Epic Trips & Micro-Adventures w/ Alastair Humphreys

Extra Pack Of Peanuts Podcast Epic Trips & Micro-Adventures w/ Alastair Humphreys

Do you allow your lack of funds to dictate your travels or lack thereof? Are you looking for an epic adventure or are you more of a micro-adventurer? Today’s guest is someone whose accomplishments will make you feel slightly guilty you didn’t hit the gym yesterday since they include cycling around the world for 4 years, rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, pulled a 600-pound sled across the Empty Quarter desert & for good measure, completed an unsupported trek across Iceland by foot and pack-raft.

It’s no wonder that he was the 2012 National Geographic Traveler of the Year, and Geographic Magazine calls him “Slightly bonkers but this a wonderful thing”, Alastair Humphreys from AlastairHumphreys.com and author of 10 books, including the latest My Midsummer Morning.

Today’s episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks & Sauv’s!

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In This Episode

  • 05:45 Why Busk Through Spain Without Musical Talent
  • 09:15 Fears, Failing & No Funds
  • 17:00 Plan Of Action & Lessons Learned
  • 21:00 What Are The Rules Of Busking & Travel
  • 22:45 Funniest Reactions & Comments
  • 28:10 Biggest Memorable Moments
  • 31:13 Frustrations & Annoyances
  • 32:35 The Other Epic Trips & Micro-Adventures
  • 37:00 Adventurer, Father, & Middle-Aged Husband – Finding Balance
  • 43:10 The British Adventurers Crew & Old Man Grumbles
  • 46:00 Adventure Travel As A Job
  • 52:10 Micro-Adventure Ideas
  • 58:40 Travel Mishaps
  • 01:01:40 What’s Next

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EPoP 043 : Adventures Big and Small with Alastair Humphreys


Imagine a world where adventure lurks around every corner, around every bend, and at the top of every hill.

Alastair Humphreys lives in that world. And today, he’ll tell us how to join him there.

His journey into a world of adventure started with a bike trip around the world that took him 4 years to finish.

After returning from such an epic journey, he continued to delve into the world of adventure, learning how to find adventure anywhere and everywhere, even in his hometown!

Alastair shares the story behind some of his amazing adventures (like pulling a 600-pound cart through the desert) while providing us with advice on how to make our own lives more adventurous every day.

And he’ll prove to you that ANYONE can be an adventurer!

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In This Episode:

  • The biggest obstacle everyone faces when going on an adventure.
  • The types of challenges that he faced on his long bike trip.
  • The most important thing to do if you want to make travel or adventuring part of your business of lifestyle.
  • When it is okay to decide to quit.
  • One piece of advice for cheap travel that could save you thousands of dollars.
  • How to find small adventures no matter where you live.
  • Why everyone is capable of microadventures.

and much more!

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