Wandering Kenzie

The One About the Deadly Spiders in Africa

Warning: not for the faint-hearted. We all know Africa can be dangerous. Beautiful, tick. Exciting, exotic, awe-inspiring – tick, tick, tick. And really, really dangerous. More people are killed each year not by lions – but by the hippopotamus! You don’t dare go to...

Dunkled: Walking the Grampians Gently

The Grampians’ Mt Sturgeon walk is like something out of the Hobbit; a tangled, gnarly, grey-green forest with mossy sandstone outcrops and looming mountains cleverly hidden between the trees.

Melbourne – Being a Hometown Tourist

There’s a delightfully varied texture to Melbourne, and not entirely because of it’s multi-cultural history, or it’s ongoing tug-of-war between being the home of the country’s best restaurants or Arts venues. One way or the other, Melbourne is worth taking the time to visit, to explore and discover.

How I Cured My Fear of Flying – And By Fear I Mean Terror

That moment when the plane turned into the runway, when the engines flared and the brake was taken off sent me into a dizzying spiral of terror. Rumbling down the tarmac my hands, white-knuckled, gripped the seat, teeth clenched like I had lockjaw. I knew I couldn’t keep this up. There had to be a cure.

How to Choose a Great Travel Buddy

A great travel buddy can help make your trip fantastic, providing more than just a bit of company and somebody to share the experience with. But knowing how to choose the right one isn’t so simple.


An Exciting New Direction

It isn’t the craziest idea I’ve ever had – but it’s right up there with hitch-hiking alone in the Canadian winter or wearing brand new boots and thin socks to hike down and up the Grand Canyon. In one day. (Technically, that’s two ideas, which totally makes my point.)

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