Posts Tagged "Solo Travel"

Some Stuff “About Me”

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in About Jane, Courage for travel, Inspiring Women, Solo Travel | 2 comments

Some Stuff “About Me”
The smorgasbord of life called Jane St Catherine from a secure suburban existence. Leaving her husband and an office job, she set off on an old 250cc trail bike to ride around the world. With determination, persistence and courage she has overcome many challenges. University educated and continually learning from diverse experiences, Jane has
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Around the world on an old XL250?

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in About Jane, Courage for travel, Inspiring Women, Solo Travel | 0 comments

Around the world on an old XL250?
Wed 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 to see it. Everyone in it is a real person, who has been a part of ABC Open, either as the subject of a story, the creative force behind it, or both.

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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 own)?
Does your courage grow as you allow yourself to be vulnerable?
Is it vulnerability, fear or both that prevents you from going after your dreams?

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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 and decided to make a game of saying the name of each item in English as I picked it up. Grandma repeated after me in English and then said the name of the same item in German and I repeated after her. By the time we’d gone through all the bowls, plates, cups, spoons, forks etc as well as the cupboards and drawers we put them into, we were in stitches.

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