Or should adventures always be grand and compelling? Well no! Adventure is not just about going on a backpacking trip or climbing high mountains. Don't underestimate the fun, little adventures! Just in your own country or even on your own balcony or in your own kitchen. We give you 9 fun ideas for micro-adventures. You do not need a backpack and mountain boots.
Idea 1 - Book a photo shoot
Have you always wanted professional photos of yourself? Or from you and your partner or from your family? In nature, this can be done from a distance. Maybe this stay-at-home summer is just the right time for that. It's quite an experience in itself to do such a photo shoot, but it also produces (if it's good) great photos. You can then get started with a photo gallery. Also a micro adventure in itself!
Idea 2 - Follow an (online) workshop
Always wanted to learn something new in the creative field? Nice! Grab your chance, creabea! At many webshops you can order nice DIY packages to start tinkering with. Sometimes even including video tutorials for extra explanation. For example, think of making your own macrame pendant, making leather bracelets or crocheting amigurumi (those cute creatures!).
TIP : How about digital detoxing ?
Idea 3 - Make your own elderflower syrup
Many things from nature are simply edible or drinkable. Ho wait, don't run straight to the first plant and put it in your mouth! But with some plants you can do very nice and tasty things. For example, you can make your own elderflower syrup from the cheerful elderflower that blooms in many places (see this recipe by Iris ). Sweet, but oh so delicious! And of course ideal for the summer days that you will experience this year in Tuinesia or on Balkonia. A bottle of syrup will last you a while.
Idea 4 - Create your own vegetable garden
Speaking of eating plants: you can of course also plant your own vegetable garden. Yes, even if you have a mini balcony instead of a spacious garden. Vegetables in a vegetable garden grow really fast in the summer. Collect a few jars, plant the seeds for cress, cherry tomatoes and other goodies in some soil and just wait! Who knows, in a few weeks you can put all your self-grown vegetables and herbs on the table
Idea 5 - Make your own flower art
Flowers are always a joy to put on the table. It's just a shame that you can often enjoy it for two weeks at the most! Fortunately, there is a solution for this: dried flowers. And you can do very nice things with it at home! Pick wild flowers in your area (not from gardens of course; the neighbor doesn't like it!). Treat yourself to a flower press and use it to flatten the flowers. You can then frame them, hang them and look at them for a long time.
Idea 6 - Take a mini road trip
Also a little further from home there are probably plenty of places you want to go 'someday'. Now is your chance! Grab the car (or – even better – rent a Volkswagen van) and explore your surroundings. For example, map out a route in which you will explore five places and nature reserves within a radius of 50 kilometers . Ha, I'm also really excited to go on the hort!
HINT : Of course you can also add an overnight stay to it. View a few nice holiday addresses in the Netherlands here .
Idea 7 - Picnic in the wild
You probably already know your own environment like no other. But undoubtedly there are plenty of places within 10 kilometers of your hometown where you don't come every month. High time to discover it! Get on your bike with a well-stocked picnic basket , invite a friend and look for a place in the wild where you can sit. Good conversations, a basket full of goodies and a nice place in nature – what more could you want?
Idea 8 - (Re)discover Geocaching
It's been around for a while (since 2000), but maybe it's time to rediscover Geocaching . Or if you've never done it before, read on... Geocaching is an adventure game for handheld GPS and smartphone users. The basic idea is that individuals or organizations/associations, anywhere in the world, hide caches (aka 'treasure') and share the locations of these caches by reporting their exact position on the internet. Other GPS users use these coordinates to find these caches. The caches (boxes) themselves can be Tupperware boxes, old ammunition boxes, PVC pipes… In short, something that fits a logbook and offers space for nice exchange items. Once found, the cache reveals its secrets and rewards the finder with a variety of rewards. The finder is asked to take something from the cache and to leave something behind in its place. There might be one just around the corner from you! Have a look here for more information.
Idea 9 - Buy all kinds of products you don't know yet
There is a good chance that you will come home with certain products as standard when shopping. I certainly do. But what if you just fill your cart with only products you don't know yet? A new flavor of ice cream, forgotten vegetables or exotic fruits that you only know from photos, for example. Try something new, find a tasty recipe and challenge yourself culinary. Who knows, you might discover new favorites. And if not, at least you've had a mini-adventure!
One thing is certain: there is absolutely no need to be bored this summer either. I'm going on an adventure. Not far away with a backpack and walking shoes, but on a mini-adventure. Are you in?
Do you have any other fun ideas for micro-adventures? Tell!Cheerful
Copywriter, language fanatic, crazy about color and cheerful as often as possible. That's who Romy Veul is in a nutshell. On her blog More Happy she takes you along in her positive fantasies. This always with a modest dose of humor and nice colorful photos.