International Volunteering? The Underground Guide

Underground guide to international volunteering

Tweet Ok, so international volunteering is bit “off topic” for a hiking blog…. We understand that,  but please take a minute to read why we are reviewing this new eBook –  International Volunteering? The Underground Guide by Kirsty Henderson. We are in our early 50’s and looking at different options to full time work in […]

Trekking Fansipan – a stroll to the top of Vietnam

Carpet of clouds - Mt Fansipan - Vietnam

Tweet Have you ever thought about some trekking in Vietnam, say hiking up Mt Fansipan? Does the thought of a challenging adventure trip appeal to your masochistic tendencies? Andy Engelson  a writer and editor who lives in Hanoi, Vietnam recently summited Mt Fansipan. He wrote it up on his blog Only Ok and it is […]

3 Best Kept Travel Secrets – You have to walk there of course!

Barn Bluff in snow - Overland Track Tasmania

Tweet We were invited to join a project being run by Tripbase.com to share our 3 best kept travel secrets, and being  hiking types, we have chosen three special place that  you, and the readers at Tripbase may enjoy.  They are all in Australia and cover a wide variety of environments across three different States. A […]

Walk a mile in Clayton Kessler’s shoes – a wild Canadian life

Snow over garage

Tweet In this post we continue our interview series with interesting outdoors people from around the world. We present to you Clayton Kessler, a Canadian back country man and outdoor blogger. Reading Clayton’s extensive answers brings to mind “boy’s own” adventures of growing up with a life of squirrel hunting, life on the “range”, building […]

Thorsborne Trail – Don’t climb the waterfalls!

Swimming Hole - Mulligan Falls - Hinchinbrook Island

Tweet Thinking of hiking the Thorsborne Trail on Hinchinbrook Island? Looking for a tropical hike with beautiful scenery, fantastic swimming and beautiful beaches? Want to enjoy a fantastic wilderness hike on a World Heritage Island? If you want to hike out rather than be taken to hospital by chopper then DON’T climb the waterfalls, just […]