Posts by deborah

Snap a photo of your accommodation

Use your smartphone to snap a photo of the front of your accommodation, maybe even the street sign or ‘drop a pin’ in your maps. When you want to return you can find your way back but also use to show a taxi or Uber driver so they know where to take you. You can…

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Water bottle hack

There are many restrictions on what you can take through customs these days, least of which is liquids. Doesn’t matter whether it looks as if the seal is unbroken, a bottle of liquid is a big ‘no no’! Which means planning ahead before you go through those magic doors of Immigration and Customs. 100ml is…

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How to pack carry on luggage

As I sat in the departure lounge waiting for my flight to Vanuatu, I started chatting to a couple in their mid 30’s who were heading to the same destination. I was going for six days. They were going for seven. After about a half hour of conversation, we started sharing travel stories and the…

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Skydiving over Torquay

Birthdays never seem to be special for me, so this year I wanted to do something very different so I took the bull by the horns and planned well ahead. It needed to do something achieveable, memorable, affordable and within a reasonable distance from home as I had no extra time off work to travel…

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Camping at Plantation Campground – Grampians National Park

My first camping trip to Plantation was back in the ’90s with a small group of students which included a week of bushwalking, rock climbing and abseiling. The weather was kind and the excitement levels were high as we explored the Grampians each day with the finale culminating in a day trip to ‘The Pinnacle’ where…

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Finding Frida

Finding Frida

Who was this bohemian, evocative artist Frida Kahlo, and why has she risen to such posthumous media popularity and commercialisation, over the last decade? Whether you’ve seen a ‘Frida lookalike’ flash mob in the USA, posters of her self-portraits or even tacky fridge magnets in discount stores, the Mexican born artist may either be on…

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Scottish doctors are now issuing prescriptions to go hiking

I loved this article so much I had to share. I certainly know that my cup is filled when I spend time outdoors and I know I’m not the only one. This excellent article expands on that. Scotland’s Shetland Islands are windswept and rugged, full of wide-open vistas, thousands of squawking migratory birds, awesome rock…

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15 Proven Benefits of Outdoor Education – Part 3

BHow to walk through mud

This is the third part of a three-part post on the benefits of outdoor education. So following on from my article a week ago, here are Part Three of the benefits of Outdoor Education. 11. A sense of community guardianship The beauty of Outdoor education is that it allows young people to see how they…

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Hot Air Ballooning over Melbourne

Everyone has a bucket list in some way. Maybe it’s written down, shared with a friend or just something you know you want to do in the future. I’m no different to anyone else and have things I want to do – big and small. Today I ticked off a biggie on my long list…

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Jewel of Mexico’s Underground

Jewel of Mexico's underground

As I bounce around in the back of a land rover on a rocky, dry track with a half dozen other adventurers, I’m reminded of previous trips into the Australian outback exploring sinkholes. But here in Mexico, it’s just a little different. A local man working for the landowner at Dos Ojos takes our 300…

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