If you go to Indonesia, it isn’t likely that you’ll make your way to Rote. In fact, very few travelers do. It’s sparsely populated by Indonesians, even! Your road fellows are more likely to be cattle and pigs, rather than cars or rickshaws. But that’s what helps Rote retain its magic!
“It’s the small things we do that add up to make a difference. We encourage our trekkers to use public transport – they actually love this as it is a great way to experience the real, day-to-day of the place you are visiting. You’d have to agree that driving around in a chauffeur driven limo would not be the same.”
Change is inevitable. As Marcus Aurelius stated, “Every part of me will…be reduced by change into some part of the universe, and that again will change into another part of the universe, and so on forever.” Whether adventure is a coping strategy for dealing with change in your life, or whether adventure has been the catalyst for change in your life, the consciousness with which we approach adventures can often lead to unexpected (but not unwelcome) enlightenment on what we wish to do in our short, but very precious, time on this earth.
Have you ever asked “What job could I do that would allow me to travel, give me the freedom to follow the sun, the people and the experiences that i want in my life?” then second guessed yourself when you came up with an idea? Read this……
Modern society leaves us hard pressed to find more than a handful of hours a day when we are not exposed to something designed to make us question ourselves . We are mentally and emotionally tired, we are stressed, and we are over-exposed. But there are still a few places where they can’t touch us.
For me personally, it’s only when I’m out there, maybe hiking, running trails, on the open road, or in the clear air, that I remember to breathe and dream. I remember who I really am. Who I was before I decided to live by the rules given to me by others.
For years, Layne Beachley , has been making waves for women’s equality in sport.. Layne has also significantly contributed to the support of women and girls achieving their dreams across a variety of disciplines through her own charitable foundation.
Remote multi-day walking and camping adventures, indulgent food and wine trips, and options to explore exotic, hard to reach destinations- there is plenty on offer within Australia!ia.
When I jumped on the plane to Nairobi I thought I knew what I was getting into. Six months prior I’d told my family over breakfast that I planned to teach ballet to children in the Kibera slums, visit a student I’d been sponsoring at one of the local ballet schools, and then head to Tanzania to conquer Kilimanjaro.
You’re enjoying a day out with friends. The sun is shining and the laughter is flowing. Then suddenly, for no apparent reason, you’re comparing yourself to the woman next to you, calculating how much faster/fitter/stronger/better she is. Read Sparta Chicks founder, Jen Brown, tips on silencing your inner critic.
She understood nature as the epicentre of connection. Firstly with nature itself, then with ourselves, and then with others. She understood the environment and its effects on our biochemistry. She knew connection in nature was a journey of return.
When we think about #travelinspo, we sweep under the rug destinations that stretch, anger, compel and even confuse us – exactly what Caroline Pemberton found in Palestine.
Travel writer Bonita Grima asks: What is it that makes us want to roam to faraway places? Perhaps this call to explore parts of the world that are wild and unknown is a call to explore parts of ourselves that are also wild and unknown. Or perhaps it is an invitation to challenge and push ourselves, to help us learn and grow?
I dreamed of riding the legendary Gibb River Road, one of the main reasons I got the bike.
On reflection, I have realised that while I usually go for the nature, it’s always the people that create the most profound memories and greatest stories.
“I hope that one day we will speak of first ascents, not of first female ascents. But until then, we must create an environment that encourages females to dream bigger and push limits. Basically I would like to see, and be inspired by, more women kicking butt."
“When I’m in the outdoors I feel as though I’m exactly where I should be. In the outdoors I feel stronger, more capable and more focused. I no longer care about what I’ve achieved in life because I’ve just achieved something amazing. Right here. Right now. Right in this very moment.”
“There will always be someone who wants to critique you for who you are.
Rather than listening, spend your time with people who support you. Have the courage to be who you want to be. In the end, that’s all you’ll have.” Lucy Barnard
A swag of women designers across the world are now creating cool urban cycling fashion and accessories for women. To the naked eye, they look like everyday fashion accessories, but under lights and on a cyclist, they are glamorous, life-saving adornments. Pieces are subtle enough to integrate into the daily wardrobe, going seamlessly from the staff meeting to happy hour.
Albert Einstein once said “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bicycle.” and we couldn’t agree more. In an instant, cycling can transport you back to your childhood.
I struggled with lots of fear and self-doubt before I finally gathered the courage to press ‘publish’ and launch a podcast dedicated to asking other women about their fear and self-doubt. Oh, the irony!
When I was sure that no one was watching, I got up and danced in the sand. My arms wide, my chin lifted skyward, I moved to the tune of the ocean and the beat of my heart. I began to sing, softly at first, and then gaining courage, I let my vocal cords be free to the wind.
Whether we like it or not, we are now documenting our experiences of life in very public ways. Our lives and journeys have become mini-documentary series' that many of us enjoy following, but not all of us are skilled in constructing.