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  • What to pack

    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.

  • Alpamayo gear

    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. 

  • Wild Blue Labyrinth

    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.

  • Girls in Greece

    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. 

  • Friends who hike together...

    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 Handstand Everest

    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. 

  • Wild Girls Peru2

    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.

     

  • By Wild Women On Top 
    When it comes to trekking adventures, the quality of your gear can make or break your experience. Below are six items that I swear by on any trekking adventure.   

  • Coaches Fraser

    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.

  • Samantha Page | Marketing Assistant Wild Women On Top
    This week I came across a blog from The Local Adventurer that made me want to pack my pack and hop on a plane… 

    Here are 8 hikes to put on your bucket list. 

  • Freezing Pose!

    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. 

  • Freycinet

    If you are lucky enough to visit this wonderful part of Tasmania, spend a few days and adventure some of Freycinet’s many walking tracks…

  • Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick at Wild Women On Top and Coastrek
    The first step out of a rut and into shape is thinking about it. 

  • Samantha Page | Marketing Assistant Wild Women On Top
    Hear from one of our very own, Nitu Gupta to see why becoming a Wild Woman may just be the best decision you ever make..

  • 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...

  • Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick at Wild Women On Top and Coastrek
    I hit ‘rock bottom’ eight years ago, after I realised I had to leave a dysfunctional relationship and survive as a single mum. 

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