"Don't forget to play"
Sometimes when we grow up, we forget the importance of play in our life. Here you will find stories and articles to equip you to get out there and discover the great outdoors and all it has to offer.
In following our hearts and souls out to the trails, to the mountains, to the ocean, or to the extremities of our capabilities, we are paving a new road of movement. We represent what happens when we tune into our authentic selves and say ‘yes’ to the adventures we are yearning for and when we show up in these spaces and be visible, we are proving what we already know, we can achieve anything.
Tempt kids small and big to spend more time outdoors by geeking out on a modern take on hide and seek
A weekender is sometimes all we need to find ourselves again – but what if you never wanted to come home? This is what happened to Lisa Murphy and her husband. Here are some of her tips on how to live the nomad life...
We are lead to believe that overtraining is a ‘syndrome’ reserved for elite athletes or individuals who love excessive amounts of physical activity so here I wish to highlight an important paradox about overtraining.
Winter training poses many challenges. Learn how to adjust so you can enjoy the outdoors independent of the weather.
Get the most out of your charity trek or trekking holiday with our top 10 training tips.
These four simple yet powerful keys are the reasons you WILL make time to exercise and leave your excuses behind.
"Surfing tends to take itself pretty seriously, and women’s surfing carries the extra burden of not only having to be serious, but also be sexy. 'Pear Shaped' is a tip of the cap to the people who shrug off the unique challenges of surfing and choose to go anyway."
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.
One thing I hear a lot of amongst would be adventuresses, is that they can’t afford to buy the ‘right gear’ to start training for their adventure, or they think they have to have all the gear and equipment before they even start. This is not the case! You certainly don’t need a full kit of technical gear to get started.
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.
When we challenge ourselves outside our skills and possibly our personality and beliefs, we can become uncomfortable. Escaping that comfort zone though is all about understanding that the benefits can be high, failure is mostly limited and that it is purely fear that holds us back. By changing the way you think, getting uncomfortable can have a number of benefits for you.
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.
Exploring the outdoors with my kids is a fairly new phenomena, it's not really a surprise that they are only just warming to the idea. In theory they are keen, in practice there is an awful lot of complaining, so much in fact that at one stage I contemplated ducking off the track and disappearing into the wilderness never to be seen again.
Cannon Australia's Sports Photographer or 2015 Krystal Wright shares with us her top 5 tips for aspiring adventure photographers.
It’s no secret that I am passionate about promoting the journeys and stories of adventurous women. It is indisputable that we draw inspiration from the endeavours of others, and this inspiration is often the catalyst for growth and goal setting in our own lives. Recently, however, I can’t help but notice a tendency within myself and others to leap into adventures that were perhaps someone else’s dream, not our own.
There it is again, the Instagram post screaming ‘life begins at the end of your comfort zone’. Often accompanied by some incredible photo of a woman hanging off a cliff or staring wistfully off across a desert plain. Yet my adventures look somewhat different.
You know her, you've seen her. The woman standing alone with her back to camera, in a wide landscape of incredible grandeur. The face-less female who's been popping up in our Instagram and Pinterest feeds for the last couple of years, causing us to stop in our tracks and ponder for a moment.
I often get asked for my opinion on ‘how to get more women racing mountain bikes’ or just ‘how do we get more women riding bikes more often?’
Buying a bike should be a fun, exciting process. If you take the time to consider these key questions before heading out shopping, you’ll likely end up with your perfect match.
Two years ago, after extensive reporting on the issues facing returned service men & women, ABC journalist & reporter Kumi Taguchi had the idea that running can, at times, bring new perspectives to life. In March the Soldier On 5km weekly run is launched.
You only have to watch kids play to be reminded. They experience their body as it is, without expectation, masters of movement and play, minus all the inhibition.
If you've not been on a bike for awhile or the last bike you rode had a banana seat and a white basket with plastic daisies on it, it can be a little daunting getting, well, back on the horse or in this case bike. So to help you out, Alex from Cycling Australia has come up with a few pointers to get you started. And we've sourced some fun from the vaults.
We catch up with Alex Bright, the fun and enthusiastic national participation coordinator from Cycling Australia, who is responsible for coordinating and supporting grassroots participation projects for cycling and find out about the state of women’s cycling in this country.