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I enter the number again. I am trying to contact the founder of trekking company, Rinjani Women Adventure in Lombok. This time the phone rings and when I get through, I am greeted by the unmistakable voice of Katni Wati; filled with all the warmth and enthusiasm I have come to associate her with – ‘Hello Bonita Grima!’
We can’t tell you how much it makes our hearts swell with pride to read about, tell the stories of and support the daughters out there blazing trails for the next generation.
There is nothing too elegant about true exertion. We know this yet many of us have terrible trouble with our expectations around our race photos…Of all of the things that have the potential to ‘undo’ us, it’s the sight of ourselves.
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?
With a little shake of his head, he proceeded to challenge everything I thought I knew about ‘skiing’. He offered up a place where you could have a powder run every run, a place with no crowds, no lift lines, no hole in the back pocket, a place called the backcountry.
Our addiction to our devices, to social media, to the every shudder, vibration and ping of our phones is real and it’s an epidemic. Yet our world, as challenging as it is beautiful, has more colour than pixels could ever show, more connection than any social media and offers more adrenaline than any video game. So lets learn to log off and live!
The 80's were a particularly wild and fun time for me, and Boy George was, and still is, one of my all-time idols, so I’m not even going to pretend for one second, I’ve never worn a dress before. What I’ve never done, however, is wear one hiking.
The goal was to raise enough money to purchase 23 bikes for children in Cambodia so that they can get to school, you all pitched in & helped make it happen.
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.