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How to avoid having to drink your own pee: Water purification explained

  It’s that moment when you suck on your CamelBak tube….. it gurgles, dispenses a few bubbles on your parched tongue and suddenly you’re faced with the dilemma of dehydration or drinking your own wee. Embarrassingly, it’s happened to me several times (the running-out dilemma and thankfully not the wee-drinking) when I’ve underestimated the hot weather and […]

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Talking on the telly about cycling adventure travel

Six Bridget Jones Inspired Tips for Talking on Live TV

There’s been a huge rise in corporate cycling recently and the folk at Sky News invited me on to their “Business Class” travel segment to have a powwow about my two-wheeled travel know-how. David Flynn, Editor of Australian Business Traveller, was in the hot seat before me to share his airline news analysis. When David walked into […]

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Bath Time With Buddha

On a Mountain Bike trip in Myanmar, I found myself twiddling my thumbs in the capital of Yangon, waiting to join up with my cycling buddies-to-be. A  google search of “top of things to do in Yangon” suggested a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda. Even a sit-on-the-fence agnostic like me couldn’t resist a visit to the grandest, […]

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Trekking through the Pamir Mountains Afghanistan

Off On An Expedition to Afghanistan

I’ve got a big oh-nooooooo birthday approaching. The one where the second digit clocks up to a nicely rounded off zero and my time on this earth enters a new decade. While I took deep breaths into a paper bag, my saint-of-a-husband asked me what I wanted to mark the big crisis occasion. “Let’s go […]

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Young People Show Their Budgie Power For Young Care

Hundreds of Brisbane’s bravados and a few brave chicks donned budgie smugglers on Friday evening for a five-kilometer dash around they city for Young Care  For those of you outside Oz, If you’re not familiar with the term “budgie smuggler”, strip off, put on a tight pair of Speedos and  look in the mirror; you’ll get […]

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