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Leadership…and Hiking

Standard, July 12, 2016, samlcook, 0 Views 0 Comments
hiking mexico

Hey…remember when I trekked into the remote community in Mexico to check out the great work that The Hunger Project have been doing there? A big part of my involvement was going on a self discovery journey, and unlocking my leadership skills (who would’ve thought little old me would be standing up at the Australian […]

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Hiking / Bushwalking Essentials

Feeling Blah But Can’t Hike?

Standard, July 10, 2016, samlcook, 0 Views 0 Comments
Hiking Great ocean Road

You can’t turn sideways on the Internet lately without yet another article about how great hiking (and getting outside) is for your mental health – and health overall. Which is all well and good, and something I happen to wholeheartedly agree with – BUT – what happens when you have those times that you can’t […]

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Day Hike / Bushwalk

Mount Macedon: Winter Perfection

Standard, June 24, 2016, samlcook, 0 Views 0 Comments
MRWT

An easy drive from Geelong (or Melbourne), Mount Macedon is well worth a trip down the highway. It’s a real treat for hiker’s here – the 30km Macedon Ranges Walking Trail (MRWT) is easily broken up into smaller day walks for people of many different levels of fitness, including kids and families. Apart from around […]

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Day Hike / Bushwalk

The Otway’s – Spoilt For Choice!

Standard, June 13, 2016, samlcook, 0 Views 0 Comments
Otways

The Otway’s and the Great Ocean Road are well known (and loved) the world over – and for good reason.   From the stunning coastal towns of Lorne, Anglesea, and Apollo Bay, to the inland delights of Forrest, Birregurra and Pennyroyal – there’s something to keep everyone happy. As easy drive from Melbourne or Geelong, this […]

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Hiking / Bushwalking Essentials

Hiker’s: The New Breed

Standard, June 3, 2016, samlcook, 0 Views 0 Comments
geelong hiking

Gone are the days of putting on your thick brown woollen socks, your sensible khaki shorts (or zip off pants), plaid shirt, stiff leather boots, and heading out for a hike.  Blokey blokes with a thick beard (or particularly adventurous women), a walking pole made from a stick found in the bush, and above average […]

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Hiking / Bushwalking Essentials

The Emotional Benefits of Hiking

Standard, May 18, 2016, samlcook, 0 Views 0 Comments
bushwalking victoria

There has been a lot written about the benefits of hiking (and walking). It’s not just the physical benefits either. There can also be fantastic emotional and psychological benefits. I have also written about the positive benefits that hiking has had for me – here and here are two examples. This past week has seen […]

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Recipes

A Bowl Full of Amazing

Standard, May 16, 2016, samlcook, 0 Views 0 Comments
bushwalking in australia

This bowl full of amazing is so packed with goodness that you’ll be more than ready to conquer that mountain!  It’s also great to pack into a container and take with you on a day hike. The BEST thing about it, is that any of these ingredients can easily be swapped out for the things […]

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Recipes

Delish Extras

Standard, May 16, 2016, samlcook, 0 Views 1 Comment
bushwalking in australia

Tzatziki Once you’ve made a batch of this up, cover and keep any leftovers in the fridge.  I also love it on falafel, or in a gluten free wrap with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, olives, and halloumi. Ingedients: 1 Cup Plain Greek yogurt 1 Garlic Clove Hand full of Fresh Coriander Hand full of Fresh Parsley […]

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