Episode 16 - Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area

May 14, 2018

With Donovan now safely back on Western Australian shores we discuss his three month stint exploring the Gondwana Ranforests of the Australia World Heritage Area in Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Joining us for the first time to provide a different viewpoint is the other half of The Long Way's Better, Alissa, who regales us with some great Donovan stories. 

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Episode 15 - Mark’s Costa Rican Adventure

April 23, 2018

This episode Donovan interviews Mark about his 2008 travel adventure to Costa Rica that sparked his interest in hiking and confirmed his love of the outdoors. Partaking in a World Expeditions three week trip, hear about Mark's cross country "origin story" and all the trials and tribulations that came his way. 

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Episode 14 - Bibbulmun Track - Collie to Balingup with Steve Sertis

April 9, 2018

We continue on the Bibbulmun Track discussion with the next town to town section, Collie to Balingup. Joining us in this episode is Lead Guide and Events Manager from the Bibbulmun Track Foundation to share his experiences and offer a counterpoint to Donovan's opinions. One of the shorter town to town sections, Collie to Balingup takes you through some regrowth Jarrah forest and you get to see some of the first farmland areas on the track. 

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Episode 13 - Dream Trails and Hiking Movies

March 19, 2018

In this week's episode we have some fun discussing our dream trails both in Australia and Overseas. With no limit on money we pick five trails from each location and discuss why we selected our dream hikes. In the second half of the podcast we talk about our favourite hiking related movies and what makes us associate them with hiking (warning: spoiler warnings for all movies discussed).

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Episode 12 - Interview With Melina from the Perth Trail Series

March 5, 2018

Joining us in the studio for Episode 12 is fellow trail lover and enthusiast, Melina Mellino, Director of the Perth Trail Series trail running events to discuss trail running, being a trail visionary and what goes into running the Perth Trail Series. 

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Episode 11 - Donovan’s Vietnam Adventure

February 19, 2018

Donovan sits down to discuss his post Christmas adventures exploring the beautiful country of Vietnam and specifically his three day expedition on the Wild Tu Lan Cave Explorer. Taking in some of the best cave systems in the world combined with some tough jungle trekking, Donovan describes what it was like, how he fared and his experiences with Oxalis Adventures.

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Episode 10 - Bibbulmun Track Documentary and Helena Campsite

February 5, 2018

With the highly anticipated premiere of a documentary about the Bibbulmun Track and the people who use it we talk to the woman behind the project, Michelle Ryan from WalkingTwoByTwo about what went into making it and her love for the track. We also discuss the recent destruction of the Helena Campsite and the devastation of losing another campsite to bushfires.

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Episode 9 - Summer Hiking, 2017 in Review and 2018 Plans

January 7, 2018

Welcome to the first podcast of 2018 as we discuss some great tips for hiking in summer, how our 2017 hiking adventures went and what we both have planned for 2018. 

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Episode 8 - Rottnest, Q&A and Christmas Ideas for Hikers

December 18, 2017

In Episode 8 we discuss the hiking trail network on Rottnest Island, the Wadjemup Bidi, answer some more questions that have come through on the email and talk about some Christmas present ideas that you can get hikers this holiday season.

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Episode 7 - Interview with Rod Annear (Assistant Director of Visitor Services, Parks and Wildlife Service)

December 3, 2017

In our seventh episode, we interview Rod Annear (the Assistant Director of Visitor Services at the Parks and Wildlife Service) and ask him about his Munda Biddi adventures, what happened to the proposed multiday hike in Fitzgerald River National Park, his appearance on Karri FM radio and the future of trail development in Western Australia. 

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