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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 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 monthly newsletter with the highlights of the blog and important expedition news. Go on – sign up now!


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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 […]
A Mediterranean Microadventure In an interview a while ago I listed some people who I would love to collaborate with on an adventure project. One of them was my friend Tem. He makes films. Whilst our magnus opus still awaits, it was brilliant […]
On Escaping Towards Where You Want To Be I had no right, really, to set off to try to cycle round the world. I wasn’t an expert cyclist. I wasn’t a seasoned explorer. I wasn’t rich, or wise, or brave. For all those reasons I found beginning, committing, […]
Results of the Great British Summer Microadventure Challenge Well, we nearly did it. And that’s way better than I’d imagined at the start, back when I laid down the challenge to see if we could get an overnight microadventure happening in every county of the United Kingdom. I launched the challenge for […]
Paddling North. (Go simple, go solo, go now.
) Paddling North by  Audrey Sutherland is a wonderful book. It’s an exciting and bold adventure. And it made me wish I could have spent just one evening round a campfire with Audrey, soaking in some of her wisdom. Here are a few […]
An email I sent about blogging advice Searching for something in my emails today I came across this email I sent a while ago in response to someone asking me for blogging advice. As I often get similar emails from people trying to get their toe in […]
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