In need of some inspiration for your next adventure? Grand Adventures by Alastair Humphreys is just the book for you as it provides the perfect instruction manual on how to approach your next adventurous endeavour.

Alastair Humphreys is a well known British adventure traveller who has embarked on numerous perilous journeys around the world, notably cycling 46000 miles through 60 countries and walking across the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula. His books have received worldwide critical acclaim and he has been listed among National Geograhic’s Adventurers of the Year on several occasions.

The book Grand Adventures focuses on 2 main points: how to plan an adventure and how to choose the right kind of adventure. The two parts provide valuable advice on how to prepare your grand adventure and on how to find the journey that suits your personal preferences and capacities. The points made in the book are moreover brilliantly illustrated with episodes from Humphrey’s journeys that enliven them.

It is all in all a great book for everyone who wants to optimize his travel skills or who wants to embark on his first great adventure but hasn’t got the proper knowledge and motivation yet.

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  1. Wow, I wish I was that physically fit for this type of adventure. Does the book encourage training and motivation for getting in shape for this type of travel?

    1. Depends on what type of adventure, the book actually helps to let you to choose a journey that suits you and obviously also your fitness:)

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