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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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Hiking, Walking

Early morning strolls in Bali

We went to Bali, Indonesia last week, taking advantage of cheap flights available from Melbourne. It was all a bit last minute. I was hesitant to go after the nightmare of travelling with...

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Hiking, Hiking for beginners

Hydration bladder vs bottle

Ultimately, the hydration bladder vs bottle battle comes down to personal preference. I’ve used both and I usually hike with both but I’d choose the hydration bladder over...

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Gear reviews, Hiking

Parks Victoria App – Parks Discovery

The Parks Victoria app was launched this week. Called ‘Parks Discovery’, the app provides a snapshot of  Victoria’s most popular regional, state and national parks. It...

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