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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 monthly newsletter with the highlights of the blog and important expedition news.


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Make Time for Microadventure The single biggest obstacle that gets between people and the adventures they dream of is a lack of time....
The Urge to Fill my Life as full as I am able • What’s one thing every man should know? How to find the North Star in the sky. • What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Committing to beginning to try to cycle round the world. (Notice there’s 3 verbs involved […]...
The Variety of Silences Much of your outlook is moulded by your youth. And when I first became interested in travel and adventure I was young, skint, eager to suffer, and excited by ascetism. I felt journeys meant more when you’d got there under […]...
The Doorstep Mile At talks I give I am often asked, “what is the hardest thing you have ever done?” Generally they want to hear me tell of hauling a 300kg cart through the Empty Quarter desert, sweating in the footsteps of Thesiger. […]...
Microadventures and the Art of Manliness Amused, but pleased, to feature on the excellent Art of Manliness podcast:...
My Summer Solstice Microadventure Challenge Here are a few issues that I have: I am too busy to live as adventurously as I would like When I’m documenting an adventure I get so obsessed that I sometimes forget to enjoy the experience itself I am […]...
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