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  • Discover,  Walk,  Walking Coach

    #60daystodiscover, makes me a Happy Hiker !

    May 2019 – Edition 2 – Halfway there I could never have imagined that a simple idea would actually touch and reach so many other souls. But it does and that puts a big smile on my face! The reason why I started the #60daystodiscover is really simple. I was at a point in life where I have set my mind to something but it wasn’t going as I had it envisioned. Being stuck and not really knowing where I was heading, I started going outside on short walks. In the beginning I was just doing it to enhance my fitness but soon I found out that it gave me…

  • Discover,  Explore,  Kruger National Park,  Walk

    A walking safari, the ultimate way to nurture your soul!

    I went on a 4-day backpack trail in Kruger National Park and did so much more than just recharge my batteries. Four days of walking in the African bush, with everything you need, stowed away in your backpack. That’s more or less how you can describe a backpack trail. Did you see many animals? That’s the first question everybody asks. Yes, this time (this was my second backpack trail in Kruger National Park) we had a lot of animal encounters. But you know what? It’s not only about that. It’s about the whole experience that makes a trip like this special. Don’t get me wrong, it is exciting when you…

  • Explore,  Kruger National Park,  Walk

    How to survive your first amazing walking safari?

    So you can go back on a new one 🙂 When I tell people, I’m going on a walking trail or, better known as walking safari, in Greater Kruger National Park I always get the same question… “Is it safe?” and my response is then:” As safe as getting on an airplane or getting in your car to drive to work”. But, when I answer this, I wonder if I am even telling the truth? I thought it was time to check some facts with an expert in this field. I had the opportunity to interview Brenden Pienaar, founder of Lowveld Trails Co. With more than 11 000 walking hours…

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    8 reasons why you want to keep a hiking journal!

    And why it can be actually fun keeping one 🙂 I hear you thinking… journalling, that’s just not for me. In that case, you definitely want to keep on reading! Already a fan of journalling? Then let me know if I missed something. I’ve never been the type that keeps a journal. Maybe too afraid that someone might read it. Haha, I honestly don’t know the reason why not, I just never did. By the way, did you know that there is actually a difference between a diary and a journal? I didn’t, up to know! Since it’s all very confusing, I’m just going to call it journalling, sorted. journal/ˈdʒəːn(ə)l/…

  • Kruger walking trails planning tools
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    How to plan your ultimate, once in a lifetime, Walking Safari experience?

    I’ll tell you all about it but, be warned, you might want to head out straight away 🙂 We are December 2017, a friend is telling me she is going on this 4-day backpacking trail in Kruger National Park (South Africa). I’m listening very carefully because I doubt what I just heard. Can you actually go on a Backpack trail in big five country? Fast forward to 25 July 2018… I’m sitting in the back of a game vehicle, realizing that I just completed my first backpack trail in Kruger National Park, already thinking on when the next one is going to be! How did I get there? A month…

  • Stunning sundown at the olifants Restcamp
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    Need an excuse to NOT go outside? I’ll give you 10!

    And one good reason why NOT to use them 🙂 Yes, you read it right, I’m going to give you 10 great excuses that you can use when somebody wants to motivate you to go outside. People like me will go the extra mile to convince you of all the benefits when you go outside. If you don’t know them yet, you can read them here. But, you are not here to know the benefits but you were intrigued to read about ways so you can stay at home! As I’m typing this, our first #60daystodiscover challenge is halfway. More than 250 signed up, 30 days later still 230 are…