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Hiking

Hiking alone – things to keep in mind for a solo hiking adventure

When hiking alone, there is no room for external distractions. It's just you and nature. It can be hard to find a hiking companion - someone who shares your goals, pace, and interests, so...

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Gear reviews, Hiking

Osprey Porter 46 Carry-on Backpack

The Osprey Porter 46 carry-on sized backpack is a bloody marvellous backpack. It's durable, has stowable straps, is stylish, practical and comfortable....

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Hiking, Wildlife

Snakes and snake bites – how to avoid them

Snakes are a reality when when hiking in Australia, and as we enter into spring and the great weather draws us out to head for the hills, so too are the snakes waking up from their winter...

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30 Day Challenge, Hiking, Walking

My 30 day walking challenge – Week one review

The first week of my 30 day walking challenge is done and I’m pleased to report that I’ve walked every day for at least thirty minutes. I walked every day with my son and most...

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30 Day Challenge, Walking

My 30 day walking challenge

This September and to kick off a big fat welcome to spring in Melbourne, I am going to walk for at least 30 minutes every single day outdoors, regardless of the weather or whatever is going...

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Hiking, Walking

5 top walks in Broome, Western Australia

I visited Broome waaay back in December 1999. It was hot and very humid and the pool at our hotel offered no relief it was so warm. I wasn’t into hiking yet so took on no challenging...

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Hiking, Hiking for beginners

Hiking for beginners: tips and advice

If you’re new to hiking or want to go for your first hike but you’re not sure where to go or what to bring, check out the following pages with tips and advice for beginner...

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Hiking

Argh! I broke my toe! How to enjoy the outdoors when you can’t walk

A few weeks ago I dropped a fire extinguisher on my foot and broke my toe. There wasn’t even a fire! It wouldn’t have been so bad except the fire extinguisher landed on my right...

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Hiking

Bucket lists and hiking

I love a good bucket list. They give you a good insight into someone’s personality and between ‘learn another language’ and ‘find world peace’ and ‘visit...

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Hiking

Navigationally challenged

Are you navigationally challenged? Or are you one of those lucky people with an innate sense of direction? Sadly, I’m one of those people who would get lost inside a paper bag. I...

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