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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 […]...
Morning “And again there are mornings when ecstasy bubbles in the blood, and the stomach and chest are tight and electric with joy.” – John Steinbeck The water in the emerald paddy fields glints as I walk. A confetti of butterflies […]...
Is it as Simple as Possible? One of the chapters of the wonderful book ‘Let My People Go Surfing’ is titled “Is it as Simple as Possible?” That’s worth scribbling on a Post-It note and sticking above your desk whilst you plan your expedition, write your […]...
A Snapshot of India “The Earth teaches us more about ourselves than all the books in the world.” – John Steinbeck All the clichés about India are true. Clichés always are. But there is so much more. There always is. India: so vivid and […]...
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