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A Journey in the Wild Horse Mountains

The wild horse is like a mythical creature. Liminal; vanishing; in the world I grew up in – Europe – extinct. There was a species of wild horse there once, known as the Tarpan. Many native breeds trace their ancestry back to it, but the species itself was lost some time around the turn of the twentieth century.

So when I learned that for the past ten years, an organisation called Rewilding Europe has been reintroducing herds of horses to the mountains of Bulgaria, I began to dream of travelling out there to see it for myself. I decided to craft an adventure around the idea.

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Travel Slow

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 blog

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Life on a Postie Bike.. Around Australia

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 blog

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Annapurna Circuit : a journey from inside out

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. 

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Mountaineering for beginners: That time I summited Mont Blanc

In the infamous words of Doctor Zeus ' You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!”. 

In 2017 Jess Pealing traded office gear for mountain gear and set off for France to embark upon a mountaineering course. Read her story about part taking in the course, overcoming challenges and finally summiting Mont Blanc

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How climbing altered my perception of the world

Meet Christiane, one of two awesome rock climbers who travel the world scoping out new heights, crags and connecting with local climbing communities.

Christiane and Camilla are twin sisters. Who make adventure documentaries primarily about rock climbing. Over the past year they have vertically challenged walls in India, New Zealand and Australia, filming as they go. Read how climbing has influenced Christiane's life here

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Hiking the John Muir Trail: The Range of Light

The John Muir Trail passes through what many backpackers say is the finest mountain scenery in the United States. This is a land of 13,000-foot and 14,000-foot peaks, of lakes in the thousands, and of canyons and granite cliffs.  The trail is 211 miles long and winds through the famed Sierra Nevada. In 2016 Marylene embraced the challenge and shared her adventure with She Went Wild. Read more on the blog!

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Solo travel and dining alone

What is it about eating alone in a restaurant that makes people feel so vulnerable? Why is it when traveling alone we often hide ourselves away with room service or take out meals or choose “easy” things to eat when in front of others instead of ordering what we really want which is the burger so big it requires 2 hands and an unlocking jaw to eat. 

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