Episode 18 - Karijini Adventures

June 11, 2018

With the peak Karijini National Park visitation period upon us, we are joined by Alissa (the other half of The Long Way's Better) to discuss what goes into a road trip up to Karijini National Park, the various hikes that you can do while you're there and what to expect in terms of accommodation, facilities and adventures. 

If you're planning a trip to Karijini then this is essential listening as Don and Alissa talk about their experiences and what they thought of this iconic part of Western Australia, located in 1400km north of Perth.

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Episode 17 - Bibbulmun Track Events with Steve Sertis

May 30, 2018

Joining us for a return visit is Steve Sertis from the Bibbulmun Track Foundation to talk about the events calendar that the foundation runs, his latest trip to Nepal and also a few stories from his time as Lead Guide. It's always great to have Steve on the podcast and as you can tell by the length we had a fun time talking trails.

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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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