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Alastair Humphreys is an adventurer, blogger, author and motivational speaker.

As well as expeditions such as cycling round the world, walking across India and rowing the Atlantic, Alastair was named as a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for his pioneering work on the concept of microadventures, trying to encourage people to get outside, get out of their comfort zone, go somewhere they’ve never been. A microadventure is an adventure that is close to home, cheap, simple, short, and yet very effective.

Alastair has written seven books about his adventures. He is very well-regarded as a motivational speaker for corporate events and schools. You can get in touch with Alastair here. He produces a free monthly newsletter with the highlights of the blog and important expedition news. Go on – sign up now!


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Flabbiness Over the next couple of weeks I am serialising my whole India book, for free, here on my blog. Flabbiness “You know how advice is: you only want it if it agrees with what you wanted to do anyways.” – […]...
Going Deep I wake up. I get out of bed. I have a shower. I brush my teeth. I get dressed. I go to the kitchen for breakfast. A boring start to another day. I throw the kitchen window open. Birdsong and […]...
Escape “For it is said that humans are never satisfied, that you give them one thing and they want something more. And this is said in disparagement, whereas it is one of the greatest talents the species has and one that […]...
Sunrise “And the world opened out. And a day was good to awaken to. And there were no limits to anything. And the people of the world were good and handsome. And I was not afraid anymore.” – John Steinbeck It […]...
It’s a hard thing to leave any deeply routine life, even if you hate it. “It’s a hard thing to leave any deeply routine life, even if you hate it.” – John Steinbeck People looking at me walking through India might envisage my daily routine to be something like, Get up, walk. Lunch, walk. Eat, […]...
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