Walking Kangaroo Island – The Video!

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I recently posted about my fun trip hiking on South Australia's Kangaroo Island, but it's taken a while for me to get around to editing the video! Well, wait no more... here is part 1 of my walking Kangaroo Island video, starring my fabulous buddies Frances, Lisa and Marcia, as we take on the challenge to walk every tourist walking trail in the western part of the island in 3 days. I hope you … [Read more...]

Pack Weight Saving Tip: Sunscreen

Using a syringe to transfer sunscreen to a tiny travel bottle.

I'm always looking for ways to reduce my overall pack weight, without losing comfort or impacting personal safety. Reason being, I really want to bushwalk long into my 70s (and hopefully 80s) and want to do everything possible to protect my knees and joints! It's surprising how lots of little reductions can end up making a big impact. This week's tip is a pertinent one, as I have just … [Read more...]

What is Periscope and why should I use it?

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Just when we thought that the world was at capacity for different types of social media networks, along came Periscope (and it's opposition, Meerkat) in March this year. To be honest, I've pretty much ignored it since it started, other than to setup my account, which was super easy. Now, I have one thing to say... it is completely addictive! But what actually is it? Very simply, it is … [Read more...]

Recipe for Tiramisu when hiking

Tiramisu Recipe Hiking

  Here's a completely decadent (yet dead easy) dessert, for when you've had a tough day on the track. I made it on the last day of a 6 day trip to a remote part of Western Australia and it was the perfect celebratory end to a great week exploring the Kimberley region. Ingredients Savoiardi Biscuits (aka Italian Ladyfingers) 1 per person 1 Coffee bag 1 packet Tiramisu mix … [Read more...]

Why should I CARE Australia?

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If you're one of the fabulous followers* over on the Lotsafreshair Facebook page, you'll know that I've been quite busy lately as new opportunities emerge like speaking at conferences (would you believe there's 3 in August?!!!) and other amazing partnerships develop. But one of the collaborations that I am most excited (and humbled) about, is being asked to become a CARE Australia online … [Read more...]

How to find South with the Southern Cross

How to find south with the southern cross

Thinking back to when I made the leap from day walks to overnight walks, I remember being struck (not literally!) by the night sky. The sheer immensity of light and beauty, that danced above my head throughout the night, was one of those awe inspiring moments that even today, 15 years later,  constantly surprises me when I get up for my 2am pee. https://youtu.be/kRlCbrl9dgw I reckon the … [Read more...]

How to Pack Cheese for Hiking Lunches

How to Pack Cheese for a Hike

I reckon that one of the best things about spending time in the bush, is being able to enjoy good food out there, with amazing views and great friends. It's just like going to the best restaurant in town, only with a view and ambience that they'll never be able to compete with. When it comes to hiking lunches, I've tended to toe the food safety line and only carry processed cheese such as Laughing … [Read more...]

21 Reasons Why Walking Works

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There's very few people I know who don't think about exercise and know that it's something they really should be doing more of. Is it any surprise that IMHO walking is the best exercise that you can do? Although I'm a fan of walking in nature, it doesn't have to be that way. To prove how good walking is for us, here's 21 reasons why walking works: 1. HELPS YOUR HEART Walking briskly can lower … [Read more...]

The Road Less Travelled – Off Trail Hiking

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For people who've only ever walked on defined tracks and trails, the concept that there's a whole other world of exploring and adventuring out there, may come as a shock. It's the world of off trail hiking. I know it came as a shock to me when early in my bushwalking club days, I signed up for a day walk that in the description said, "includes 1km rough off-track section". I honestly didn't … [Read more...]