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World Expeditions and Travel Play Live have joined together to carefully craft women’s only small group tours.
Allowing you to immerse yourself in local cultures, experiences and discover the joy of adventure. Don’t let your age, size, fitness level or skill stop you from discovering the power of travel.
The Larapinta Trail is one of the top 5 walks in Australia. Imagine walking the high ridge lines of the West MacDonnell Ranges and gain a rare perspective of vast flood plains, the razorback rocky outcrops and sheer scale of this ancient landscape.
On this once in a lifetime trip to the iconic Canadian wilderness, you’ll paddle the Yukon River, one of the longest rivers in North America, as well as undertake some incredible day hikes in the majestic Kluane National Park.
On this extraordinary adventure to Iceland you will hike through one of the most breathtaking volcanic landscapes on planet earth, traverse vibrant yellow rhyolite mountains, and walk over black sand deserts and past majestic canyons to lush green valleys. You’ll bathe in geothermal baths, ice trek on glaciers, snorkel between two continental plates, explore a lava cave, meet the locals and learn about Iceland’s unique history.
Join Amy Heague on this comprehensive journey through Peru, which will immerses us in rich Andean culture and landscapes. We’ll prepare traditional dishes with the local women in the Sacred Valley, learn the art of chocolate making, spend a night with the women of Huilloq and Marcacocha and do some traditional hands on weaving and take a thrilling zipline and via ferrata to get the heart pumping and the adrenaline going! We’ll then undertake the best short trek alternative to the classic Inca Trail.
This fantastic trek in the Annapurna region offers incredible views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Gain a sense of serenity as we make our way through small settlements and dense forests to gain incredible views of the surrounding peaks, pass through small yet prosperous villages, traverse grassy ridges, pass through old growth Rhododendron forests and camp underneath some of the most awe‐inspiring mountain scenery on earth.
Torres del Paine is one of the world’s most beautiful wilderness areas. An unrivalled landscape of craggy granite peaks that pierce the skyline, impossibly blue lakes, cascading waterfalls and lush valleys carved by ancient glaciers. This unique adventure takes you through Torres del Paine’s highlights and lets you enjoy the best of the park’s flora and fauna on nature walks, treks, horseback riding and cycling excursions with your local expert guide.
This fantastic trek in the Annapurna region offers incredible views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Gain a sense of serenity as we make our way through small settlements and dense forests
to gain incredible views of the surrounding peaks. Opportunities to pass through small yet prosperous villages, traverse grassy ridges, pass through old growth Rhododendron forests and camp underneath some of the most awe‐inspiring mountain scenery on earth.
Join us on this comprehensive journey through Peru, which will immerses us in rich Andean culture and landscapes. We’ll prepare traditional dishes with the local women in the Sacred Valley, learn the art of chocolate making, spend a night with the women of Huilloq and Marcacocha and do some traditional hands on weaving and take a thrilling zipline and via ferrata to get the heart pumping and the adrenaline going! We’ll then undertake the best short trek alternative to the classic Inca Trail.
However you like to explore the world, here you will find stories about journeys across the globe, travel tips and inspiration for your next big adventure.
Your overseas’s packing list is extensive, you’ve got a 20kg baggage allowance,three weeks away from home and you’re not sure where to start.
So what do you pack and what do you leave home?
The inspiration for some of John Muir’s writings stemmed from here, the corner of Alaska I now find myself in, known for its diverse terrain, soaring mountains, deep forests and abundant promise of raw adventure.
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.
Bringing her passion for the outdoors and change together, Frances Antonio adventurous dream was born. This April she will be hiking the 769km Camino Frances, the main pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostella in Spain, raising money and awareness for One Girl along the way andsharing her journey along the way.
People often ask me if I ever get frightened photographing wild animals. The answer is “no”. I have stood next to black bears while they fished for salmon. I have remained absolutely still while wild horses galloped straight towards me. No, being out in the wild doesn’t scare me. What really terrifies me is surgery.
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.
Here at Travel Play Live, we are privileged to meet so many amazing women from across the country and hear countless stories of passion, impediments to progress and the overcoming of those barriers. Every now and then, we come across one that embodies the dynamic facets of the adventurous and creative heart we stand for. Elma’s story and photography did just that.
Tierra del Fuego, an island at the end of Patagonia shared by Chile and Argentina. Rugged, raw and wild and often overlooked as merely the gateway to Antarctica, but as Caroline Pemberton found out, a bucket list destination in its own right.
A photographers’ nirvana, each city has its own colour palette of simplicity, be it the muted tones of whites and browns of Fez, or the dynamic blues of Chefchaouen, proudly called the Blue Pearl of Morocco.
Leave the beaches behind and come explore with us as we follow Alice King on her 11,000 kilometre road trip through Australia’s red centre
It may seem like the classic "I quit my job to travel" millennial story but read how Jennah-Louise forced her fears into submission and started a new life that took her to Nepal via Kenya and India and you might just recognise yourself in there somewhere
We caught up with the fascinating inventor of The Travel Bra – anthropologist Dr Annie Holden to learn more about her travels and work with with many different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups, marble mine workers in India, and more recently in Papua New Guinea
It’s no wonder Macedonia is leaping on to the adventure travel scene. This is the ultimate adventurous can-do country with a personal kind of magic. On a five-day mountain bike trip around the country’s southwest region, fulfilling our group’s random demands became an informal game of “meet that challenge”.
There is always a certain anticipation in the preparation leading up to a big trip. Making sure you have the right equipment, mapping out your journey and reading travel guide after travel guide in the singular hope that it will capture a sense of reality to where ever it is that you are going.
The barriers to adventure collectively diminish as you get older and more experienced at life. It's a bold statement and counterintuitive to what you might think. As you get older, wiser and more in touch, your adventures only get grander, more sophisticated, more grounded and have greater depth.
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.
"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."
What would you do if you were told that a 10-year-old little girl was about to be sold into child prostitution? This is what founder of SHE Rescue Home Leigh was faced with back in 2006 as she was having a final meal in Phnom Penh at the end of a fact-finding trip to Cambodia. Leigh was cut to the heart as a 12-year-old girl said to her: "My friend, my friend, she is 10 - two men tonight - mother, father sell. You come, you help, please..."
The teams from World Expeditions and Travel Play Live have put their heads together to hand select destinations and experiences with the female traveller in mind. From multi day active tours to adventures in food and culture that get you off the well-trodden tourist trails and enhance your journey with authentic cultural exchange, real exploration, and certainly plenty of fun.
Get the most from your next adventure, by joining one of our Travel Play Live team members as together we discover the power of adventure to unlock fresh dreams and passions in your life. We are committed to bring the heart of our Travel Play Live message to these tours and we look forward to exploring the world with you and travel – play – live.