There's nothing quite like that feeling you get from stepping off the pavement, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and venturing out into the wilderness. The fact is, we all lead busy … [Read More]
I know I've been teasing on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter that some big changes were coming to this hiking blog, so I'm stoked to finally be able to show you all!
When I started the blog two … [Read More ]
How many times have you met tourists who've seen more of your country than you have?
Even though I felt like I've done quite a bit of travelling around this vast ol' Aussie continent, much of it has been during roadtrips with my family in … [Read More]
I love maps.
As a young kid, I used to lie on the lounge room floor and plan imaginary trips across the vast continent of Australia. In the internal conversation (that only makes sense to an 8 year old), I was an intrepid explorer, explaining the … [Read More]
When looking over the topographic maps for the southern parts of the Blue Mountains, especially the Kanangra-Boyd Wilderness area, a virgin navigator would be forgiven for never wanting to step foot in this part of the world, due to the array of fear … [Read More]
I really wanted to call this post, 'How to Pimp Your Tent', but seeing as there's no fluffy dice, disco balls or shagpile carpet involved, I think How to Convert a Tent is slightly more appropriate.
There are different kinds of lightweight hikers … [Read More]
Ok, so you know how they always say, 'Never start with an apology - it's too negative.'?
Well, here I am breaking with tradition because for the last couple of weeks, I've taken leave of my blogging senses to concentrate on a very exciting new … [Read More]
Do a search for "VH-MDX" in Google and you'll find all sorts of things. Unfortunately, what you won't find (yet) is the location of this missing Cessna aircraft, that disappeared over Barrington Tops National Park, north-west of Sydney in August … [Read More]
It's fair to say that there are different types of hikers out there and that the outdoors is a very subjective place. What is one person's Everest, is another's anthill.
For those of us who venture out weekly and find that the weight of an … [Read More]
Continuing the theme of trying to get inspired by lunch in the bush, I recently decided to spend some quality time browsing the shelves of my supermarket, to see if there were any hidden gems just itching to get out into the wilderness.
I came to … [Read More]
Yesterday I found myself at the local kids playground with the excuse of having a 4 year old in tow.
My local council have been kind enough to install outdoor exercise equipment (you know, things to help you do sit-ups, work your abs and test your … [Read More]