On this episode: sheds, map grids, busking in Spain, and 5-to-9 adventures. We are talking with Alastair Humphreys, named as National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for his work on the concept of microadventures. He’s had some big adventures, too, from cycling completely around the world in four years to canoeing 500 miles down the Yukon River. And along the way, he’s authored 14 books inspiring people to find room for adventure in their daily lives.
The funny thing about going all the way around the world is it makes you realize how little of the world you’ve actually seen.Alastair Humphries
In this Episode
- Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle – Dervla Murphy
- Sir Ranulph Fiennes – explorer and author
- Benedict Allen
- A single map
- In the US, you can download your map from the USGS for free
- Episode 25 – Kolby Kirk
- Seek and Merlin – apps to identify plants and birds
- The Coast to Coast Walk
- Episode 24 – Jesse Blough and The Big Lonely
- Anna Brones – papercut art
- As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning – Laurie Lee, and the book that inspired Alastair to busk his way badly across Spain
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