The Jordan Trail isn’t just a physical journey; it’s a testament to human resilience, a celebration of cultural diversity, and a reminder of the beauty of Jordan. My experiences along this trail have shaped me, pushing my limits, broadening my horizons, and instilling a deep appreciation for the world’s natural wonders and the kindness of strangers. The Jordan Trail is not just a success story in my life; it’s a story of the triumph of a country that has so much to offer.
2022 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the tragic and shameful flooding of Southwest Tasmania’s Lake Pedder for hydro-electricity in the 1970s. But the loss of the lake also inspired Australian conservationists to take action, and, notably, galvanised opposition to another proposed dam nearby: that on the Franklin, which was ultimately saved. And now, momentum is building to drain the dam and to restore Pedder to its former glory. Bob Brown, Christine Milne and Tabatha Badger look at the early days of the original campaign, the aftermath of the flooding, and the hope that this great wrong can be righted.
Japan isn’t all high-tech cities and quaint traditional gardens; the country’s natural heritage is equally stunning. That’s particularly the case in Kyushu, the southern most of Japan’s four major islands. Here are three beautiful areas in Kyushu you likely have never heard of, but that you should think about exploring.
Although it’s near cliche to mention now, it’s fair to say that many who visit Japan are drawn in by the promise of neon-drenched city streets, tech novelties, and centuries of traditions. But it’s time for the next frontier in Japanese adventure travel: a deep dive into the country’s national parks.
A team of Aussies and Kiwis head to the ice planet Hoth (aka Finse, Norway) for a two-week sufferfest in Hallingskarvet National Park. The goal is preparing them for an upcoming 1500km Antarctic expedition; as they discover, the gale-force winds, whiteouts and all-round burliness of Hallingskarvet proves a perfect training ground.
Photographer Eric Mulder depicts a magic stand-up paddling experience in picturesque Sweden.
First appearing in issue 157, this four-day canoe trip along Victoria’s Lower Glenelg River proves to be a lesson in logistics for Mark Daffey and crew.
Join Grant Dixon on a packrafting trip down Jane River and its three major gorges: Enkidu, Gilgamesh and Humbaba.