Alastair Humphreys

Alastair’s quest for adventure began young. Aged eight, he completed the 26 mile Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge and the National Three Peaks in 24 hours at the age of 13.

After university, Alastair cycled round the world for four years, raced a yacht across the Atlantic Ocean, canoed 500 miles down the Yukon River and walked the length of the holy Kaveri river in India. He has crossed Iceland by foot and packraft and walked a lap of the M25. Alastair has written three books. www.alastairhumphreys.com.

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10 film-making mistakes to avoid

Since Alastair Humphreys began filming his trips with a DSLR three years ago he has learned a lot about camera work, editing and film making...

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10 favourite coastlines

Wanderlust blogger Alastair Humphreys shares his favourite coastlines. Warning: may provoke howls of outrage and oohs of contented agreement

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The 10 best places I have never been to

List blogs are generally an excuse for the author to show off about something or other... Not this one

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Top 10 wild spots in Britain

We're too quick to think of far-off foreign fields when looking for beautiful landscapes, says blogger Alastair Humphreys. Here are his top wild spots in the UK

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10 tips for better travel photographs

Top ten travel photography tips from adventurer and avid traveller Alastair Humphreys

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Top 10 places to visit in Africa

Wanderlust blogger and avid traveller Alastair Humphreys shares his top ten places to visit in Africa

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Top 10 places to visit in Latin America

Wanderlust blogger and avid traveller Alastair Humphreys shares his top ten must-see places in Latin America

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Top 10 places to visit in Asia

Carrying on his series of 'Top 10 places around the world', here are some of Alastair Humphrey's favourite spots in Asia

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Top 10 places to visit in Europe

Continuing his series on his favourite places around the world, Wanderlust blogger Alastair Humphreys reveals his favourite places around Europe

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In praise of the bicycle...

Travelling by bicycle is cheap and you get to live, breathe, hear and smell every mile of your journey – five reasons from a saddle-sore expert to take a spin

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In praise of wild camping, or why tents trump five star hotels every time

Top tips on camping out in the wild and reasons why you should ditch the dorm and give it a go

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How to travel light (and live cheaply)

Shed your load and hit the road. Forget the laptops, party frocks and vast first aid kits - go back to basics and your experience will be liberating. Here's how...

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Iceland's secret hike, The Laugavegur

This four-day trek takes in the best of Iceland and finishes in green woodland at the foot of Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland's now-famous volcano

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I started muttering to myself in Dubai

I was as much out of my comfort zone in Dubai as I've ever been in a favela or a third-class Pakistani railway carriage. This is my favourite bit about travel

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In praise of wild swimming: Why you should strip off and jump in

Unlacing my shoes I have cursed myself as an idiot: it’ll be cold, I’ll get mud between my toes... And without fail I have emerged a wild swim as a new man

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Travel in the blogosphere

Personal satisfaction, sharing stories with friends and family, or reaching out to a wider audience: travel and technology

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How to arrange your visas when travelling

As a self-styled, seasoned traveller, Alastair was not overly concerned about applying for a visa to travel to India next month

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The 10 best places I have never been to

List blogs are generally an excuse for the author to show off about something or other... Not this one

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Your ideal desert island books

Wanderlust readers would certainly relish being trapped on a remote desert island. But if you could, what books would you choose to take with you?

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Your desert island kit list

Following his last blog (Your ideal desert island books) Alastair has been contemplating what else he'd like to take to a desert island...

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Should you travel alone or with a friend?

Solo travel or a trip with a friend: which is better? Alastair Humphreys helps you decide

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Don't put that trip off a moment longer

Wanderlust blogger and avid traveller Alastair Humphreys gives advice for new adventurers who just need a little prod

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How to photograph sunsets

Last week, Alastair found himself at a popular beach-side and was struck by what boring photos people were taking of the beautiful setting sun

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Tips on travelling cheaply

People who dream of winning the lottery often say that they would go travelling if they won. But you don’t need to win the lottery. You just need to go

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A Spanish adventure on easyJet

Wanderlust blogger Alastair Humphreys explains why you don't need to travel around the world to have a proper adventure... And one on a budget

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Christmas far from home...

Christmas means different things to people around the world. Check out what blogger Alastair Humphreys experienced on his six Christmases away from home

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New Year's resolutions

New Year. New resolutions. Travel closer to home this year and make the most of what's around you, says Wanderlust blogger Alastair Humphreys

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Travel planning resources

Choosing a destination for your next BIG trip is a difficult decision to make, says Wanderlust blogger Alastair Humphreys...

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What do you miss when you're on the road?

Wanderlust blogger Alastair Humphreys has begun his row across the Atlantic. Before he left, he revealed what he thinks he'll miss the most

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7 tips for taking a mini adventure

Adventurer Alastair Humphreys explains how you don't have to go anywhere remote or need special equipment to turn a mini break into a great adventure

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