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Trek Afghanistan – The Movie

Bilbo Baggins had some wise travel words for Frodo….   It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to. I thought of these words when I anxiously set off to trek Afghanistan’s Pamir Mountains. […]

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Hiking Carnarvon Gorge, Queensland

Responsible Travel – Tips for Treading Lightly

Not so long ago, it felt like the average adventure-trip advert was aiming solely at an under-30 male adrenaline junkie who wanted to yahoo around without a care in the world. Awesome. Boy how that’s changed. For some people, adventure is still about that physical experience, but thankfully these days, it’s marketed more widely than jumping off […]

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Talking on the telly about cycling adventure travel

Six Bridget Jones Inspired Tips for Talking on Live TV

“Have you done live TV before?” asked fellow guest, David Flynn, Editor of Australian Business Traveller. We had both been invited on the travel segment of Sky News Business channel to have a powwow about our travel know-how; David was sharing his airline news analysis and (following the rise of corporate cycling) I was there to chat […]

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Happy St Paddy’s Day From Afghanistan

An awful thing happened to me during a pioneering expedition into the Afghan Pamir Mountains….I got all the way to the top of the 5,300 metre Showr Pass and realised I forgot to pack the Tricolour. Fact: The average Muppet isn’t naturally skilled at remembering vital equipment for expeditions. Luckily, photoshop came to the rescue. […]

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Discover the Heart of Burma by Bike

A Tweep recently asked me to sum up my recent Burma mountain-bike trip in one sentence. The question made me think about the heart of the experience, which immediately gave me the answer: “Everything aches including my heart” Biking the back roads of Burma, from mountains to coast, was a golden journey of copper sunsets, […]

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Mountain Biking in Burma: A Surprising Start

The motivation behind my trip to Burma was the usual desire to avoid the season to be jolly. Buddha’s “golden land” sounded like the perfect getaway from tinsel time when the  selfie-obsessed ‘glitterati’ paints the town with multi-coloured vomit splats spawned by a mix of alcho-gloop and George Michael’s nauseas Christmas crooning. Bah! I found […]

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