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Welcome to the new website!

Welcome to the new website!

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It's been five long years since our last website upgrade, and that's a long time in cyberspace. The newly-born pages upon which we once looked with pride all-too-soon took on...

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Dan's Cycle Tour of the South Island

Dan's Cycle Tour of the South Island

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Tags: Travel

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...

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Surfing Lake Titicaca

Surfing Lake Titicaca

Posted by Dan Slater on
Tags: Travel

 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...

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Threshold of a Lost World

Threshold of a Lost World

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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...

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Tec-splenations: Stoves

Tec-splenations: Stoves

Posted by Dan Slater on

“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...

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Uphill Madness

Uphill Madness

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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...

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Touring Tatooine & the Jungland Wastes

Touring Tatooine & the Jungland Wastes

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 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...

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Hiking Sri Lanka

Hiking Sri Lanka

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 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...

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Tigrayan Rock

Tigrayan Rock

Posted by Dan Slater on

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...

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Tec-splenations: Sleeping Mats and R-value

Tec-splenations: Sleeping Mats and R-value

Posted by Dan Slater on

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...

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We're getting Geared Up!

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Greetings, Trekkers and Travellers! Choices and size limits. They can be problematic, can't they? Suppose you're travelling by plane. First, you must carefully measure to ensure that your carry-on luggage...

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