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Meet Our Guide: Jacqui Donaldson

In response to client demand, GirlsTrek have launched some exciting new trail running itineraries for 2020. Jacqui Donaldson has come on board to help with training and guiding these trips. We love her for her down to earth approach to running, especially her attitude that anyone can do a trip like this. You don’t need to be an elite athlete! We quizzed her on her background in this increasingly popular…

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Meet Our Booking Manager: Ruth Leaver

Ruth is GirlsTrek’s longest standing employee. She has worked with us for over seven years and we rely on her to keep the GT machine running smoothly. Ruth has also become a very capable guide and has been on just about every GirlsTrek trip on offer. We spoke to her about why she has stuck with us for so long and what she loves about the GirlsTrek culture. How did…

Meet Our Guide: Suzanne James

A trip with GirlsTrek is not a cookie cutter experience. We are agile and flexible with a commitment to making sure that every single person gets the most out of their precious time out. We want you to come home feeling refreshed, with a sense of achievement no matter your fitness level. This is where our highly skilled guides come to the fore. We spoke to Suzanne James about how…

A Very Special Customised Trip

GirlsTrek has always had a policy of catering for all levels of fitness. We pride ourselves in being able to make any trek work so when Emma Henderson approached us about the idea of taking her and a group of friends to Uluru we were delighted at having the opportunity to customise a very unique trip. Emma has spinal shock and is partially paralysed. She is able to stand for…

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Stretch goals are the best workout for your resilience muscle

We all strike times in our life that we would rather do without. Episodes, situations, events or any other euphemism you choose to refer to those times in your life that quite frankly, absolutely “suck the big one”. Our angle to cope differs but the one thing we all have in common is the need for a good dose of resilience. My theory on coping preparation is we are best…

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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…