Standing on the beach with the sun shining and the wind blowing her hair across her face. We catch up with Olivia. She is out of breath and dripping sea water, but grinning from ear to ear. The typical scene after a kite-surfing session at Rosebud beach, Melbourne, Australia. At first glance you might think that this is a kite-surfer who has always been gifted at the sport. A natural from her first time on the water. That couldn't be further from the truth. Olivia tells us her story about how she comes to be standing here, glowing.Read More
Meet Emma Erwin. Emma started her running endeavors whilst at college. As a car-less student, Emma ran mostly out of convenience, and to escape dorms in to the outdoor fresh air. By senior year, Emma was regularly running 20 miles roundtrip to catch the sunrise on one of her favourite mountain spots near her college.
At 21 she hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. At 22, Emma ran her first ultra-marathon and got hooked to pacing long miles. Read her Q&A in the blog if you're a curious long distance wanderer too!Read More
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain
It is tough for anybody to commit the time and money to an adventure of a lifetime but, for some reason, women in particular find it far harder to throw off the bowlines – why is this? Clipper Race Adventurer Della shares her story on the challenges of adventure as a womenRead More
Slow travel is an offshoot of the slow food movement, which began in Italy in the 1980s as a protest against the opening of a McDonald’s in Rome. The slow food movement aims to preserve regional cuisine, local farming, communal meals and traditional food preparation methods. This cultural initiative has since burgeoned into a whole way of life known as the Slow Movement, which emphasizes connection — connection to food, connection to families and, in the case of travel, connection to local peoples and cultures. Lexi Connors headed to Europe to commence her 800km walk along the Camino de Santiago route. Read about her adventure on the blogRead More
The SS Yongala is an incredible tale in Australian history. A tragic story that has become one of Australia’s most renowned dives. Immerse yourself in the dive experience with She Went Wild Ambassador Sara Piper as she takes a dive down into the mystery of Yongala with Adrenalin Dive, in Townsville with Adrenaline Dive. Read on!Read More
Dulkara Martig is a 29 year old woman from New Zealand who has built a life around her love for adventure. She’s a passionate hiker, packrafter, sea and whitewater kayaker, mountain biker and light mountaineer. She has spent the last few years working all around the world as an expedition leader and a teacher in the outdoors. Most of her spare time has been spent embarking on long personal trips into some of the world’s most remote places.
She is currently on a month-long traverse of the Southern Alps in New Zealand with three other kiwi women, Anna Loomes, Inga Booiman and Tara Mulvany. The team of women are all aged between 27 and 29 years old and they have all spent the last decade working within the outdoor industry in New Zealand and overseas.
Dulkara is using this trip as an opportunity to share stories of kiwi women in the outdoors with the hope of inspiring other people, especially women, to pursue careers - and lifestyles - in the outdoor world. We managed to catch up with her a few days before they set out.Read More
Zion Lights, author of the book The Ultimate Guide to Green Parenting , is passionate about science communication and her mission is to bring research to life, put the magic back in to science education and give younger generations the best chance at fighting (and adapting to) climate change whilst enjoying and embracing the great outdoors. She shares some of her top tips to get the whole family out enjoying nature with usRead More
If your idea of a dream job involves living in a backcountry cabin and working amidst a stunning alpine landscape, then get your stoke on with the quirky short film Tanya the Hut Warden produced by Olivia Whitney. Tanya Rinehart is an avid mountain biker, trail runner, and rock climber, her experience in outdoor education and her craving to explore have led her from the mountains of her hometown in Colorado to living on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, working in a small Fijian village, and taking the Trans-Siberian Railway all the way from London to Beijing-- having plenty of fun and adventures along the way, of course. Check out 'A Day In The Life Of a Hut Warden' short film produced by Whitney Olivia within her blogpostRead More
This recipe is bought to you courtesy of Sam Quinn, Co-Founder of Woodfired Canteen – a Cornwall-based experience dining company. Hosting memorable meals in special locations, the team serve up creative, colourful food cooked over wood fire. Plates loaded with local produce are delivered to the centre of communal tables, where guests - elbow-to-elbow and deep in conversation - pause to devour wholesome seasonal menus.
Woodfired Canteen is based at Wheal Kitty Workshops in St Agnes, an old mine-works and engine house perched on Cornish clifftops; they share the site with awesome adventure brand Finisterre, environmental charity Surfers Against Sewage and Walters surfboard shapers.
This recipe is perfect for an alfresco feast after a Cornish surfing session.Read More
Fell Running, also known as hill running, is the sport of running and racing, off road, over upland country where the gradient climbed is a significant component of the difficulty.
You may start off cold, get hot whilst challenging vertical heights running up hill, and its likely to cool down up top... so what do you wear?! Rachel, a keen fell runner, has us covered!Read More
Jacqui has spent most of her life on the road and cannot remember a time when she was not either packing or unpacking. Her mother Dorothy first introduced her to Europe when she was nine years old – living in a Kombi and visiting a myriad of different countries and cultures.
Over the last 3 years, Jacqui Kennedy and her trusty CT110 called Mo have been traveling over 55,000 kilometres. “Mo is a 110cc ex-Auspost bike, top speed 75km/h on a good day and he steers like a washing machine,“ says Jacqui, “He has been a faithful companion and like most men, as long as you keep the fluids topped up, he is happy.” Read more about Jacqui and Mo's adventures on the blogRead More
Stuck on Christmas gift ideas this year? Check out our Christmas guides for the Sustainable Adventurous Trooper!Read More
Stuck on Christmas gift ideas this year? We have you covered. Check out our Christmas guides for the outdoor adventurer!Read More
Meet 15 year old Jemi. After a school trip, she started hiking and has since discovered an underlying passion for the great outdoors. Young, curious and most of all adventurous, read Jemi's contagious passion for the outdoors on the blog!Read More
The Clipper Race is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other. With no previous sailing experience necessary, it’s a record breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on a 70-foot ocean racing yacht.
The sea does not distinguish between Olympians or novices. There is nowhere to hide - if Mother Nature throws down the gauntlet, you must be ready to face the same challenges as the pro racer. It's a fair game and anyone eager for adventure is invited to participate. Hungry for more? Read about Belinda's experience sailing from Cape Town to Fremantle.Read More
Winters are a bit warmer up in Cairns and now is a great time for diving. She Went Wild Ambassador and DiveMaster : Caroline Laux @Adventure.days tells us about fluoro diving, a spectacular new way to experience the underwater world that you too should know about!Read More
Meet Thuc. A Sydney-based photographer with a lifelong affliction that the Germans call fernweh (a yearning for far-flung places) and an enthusiasm to live an active and exciting life. Inspired by big landscapes, heart-filled human feats and soul-shaping experiences. Through her phenomenal photography skills, she is able freeze beautiful and powerful moments to inspire you to dream big and live big, to chase your own versions of adventure and fulfilment.Read More
Most adventures start either with a dream or a disillusion, but for Cristina adventure opened its arms when she stepped away from life as she knew it, said goodbye to her partner at the time and closed the door behind her. Where she run to? Fast forward several months and we find Cristina on the Annapurna circuit, in Nepal. The circuit is rated as one of the most beautiful but strenuous high altitude climbs in the world - reaching 5400m. The mountains were calling me and I had to go.Read More
Thirty distinct Aboriginal language groups live in the Kimberley. Many of which date back over 40,000 years and are still tirelessly fighting to protect the land from the threats of industrialisation. The Wilderness Society of Western Australia has been helping protect and respect the rich culture of the region since the mid 1980s by advocating against fracking and legislature that would harm the land, and listening to the Traditional CustodiansRead More
She Went Wild Ambassador Sara Piper shares her tales of her latest Sea to Summit adventures. Curious to know more about Sea to Summits and why they are such an exciting way to explore a new country or maybe a new way to adventure at home? Read her latest blog, get inspired and get planning!Read More