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Balancing career and adventure.

My friends are all prepping for careers, and I'm wondering how I'll balance mine with the many things I want to do that are (probably) mutually exclusive. Looking for insight. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Jan 27, 2013 - 10 answers

1 week vacation, $1000, 1 Adventure

My company offers an employee escape program if you can come up the "best" idea of how to spend the $1000 and extra week vacation. I have a few ideas of what I might want to propose - but would love to see what you think: if you had a week and $1000 - what would be an incredible adventure? Note - most employees who get chosen usually tie in some sort of service program or volunteer efforts, but sky is the limit.
posted by angsolom on Jan 23, 2013 - 9 answers

Fun times for broke kids

End of the semester adventure??? [more inside]
posted by non-kneebiter on Dec 14, 2012 - 8 answers

Roadblock: Who wants to get down?

Every year for our gift exchange, there's a theme. This year the theme is kind of action - adventure related, think about some of the activities on the Amazing Race. I'd like to give something more "do something" than "get something" this year, given the following parameters:
  • Less than $100
  • Probably within 1 - 2 hours drive of the East bay / Oakland / Walnut Creek, California
  • Gift will be for an individual, but with a family, so family friendly preferred
  • Will mail me a gift certificate / gift card online or via phone.
I'm looking for things like zip lines, running-related, climbing activities, bungee jumping, etc. I don't live in the area so the phone / email / online part is important since I can't go down in person.
posted by curse on Dec 13, 2012 - 10 answers

But when that open ro-oad starts to callin me/ Theres somethin oer the hill that I gotta see

You have wanderlust, a little money, and unexpectedly, a free month or two. What do you do? [more inside]
posted by andromache on Dec 6, 2012 - 26 answers

crazy birthday adventure in los angeles

My fun-loving, adventure-seeking sister is turning 35 this weekend! It so happens she'll be visiting me in Los Angeles for Thanksgiving at the time. Help me think of something memorable and uniquely weird to do over the weekend to make it a great birthday! [more inside]
posted by captainawesome on Nov 18, 2012 - 7 answers

I am feeling very unsettled. What should I do?

I am feeling very unsettled. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by *lostatsea* on Nov 12, 2012 - 28 answers

Adventure games for the elderly.

Need recommendations on adventure games for elderly people. [more inside]
posted by Beholder on Nov 6, 2012 - 13 answers

Kingsquest can be cool again.

I need a new quest or adventure, I'd rather like it to be focused on a particular event. I was temporarily obsessed with the idea of tour skating and the 11 cities tour, but it seems it hasn't happened since 1997 so locking in a multi-month preparation in 2012 seems a little optimistic. So I'm looking for other unusual events that I might be able to participate in, or locations where tour skating is still viable. [more inside]
posted by kaydo on Oct 1, 2012 - 6 answers

What can tempt my siblings away from Annapurna?

Some of my siblings are talking about doing the Annapurna Circuit together next year. I've did it a few years back but would love to travel with them - can you recommend something that would provide similar adventure and excitement for them and also be new for me? [more inside]
posted by twirlypen on Sep 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Thrills and spills in the Pacific Northwest

Exciting things to do within driving distance of the BC-WA border? [more inside]
posted by eldindeer on Sep 12, 2012 - 12 answers

Book recommendations for Marine with PTSD

Book recommendations for a Marine with PTSD? I'm looking for some escapist adventure/expedition books that do NOT involve people dying at the end or eating their friends. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2012 - 21 answers

0 to hero - need help to run a 12+ mile fire/ice-water/barb-wire/mud obstacle course in only 39 days!

0 to hero - need help to run a 12+ mile fire/ice-water/barb-wire/mud obstacle course in only 39 days! [more inside]
posted by farmersckn on Aug 20, 2012 - 6 answers

Everyone is leaving me! How I do deal with everyone else moving away and moving on while I'm stuck here?

Everyone is leaving me! How I do deal with everyone else moving away and moving on while I'm stuck here? [more inside]
posted by gumtree on Aug 19, 2012 - 12 answers

Lucky us

What should we do with 4-5 weeks of vacation time? [more inside]
posted by karst on Jul 31, 2012 - 9 answers

A city filled with infinite possibilities

Will be flying into Toronto this Saturday for a conference until Wednesday. I will be in the Front St. area. I like to walk, transit and wander, so tell me where to go. [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Jul 13, 2012 - 13 answers

What books can you suggest that share certain characteristics of The Dark Tower by Stephen King?

What books can you suggest that share certain characteristics of The Dark Tower by Stephen King? [more inside]
posted by st starseed on Jun 17, 2012 - 13 answers

Where to raft in Georgia?

White Water Rafting in Georgia; where to go for a newbie? [more inside]
posted by Stan Grossman on Jun 15, 2012 - 8 answers

Unemployed, looking for an adventure

I'm 26 year old guy recently returned from teaching in Japan, out of a job, and looking for a new adventure. [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on May 18, 2012 - 10 answers

Badass couples?

Who are some real-life badass couples? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Apr 30, 2012 - 70 answers

I wish there was a new Starflight game.

What good video games are reminiscent of Rogue-likes (viz. Incursion), Risk-likes (viz. Lux, Advance Wars), and Starflight, especially in the fact that they can be stopped and started at any time? Bonus points if said video games are either for OS X or can be easily emulated in OS X.
posted by Sticherbeast on Apr 5, 2012 - 15 answers

A Life of Adventure

Please recommend books about unique story lines with minimal romance featuring female protagonists. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on Mar 24, 2012 - 38 answers

Adventurous couple looking for (guided) fun in Los Angeles Monday and Tuesday (under $100)

Adventurous couple looking for (guided) fun w/in 1 hour of Los Angeles on Monday and Tuesday [more inside]
posted by jander03 on Mar 7, 2012 - 4 answers

Great Escapes: Examples Thereof

I'm looking for examples (biographies, documentaries, blogs...any format, really) about people who made the decision to completely change the direction of their lives, particularly folks who went from a typical "day job/corporate career" into something less mainstream. [more inside]
posted by xingcat on Feb 21, 2012 - 13 answers

Getting sober and getting on with it

Getting sober and/or working towards your dreams: before, after or simultaneously? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2012 - 20 answers

Treasure + history + adventure + action = awesome

Indiana Jones, Romancing the Stone, National Treasure, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec and even Tomb Raider and Sahara. I love all these movies. Recommend me more of the same, please!
posted by slimepuppy on Feb 18, 2012 - 35 answers

Why can't I be Sherlock, Indiana and Marie Curie all at once?

Dear Mefites: help me decide what to do with my life. I know I want adventure, travel, intellectual stimulation and to be of service to others... but what does that mean for my career? [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on Feb 6, 2012 - 18 answers

Colombian Coast Suggestions

Awesome fun things to do along the Carribean Coast in Colombia (other than Cuidad Perdida hike)? [more inside]
posted by Kurichina on Jan 26, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me make my GREAT ESCAPE from Denver!

Looking for a great place to ring in my 30th birthday--without spending days flying back and forth from Denver. In mid-March. Got some great ideas for me? [more inside]
posted by iminurmefi on Jan 26, 2012 - 6 answers

Enrich my life!

what "life adventures" are easier to achieve than people would think? What are the practical steps one must follow to experience "awesome stuff"? [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Jan 19, 2012 - 32 answers

Help me find a a concern that can use me

What should I do now? I have no job, no child, no B.A., no debt, no mortgage, am female and am in my 40s. Help me see the possibilities! I have both no idea and every idea. [more inside]
posted by goofyfoot on Dec 30, 2011 - 21 answers

Just quit my job… how do I not waste 9 months of autonomy?

I just quit my job to pursue my dream of making things…and I now have 9 months of unplanned time to use. How the hell do I not waste it? (a part of me wants to go all indiana jones, but i'm not sure that's a viable option) [more inside]
posted by tarthur on Dec 24, 2011 - 11 answers

What new things should I do on my birthday?

I want to spend my 30th birthday doing 30 things I've never done before. Can you help me think of some things? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2011 - 55 answers

bicycle ride

Is this 90-mile bike ride around LA possible and realistic for a casual rider in four days? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Nov 24, 2011 - 13 answers

he's gonna shake the dust of this crummy little town off his feet, and he's gonna see the world!

Please help me choose the right Christmas gift for my future intrepid traveler. [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Nov 21, 2011 - 9 answers

Afforable day trips around chicago, Metra/public transit accessible

Afforable day trips outside of chicago, Metra/public transit accessible [more inside]
posted by faeuboulanger on Oct 23, 2011 - 5 answers

Am I putting my children at excess risk with this crazy plan?

Describe your experience traveling semi-adventurously (developing country, language barriers, etc) with a very small infant, like a few weeks old small. Specifically concerned with health and safety issues but also comfort and parental sanity. [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Sep 19, 2011 - 29 answers

Where can I go to recharge?

I am burned out. I want to get away and recharge. What are some amazing experiences/trip ideas? [more inside]
posted by rsk on Sep 13, 2011 - 19 answers

Achievement unlocked: successfully ended a conversation instead of walking away! games for Aspergers

How can I create a game that will give quest lines, experience, achievements, rewards for accomplishing social life skills? [more inside]
posted by Wuggie Norple on Sep 8, 2011 - 4 answers

Can you help me figure out the name of this trance song I used to love?

Can you help me figure out the name of this eastern-sounding trance/techno song I used to love? [more inside]
posted by derogatorysphinx on Sep 7, 2011 - 3 answers

Identifying a 90s PC game

Trying to identify a PC game I played while I was young. I want to say it was a point and click adventure game with darkish themes. It was 2D, not isometric, and I seem to remember there being a level/levels in a silhouetted art style, and *maybe* claymation. (It's not neverhood.) [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Sep 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Awesome Adultish Adventure Games for iPhone/iPod Touch?

Seriously awesome adventure games for the iphone/ipod touch? [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice on Aug 23, 2011 - 19 answers

What epic book should I read next?

What epic book should I read next? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Aug 22, 2011 - 76 answers

You know Sloth, if you sit too close to the TeeVee you'll hurt your eyes...

Boychild has just declare "The Goonies" the greatest movie ever. He has requested other films in which "there is adventure, with a group" as in the group is all friends, or brothers, or have some other sort of comraderie. My mind has drawn a complete blank on other fine pre-teen/teen films that have risen to classic status. [Additional data point: Also seen and approved: 3 Ninjas.]
posted by Dr. Zira on Jul 21, 2011 - 85 answers

Best 4-week adventure?

I'd like to do a full-immersion, semi-planned, somewhat dangerous adventure lasting for 3-4 weeks...Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by erikvan on Jul 20, 2011 - 19 answers

Looking for action-adventure Dr. Jones style literature!

Help me find books (and authors) that are similar to Clive Cussler for a gift for my dad. Indiana Jones-ish derring-do! With author recommendations... where to start? [more inside]
posted by OnTheLastCastle on Jun 18, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me find a music festival this summer

My best friend and I (living in New Brunswick, Canada) want to take a road trip this summer and we were thinking maybe doing a musical festival/camping adventure. Any suggestions for excellent festivals where two young women would be safe and have an amazing time? [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on May 27, 2011 - 12 answers

Where to stop on drive from SMF to SNA?

At the end of June, I'm thinking about driving from Sacramento to Irvine over a few days with my two kids, aged 9 and 11. Where should we stop along the way and where are some good places to stay? [more inside]
posted by indigo4963 on May 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Inspire me to grand adventure

Help me find engaging audio sources of accounts of people hiking the AT or PCT or something similar. [more inside]
posted by indigo4963 on Apr 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Employment or FUNemployment?

Should I take advantage of free time after a layoff, or go charging right back into the work force? [more inside]
posted by mrsshotglass on Mar 1, 2011 - 21 answers

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