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  • IMG_3484 Dan’s Cycle Tour of the South Island 7 February, 2015 - Cycle touring around New Zealand’s South Island – what could possibly be more beautiful, more romantic, more … painful. If you work at a desk, breaks are enforced; if you sit for ten hours on a plane you’re supposed to wear special socks. And yet there I was taking … More
  • CCF17022013_0003 Surfing Lake Titicaca 6 December, 2013 - There was something not quite right about the ground. A worrisome irregularity underfoot which encouraged us to tread carefully, lest we somehow negotiated ourselves into peril. We were on an island, albeit barely the size of a rugby pitch, yet it felt like we were springing our way through … More
  • Kootenay Plains, Canada Adventure Showcase 2013 – Persistence Pays! 22 January, 2013 - Another year has rolled quickly by, and it is once again time for one of our favourite events – our annual Adventure Showcase. Previous years have seen an exciting mix of gear demonstrations, presentations, and testing opportunities and this year promises to offer just as much – and more! … More
  • threshold_mg_82801 Threshold of a Lost World 12 September, 2012 - Jarrad Barnes is has been fascinated by South America ever since he was about 4, when he saw a picture of Peru on Playschool one afternoon. He recently completed his BA in Spanish and Latin American studies, and is back working for Trek & Travel to finance his next … More
  • Eensie-weensie teeny weenie...green stove. Tec-splenations: Stoves 8 June, 2012 - “Some days I would go without any fire at all, and eat raw frozen meat and melt snow in my mouth for water.” –Buffalo Bill How easy it would be to start off with a panegyric about how modern stoves have revolutionized camping life forever, and wouldn’t old Buffalo … More
  • uphill_madness_huayna-potosi-4-001 Uphill Madness 1 March, 2012 - Dan Slater is the assistant manager at Trek & Travel.  In his spare time, he enjoys chronicling his adventures and has even written a book about them: This is Not a Holiday. He is a confirmed dromomaniac with an abiding partiality for chocolate milk. I hunkered down, silently admiring the curvaceous … More
  • Star wars_5 copy Touring Tatooine & the Jungland Wastes 27 February, 2012 - Dan Slater is the assistant manager at Trek & Travel.  In his spare time, he enjoys chronicling his adventures and has even written a book about them: This is Not a Holiday. He is a confirmed dromomaniac with an abiding partiality for chocolate milk. When you think ‘Tunisia’, what comes to … More
  • sri_lanka_deleaching-stop-sri-lanka_reduced Hiking Sri Lanka 9 February, 2012 - Lizzie Lowe has been playing in the outdoors her whole life. Some of her notable accomplishments so far are conquering Mt Kilimanjaro and hiking the Overland Track in Tasmania.  In between studying for her Masters at the University of Sydney she works at Trek & Travel and dreams of walking the … More
  • tigrayan-rock-stairs1_reduced Tigrayan Rock 25 January, 2012 - Dan Slater is the assistant manager at Trek & Travel.  In his spare time, he enjoys chronicling his adventures and has even written a book: This is Not a Holiday. He is a confirmed dromomaniac with an abiding partiality for chocolate milk.  You’ve never heard mass in a church like this … More
  • tech-splen2_thermarest_cutaway_with_coin1 Tec-splenations: Sleeping Mats and R-value 11 November, 2011 - When we leave our comfortable, springy mattresses at home and venture into the great outdoors, finding a suitable replacement is a pretty high priority–or should have been, as we soon discover during our first night! While sleeping on a bed of pine needles or leaves has its charms, they … More