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Plan Your Own Local Microadventure

Hi, Sam here, Head of Marketing Mumbo Jumbo at Treasure Trails (yes, that really is my official job title).

Whilst browsing in a local bookshop, I came across a book which has really changed my outlook on adventure.

Plan Your Own Local Microadventure - Adventure can be found anywhere...

I (naively) believed that a true adventure needed to be an overseas epic journey of endurance but it doesn't have to be that way with a local Microadventure!

What is a Microadventure?

The term 'Microadventure' was created by adventurer, author and keynote speaker, Alastair Humphreys.

In Alastair's words a microadventure is "an adventure that is short, simple, local, cheap – yet still fun, exciting, challenging, refreshing and rewarding".

Our Treasure Trails really do help you to see your surroundings from a whole different perspective and this feeling of discovery and excitement is magnified with the allure of a local microadventure.

If you're an ordinary person with a super busy life who's putting their future adventures on ice due to everyday commitments (a bit like me), then it might be time to take stock and plan your very own microadventure.

I'm absolutely sold on the idea!

So much so that I'm joyously researching bivvy bags and digging out OS maps to plan my very own local microadventure.

Baby steps first though, as mine and Max's (my 7 year old son and mini adventurer) first microadventure is to sleep under the stars on a clear summers night (in the safety of our back garden).

You've got to start somewhere, right?!

I'm so pleased that I stumbled across Alastair Humphreys 'Microadventures' book.

It's sparked something inside me that was missing, now that I'm a "relatively sensible adult".

I'm excited about the adventures to come! I'll keep you posted.

For more Microadventure inspiration visit https://www.alastairhumphreys.com/microadventure-inspiration

Where will your local Microadventures take you?


8th August 2019

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The Bowness Trail Mail Challenge

It's time for your latest Trail Mail Challenge!

Set on the image below, are three questions of varying degrees of difficulty.

Can you crack them?

Bowness Trail Mail

1: Easy Peasy...

Our easy level Clue is:

Count the number of arrows seen on the telescope and multiply this by the number of individual pennies it would cost you to work the telescope. What number do you get?

2: Mind Twister...

Our medium level Clue is:

Imagine you have rotated the main turnbar by the coin slot to 6 o’clock. Now looking at the ‘finger’ that would be pointing at 12 o’clock, imagine a line drawn straight upwards. Note down the two closest letters to this line in the word closest to the turnbar. Now find the only two individual words on the telescope that starts with each of these letters

3: Brain Buster...

Our difficult level Clue is:

Taking the first five letters of each line of text and looking at them individually, unscramble three of them to work out the definitions of the following words: ‘Someone that will help you’, ‘A loud noise’ and ‘Something to help you dry.'

It's Now Time to Submit Your Answers!

Submit your answers to all three of these Clues (or as many as you could solve!) to be in with the chance to WIN your next Treasure Trails adventure!

23rd July 2019

Posted In: Free Stuff, Puzzles, Quizzes

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