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Author: Emily

Outback Roadtrip – Driving the Red Centre

We left the outback the same way we came in, along the hot, flat road that stretches from Port Augusta in South Australia 1,761 miles to Darwin on the North coast.  After seven days of driving through the red centre, we’d expected these last few hours to be tedious at best.  But the outback had other ideas. For a full six hours out of Coober Pedy we found ourselves beneath a canopy of clouds, each one discrete and perfectly formed.  They hovered like weird jellyfish, pressed uniformly flat against an invisible ceiling some way above the car.  The open...

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Hiking Wilsons Promontory

‘I can’t quite put my finger on it, but this hike really reminds me of somewhere we’ve been before.’ I stopped to look around.  Tree ferns lined the trail, luminescent wherever the sun touched them, damp as they met the earth.  This sombre, shaded place was a world away from the azure coastline we had sped along to get there. ‘Colombia’ I said, after a moment.  ‘The tree ferns – they look like banana plants.  And the heat beneath these trees is like the jungle, just drier.’ Somewhere in the forest an Australian magpie sounded out its melodious, warbling...

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4 South America Hikes to Inspire Your Next Adventure

What do you look for in a great hike?  Mind blowing mountain scenery?  A jungle adventure?  Something with a cultural twist?  Maybe you simply love the challenge, and where you find it doesn’t really matter. We spent nine months exploring South America, falling in love with thru-hiking in Patagonia and getting our sweat on in the Colombian jungle. If you’re after a continent offering everything from glaciers to ancient Inca ruins, this is the place for you. We’ve chosen 4 South America hikes to inspire your next trip.  We think they’re pretty amazing – let us know if you do too!...

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