Adventure, Past Trips

Diving The Great Barrier Reef, QLD

After years of wanting to see the Great Barrier Reef I finally booked myself a 5 day trip over the Christmas break.  In preparation of my upcoming solo hike across the USA I opted to go alone to give this whole “me time” a whirl. Day 1 Early Boxing day I jumped on a 6am flight to […]

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Solo 6 Foot Track, NSW

Friday afternoon I pulled together the last of my items, packed my bag, put it on to admire all my new gear in the mirror, gave myself a quick thumbs up and then jumped in the car for the two hour drive to the Blue Mountains. Parking in the carpark at Explorers Tree in Katoomba […]

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Dear Adventure

Adventure: [Noun] – an unusual and exciting or daring experience   Dear Adventure, Thank you for being the essence of life.  You fuel me, feed me and drive me.  You are so easy to chase, love, desire and admire.  You build me up from within, and sometimes, you tear me down in the face of weather, […]

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Winter Trips

I’ve learnt a valuable lesson this winter; camping isn’t just a summer activity, you can get out there in the cold too. As I’m sure with most people, winter has always been my off season.  The shorter daylight hours and cold weather makes exploring after work in the dark unappealing, and staying inside next to the heater […]

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48hrs in Tasmania

I’m lucky enough to have a job that requires travel, so when I saw I had to be in Hobart on a Monday, I immediately committed to a weekend exploring Tasmania. I chose a few places I wanted to visit along the western side and then made an effort to leave the rest of the weekend completely […]

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The 7 Commandments of Adventure

Challenge Yourself Don’t settle for what you know you can do.  Stretch yourself to achieve something you’ve worked hard to get and glow in personal satisfaction.  For some people that’s summiting a mountain, and for others it’s staring their fear of water in the face while out in a kayak.  Find your comfort zone and push […]

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A Note for Beginners

Being a beginner in an expert world is scary.  It seems that somehow everyone you know can already ski, mountain bike, or surf.   It’s like they were born with the skills and never had to experience the awkward, uncoordinated embarrassment of learning.  But guess what?  They’ve all been there, even the experts. I remember the first […]

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Snow Shoeing, Perisher to Charlotte Pass, NSW

Would you believe me if I said a weekend at the snow cost me just $160?  Way back in April I asked a friend if they could take me back country snow shoeing this winter, and last weekend it finally happened. The Plan: A two day, 20km Snowshoe hike from Perisher Valley to Thredbo via […]

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Sunrise at Hanging Rock, NSW

Feeling a glint of rebellion I threw the 4WD sleeping mat down over the flattened back seats of the RAV and proudly took a step back to appreciate this new form of “camping” I was about to experience.  While it didn’t look as perfect as #vanlife, it felt like a world of opportunity was now […]

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