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    By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick and Founder of Wild Women On Top

    Staying clean and healthy is an important issue when hiking, particularly in developing countries where you may be exposed to illnesses and diseases against which you have no natural immunity. When hiking in a group, there is a greater likelihood that bacteria will be passed around the group, so personal hygiene is critical. So, what’s the best way to stay healthy on a hike?

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    By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick and Founder of Wild Women On Top

    We know the people we spend the most time with influence our behaviour, but did you know that as much as 80% of our health is determined by our environment? Yep, who you hang out with can make or break your health, and, in turn, yours can make or break theirs... 

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    Do you think you're too old to pose in your undies in the middle of the snow? Perhaps you're too dignified? Too ladylike? Well, Di Westaway isn't, and this week she tells us why. 

  • Easter chocolate

    By the Wild Women On Top team

    Ooooh Easter. One of the only times it’s considered socially acceptable to eat chocolate for breakfast… our kind of holiday. However, like any holiday centred around eating not-so-nourishing treats, the Easter weekend can leave us feeling less than our best – lethargic and so full of buttered hot cross buns we can’t move.

    So how do we avoid feeling flat and fatigued while still enjoying the gorgeous traditions of Easter? Here are our tips…

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    By the Wild Women On Top Team

    If you haven’t yet got a fabulous adventure planned for the Easter long weekend, fret not. It might be too late to organise hiking around Auckland or surfing in Indonesia, but it’s not too late to explore the gorgeous wilderness that’s right on your doorstep.

    Here are our top picks for your long weekend adventures…

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    By the Wild Women On Top Team

    In 2009, 40 Wild Women walked 126km from La Perouse to Palm Beach, in the first ever Sydney Coastrek ‘Event Day’. We raised about $200 for The Fred Hollows Foundation. 

    Today, almost 4000 Coastrekkers will walk 30km or 60km from Manly to Bondi, raising $2 million to restore sight. Here's how we got from there to here.

  • Butter chicken curry

    Recipe developed by Di Westaway and Wild Women On Top

    This is the kind of recipe you eat on day four of a hike, when refrigeration (and hence chicken) is not an option. But it doesn't taste any less delicious for it. Using fish pouches and tasty butter chicken sauce, this recipe is sure to delight - especially after a big few days on your feet! 

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    By Erika Bates

    Looking for gift ideas for adventurous friends? Need a list to send to the people who ask you what you want for your birthday? We've done the hard work for you. Here's what the Wild Women team have on their wishlist... 

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    By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick and Founder at Wild Women On Top

    Sometimes I just snap. My inner moody bitch appears without warning, dumping on those I love the most. It usually happens when I’ve been deprived of real human contact, after spending a work-from-home day in my office/bedroom, alone with only my devices for company. Often I’m so filled with remorse I fly into my bedroom riddled with guilt, further driving myself from what I need most: connection.

  • Recipe developed by Di Westaway and Wild Women On Top

    This recipe is so good you'll want to make it at home, but we promise it tastes better on day three of a hike... 

  • By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick and Founder of Wild Women On Top

    Once you’ve been forced, by circumstance, to wee in front of other people, there is no turning back. In fact, weeing on the side of a trail can actually be quite liberating. 

    But public squatting isn’t the only wee-related lesson you need to learn if you want to be a hard-core Wild Woman. When you spend time in extreme weather wilderness locations, where it’s too cold, windy or dangerous to leave your tent, you must develop other essential skills to avoid both a frost-bitten arse and pee in your pants! 

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    By the Wild Women On Top Team

    So often we are drawn to the mystery of mountains miles away and trails that journey through the untouched wilderness of countries we have never visited. But here in our very own Australian backyard lie natural jewels that await our exploration...

  • Choc Chip Cookies

    By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick and Founder of Wild Women On Top

    These cookies are the most delicious choc chip cookies ever. They are best enjoyed with a cuppa on a clifftop after an awesome hike. 

     

  • Be my Valentine

    By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick (CEO) and Founder of Wild Women On Top 

    Dear Valentine, I hope you won’t think me rude, but given the incompetence of my past lovers, I’ve decided to give you some tips so you don’t stuff up your Valentine’s Day.

  • By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick and Founder of Wild Women On Top

    If you’ve had an indulgent January, join the club. It's super hard not to indulge when there’s so much to celebrate and so many mouth-watering treats within arms reach. If you’ve done too much lounging and not enough bounding, don’t worry. It doesn't mean you're bad, or lazy, or undisciplined. It just means you’re human. But it's not too late to turn things around. 

  • Work Mums Walking!

    By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick and Founder of Wild Women On Top 

    Phew. You’ve survived six weeks of fighting the kids off screens, off Maccas and off the couch.  

    So now it’s time to tackle that perennial New Year’s Resolution that fails: your fitness. It’s time to think about how the hell you’re going to make your health a priority this year.

  • By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick and Founder of Wild Women On Top 

    A summer long weekend can be a gorgeous, relaxing, invigorating adventure with family or a backyard barbie with a beer and buddies. However, it can also be a mission in child-wrangling and heat management, the long days feeling longer with other people’s obnoxious kids and boob sweat. Here are my top tips to get your kids outdoors this Australia Day so your long weekend is more play than cray. Enjoy!

  • By the Wild Women On Top Team

    There’s nothing like a good adventure story to inspire you to get out in nature and explore. Whether you’ve got an adventure already on the cards or you need some motivation to take the leap and make it happen, reading an adventurous book can excite and thrill you to action. These are some of our favourites.

  • By the Wild Women On Top Team

    New Year’s Eve is often a night to remember, for all the wrong reasons. The swarms of people packed in like locusts on the lawns of the harbour, waiting for a firework display that often lets you down. The inability to find a taxi, the crowded public transport services. Tired children, and even tireder parents. The hangover.

    But what if it didn’t need to be that way?

  • By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick and Founder of Wild Women On Top 

    I’ve just realised my New Year’s resolutions always fail. Nearly every single year since I was allowed out in the dark, I’ve raised my glass of bubbles (or tea, or tequila) at midnight on 31 December and wished for a fitter, slimmer, more fun version of myself. 

    Alas, I’m not a genie, and my wishes did not come true. 

    That’s not to say I haven’t, at various thrilling stages of my life, felt fitter, slimmer and more fun. But it wasn’t the promise of a new year that motivated me. Here's what did. 

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