Sofia

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I’m Sofia, a Portuguese native, who, quit my job, packed 20 kg of my life into a backpack and moved to Australia. I have been fuelled by my new life to experience more adventure rather than settle, pursing even more my desire to travel, explore and being outdoors. This blog aims to inspire, intrigue and encourage readers around the world to travel further, longer and wider and also to share my passion for an outdoor lifestyle.
nocturnal bushwalk

Hiking under the full moon with your kids

Of the hundreds of bushwalks that I have done so far in my life, the night walks really stand out. Even the most familiar terrain feels and sounds different once the sun sets, especially if you plan ahead and know where to look. My own story with the dark It was the night of my […]

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new zealand

New Zealand Is The Cure For Everyone Diagnosed With Wanderlust

The Last Samurai; Avatar; Tintin; District 9; Zorro; Mad Max Thunderdome; Chronicles Of Narnia; King Kong; The Hobbit; Lord Of The Rings; and, weirdly enough, Australia. There is a reason why Hollywood seems to use the New Zealand landscape as its default backdrop and that is because it is absolutely, mind-blowingly, breath-snatchingly beautiful. Seriously, this […]

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melvin brewery scholarship

The art of giving back

Here’s an important lesson in life: no matter how tough you think your life is there’s always someone who has to face challenges that are even tougher than yours. It’s not only things that we take for granted like access to food, potable water or having a place to rest at night, but also the […]

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Japan Rail Pass

Japan Rail Pass Is It Worth It?

Japan has one of the world’s most extensive and efficient railway networks, with clean and comfortable trains, I’m serious! If you do any research on how to travel to Japan you will find most pieces of advice go towards doing it by train. So, before I left to Japan I wondered if I should you […]

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Preparing Yourself For Long Term Travel

When you book a once-in-a-lifetime long term trip, having the best possible experience is heavily influenced by the quality of your preparation. Failing to organise sufficiently will mean that you may lose out, both in your eventual travels and when you return home. Wading through the initial joy of arranging your travel so that you […]

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para kito

Does this really work? Para’Kito wristbands to test

There’s a dark side to island living – most of the time it’s all sunshine, palm trees and bikinis – but when the sun goes down, that’s when things can get itchy. You can’t avoid exploring at dusk in Australia– enjoying a drink out with friends, catching the sunset over a different headland… But when […]

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