Walking & Writing

Sep 292017
 
The Soul Longs to Grow - why writing won't leave you alone until you do it

“Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace.” Amelia Earhart   There is a calling within you to write. You know it. You long to tend to it. You ignore it. You are not alone. In more than three years on The Write Road this I have learned: just about every human being [read more …]

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Sep 072017
 
The Voices in Your Head - why writing can make you brave

“The longing is the path.” Anna Davidovich   There’s nothing like a long walk to get to know the voices in your head. It’s hilarious really . . . until you realise those voices are shaping every moment of every day of your life. Some years ago, I walked across Italy and through the Balkans. [read more …]

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Mar 302014
 
Great Ocean Walk - walking the wild

Where to stop Do you need a map? Logistics – where to stay and how to get to and from the track Is the GOW difficult? The PDF GOW: the forest’s own voice It’s not easy to find information about the Great Ocean Walk, the 106 km track that hugs Australia’s southern coastline known to [read more …]

Dec 032013
 
LESSONS OF THE ROAD: El Camino tips

  People are often surprised, reeeeally surprised, when I tell them most people walking the mystical road across Spain – El Camino – are over 50. And even more surprised when I tell them most of those are women. The exception is during peak summer, when university students take their holidays. No surprises there is [read more …]

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Sep 302012
 
ALHAMBRA

I am a child; I am standing in the corner of the courtyard; it is dark; I am leaning into the shadow cast by one of two dozen stone columns; my eyes cast upwards; I am watching. I am watching the window above and across the courtyard . . . . . . for whom [read more …]

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Sep 292012
 
GATHERING

What is tourism but a gathering of selves from the dust of time? The pyramids. Uluru. Machu Picchu. Stonehenge. Places of attraction on Planet Earth that draw thousands daily and millions annually . . . for what, if not to awaken memories cast in stone, tune into vibrations of times past, steady modern lives with [read more …]

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Aug 162012
 
CROATIA:  WHY AM I DOING THIS AGAIN?

In 2007, Australian author & journalist Stephanie Dale joined her son Ben for the middle leg of his pilgrimage from Canterbury, in England, to Jerusalem. Her newly released travel memoir, My Pilgrim’s Heart, is the story of their adventures. EXCERPT: CROATIA: Why am I doing this again? We wake in the dawn light to the excitement [read more …]

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Aug 162012
 
CROATIA:  LIFE, THE COLOUR OF ROSES

In 2007, Australian author & journalist Stephanie Dale joined her son Ben for the middle leg of his pilgrimage from Canterbury, in England, to Jerusalem. Her newly released travel memoir, My Pilgrim’s Heart, is the story of their adventures. EXCERPT – CROATIA:  Life, the colour of roses We load up and hit the road, hoofing out [read more …]

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