Kia Ora! Easter this year meant spending time over the ‘ditch’ in New Zealand. I can now say after spending a measly five nights and four days in Kiwi-land: I bloody love New Zealand. *Segue Alert* It’s been an exciting few weeks and I’m thrilled to share my freshly published article for 1million women which … More Top 5 surf breaks in Auckland, New Zealand
It’s that time of year again where I beg you to indulge me in harping on about my birthday tradition. It’s clear and simple: Every February, visit a new place in Australia. The distance traveled and the time spent away bare no guideline but the motivation behind it stemmed from years of meeting people worldwide … More Top 5 things to do in Esperance, Australia
Why hello dear reader, it is with great pleasure I found a moment to get back in the saddle and detail my last international trip: Japan! With all honesty I hadn’t really put Japan that high on my bucket list due to a lifelong antipathy towards cold weather and the assurance that personal space was … More Top 5 things to do in Tokyo (in 48 hours)
After a fairly exhausting (emotionally, mentally, physically – all the good stuff) arrival into Santiago de Compostela I was apprehensive to linger. And truly it was an apprehension built on fear – fear of stopping, fear of letting go, the fear of ending – compelling me to continue. I had four days up my sleeve … More The Camino Fisterra & Muxia – A Recap
May I state with gusto, it was good to get back on the horse (so to speak) and trek with confidence again. My trek last week fell somewhat short of expectations. Irrational or maybe somewhat rational fear kicked in as I trekked solo alongside the Hawkesbury River on the worst trek ever. This week, my … More Trekking the Six-Foot Track, Australia
If you thought this was going to be some sort of click-bait type title to get you to read all about my most joyful experiences trekking throughout Australia, you would be wrong. Not even close. This week, week three of gardening leave I decided I needed a lighter walk and opted for the easiest and … More The Worst Trek Ever.
Greetings from week two of gardening leave. I can’t say I feel entitled enough to deserve this amazing (paid) break, but I sure am grateful for it. It feels oddly unsettling knowing I won’t be working for nine weeks (for five of those I’ll be camino-ing) particularly when it was unexpected. Alas, I digress! This … More Trekking Kosciuszko, New South Wales
It’s been quite some time since my last post and if you detect a certain laissez-faire approach to my next few posts here’s why: I’ve recently been placed on gardening leave. After resigning from my job I was told to go home for the next four weeks, suspended from work. I have no access to emails … More The Coast Track – In one day.
In my previous post I mentioned I’m voluntarily walking 800kms across Spain and as the two month before departure date looms, I’m feeling more and more pressure to secure my camino packing list for both piece of mind and practice trek purposes. After reading an abundance of books, blog and forum posts I’ve come to … More My (updated) Camino Packing List.
To me the rugged coastline, rainforest and arid planes were the essence of the Tarkine, Tasmania. Huon pine, button grass, thick seaweed upon lapping shores, myrtle and sassafras define the smells and sounds. And yet, no one has really ever heard of this beautiful place in the small state of Tasmania. It’s true, Tassie is … More Top 5 short walks in the Tarkine, Tasmania