But where will you go tomorrow? One day is short notice to plan an adventure that will take you tens of thousands of miles around the world, over unforgiving terrain by foot and hand, and to the top of inspiring peaks. What about what’s right outside your door?
Native encourages the exploration of your habitat and claiming your space there. No one understands this better than Alastair Humphreys, a seasoned world adventurer who has ridden his bike 46,000 miles around the world. He spent 2011 embarking on microadventures that began and ended at his doorstep in a London suburb. From living off the land for four days to swimming the Thames, each microadventure provided a physical challenge and allowed him to meet people he might not have otherwise. Humphreys said his goal was to “break down the elitism in adventure,” and he found there is adventure to be had just by breaking your routine and exploring the world right outside your door.
Humphreys is one of several people vying for National Geographic’s “Adventurer of the Year.” Each has accomplished greatness in their own way and has inspired others to explore the world near and far.
Read their stories and then cast your vote. Head over to Facebook when you’re done and let us know who you voted for and why.
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