Exploring Chernobyl's Exclusion Zone

Posted by Crooked Compass

Overgrown in a tangle of wild jungle, the mood is eerie. Items of personal belongings randomly catch your eye as you try not to trip on twisted tree roots. Rusty child bikes, the odd shoe or leather couch poke through the wasteland.

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Top 10 Experiences Every Adventure Traveller Should Have

Posted by Crooked Compass

Do you consider yourself a bit of an adventure traveller? By adventure traveller, I don’t mean bungee jumping over active volcanoes, or base jumping in Norway, but those travellers who really like to get off the beaten track, discover the lesser known, embrace local communities and customs and eat like and with the locals. In other words, are you a traveller that embraces experiences?

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Training tips for Trekking

Posted by Crooked Compass

An active trip can often be one of the more rewarding trips you take. You feel fit, healthy and often traversing landscapes by foot allows you to venture off the beaten track, interact with locals and see places few travellers can experience by other modes of transport. Not all hiking is hard core requiring mountaineering courses, crampons and ice picks. Not all hiking is at altitude and not all hiking is uphill. Our partner TrekFit Australia has shared with us, their tips for preparing for your

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