Wine O’clock: Fox Creek Wines, Barossa Valley

Just a short bike ride off the Shiraz Trail in McLaren Vale lies this wonderful winery gem. Originating from a group of doctors and their wives, the families have created some fabulous award-winning Shiraz.

Tour du Mont Blanc, France/Switzerland/Italy

I never thought that I would be the type to take a guided tour across three countries in seven days, but hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB), with Utracks and my friend Caro, was a nature-filled, active way to experience some of the most beautiful mountains and valleys that Europe has to offer- as…

Wine O’Clock: Tscharke Wines, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Just a short drive (or a nice bicycle ride) from Tanunda (the main township of the Barossa Valley), lies Tscharke wines. Owned by Damien and Eva Tscharke, the wine and vineyard shows uses sustainable practices to produce quality wine, at very affordable prices. Visiting Tscharke’s Place cellar door is a real delight, the building itself…

Uluru Base Walk, Northern Territory, Australia

Sure, you may be able to get a 360 degree view of Uluru on Google Maps now, but nothing beats heading to the Red Centre of Australia to see this amazing natural formation up close, and while you’re at it, walk around it’s base.

Hong Kong Trail, Hong Kong

Whoever would have thought that in the middle of one of the world’s most densely populated cities lies an oasis in the hills which contrasts nature with the city scrapers?  The Hong Kong  Trail is a 50 kilometre walking route which passes through the five country parks on Hong Kong island. A great way to…

Reykjadalur Trail, Iceland

Forget the Blue Lagoon, if you are looking for a lesser known place to submerge yourself in the geothermic waters of Iceland, look no further. Just a 45 minute drive from Reykjavik lies the town of Hveragerði which houses a valley teaming with geothermal activity called Reykjadalur (“Smokey Valley”).This valley is a beautiful hiking area and…

Mount Oberon Summit, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria

The walk to the summit of Mount Oberon is a must when visiting Wilsons Promontory National Park. The area, also referred to as Wilsons Prom or “The Prom”,  this national park is located is located at the southernmost tip of mainland Australia,  240 kilometres south east of Melbourne

Lone Wolf: Top multi-day hikes to start your solo adventures

Is your New Year’s resolution to work on your health? Getting back to nature and exploring it by foot can be a great way to spend a weekend, or even an extended period of time. A lot of people ask me about multi-day hiking and how they can get into it- especially as a solo…

‘Cheap and Easy’: Campfire Damper

Damper: such a classic Aussie camping recipe and what better way to do it than on a campfire. It’s so cheap, easy, tasty and versatile. I love having it with some fried eggs, smoky cheddar and relish, but it’s always delightful to pair with golden syrup- a la Primary School camp. 

Wine O’clock: The Shiraz Trail, McLaren Vale, South Australia

The Shiraz Trail is a 7km stretch of shared path (i.e. for pedestrians and cyclists) that stretches from McLaren Vale to Willunga and is part of 37km Coast to Vines Rail trail- a historic steam train line that graced the region about 40 years ago. This stretch of the trail offers a backbone for a…