Category - Destinations

Simple living is the hardest thing to do – Or is it?

Simple living in the mountains   Alone in a hand-built log cabin deep in the Canadian mountains, I’m sitting here pondering life.   It took a lot of effort to physically get here, and right now life is pretty sweet...

13 Photos that will make you want to visit Alaska

The gem of the north, the final frontier, the land of the hunky lumber jack fisherman… Ok so that last one isn’t an official tourist board attraction but it’s definitely one of my favs! Mmmm men in plaid and...

Learning to snowkite in Alaska at SnowKite Base Camp

Snowkite in Alaska   I’ve never really wanted to kiteboard. In fact until now, I’ve actively avoided it. You see, it’s the idea of being dragged out to sea by a kite, left helpless and bobbing in Australia’s shark...

10 lessons to be learnt from Japanese culture

Opening my eyes to Japanese culture It’s been a great pleasure living in Japan the last three months. I have worked as a backcountry snowboard guide on the north island of Hokkaido (population 5.4 million). The Japanese...

The Rip Curl girls drop a sweet video from Indonesia

Surfer girls stuck in reception The Rip Curl search is all about getting out there. Alana Blanchard, Nikki Van Dyke and new 2016 world champion (legend) Tyler Wright went on a girls trip to Indonesia. And they scored. And got...

Buying a surfboard in Lima Peru

Game on. You’ve just arrived in Peru and ahead of you is the not-so-fun task of finding a surfboard (or fun if you like trailing cities for toys). Perfect, uncrowded, left had point breaks await. You froth with anticipation...

The mecca of spring skiing- Arapahoe Basin, Colorado

  Rather tired from hiking and broke from my addiction to heliskiing, I traveled back through Colorado in search of some late season resort, spring-time skiing. Arapahoe Basin boasts one of the longest seasons in North...

Tailgate Alaska – 10 must have survival items

Tailgate Alaska Survival It’s my first year at Tailgate Alaska, a 10-day winter festival in the parking lot at the top of Thompson Pass. Thompson Pass is the snowiest place in Alaska and the connecting roadway between...

Win a cat skiing trip to Iceland for 2 people!

  Win flights, accomodation, 3 day ski pass, 1 day North-Iceland ski pass, cat skiing & Northern Lights tour for 2 people! – Closes midnight April 17th     Team America or Team Europe, who did it best...

Revelstoke, Canada – It’s as good as everyone says!

  It started in 2004. Tales told by my Whistler snowmobile friends: stories of endless terrain, bottomless pow, a lack of people and a small logging town with a cool, chill local vibe. My fascination with Revelstoke Mountain...

Brighton Resort Utah – The gem of Big Cottonwood Canyon

Brighton Resort is nestled up in Big Cottonwood Canyon, about a 40 minute drive outside of Salt Lake City. One of the 9 resorts within one hour of Salt Lake City, it stole the show for me. Being a snowboarder, I can’t ride at...

Kate Shengeliya skates the streets of Moscow (video)

Kate Shengeliya girl annihilates the streets of Moscow, dropping stairs, 360 flips and other mind blowing tricks with serious style.   Kate Shengeliya can skate!     Header photo by Даниил Колодин    

10 things you must see and do in Hakuba Japan

Konnichiwa! This winter has not started great snow-wise, this season in Hakuba. So putting my snowboard aside, I went out to enjoy all the great local treats in and around Hakuba. Lucky for me I’ve spent the last...

Getting skunked – Waiting for snow in Hakuba Japan

So here we are. Stop 1 of the 10 month shred adventure and cabin fever has already made an uninvited appearance. I wasn’t due to meet the ole cabin fever until potentially March, during a month in Alaska, waiting to put the...

My top 5 surf spots outside of Sydney

  Summer has arrived and so have the crowds. If you have the means to do so, I recommend getting out of Sydney and exploring the surrounding coastline. There you will find less crowded waves, beautiful clear water and...

11 More Funny Signs From Japan Ski Resorts

Signs from Japan that make no sense! After the success of our previous post 17 Funny Signs From Japanese Ski Resorts, I received so many photos from ski resorts all over Japan that I had to do another post. So here are more...

AK Girls Way: How the girls shred Alaska

How the girls shred Alaska – in loving memory of Liz Dayley   Episode 6 from Patagonia’s #Find_Away series is dedicated to the memory of Liz Daley, who was lost to an avalanche in Argentina a few months after...

17 Funny signs From Japanese ski resorts

Japan is known for its amazing light, fluffy powder snow. But ask anyone who has done a trip there and no doubt they will crack-up reminiscing over the eloquent spelling and communication of: directions, commands, instructions...

Why go surfing in Sri Lanka?

Surfing in Sri Lanka – Guest post by Sarah O’Brien   Last year I went to Sri Lanka to surf with my best mate. Before we left, everybody teased us that due to it being off-season, we weren’t going to...

10 Epic Reasons to Move to New Zealand

  Aotearoa- The land of the long white cloud; one of the remotest island on earth, so quirky that they even have their own official sign language. It is an island nestled deep in the South Pacific, right by in the...

That One Day: Surf, snowboard and skate in one day

Ever dreamed you could surf, snowboard and skate in one day?   We are only limited by our own imagination and where our priorities lie in life. There is a huge world out there with so much fun to be had and if you want to...

Top 5 Waves : Australia’s East Coast

Australia is often referred to as ‘The Lucky Country’ and there are plenty of reasons why that is true.   We have killer waves. Like ‘heaps’ of them. HEAPS! The coastline is peppered with all kinds of...