Month: May 2018

Hillary

Train with a group: it’s more fun!

We all know the saying ‘don’t just talk, you need to walk!’ Well, the good news is that when it comes to fitness it seems that training with others is the way to go. You are less likely to drop off on your regime and in my view, it’s simply more fun! The Department of Kinesiology at Indiana University did a study on this and found that people who work…

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Larapinta – Let’s go!

Are you a visual person?  Take a look at a few of the photographs captured by trekkers on the Larapinta trail.  You will be almost weeping at the breathtaking beauty – and I haven’t actually been there yet!!  It looks otherworldly. “It’s part moonscape, part movie-set,” says former GirlsTrekker, Lindsay Kasprowicz.  The trek through Australian landscape - made famous in the paintings of Albert Namatjira -includes creature comforts at the…

Japan

Why travel is good for your career.

At GirlsTrek we are constantly inspired the people we meet on our trips. Most recently I took a group of women on a nine day trek on the Kumano Kodo Trail in Japan. Walking and talking, as we do, I began to ponder what is it about a walking holiday that is so appealing to these women, many of whom will return to demanding careers. Here’s why we think it…