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Heysen Trail Resupply Plan
2 months ago

Heysen Trail Resupply Plan

After coordinating my itinerary, I began organising supply boxes to be dropped and stored along the route. Pre-purchasing and delivering boxes full of toilet paper, fuel canisters, Heysen Trail maps …
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Heysen Trail Itinerary
2 months ago

Heysen Trail Itinerary

Always plan an itinerary (even if you don’t stick to it).

The Heysen Trail possesses over 200 different accommodation options on or alongside its winding route. Many of the huts, shelters …
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Reflecting on my most fulfilling year
5 months ago

Reflecting on my most fulfilling year

By  •  Journal

I sit here in a cushioned alcove overlooking the lakeside village of Åre, Sweden after surviving (and I honestly mean surviving) my first three days of snowboarding. I’ve somersaulted on …
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Day 1 – Parachilna Gorge to Aroona Campground
7 months ago

Day 1 – Parachilna Gorge to Aroona Campground

The date was August 13, 2018. My bag was heavy, the hour was late, the sun was high and South Australia’s mid-north temperatures were hot. However, at least my breakfast …
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Day 2 – Aroona Campground to Yanyanna Hut
7 months ago

Day 2 – Aroona Campground to Yanyanna Hut

I woke up early on Day 2, eager to knock off some quick kilometres, but I was ‘greeted’ with an icy film coating my tent. Not ideal for a quick getaway, …
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Day 3 – Yanyanna Hut to Wilpena Pound Resort
7 months ago

Day 3 – Yanyanna Hut to Wilpena Pound Resort

Quite honestly, Day 3 of the Heysen Trail was the hardest 24 hours of in my life. When I finally arrived at Wilpena Pound Resort in the late afternoon, I was on …
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Day 5 – Red Range Campsite to Mayo Hut
7 months ago

Day 5 – Red Range Campsite to Mayo Hut

After an unrelentingly undulating Day 4, the comparatively even 17-kilometre stretch from Red Range Campsite to Mayo Hut was just the ‘rest’ my exhausted legs were screaming for. I spent the …
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Day 6 – Mayo Hut to Hawker
7 months ago

Day 6 – Mayo Hut to Hawker

Hawker, a quiet township billed as ‘the hub of the Flinders’, was going to satisfy my creature comfort cravings. Surprisingly, it took me until Day 6 to obsess over food. I’m …
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1 year of full-time travel, what have I spent?
1 year ago

1 year of full-time travel, what have I spent?

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Well, well, well. Here we are. 1 entire year of travel. I’m currently shacked up in a beautiful family home in the cozy Sydney suburb of Lane Cove, looking after yet …
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Budget Accommodation
1 year ago

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Budget Accommodation

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You’re planning a trip. Exciting! Time to piece together something that resembles a travel budget. Flights, check. Activities, organised. Transport, sorted. Then we get to the pricey matter of where you’ll …
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