"We travel not to escape our life, but to stop life from escaping us"
I love going on grand adventures to far off places. Spending months planning and researching then setting off on a plane for new horizons. However after a lot of traveling I've realized that I get just as much joy and pleasure out of adventures closer to home. These mini adventures can be easy to organize, packed full of great fun and for us are a great way of breaking up the routine and exploring where we live.
Some of our mini adventure take us to other parts of Canada. A 2 day tour of breweries in Saskachwen, a long weekend at the Banff mountain film festival or canoeing in Kenora. In some cases it only take us a few hours from home. Stand up paddle boarding at Grand Beach, camping in Minedosa or Fat tire biking in riding mountain national park. Even just around the corner there are mini adventures to be taken hold of. Cross country skiing, mountain biking around the trails, geocaching pretty much anywhere or kayaking on the lake.
The more of these small adventure we weave into our family life, the more I see that maybe, yes, the big trips are amazing, but these mini bouts of exploration as a family might just create more memories and gift us more quality together. So, my suggestion. Try to plan your mini adventure asap. An afternoon hiking in a forest, a night camping under the stars or an hour bike ride in a neighborhood you have never been to. No matter where you go or what you do, there is a little adventure everywhere just waiting for you to find it.