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Kelly O'Hagan - Kayaking

Kelly O'HaganKelly is a kayaking enthusiast from Queensland, Australia who, after a late start on her paddling life, has embraced the sport with a passion and now instructs kayaking for a living. She works for an organisation called Kanu Kapers Australia and this is her story.

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Jill Ellis - Adanac Paddles

Jill Ellis Adanac PaddlesJill Ellis, owner and operator of Adanac Paddles, is a self declared "Jill of all trades". Jill has been a welder in the Military, a professional woodcarver, a champion black powder shooter and a web designer, but now she is a teacher and creator of beautiful, hand carved Greenland kayak paddles. Don't miss this profile! Jill has an amazing story!

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Ride to Work Day

tn_P3060226.JPGAnother year, another National Ride to Work Day. Here's my tribute to riding to work, because I couldn't make the Ride to Work Day breakfast because I had to leave early because I was...yes, that's right...riding to work. I call this tribute: Riding to Work is...

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The Woman's Guide to Boating and Cooking

The Woman's Guide to Boating and Cooking
The Woman's Guide to Boating and Cooking (The Bond Wheelwright Company, 1968) by Lael Morgan is a book from another era! The author spent two years on a thirty-six foot schooner and the book is a delightful mix of nautical and 'boatkeeping' information, written in the manner of a mid-century housekeeping manual. After chuckling my way through this entertaining and informative book, I decided it had to be featured on a GO! Girls Outdoors profile - so here it is!

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Outdoor Industry

Outdoor Industry Resources
Looking for resources to help you plan programs, companies and organisations that cater for women or organisations you can join? Look no further...

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How Not To Move

How not to move
A few lessons, learned the hard way, on how not to move thousands of kilometres.

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Priscilla McKenney

Patagonia 2003.jpgPriscilla McKenney has been both working and playing in the great outdoors for over 30 years, ever since the age of 16 when her family was fogged in on a sailing trip and Priscilla went ashore and met an Outward Bound instructor. Today Priscilla is a Program Director at GirlVentures and is currently conducting academic research in girls' outdoor programming. Make sure you read her story here!

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Books

Misadventures and Fishing Tales

Misadventures and Fishing Tales Misadventures and Fishing Tales is a small book of short stories all about that most unfeminine of activities - fishing! Kelly Bruning is a keen 'fisherlady' who lives in Michigan and shows, just like so many of the other amazing women on GO! Girls Outdoors, that it's possible to excel in a non-traditional sport. Read on for the review of the book...

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This is The Sea IV

This is the Sea 4.jpgThis Is The Sea IV is a sea kayaking DVD with a difference. Be warned if you have other plans for the week, because after you watch it you will be Googling away at work and dusting off your old kayaks to head for the water. Justine Curgenven has travelled the world looking for the most interesting, passionate kayakers to film and the result is this DVD, the fourth in the series. Click on to read the review...

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Surf Ache

SurfacheSurf ache, according to author Gerry Bobsien, is "a state of being where all one can think of is getting back onto the waves". Surf Ache is also the name of her new book for teenagers, which is reviewed here on GO! Girls Outdoors. You can also win a copy of the book! Read on for more information...

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No Ceiling by Heather Swan

No Ceiling by Heather SwanHeather Swan is a world record holding BASEjumper and Wingsuit BASEjumper from Sydney, Australia. No Ceiling is the book that tells the story of her transition from corporate mum to world class athlete and is a fantastic read. Heather has also offered GO! Girls Outdoors readers a discount on her book - details are at the end of the review so...

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Women's Adventure Magazine

Womens Adventure Magazine
Did you know that there is a magazine exclusively for women who love adventures? No, neither did I until I found them on the web and visited them in Boulder, Colorado. This is a magazine with a difference and well worth getting your hands on. For more information, read the profile on GO! Girls Outdoors!

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The Woman's Guide to Boating and Cooking

The Woman's Guide to Boating and Cooking
The Woman's Guide to Boating and Cooking (The Bond Wheelwright Company, 1968) by Lael Morgan is a book from another era! The author spent two years on a thirty-six foot schooner and the book is a delightful mix of nautical and 'boatkeeping' information, written in the manner of a mid-century housekeeping manual. After chuckling my way through this entertaining and informative book, I decided it had to be featured on a GO! Girls Outdoors profile - so here it is!

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