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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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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 […]
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 […]
Behind the Scenes – life as a Rapper (or Adventurer) Replace the word ‘rap’ with ‘doing talks in village halls’, and this song by DJ Format is a fine summary of the life of an adventurer. An interesting addition to the old debate of “how can I get paid to […]
Begin with Why Let’s begin with your dreams. Allow me to guess a few easy ones for starters: To be less stressed by work and enjoy more time with your friends and family. To be fitter, perhaps lose a bit of weight, maybe […]
Microadventures with Kids – your stories, please! I want to compile an inspiring and useful guide for people who would love to take their kids on microadventures but feel that it is too difficult. I am going to do this by sharing other people’s stories and advice. […]
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