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5 Utah national parks in winter

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 in National Parks, USA | 10 comments

5 Utah national parks in winter

On a cold and sunny day in late December I drove south from Salt Lake City to Moab, Utah, with my old friend Joe. It’s one of those American things I’d dreamed of doing – cruising along in a big, old Yankie F100 ute with mountain bikes in the back and a dear friend at my side, feeling like

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3 girls and a (not) bear-proof tent

Posted by on Oct 8, 2013 in Camping, Canada, National Parks | 14 comments

3 girls and a (not) bear-proof tent

Beth (from Texas), Abbey (from Kentucky) and I set off to hike and camp for five days in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada in the most glorious mid-September autumn weather. We set up camp at dusk by a beautiful tree-lined lake and read about bears by torchlight around the fire.   “Great” said Abbey “Randy […]

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Vulnerability and courage in solo travel

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 in Courage for travel, Inspiring Women, Solo Travel | 9 comments

Vulnerability and courage in solo travel

I love Brene Brown’s TED talk quote “vulnerability is our most accurate measure of courage”. I believe travel requires both vulnerability and courage. What do you think? Does it take a lot of courage to undertake a big journey (or any journey)? Have you felt vulnerable, alone or afraid in a foreign country (or your […]

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The Joy of Solo Travel

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Solo Travel | 3 comments

The Joy of Solo Travel

Have you ever had the opportunity to spend time with someone who speaks a completely different language to yours? I once spent a whole day with the grandmother of some German friends. Grandma spoke no English and I spoke no German but before long we were giggling like children. I helped her unpack the dishwasher […]

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Around the world on an old XL250?

Posted by on May 5, 2012 in About Jane, Inspiring Women, Solo Travel | 0 comments

Around the world on an old XL250?

ABC moment behind the photo vid uploadWed 15 Feb 20120 PreviousNext Video Credit: JANE ST CATHERINE Show map Have you seen our ABC Open ad on telly? Well here’s the story – and photo – behind one of the memorable moments from our 60 second TV spot. If you haven’t seen our ad, click here […]

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Transforming myself into a published author

Posted by on May 5, 2012 in Inspiring Women | 2 comments

Transforming myself into a published author
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