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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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Trips

World's Best Dive Job

sunfish.jpgAnyone interested in the 'world's best dive job'? It involves training to become a diving instructor in Bali - sounds pretty idyllic!

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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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Pura Vida Adventures

Pura Vida AdventuresWhat better way to rest and rejuvenate than yoga, surfing, good food and great company on the beautiful Costa Rican coast? If this sounds like your cup of tea, check out these amazing looking trips with Tierza Davis and her team at Pura Vida Adventures. Costa Rica is calling!

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Freya Hoffmeister

Freya HoffmeisterHow would you choose to travel around Australia? By bike? Car? Campervan? Freya Hoffmeister, a German sea kayaker, has made it her mission to kayak all the way around Australia, a task that has only been achieved once, 27 years ago. At the time of writing Freya is over half way around and looking strong - and this is her story.

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Jessica Watson

tn_130509solo001.jpgJessica Watson is not your regular Gold Coast teenager. She has decided to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world, leaving Australia in September 2009 and aiming to be home by April, 2010 while she is still 16. Good luck to Jessica and may she be an inspiration to many young girls!

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Wilderness and Urban Survival Skills

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While I was in Colorado for GO! Girls Outdoors, Lorene Wapotich and Mary Sweeney invited me on one of their Wilderness and Urban Survival Skills courses. Four other young women and I spent the weekend learning all about survival strategies, both mental and practical, that can be applied to the wilderness and everyday life.

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Julie Angus - Professional Adventurer

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Anyone who has switched jobs knows that it can be stressful and tiring. Anyone who has quit a job knows that it can put you under all sorts of emotional and financial pressure, and anyone who has taken up a new career knows that it can be very hard work, both daunting and exhausting. For anyone planning a career change, use Julie Angus as your inspiration! A momentous career change took Julie from being a Molecular Biologist in Vancouver, to rowing across the Atlantic Ocean with her then fiancé, Colin Angus. Interested? Read on!

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Alaska to Argentina by bike, with family

tn_Nancy in Jasper.jpgNancy Sathre-Vogel and her family - husband John and ten year old twins Daryl and Davy - describe themselves on their website as a normal, everyday family. If this is the case then they are a normal family doing an extraordinary thing - riding their bikes from Alaska to Argentina.

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Bass Strait by Windsurfer

tn_Allison windsurfing.jpgAllison Shreeve has made it her goal to windsurf across Bass Strait, one of the most treacherous stretches of water in the world. She also plans to break the speed record (currently 13.5 hours) and help to raise $100 000 for Coastcare while she's at it!

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