"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!'
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.
After several months of juggling the wonderful but intense balls of life as working adventure mums, we are finally flying over the stunning ice flutes of Mt Cook in New Zealand's Southern Alps.
My Partner's reassuring voice is in my ear: "Don't stop, keep moving".
He's behind me, chatting through the intercom mounted in our helmets as I splash through a rocky creek and slide into mud. I have no intention of stopping, she who hesitates has clearly lost her grip.
Growing up I always felt different. I felt there was more to life than what was considered normal, and I yearned for freedom from the norm. However, being young, and not really knowing any different at the time, I went about conforming as was expected
When it comes to getting outside, let’s face it, it can sometimes be difficult to motivate the kids. Across the globe however, the once relatively obscure hobby of Geocaching is breaking down some of the barriers associated with getting our little millennials, and their families, exploring new places together in the great outdoors.
‘Wild Women On Top’ CEO, Di Westaway, and Director, Lisa Marshall, established Coastrek in 2010. They wanted to help more women become fit and see the magical places they train in each week with their groups of Wild Women. Since then, they’ve seen incredibly successful events, each bigger and better than the last and raised nearly $13 million for The Fred Hollows Foundation.
Riding through Sydney one Friday morning, I started chatting with Kate. It was her bike-a-versary, she told me, a year since she had started riding. I looked around the group that surrounded us, a group that had become synonymous with Friday mornings. Everyone had a unique story that brought them to these roads. But unlike other bunches this one was made up entirely of women.
Sometimes it’s not the actual challenge of the adventure that stops us from undertaking it, but rather getting to the start of the adventure. You talk yourself out of it before you’ve even seriously considered the idea. In most cases it’s hard to know where to start, and when thought of in its entirety, can be really overwhelming.
She conquered Kokoda at eight and was attempting Everest when it was struck by an avalanche in 2014 and the 2015 earthquake. But on her third attempt in 2016, Alyssa Azar successfully summitted Mt Everest, becoming the youngest Australian ever to summit the mother of all mountains
"Sometimes it takes a trip to a wild place to remember just how brave, connected, vulnerable and free we can be. Where is your wild place?" This stunning short video pretty much sums up where I'd rather be right now. How about you?
"Can I be painfully honest with you for a moment? I struggled to write this blog post. Sorry, agonised might be more accurate. I didn’t know how or where to start describing the life-changing experience that was the inaugural UN Women Australia Ride for Rights 2016."
When an injury dashed her Olympic dreams, she spent the next 20 years in mourning - searching for the exhilaration and happiness she had enjoyed as an active kid. On the precipice of turning 40 she stumbled upon a marvel which transformed her life. Meet the woman behind Wild Women on Top and Coastrek