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Mountain Biking through Mavrovo National Park

The Revival of Mavrovo

A splash of spontaneity is a must in all my travels plans. It never fails to add the fab to my journeys. Which is why one of my top travel tips is don’t plan too much. My journey to Mavrovo National Park was one such little-planned escapade I shoehorned into a few spare days between joining a […]

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Selfie Chris Bonington

2016 Resolutions and Revolutions

One of my resolutions for 2016 was to take better selfies. Yes – I know – saddo life goal right there. But seriously, this attempt at a selfie  demonstrates why I need to drastically improve.   I made legendary British Mountaineer (and one of the nicest people I’ve ever met), Sir Chris Bonington, look like a […]

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Mountain Biking Montenegro

Macedonia Bound for “AdventureNext” – What’s in store?

    Riding through Montenegro on my mountain bike last year got me thinking about what other gems the Balkans could be hiding. Montenegro might be known as the hidden pearl of the Mediterranean, but it’s still popular by Balkan standards due to its 240 kilometres of seacoast and cruise crowds, which keep the modern-day merchants of medieval […]

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Filling up French Valley, W Trek, Patagonia, Chile

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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Cycling the Razorback into Bunyeroo Gorge (Image by Helmut Schoo)

Tips for Cycling The Mawson Trail

A few bumps and scrapes is a small price to pay for an epic experience. That’s what I told myself sat in Adelaide airport on my saddlesore ass admiring my swollen toe and cut chins after cycling one of Australia’s great bike trails. From the deep outback of the ancient Flinders Ranges to the world class […]

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Reaching Wilpena Campsite on the Mawson Trail (Image by Walter Casu)

A Bike Adventure Challenge

I’m a bit impulsive and sometimes I agree to challenges or just dive in without thinking them through. Metaphorically speaking, I like to push myself to the edge. Occasionally I throw caution to the wind and jump off it. Paul, my hubby, is the pragmatic planner who thinks about the soft landing for me, or […]

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