Millennial Travel Podcast

We Interviewed National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year

Eric Aguirre
January 16, 2024

Alastair Humphreys (@Al_Humphreys) is an adventurerbloggerauthor and motivational speaker.

He was named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for his work on the concept of microadventures. The concept aims to get people outside, get our of their comfort zone, and see something they've never seen before. 

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He is also well known for undertaking "The first great adventure of the 21st century" by cycling round the world. His other adventures include walking across India and rowing the Atlantic. Alastair has written nine books about these and other adventures. 

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We had to hear more of his life story so our co-founder, Matt Wilson, interviewed him for his podcast.  

Alastair has so many stories to share and we touched on many of them.  

Here are just some of the quotable gems we cover...


“Adventure is only a state of mind.”

“Whenever I think I can’t do something, I replace the word 'can’t' with 'choose not to' and say that out loud." 

“If the idea you have is exciting, you’ll often have a lot of people pouring out their own fears and insecurities on you." 

"We spend too much time worrying about what other people will think about us. What we should do is think about the people who matter the most." 

“Momentum is key." 

Action Items: 

Want to start taking action and adventuring?

Go do the following 3 things and don’t care what anyone else thinks about you as you do them:

  1. ‍Climb a tree
  2. Swim in a river
  3. Sleep on a hill without a tent underneath the stars
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Seriously, try it! 

They sound so simple...and are. But when you combine doing fun activities with not caring about what others think of you, it is thrilling.

Make sure you check out the rest of the podcast with Alastair Humphreys and let us know what you think!

Tune in or Download it right here!

Eric Aguirre
I'm Eric, I aim to inspire and lead fellow and future thought-provoking leaders around the world. I love geeking out on Personal Development and strive to make myself and the world around me a better place. You can find my published books and articles at


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