Trekking the Kokoda – What it’s really like

Trekking the Kokoda – What it’s really like

I completed the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea back in March of 2006 but was recently asked about my experience by a client. After much searching I finally found this summary of the trip – it was written to friends and family just after completing the walk and...
Walking the Wrong Way on The Way

Walking the Wrong Way on The Way

It wasn’t life changing but I can see how it could be. The camaraderie, the simplicity of life carrying everything you need on your back and trusting that anything else will be provided. The monotonous daily routine of waking, eating, walking, eating, sleeping forcing...
Challenge Accepted – Only the Carry On

Challenge Accepted – Only the Carry On

I feel a bit of a fraud writing this. Like I’m unworthy somehow in ways I can’t really articulate. It is probably self imposed but I feel pressure to be the travel expert I claim to be yet I have never done one thing which all great world travellers have done. So I’ve...
Packing for your First Trip

Packing for your First Trip

Packing for a trip is very subjective. You might think you need 3 pairs of undies instead of 2. You might be a folder of clothes and not a roller or scruncher and while everyone has an opinion it is really up to you on what to take and how to take it. Of course the...
Trekking the Annapurna Circuit

Trekking the Annapurna Circuit

“It’s the best hike in the Himalayas, you have to do it!” “It should be on everyones bucket list!” “Forget Everest, do the Annapurna Circuit!” These days there are so many Annapurna groupies that it has become just as popular as the Everest Base Camp trek (which says...