer stories from a diverse range of volunteers.  strategies for finding and vetting volunteer organizations.  tips to adjust to life as a volunteer.  traveling advice covering safety, food, packing, and cultural immersion.  resource lists for volunteering.

The Simple Life

Author: Charles Wagner
Publisher:
ISBN: HARVARD:32044038417168
Release Date: 1901
Genre: Conduct of life


Wilderness Weekends

Author: Phoebe Smith
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 9781841629124
Release Date: 2015-03-06
Genre: Travel

Bed down among some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world and discover your own bolthole in one of Britain's rugged corners. Wilderness Weekends reveals the 26 best places for wild camping from the south coast of England to Scotland's far north. Each weekend includes practical advice, detailed maps and inspiring photographs to help the camping enthusiast take the next adventurous step. With a host of hard-won tips on what to take and when to go, this is the helping hand needed to unlock your outdoor potential.

Be Unstoppable The 8 Essential Actions to Succeed at Anything

Author: Alden M. Mills
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
ISBN: 9780884485353
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Genre: Self-Help

More than 25,000 copies sold in three languages! Updated and Expanded with New Content However your past has shaped you, your future is yours to shape, and if you want to shape it for success, you’ll find no better coach than Alden Mills. Using the power of a parable and his own experiences as a Navy SEAL and accomplished entrepreneur, Mills shares his proven framework for success as embodied by the action-based acronym UPERSIST: Understand the why; Plan in three dimensions; Exercise to execute; Recognize your reason to believe; Survey your habits; Improvise to overcome; Seek expert advice; and Team up. At the core of Be Unstoppable is the parable of a young skipper who meets a remarkable, seasoned captain. This chance meeting changes the young skipper’s direction in life, setting him on course to identify and achieve his dreams. Each chapter concludes with action steps distilled from the story and from Alden’s experiences as a U.S. Navy SEAL Commander and a business leader and entrepreneur. You see others who have the things you want money, joy, success and suppose that they were born with special talent or into a family which made these things easy to attain. They are just lucky. What you don't know is that there is a methodology to success. BE UNSTOPPABLE contains a system to gain this vital skillset.