"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!'
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. With so much to offer, it’s no surprise Nepal’s official tourism slogan is ‘once is not enough’. Here are six reasons that prove Nepal leaves a lasting impression on those who visit.
“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
Caro from Lotsafreshair is one of Australia's top bloggers / vlogger when it comes to all things outdoors. Growing up in a family that never went camping or on outdoors adventures, it came as somewhat of a surprise to discover a passion for it in her 20's. The outdoors totally changed her life and she is keen to share her knowledge and stories with others – hoping that they’ll catch the bug too!
Leah is the founder of Body Positive Athletes, a blog and an online community, which celebrates the belief that the term 'athletic' defines a lifestyle, not a body type. A specialist Fitness Counsellor and Accredited Athletics Coach, Leah is known globally as a thought leader in the Body Positive Fitness arena. Leah is a regular contributor for Travel Play Live and has featured in publications such as Huffington Post.
Kemi Nekvapil is an accredited life-coach and speaker has worked in the wellness industry for over 20 years. Known as the 'woman’s coach’ she specialises in empowering women to set boundaries, say yes to themselves and to create lives that honour and nourish them.
Caroline is a television presenter, producer, adventure addict and once upon a time Miss Australia. Finding herself more comfortable in a pair of muddy boots than wearing a tiara, she quickly hung up the high heels, quit the catwalk and broke a new adventure trail.
What do Africa, Russia, Australia and one day soon Antarctica have in common? Kate Leeming has ridden her bike across them. When I first learnt of Kate Leeming’s adventures, to be honest I was gobsmacked. 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.
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.