Uluru. The big rock. After several teasing glimpses and one false alarm, today was the day that we would finally get up close to one of Australia’s most iconic symbols. We cleared our camp site, leaving behind the sprightly little mice that had run rings around our sleeping bags all through the night. But before … More Adventure in the Outback (part 2)
“So what’s a monster flap?” That was the question on everyone’s lips, when our guide was discussing our sleeping arrangements for the Outback. In front of him, he laid out a dusty old swag – a type of tough bedding used in the bush. Smiling mischievously, he explained the flap was designed to fold over our faces and stop … More Adventure in the Outback (part 1)
Like many people, I had dreamt of discovering my own tropical paradise; of stumbling upon a deserted beach with soft, white sand and swaying palm trees in some far flung corner of the world. However, I knew it was unrealistic to find a place that was both free from heavy tourism and convenient to reach, so I opted … More Aitutaki – Escaping to Paradise
STOP! CONSIDER TURNING BACK When these words greeted me partway through the trek, I admit I wasn’t inspired with the greatest of confidence. I stared at the bold blue warning sign and asked myself – was I really prepared? Wearing cheap, questionable trainers, I wasn’t convinced I met the criteria for “right equipment and clothing”. However, as several … More Tongariro Alpine Crossing – the best day trek in New Zealand?