By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick (CEO) and Founder of Wild Women On Top Last week we talked about what to wear on a hike. This week we're taking about what to bring, including the fabulous tips and tricks Wild Women On Top have learned about gear from 15 years of adventures. Enjoy.
By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick (CEO) and Founder of Wild Women On Top "OMG, what am I going to wear?" This is often one of the first questions we're asked by Wild Women when they sign up for their first adventure.
What you wear when you go hiking is very personal, but there are a few hard-and-fast rules. Cotton is death. Try before you buy. Don't be lured by a sale. Don't shop online. Try it in training first. Wear in your boots. Yes, rules are made to be broken, and these ones sometimes can be. But below is a list of all your basic essentials as well as my top tips and tricks when it comes to hiking attire.
By Di Westaway | Founder and Chief Adventure Chick (CEO) at Wild Women On Top Fifteen years ago, I would have been horrified at the thought of doing my ‘business’ anywhere other than a private, sparkling, white, porcelain bowl. Now, in the wilderness, I think nothing of dropping my pants wherever I happen to be standing and doing a wee when nature calls. But periods are a different story, and I’ve had my fair share of embarrassing ones.
By Bella Westaway | Content and Engagement Editor at Wild Women On Top Teenage girls live in a world where reality is warped by Instagram filters and Photoshop, where friends look like models and models feel like friends. They exist in a society that values ‘likes’ and ‘comments’, ‘follows’ and ‘shares’, one where beauty is defined by brands that profit from your insecurity. So what does all this have to do with hiking? Everything. Because hiking can dismantle it all.
By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick at Wild Women On Top
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African Proverb
There’s a reason you feel better when you work and workout with a team. We often use the phrase ‘T.E.AM: Together Everyone Achieves More’ here at Wild Women On Top, but you don't only achieve more and feel happier with friends – they actually support your health.
Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick at Wild Women On Top and Coastrek
Despite what some people might think, I don’t sign up for big, hairy, audacious adventures because I like pain and suffering. In fact, my decision to take on adventure challenges is actually about avoiding it. It's about pleasure. It's about magic moments. It's about living a life that has depth as well as length.
Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick at Wild Women On Top and Coastrek Briiiiiiing. The alarm wakes me. Eugh. Already? It feels like only seconds ago my head hit the pillow. I press snooze then remember what motivated my early alarm. Oh… a sunrise walk. But it’s dark, freezing and rainy outside. Damn… Just a few more minutes in heaven.
By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick Wild Women On Top | Author of Natural Exhilaration
Have you ever returned from an adventure feeling flat? Had the old 'post-holiday blues'?
When you come back from the adventure of your dreams to a snoring partner or a screaming baby or an empty house, you can feel flat, exhausted and irritable. And it's not just you wish you were still exploring the Mediterranean or some mountains. It’s because you have a dopamine hangover.
Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick at Wild Women On Top and Coastrek I always start my day with exercise. Honestly, I love it. But then, as the day goes on, stuck in my office staring at a computer screen all day long, I often feeling like a caged lioness.
Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick at Wild Women On Top and Coastrek A glass of red, your latest book club novel and a snuggle up on the couch with a hot man, OR an adventure walk in the wind and rain with the girls? Which would you prefer on a cold winter’s night?
Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick at Wild Women On Top and Coastrek Do you ever feel flat, sad, mad, bad … or even lethargic, rushed, drained, stressed out, fuzzy, frantic, teary, chocolate deprived, sugar-obsessed or just plain fed up?
Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick at Wild Women On Top and Coastrek Di Westaway has shared with us her top 5 tips that have her choosing the outdoors over the temptations of tasty comfort food a glass of red and hours of Netflix.
Lara Lesigang | Lord Howe 2017 Wild Woman Lord Howe is Natural Exhilaration in its purest form! From the moment I spotted two turtles from the plane as we came into land, I knew it would be no ordinary destination.
Alex Willis | Digital Marketing Assistant Making plans for your Easter long weekend? So are we! This week Wild Women On Top has been quizzing our inspiring Coastrekker's and Wild Women about their favourite walks in Sydney...