What it’s like to hike the Pacific Crest Trail

Every person has their own idea on what kind of travel suits them most. Some like sunning themselves on tropical beaches, drinking cheap beers in their swimwear and others really get their kicks visiting a good museum. Then there are those who like to get back to nature and get amongst the local environment. I’m … Continue reading What it’s like to hike the Pacific Crest Trail

How not to climb a mountain: attempting Mt. Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu is a major tourist draw in Sabah, the northern province of Borneo. Thousands of people successfully climb its summit each year with ages varying from teenagers through to the elderly. Daily, people slowly trudge their way up the hillside to view the sunrise from its 4095-metre-high peak. As a result, it is one … Continue reading How not to climb a mountain: attempting Mt. Kinabalu

The 5 Non-Negotiables of Rarotonga: the best things to see and do

Rarotonga, the main island in the Cook Islands, is one of the most relaxing places in existence. White, sandy beaches and beautiful weather on a tropical, South Pacific island tend to create that sort of atmosphere effortlessly. You will look up at the lusciously green, jungle interior and then back towards the beach and immediately … Continue reading The 5 Non-Negotiables of Rarotonga: the best things to see and do

Teens, Mountains and Wild Horses: Hiking the Bogong High Plains

Over the last eight years I have worked on and off as an outdoor leader, working with schools and helping them facilitate their outdoor education programs. This usually means leading hiking trips or paddle journeys through some of the more beautiful places that Australia has to offer. Getting paid to do this privilege seems borderline … Continue reading Teens, Mountains and Wild Horses: Hiking the Bogong High Plains

A road trip to Scotland in an old Royal Mail van- Part 3

“Glasgow, ruins and Ben Nevis” I had never driven over the border into another country before driving into Scotland. I wasn’t not sure if there is going to be a large monument or border force. Some kind of line marking the end of England, accompanied by a guard of bagpipers, perhaps? Some kind of sound … Continue reading A road trip to Scotland in an old Royal Mail van- Part 3

Tents, tourists and teenagers

In my working life, I find myself to be a traveller. I’m fortunate enough to travel to some amazing destinations within Australia and be paid to do it. This can come at a cost; I have to share it with other tourists and the teenagers I am entrusted to lead. Every year it brings me to Wilson’s … Continue reading Tents, tourists and teenagers