Coming Soon – Brand New Hiking How-To Videos and New Look Blog!

Yay! I’m so excited!!

You know how they say that change is as good as a holiday? Well, I guess I’m about to feel as though I’ve had one big holiday, because there’s a whole lot of ‘change’ coming very soon.

If you follow the @Lotsafreshair Instagram or Twitter, you might have seen me and the crew oot n’ aboot (a loving nod to my Canadian friends) shooting new clips for the 2nd series of the Lotsafreshair – How To Hiking videos.

The amazing crew of Mark (Big Dog), Peter and I, spent an incredibly busy day up in the Blue Mountains at the end of 2013, putting down as many tips n’ tricks as we could in the time we had.

That's a wrap!

That’s a wrap! Big Dog & Caro – Butterbox at Sunset – near Mt Hay, Leura.

Thanks to the awesome guys at National Parks, we had some amazing locations including Pulpit Rock, overlooking the Grose Valley, and the Butterbox at sunset, out near Mt Hay.

And as they say in late night TV, ‘…But that’s not all!‘ Alas, I don’t have any steak knives to give away, but I am also working on a lovely, fresh new look for the blog. Well, actually, the lovely Cath from Phase Creative is doing all the pretty stuff and I’m super happy with it.

Lotsafreshair.com - New Design Sneak Peek!

Lotsafreshair.com – New Design Sneak Peek!

I’ve been frustrated with the existing design, as I didn’t feel the design allowed enough topics and content on the screen. So we’ve been working on moving from WordPress.com to WordPress.org (the bloggers amongst you will know what that all means!), and using this renewed flexibility to come up with a layout and design that really works.

And another sneaky look...

And another sneaky look…

The great news is that the design phase is nearly complete, and now it’s just down to the developing and coding side of things… oh you amazing, mighty, Web Princess of the dark arts of < and >. I am not worthy!  So no launch date yet for the new blog design, but you will start seeing the new videos over the coming weeks… YAY!!!

I’d love to hear what you think about the teaser video and any thoughts on what types of videos you’d like to see in the future. Please drop me a line below to let me know!

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Loving Australia

In my life, I’ve been lucky enough to travel and see many places in this amazing planet that we live on.

I’ve watched sun sets over lava churning volcanoes, walked endless steps along european cobbled stones and sat on ancient steps in the Holy Land. Cycled beside the greenest rice paddies, soaked naked under moonlight in a mountain spring and chanted amongst candles in a monastery.

But nowhere speaks to my soul, like the land that is my country, Australia.

I love this promo produced by Tourism Australia. For the first time that I can remember, I’ve felt as though the people who are entrusted to promote my home to the rest of the world, have finally found it’s truth. The first time I watched it, I cried.

Finally, we’ve done away with cringe-worth, ‘Shrimps on the Barbie‘ or ‘Where the Bloody Hell are Ya’s?‘. Someone has stopped trying to be smart or clever, and instead have just shown our country as it is and the wonder of it all.

Thank you Tourism Australia. Thank you Director, Sean Meehan and thank you DDB Sydney, for uncovering the truth.

How do you feel about the way that your country is promoted?