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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Galapagos Diaries - Day 1 - San Cristobal

Posted by Crooked Compass

Cruising in the Galapagos and getting my David Attenborough on has been on my bucket list since I first learnt of these enchanted islands. To visit one of the planets most treasured and unique ecosystems and experience intimate encounters with an extraordinary profusion of exotic wildlife, both on land and in the sea.

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Galapagos Diaries - Day 2 - San Cristobal

Posted by Crooked Compass

Peering out my curtains, a mauve sunrise greeted me. Arriving into Cerro Brujo, a breathtaking white beach, by wet landing (a wet landing is where you slide over the side of the side of the panga into the water, usually knee deep or so) and began a gentle stroll along the sandy shoreline which offered views to forever and amazing bird watching opportunities.

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