Tag Archive: Adventure Sports

Travel moments that sparked joy

When you close your eyes and think of your travels, those happy moments, those places that sparked joy, the smile that the memories create… where are you? Here’s where those moments take me:… Continue reading

Winter and Spring Snow Adventures

Nothing quite like fresh mountain air and beautiful snowy landscapes to give you a decent break away from city life. This winter I’ve been snowboarding usually at least once a month, few bouts… Continue reading

An Ode to the Snow

Oh how thee is so white. Oh how thee is so pure. Oh how thee glistens under bluebird skies above. The trails they leave behind are a minor scratch on your skin. The powder… Continue reading

Adventures in the snow

Nine years on and I return to a winter wonderland known as Mount Ruapehu in the middle of the North Island of New Zealand. It’s cold, white (and rocky) and exhilarating. When my… Continue reading

Travel Fears and Scares

Note: Probably don’t read this if you’re about to head off on a solo trip to a dodgy foreign country… read it when you get back. This month’s blog linkup is a goodie…… Continue reading

Snorkelling and sunset cruising along the Low Isles of the Great Barrier Reef

Calm seas, purple skies and heavens opening. This trip out to the Great Barrier Reef was definitely a good one to end my trip on. Clear skies aboard a stunning catamaran in the… Continue reading

Snorkelling in Upolu Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Situated on the Outer Reef region of the Great Barrier Reef, Upolu Reef is home to an array of fish, coral, turtles and other sea life. It reached up to 15m in-depth so… Continue reading

Cairns, North Queensland Australia: home to the Great Barrier Reef

In the true tradition of Easter in my world I did the typical thing and went travelling. This year with the Easter public holidays and ANZAC Day it meant for a cool 10… Continue reading

Crankworx Rotorua, 2017

From all around the world the BMX and mountain bike riders descend on the smelly (but lovely) kiwi town of Rotorua to enjoy the bush tracks on offer to riders… yes Rotorua is… Continue reading

Hitting the sandy slopes: A Top Travel Experience

77km/hr. Steep sandy slopes. Helmet, board, GO! Sandboarding is not for the faint hearted. It will test your fear of heights, fear of speed and fear of falling and injuring yourself. First time… Continue reading

Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia, Turkey

Waking up inside a cave to look out at sculpted stone mountains with colourful hot air balloons gliding between them… where in the world am I? Cappadocia, Turkey. Known for it’s fairy tale… Continue reading

Skydiving over Lake Taupo, New Zealand – A Top Travel Experience

What do you want to do for your 21st? Well back in the day my answer was, Go skydiving! I’d never done anything quite like it before and I have never been super… Continue reading

A Top Travel Experience: Paragliding through Slovenia

Running off a cliff strapped to a stranger, getting caught by the air and gliding through the sky with the power of the a parachute holding you above the ground. Incredible to say… Continue reading

Monteverde and Santa Elena: Cloud Forest of Costa Rica

Green trees and birds all around, this area of Costa Rica is a great starting point for any adventure in Costa Rica. Monteverde and Santa Elena are cloud forest reserves with a town in… Continue reading

Adventure sports: some of the best moments while travelling

Jumping from planes, running off cliffs, falling off bridges, pounding through rapids. Some of the most thrilling moments and scariest to make you know you’re alive and kicking. ‘This might be your only… Continue reading