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Alastair Humphreys

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Alastair Humphreys, author of 'My Midsummer Morning' - Adventurer, Author and Podcaster talks about journalling, strange editing, and the freedom of storytelling.

Writer's Routine

Alastair Humphreys is one of the country's greatest adventurers. As well as expeditions like cycling around 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', encouraging people to get outside and out of their comfort-zone.He has written ten books about his adventures. During this episode, we talk about 'My Midsummer Morning', his journey busking across Spain with a violin, little musical talent, and inspiration from Laurie Lee.We chat about his strange methods of editing, why he's quite routined and regimented, and why deep down... he hates writing.You can grab a copy of 'My Midsummer Morning', here - https://amzn.to/35Ewec0Also, listen to Alastair's fantastic podcasts, here - https://alastairhumphreys.com/living-adventurously-podcast-an-introduction/Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts, if you can, and support us on Patreon - patreon.com/writersroutine@writerspodwritersroutine.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


30 Oct 2020

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Alastair Humphreys interviews Alastair Humphreys. Living Adventurously 43

Living Adventurously

At the end of my ride around Yorkshire I decided to interview myself. Having spent a month grilling people with a card deck of difficult questions, it only seemed fair to have a go at answering them myself!This is the final episode in this series of Living Adventurously. I hope that you have enjoyed it. PLEASE DO LEAVE A REVIEW OF THIS PODCAST ON YOUR PODCAST APP.If you have enjoyed listening to this series over a cup of coffee and think it might be worth the price, you can buy me a coffee here: www. ko-fi.com/al_humphreysKeep up to date with future adventures, projects and books with my free monthly newsletter: alastairhumphreys.com/more/subscribeSay hello on Twitter and Instagram: @al_humphreysTHIS PODCAST SERIES HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO YOU BY KOMOOTTHANK you so much to komoot for all their support in this podcasYour very own outdoor experiences are waiting for you. Go explore more with komoot. Use the voucher code ADVENTUROUS to claim your free region maps bundle.The personalised planning and navigation tools ensure you plan the adventure that’s perfect for you. Komoot is Europe’s number 1 outdoor app, with route planning and navigation functionality, and strong community-driven inspirational features in the form of recommended Highlights and inspirational route Collections. It is used by nearly 10 million adventurers worldwide. Komoot is becoming the app of choice for cyclists and hikers the world over, with rapid community growth in the UK, the US and other parts of Europe. You can see my ride’s route on komoot here.★ Support this podcast ★


28 Jul 2020

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Alastair Humphreys: Turn Quarantine Into Your Next Grand Adventure (LIVE EVENT)

School of Travel

It’s unlikely that social media’s latest pushup or camera roll challenge will entertain you for more than a few fleeting minutes. While we stay at home, we’re all craving excitement now more than ever, and we have the perfect solution: the King of Adventure himself, Alastair Humphreys. As someone who h=as cycled around the world, rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, ran across the Sahara Desert, walked across India, run the Marathon des Sables with a broken foot, and canoed 500 miles down the Yukon River, Alastair is drawn to the dangerous and dramatic. Isolation won’t stop his quest to seek out thrilling experiences—you just have to get creative with limited resources. This Fireside Chat is going to get interesting as we challenge Alastair to share his most imaginative ideas for how to #TravelFromHome and turn quarantine into a memorable grand adventure. --> JOIN me live for future events by joining the TripScout's Travel From Home Facebook Group --> WATCH this interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_ZS1SMFx91w Here's how you can follow Alison Levine: Website:  https://alastairhumphreys.com/ Twitter: @Al_Humphreys Instagram: @al_humphreys Microadventures: https://amzn.to/3fGBhgn My Midsummer Morning: https://amzn.to/3cmfSHe And as always, I can be found at @gokonrad on Instagram and Twitter!


11 May 2020

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Alastair Humphreys: Living adventurously, yet learning how to love home

Trees A Crowd

Alastair Humphreys, named as one of National Geographic’s adventurers of the year, has walked, cycled and climbed over seemingly every surface of the planet. He began his adventures in his early 20s, and since then has cycled more than 46,000 miles around the globe. Unusually for a professional adventurer, Alastair is now cutting down on his flights, and finds himself falling in love with Britain’s landscape. As such, we meet him two weeks into his month-long cycle around Yorkshire, where his only goal is to “see what happens”. Although he would quite like it all to himself, Alastair believes the outdoors are something we should all share and explore - that we shouldn’t worry so much about getting out there, living minimalistically and challenging ourselves. Find out how 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan came in the midst of his four year long travels, and how those events, incredibly, almost passed him by. Alastair explains how he’s constantly pulled between wanting to be a hobo, a vagabond, and wanting to find a place he can truly call home - and then once he’s done that, head north to take a selfie on the moon! For further information on this and other episodes, visit: http://www.treesacrowd.fm/alastair-humphreys/ Weekly episodes available early AND bonus content made free to forage by "Subscribtion Squirrels" on our Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


26 Apr 2020

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11. Alastair Humphreys. Adventures big and small

Always Another Adventure

It’s hard to know which of Alastair Humphreys' many adventures to chat about.  He has cycled the world, rowed the Atlantic, run Sahara marathons and much more.  After those epics, he adapted his exploration to Micro Adventures and wrote the manual.  In this podcast Alastair talks about crossing the Empty Quarter Desert, busking his way through Spain, and the tricky business of being a professional adventurer.  Nowadays that seems to require the additional skills of being a writer, film maker and podcaster.  So why does Alastair give away so much content, including all his latest book The Doorstep Mile?Website: AlastairHumphreys.comLiving Adventurously BlogAlastair’s booksYouTube channel TwitterFacebook   InstagramPlease buy me a virtual coffee and support the podcastCheck out our YouTube channel 


16 Apr 2020

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#6: Great and small adventures – with Alastair Humphreys

Unfolding Maps

A passionate adventurer, author and film maker: Alastair Humphreys' explorations of the earth are manifold.He has spent over four years cycling round the world, a journey of 46,000 miles through 60 countries and five continents. He walked across southern India, rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, run six marathons through the Sahara Desert, completed a crossing of Iceland, busked through Spain, participated in an expedition in the Arctic, close to the magnetic North Pole, and has trekked 1000 miles across the Empty Quarter desert.When he was named as one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the year for 2012 however, it was for a much humbler endeavor: for creating and promoting the philosophy of microadventure.In this episode of Unfolding Maps, Alastair talks about great and small adventures – and how they can enrich our lives.Alastair on the web:www.alastairhumphreys.comFacebookInstagram See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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10 Apr 2020

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Feast or Famine? Walking Over the Edge with Alastair Humphreys #176

Work Life Play with Aaron McHugh

Alastair Humphreys is unusual. He cycled around the world (46,000 miles) and rowed across the Atlantic Ocean unsupported. Those feats are unusual, but more accessible for the commoner are his microadventures, short, local, burts of curious wanderings out your front door. I'd pair beautiful and unusual together to give a crisper coupling of his leadership invitation to each of us "Live Adventurously". Motivational speaker, Author, and Good Human, Alastair is the real deal.


19 Mar 2020

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Alastair Humphreys: How to Live an Adventurous Life Regardless of Age, Income, or Location

The Unmistakable Creative Podcast

Alastair Humphreys left his cozy home in Yorkshire in August, 2001 on his bicycle. He returned home 4 years later, having cycled 46,000 miles across the world. Since then, he has played the violin on the streets of Spain, rowed across the Atlantic, pulled a cart through the desert, walked through India, canoed the Yukon and much, much more. He joins us for this episode to share how living an adventurous life is a possibility for everyone.Alastair's adventures, speaking, blog and books can be found on his website at www.AlastairHumphreys.comListener TribeWe have our own private social network for listeners of the Unmistakable Creative podcast. You can meet other listeners, discuss episodes, and we even have the opportunity to run live Q&A’s. Just visit unmistakablecreative.com/tribe to sign up.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


10 Feb 2020

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The Doorstep Mile with Alastair Humphreys

Creative Rebels - The Podcast for Creatives

Alastair Humphreys is an adventurer! He's also a motivational speaker, an author, a #1 podcaster. He has cycled around the world covering 46000 miles in four years, he has rowed across the Atlantic ocean and has busked his way around Spain, with no back-up money (or musical talent). You can find his podcast 'Living Adventurously' on any podcast platform and his book 'Doorstep Mile'--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creativerebels/message

1hr 16mins

17 Jan 2020

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81: Author And Adventurer Alastair Humphreys On Taking The First Step And Acting On Your Dreams

The Stokecast

Alastair Humphreys is a British Adventurer and Author. He has been on expeditions all around the world, traveling through over 80 countries by bicycle, boat and on foot. In 2012 he was named as one of National Geographic’s Adventurers Of The Year. Alastair has completed numerous epic human-powered journeys all across the globe. But after becoming a father, he realized that heading off into the wild for months at the time just wasn’t a viable option anymore. That’s when he started exploring the concept of microadventures—shorter, more local adventures that still offer an escape to the wilderness but without the need to ski to the South Pole or go live in a cabin in Patagonia. As an author, speaker and creative, Alastair is all about trying to encourage people to get outside and leave their comfort zone. This quest is what inspired his latest creative project, the ‘Living Adventurously’ Podcast. In this episode, Alastair talks about the process behind writing and publishing his latest book, The Doorstep Mile. He also shares his tips on leveraging social media to engage with your audience, building momentum towards your dreams, creating habits that stick and building adventure into your busy daily life. Show notes: https://exploreinspired.com/alastairhumphreys Hosts: Jonathan Ronzio, Emily Holland Editor: Chris Plante Presented by: Explore Inspired

1hr 18mins

25 Dec 2019