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I'm Riding A $450 Motorcycle Across Vietnam

Buying a $US450 motorcycle to ride across a communist country devastated by war with your own sounds like a great idea, right? I thought so. Here’s how you can do it too.


What It's Like To Adopt An Older Dog

A couple of months ago, Lara and I adopted an eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel and named him Rufio. Can an older dog really involve less effort and energy than a puppy? And can one integrate as fully into an active family? This is our experience.


How To Survive An Avalanche

Want to have fun in the snow outside a ski resort? Then avalanches are going to be a huge risk. Thirty-five people were killed by them in the US last winter alone. But, with a little preparation, a few gadgets and some basic knowhow, they can be survivable.


How To Not Be Really Annoying On Snapchat

What was initially a safer way to send the odd sexy photo has grown to occupy a very different social space. Where Instagram is for beautiful, aspirational images, Snapchat embraces silliness, fun and entertainment. It’s for sending your bestie the ugliest selfie possible; a totally adorable photo of your cat or a video of yourself in the mosh-pit. It’s fun, immediate and temporary. But there’s a snappy way to Snap and friends who don’t quite get it.

Here are eight annoying Snapchat faux-pas you can easily avoid.

Which Animals Are A Threat In The US And What You Can Do About Them

Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Do you really need to worry about animal attacks outdoors? Let’s look at the data and determine what you can do to fight them off.


How To Find The Perfect Sleeping Bag

The foundation for comfort outdoors, a sleeping bag is probably the most essential item of camping gear. But, they now come in a lot of styles. Mummy, rectangle, quilt, synthetic, down and backed or backless. Which is right for you?


36 Hours Of Glaciers And Steam In Iceland

I just visited Iceland for the first time! But, due to airport chaos, I was only there for exactly 36 hours. Here’s what I learned from my short trip, camping out on ice and dunking myself in the country’s steaming hot springs.


What It's Like Inside A Plane Crash And How To Survive One

Last night’s insane crash in Taipei got me wondering what it’d be like to experience such an event. So I talked to legendary adventurer Robert Young Pelton, who survived a very similar experience. Here’s his story and advice on living through it.


How To Travel Internationally For The Very First Time

Did you know that only about 30 per cent of Australians travel abroad each year? Beat the odds, get a passport and go see the world. It’s easier than you might think. Here’s our starter guide for the new traveller.


Every Single Trick To Make The Best Paper Aeroplane In The World

John Collins made the farthest-flying paper aeroplane in the recorded history of paper aeroplanes. He published a video on how to fold it in November, but that missed the key elements that made his aeroplane the very best in the world. He sent us this video that contains all the tricks you need to match his skills.