“Let’s go exploring”
– Calvin and Hobbes
As a result of reading so many good travel memoirs I’m in the mood for some adventuring. This weekend I intend to go somewhere and do something that’s outside my usual routine. And I suggest you do the same.
You aren’t required to sell off all your belongings and move to the most remote Eastern European village you can find (although that does sound kind of cool), but you should venture to an unfamiliar location. I doubt you’ll even have to leave your city to find a new experience. There are probably plenty of activities within fifty miles that you’ve overlooked. Go on Wikitravel, or a similar site, and find something unique to do in your area. If you can’t find anything there, go out and ask people about local happenings. There’s always some amateur concert, or sporting event going on. At worst, you’ll have an amusing story about how horrible “[insert venue] was.”
Have fun, try new things, and check back tomorrow when I review a book that’s sure to raise some controversy,