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Exceed your expectations of a walking holiday. Travel Play and Live a little with our Editor Amy Heague while exploring the very heart of this ancient land on one of the countries Top 5 Walks- The Larapinta Trail.
It seems to me these days that too many people are getting the concepts of ‘different’ and ‘equal’ a bit mixed up. And with some really sad, and dangerous outcomes. I say it’s time we embraced different.
A little over twelve months ago Kate Duncan was a paramedic. An Intensive Care Paramedic to be exact, meaning it was her job to attend the more serious 000 calls. But her body was screaming ‘enough’ and if she had learned anything, it was that the body always knows.
I actually couldn't care less about my appearance a lot of the time. As long as I am clean and showered, my clothes merely serve the job of keeping me warm and keeping the private bits private. So the fact that I am discussing hair (and offering advice) is a bit beyond my comfort zone, but I feel I have a bit to share on this that may or may not be helpful to fellow big-haired people.
The minipresso is perfect for your next adventure, business trip or every day use - In fact a few people we spoke to mentioned they had travelled to the States with it, due to the local coffee being pretty average. With it's compact and lightweight design it is easy to fit in your pack and take with you.
For the price and versatility as a micro-adventurer ‘all rounder’, this jacket is a winner.There were some key features of this jacket we felt the design team had considered. Generous sizing, length, number of pockets, the adjustable hem and hood were great.
My GP sent me away to ‘embrace my femininity’, not ‘be more feminine’. I don’t have to wear a dress or apply lipstick. I just needed to love being me, a unique mix of ferocious tomboy, compassionate sister, fun loving fiancée, empathetic friend and loving daughter. I am a young woman just learning about self-compassion and embarking on a long pilgrimage towards womanhood.
The Rock Out 2 has been thoroughly tested from pole to pole and proven to withstand the harshest, wettest environments. Its rugged outer shell boasts a weather-proof construction while the internal compartment keeps phones/MP3’s safe in any environment.
Courage. Determination. Persistence. Resilience. These are all elements that contribute to our ability to climb that mountain, compete in that race, or complete that adventure. They are size-less, shape-less, simmer inside all of us and lead us to engage our limitless potential yet for many of us, the ability to execute those dreams is often thwarted by an inability to source the required technical clothing in our size.
In this moment I realised that despite my fear & vulnerability, there was no where else on earth I would rather be, especially not indoors. I turned towards the trail and told myself to take just one step. Then another. Soon my hands were pumping my thighs, turning my legs into pistons that powered from my greater sense of purpose.
As women, our frustrations are many when it comes to purchasing clothing and gear to get outdoors. Here we list the common complaints and ask the question; How and what can we do so brands are aware and understand what our needs are when it comes to adventure and travel-related purchases?
Call Out! To all the hikers, explorers, adventurers of this wild and beautiful country! Join us this November as we support the Hike it Out Campaign and do our best to be more aware of minimising the impact we have on the places we visit.
It happens to all of us. Sometimes, we just fall into a rut and life feels flat, or worse, painful. We can start to wonder why things feel like they're harder than they should be. Here's a little reminder that by simply getting outside, you have the power to change your circumstances.
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
Pope John XXIII
There is no question that adventure offers the connection and ultimate thrill many of us constantly yearn for. But there is much more to adventure than the adrenaline rush, the opportunity for a new challenge or exploring new places. Along with adventure, comes a means of education, happiness, and inspiration. With every new adventure, we have the opportunity to learn something great about life.
Adventure can be many things. It can be taking on a new experience, regardless of the outcome. Or seeing the world from a different perspective, even if you’ve seen it a million times before. Maybe to you it's choosing to see the beauty in the extreme? Or do the ordinary differently? Me I'm drawn to explore. I find it strangely comforting when I'm alone with my a backpack on the other side of the world having to embrace whatever it is that may show up.
It's not only moving that creates new starting points. Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional pause and reset, or a new route to start to see new options and new possibilities.
Only a few years ago she couldn't get out of bed, today 30-year-old Amy-Nicole Peters will get out of her tent and continue her 6000km+ self-supported odyssey across Australia by bike, to show us that anyone can take on a challenge and make a difference.
Ang Roan knows that the challenge of her solo cycle is nowhere near the challenge that people of the LGBTIQ community experience on a day-to-day basis, in terms of the struggle to be accepted by society and in some cases their peers and family.
When it comes to Mental Health, the outdoors can play a key role in healing. Despite setbacks Ebony Hoiberg still hopes to walk across Australia, but at the moment is taking her recovery step by step, just like she hikes trail.
In our continuing series for Mental Health Week, we caught up with Jenae, who was diagnosed with Postnatal Depression three weeks post birth of her second child. Like most who suffer, her journey to recovery has not been smooth.
The Mental Health road to wellness is much like a mountain path. A whole lot of ups and downs, sublime moments of walking delight or sweaty sweary heart-breaking climbs.