"As soon as I saw you I knew adventure was going to happen."
Here at Travel Play Live, we have a passion for Adventure in all its variations. We believe that a woman doesn't need to wait till she "looks good" in lycra to get on a bike, climb a mountain, tackle a race or face her fears. Here you will find stories on women who have looked adventure in the eye and said 'lets go!'
Go ahead be adventurous. Be awesome. Be determined. Be strong. Be daring. Be committed. Be what you want to be. But define your own summits. Even if they’re more like other people’s base camps.
Meet Vivienne Smith, a young Aussie video producer with her own production company specialising in outdoor and adventure sports films. We talk to Viv about how the best work gets done when men and women work together as a team rather than compete against each other.
When we build a strong team around us, we not only inspire and motivate but we also role model behaviours that show others an alternative path to exercising solo, one where the success and celebration are magnified due to having shared the journey.
As one who’s completed numerous Oxfam 100 km Trailwalkers in the past, I can vouch that the reality is so much richer than the marketing promises. When you dig deeper you find that there’s lots more to this than just walking 100kms and raising some money.
Heroes come in many forms. For us they are adventurers. Women who are shining the spotlight on something they passionately care about and using the positive power of adventure to catalyst change.
Here are five incredible Australian women who deserve our attention, particularly passionate about Mental Health. Women who, although they may be a little shy in saying so, are changing the world for one person each step they take or pedal they push.
Julie and three of her friends - all busy mums with families, decided to take on the Oxfam 100km Trailwalker. The whole experience had it's ups and downs, challenges and triumphs, but ultimately taught them a lot about themselves and the challenges involved in an event that some deem 'just a walk'.
Right from the beginning Travel Play Live has been supporting women in the sport of Body Boarding and we just had to introduce to you our home-grown talent. Millie Chalker has taken to the sport like well, a fish to water and she is now being mentored by another of our favourites, Australian champion Lilly Pollard.
Camping unites us to our outdoor passions and a well-equipped campsite keeps us outside for longer enjoying all the benefits the outdoors has to offer. Angela Armstrong has some ideas for camping well if you are new to the outdoors so you’re comfortable every time you venture out.
Polish-born Agata Bogusz was always destined for life in the water. But it wasn’t until a scuba trip in Egypt in 2008 that she discovered freediving. The Polish record holder is now based in Bali, with a mission to share the benefits of freediving with others.
There was only one way, one answer, if I was to live free of the fear of regret of never having taken the shot I had to attempt my biggest challenge yet. To be the first Australian women to row the Atlantic or any ocean solo and unassisted.
Looking for something off the beaten track? Here's a unique bushwalking escape located in the mountains of Brisbane Forest Park. Expect stunning rock pools, fun rock-hopping and lush surrounds in Brisbane's semi-secret oasis
We had booked ourselves in to walk The Overland Track, something we had always wanted to do. We would join a group of ten others with two guides to walk 70km of wilderness over six days and nights - how hard could that be?
In our microadventure series, we explore activities you can do on the weekend or even in just a few hours to reconnect with nature and enjoy the outdoors. First up, we hike up Mount Mitchell near Brisbane.
A marine biologist who has worked and played in most of the oceans of the world, Kirsty Alexander investigates a population of orca or killers whales in Western Australian waters.
Coming home after an adventure can leave us feeling down, lost, out of place in our own lives. How can we get back into the swing of things without losing the new perspectives you have gained?
The visual image is a very powerful tool for raising awareness and for creating the change needed to protect our natural environment and its wildlife from human endeavour and climate change.
It’s never too late to cultivate a new passion. Or to rediscover an old one. Start small and the rest will fall into place...
30000 km, 15 countries, 3 years: these are the basic stats that define Lucy Barnard’s journey. At 1500km in, speak to her about the beauty and dangers of walking alone and how to start your own life of adventure.
On a wet, misty day in the Blue Mountains, a woman in a wheelchair and a young boy are suspended off the side of a cliff. The woman is Sarah-Jane Staszak, and the boy is her eight-year-old son, Hamish. With them are two photographers, and a host of volunteers organising the rope rigging, lighting systems, cameras.
Consider it adventure therapy: 90 minutes of the best female outdoor and adventure sports films in the world
Nepal is an unforgettable country, rich in many things including the world’s highest mountains, fertile valleys, peaceful villages and a gentle culture. It’s a place that changes you – capturing your heart, leaving you with lasting memories.
“You know when people travel and everyone tells them the tourist things to do? When mountain bikers travel, they want to know what the locals do. So we decided to make a film about that.” – Tokyo Swim Team
Learn how to spark a little productive risk-taking and raise gutsy girls - girls who skateboard, climb trees, clamber around, fall down, scrape their knees, get right back up — and grow up to be brave women with this Ted Talk from Caroline Paul.
What do Africa, Russia, Australia and one day soon Antarctica have in common? Kate Leeming has ridden her bike across them. After speaking with her, I was inspired. Upon reading her book Njinga, I was excited to bring you her story.
She’s an Australian Champion climber, a bouldering champion, and an international athlete who cites Spain as her favourite place to climb. She’s the youngest person to ascend a grade 31, and a grade 32/33: She’s Angie Scarth-Johnson, and she’s twelve years old.
You are invited to join Heather Hawkins on the trip-of-life-time to Nepal to raise vital funds for the Can Too Foundation.
More people had walked on the moon than completed the entire 1700 kilometre Great Himalayan Trail…until an ordinary Sydney mum took it on. Heather Hawkins came “out of recovery” from her Coogee home to meet with Tracey Croke and share her amazing story.
Some people like the freedom of running alone. Others need the accountability of going with a friend. Some prefer the motivation of a group. And then there are those who are lucky enough to be able to run with their partner.
Kyrgyzstan, a mountain bike, Soviet-era maps, and a few pack horses for support -- the ideal journey for Tracey Croke. With adventures in Afghanistan and Ethiopia behind her, a ten-day trip across Kyrgyzstan’s remote Talas mountain range was right up Tracey’s alley.
In recent years, after decades of being a bit of an 'inside guy', I've well and truly fallen in love with Mother Nature and the outdoors. And it's fundamentally changed many aspects of my life.