Some pop audacious jumps as they hurtle down the final hill, others lumber across the finish line.
Byron Bay based writer and photographer Guy Wilkinson enjoys writing travel yarns themed around outdoor adventure, wild places and anything a bit out of the ordinary as long as it has genuine substance.
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The Mile-High City effortlessly combines outdoor adventure lifestyle opportunities with a thriving arts and culture scene.
Why Jasper in winter is the smart play: exploring Maligne Canyon
Effortlessly combining convenience with an offbeat charm, it's a pairing one seldomly experiences.
Far more than just a mountain biking mecca; Fort Collins is a thriving college town where art, the outdoors and brewing culture collide.
For some, the best ski slopes are the the ones with the fewest footprints.
Explore a fantasy world filled with castles, attractions and classic characters.
Soak your cares away at one of Montana's most historic properties.
In Yellowstone there's not a dull moment: Steam rises from vast plains of snow, thermal streams cut erratic paths and elk, bison and wolves roam free.
There's no doubt an Uber would be faster, less crowded and deliver me to the front door.
This is wild country, home to Canada's highest peak, North America's most diverse grizzly population and some of the world's largest non-polar glaciers.
Disney World's new attraction opens: Are we witnessing a bold new direction for the future of theme parks?
It's sleek, luxurious – yet doesn't detract from the experience of being in the great outdoors.
Here are 10 tips 'n' tricks for maximising a US Disney vacation.