Robyn Davidson

In 1984, when I was 12 years old, I read Tracks by Robyn Davidson about her 2,700km solo camel trek from Alice Springs to the west coast of Australia. A trek of this size, across a vast desert, undertaken by a woman alone had never been heard of before in Australia. Now Robyn's journey stands … Continue reading Robyn Davidson

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2018 Focus on Inspiring Intrepid Women

This year I will write a series about inspiring women in the outdoor adventure scene, how some of them have shaped the direction of my own adventures and the enduring legacy of their experience, knowledge, strength and courage.   Over the next few months I will introduce you to the intrepid women who have specifically … Continue reading 2018 Focus on Inspiring Intrepid Women

Minimalism – More than having Less

In 1990 I left home with a guitar and pack on my back to work the harvest trail. In the last 27 years I tried "settling down" a few times without success. Even when i was married my ex and I worked and travelled extensively through SE Asia and the Pacific. I have been a … Continue reading Minimalism – More than having Less

Happiness In 20,000,000 Steps

Sometimes I look back but only to see how far I have come.   The Happy Walk was not just a walk to raise awareness about suicide prevention, health, happiness, hope and raising funds for Lifeline's 24/7 crisis hotline.   The Happy Walk started as the primary therapy in my recovery from suicide attempts, 3 … Continue reading Happiness In 20,000,000 Steps

+20,000kms

I have some excellent news! I have passed my 20,000kms solo milestone. It is a little bit embarrassing because I had been calculating the distances I walked alone in Australia and didn't add any international solo treks in Portugal, Morocco, Western Sahara, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, China and Japan (but not including … Continue reading +20,000kms

Conquering My Biggest Fear

Last weekend I faced my biggest fear - public speaking - and didn't die! It was an absolute privilege to be one of the speakers at the She Went Wild Women's Adventure Expo in Sydney on Sunday. To share the stage with some of the most inspirational and accomplished women in Australia was an honour. … Continue reading Conquering My Biggest Fear

The Jonesys

Lauren, Justin and Morgan are The Jonesys and they have just completed an incredible 1,800km trek on foot through the Australian outback.     The Jonesys did not walk with a support crew to wrangle their camps, keep their water cool and cook meals. Nobody travelled through ahead of them burying caches of supplies. They … Continue reading The Jonesys

A New Sponsor

From February to June I will be unplugged and offline, mental preparation for the final leg, so blog posts will be scheduled while I'm away. During this time I will be introducing you to my sponsors, the businesses who believe in what I'm doing and have generously donated in kind. Tonight I will start with … Continue reading A New Sponsor