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Alastair Humphreys is an adventurer, author and keynote 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 nine books about his adventures. He is highly regarded as a motivational speaker for corporate events around the world. You can get in touch with Alastair here. He produces a free occasional newsletter with the highlights of the blog and important expedition news. Go on – sign up now!





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Microadventures with Kids – everything you need to know! Many people love the idea of taking their children on microadventures. But there are many valid reasons why it can be hard to do. There are even more imagined barriers that get in the way. So here, in their own […]
Tools of Titans I have a love-hate relationship with Tim Ferriss. I’ve followed his musings on self-improvement, ‘lifestyle design’, and getting shit done for years. I have always been half in awe at what he does well (book promoting, network building, living efficiently) […]
Grand Adventures My new book, Grand Adventures, is out now. Here is the introduction chapter to the book. I hope you like it. It’s designed to help you dream big, plan quick, then go explore. I would be extremely grateful if you […]
Advice for Speaking in Public – from an Audience Member People often ask me for advice about that scariest of adventures: speaking in public. I recently enjoyed spending a couple of days at a wonderful conference. I gave my own talk, but what I really enjoyed was having the chance […]
Adventure for Good? A while ago I wrote a post called Adventure for Good? One of the comments that resulted from it came from Bex. She wrote, “You raised some interesting points here but your reflections are from a unique angle in that […]
How to Light a Fire without Matches or a Lighter The easiest method I have seen. Even I managed it first time! I love the idea of learning this essential bushcraft and survival skill. It’s a great party trick too! This technique is so easy that you can do it first […]
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