7 Ways to Begin Living Adventurously

G’day Escapees, how YOU doin’? Can I call you “Escapees”? It’s a bit wanky, but can you dig it? Welcome to 2020 and summer time in Tasmania. It would be amiss not to mention the devasting bushfires burning in Australia at the moment. The scary thing is it’s only early January. The real height of…

See the Sky Dancing in Tasmania

Natural beauty is not limited to the forests, rivers, lakes and mountains in Tasmania. If you look up to a clear night sky you may also see the Aurora Australis. The Aurora Australis is also referred to as the Southern Lights. I’ve not yet seen the Aurora Australis with my own eyes.   I have been…

Going Overland (Part Deux)

Big Day Out This is our most efficient morning of the Overland Track so far. On the track at 8.45! There’s even dew on the ground on the way to Pelion Hut. We all know this day is going to test us in terms of distance and the spike going up to Pelion Hut. Managing…

Abseiling Gordon Dam

Abseiling Dictionary says: is the controlled descent down a rope. AJ says: going down a wall a long way on a tiny rope for the sake of it, paying for the opportunity. Bonkers really. Some people like to sleep in on their Saturday mornings. Not us. Not on this day.  Alyce, Justin, Rogers and myself…

Perfect Time for an Aquatic Adventure

There is now an image of Maingon Bay on my Joshua Vince (Tasmanian photographer) 2019 calendar. Why? The summer months have gone. The calendar has flipped to March. Perfect time for an aquatic adventure! Summer weather in Tasmania has not yet ended. So don’t be shy. March is often (even usually) the best month temperature wise.…

Take an Escape to Richmond

Richmond village is a microcosm of colonial times in Tasmania. It is the Tardis that takes you to 1829. My drive in the Escape Hatch across the Tasman Bridge from Hobart Town on a sunny Saturday last November, takes about 30 minutes, weaving through the grassy countryside passing the numerous Coal River Valley vineyards and farming…

Dark Tourism

Dark tourism intrigued me once I saw an advertised tour of the nuclear accident ravaged Ukrainian city of Chernobyl in 2008. I didn’t end up going, but always wondered how bizarre it’d be. What is Dark Tourism? According to dark-tourism.com, dark tourism is considered to be “travel to sites that are in some way connected…

5 Cool Things You Can Do in August

Hello folks, are you visiting Tasmania in August? Well done you brave soul. I like you already. So whatya gunna do? If you’re in any way unsure, I’m going to remedy that. 5 Cool Things in August 2018 Here are 5 cool things you can do to get the most of the month of August. 1.…