The benefits of having something to look forward to

There are so many benefits associated with planning ahead including increased feelings of optimism, a reason to feel grateful and feeling in charge of your destiny. A healthy sense of anticipation can also keep us motivated at work and get us through the harder days. Booking that holiday in ahead of time also means that you will actually go on holiday! All too often we ‘think’ about going somewhere but…

Why I love GirlsTrek: Jane Horwill

We’ve all heard the sage old saying that we need ‘something to do, someone to love and something to look forward to.’ This simple wisdom is pretty spot on and planning your next GirlsTrek fits firmly into the ‘something to look forward to’ category. Jane Horwill discovered GirlsTrek at a juncture in her life where children were leaving the nest. Having become accustomed to putting everyone else’s needs before her…

We Are Taking the Freaky Out of Trail Running!

How about coming trail running with GirlsTrek? At GirlsTrek, we know how important it is to have a goal to look forward to, the ‘twinkle’ on the calendar. Could a Great Ocean Road trail running trip be your next goal? Jacqui Donaldson, our GirlsTrek Trail Running expert, talks about the why she loves trail running and why a GirlsTrek trail running trip could be your next perfect girls getaway. When…

Choosing the Right Trail

When I was a girl, one of my favourite pastimes was lying on my back on a spongy bed of Couch grass in my mum’s extraordinary garden. Mum’s garden was nestled near the centre of a large-ish cattle property in central Queensland. On my back, I would bring one leg up (always the right!) and rest the ankle on my opposite knee. With my left forearm I created a ‘visor’…

Meet Our Guide: Melinda Russell

It is easy to get bogged down in our heads that have become cluttered with what can feel like an overwhelming list of worries, responsibility and emails to respond to. The good news is that a healthy way to counteract these ruminations and bring us back to a state of clear headedness is to switch off your phone and go for a walk – in nature. GirlsTrek guide, Melinda Russell…

Why you should take a hike in nature

It is easy to get bogged down in our heads that have become cluttered with what can feel like an overwhelming list of worries, responsibility and emails to respond to. The good news is that a healthy way to counteract these ruminations and bring us back to a state of clear headedness is to switch off your phone and go for a walk in nature. More than 50% of people…