Adventure Articles

Diving with the Great White

June 04, 2012
There is nothing quite like the exhilarating rush you feel, as you duck under the water within the safety of the cage, and see a massive, streamlined head gunning towards you, razor teeth bared in a menacing smile as the great white crashes his head against the steel bars, sending sharp rattling...

Homeward Bound

December 09, 2011
Update 5: Leaving Ushaia we took a scenic drive along the Beagle Channel to Estancia Harberton founded in 1886 as the first estancia on Tierra del Fuego and the island´s oldest house - still in use by the current owner, direct descendents from the founders. We were searching for Canadian (said...

Patagonia and the land of Fire

November 08, 2011
Update 4: We reluctantly left San Martin de Los Andes, we had a great time here and stayed in the best cabanas ever - Amenecer Andino. Here we met Gisella and her other half Santiago who has offered to purchase our car (Goldilocks) in December when we return to BA. We headed for the seven and...

Brown to green with pisco in between

October 11, 2011
Update 3: Our journey continued along Chile´s coast from Taltal through damatic coastal scenery to one of Chile´s most beautiful coastal parks - Pan de Azucar (Sugarloaf). Here is a famous little island which is the breeding ground for Humbolt penguins, seals and a variety of sea birds. It was...

It is no FEAT to travel a smooth road

September 15, 2011 Press release
It is no FEAT to travel a smooth road “My mom is 59 and she hasn’t done any cardio sports for maybe 20 years, only Tai Chi. After watching the video of FEAT talks from the Cape Town event she says to me, “I need an adventure”. In March she started walking training and, today, she is in...

Volcanoes, deserts, high altitude and high prices

September 07, 2011
Our next update - month 2 - enjoy! We continued north through the Mendoza Province of Argentina with the high snowcovered Andes mountain range flanking our left. We decided to bypass Mendoza city altogether and spent 3 nights at the Cacheuta Hot Springs (Termas), 30km from the city. The baths...

Buying a car in Argentina - 101 for Dummies

August 17, 2011
Three challenges lay ahead as we boarded our Air Malaysia flight to Buenos Aires at 9am on 6th July 2011. First - saying goodbye to everyone at home and at the airport, second - spending 9 hours on a flight with a 2 and 5 year old and third - spending 9 hours on a flight with a 2 year old. Well a...

Fashion in Adventure Article

July 12, 2011
It was Cinderella who said a new pair of shoes can change your life and she was right! Find the perfect fitting pair of shoes and you find happiness. In previous decades shoes could be one of two things, either comfortable or fashionable, but never both. Now, thankfully, shoes can be both and and...

Mongolian desert on horseback article.

July 11, 2011
Local businessman, adventurer, and humanitarian, Paul Erskine, is nearing the end of his training to ride 1,000 km across the Mongolian desert on horseback for 11 days in August. The Mongol Derby is the longest horse race in the world. Basically, Paul and 20 or so other riders will race horses...

Long-time friends set new world record article

January 25, 2011
If there were anything new you’d like to learn this year, what would it be? If you could experience any new adventure where do you think this might lead you? These are some of the questions Johan Radcliffe, publisher of the Dirty Boots Adventure Guide, would like people to start asking at the...

Slackpacking in Africa

December 10, 2010 Press release
Of all of the varied and exciting African adventures available to the holiday-makers, hiking in South Africa is surely one of the most memorable. One of man’s most ancient activities, the act of hiking has taken on a different meaning for us in modern times. Today it is a matter of getting in on...

Two Guys - 18 African Adventures - One Day

December 08, 2010 Press release
Cape Town has become a renowned venue for African adventures over the years and it is this evolution that inspired two adventure junkies to attempt a new world record. Johan Radcliffe and Darron Raw have taken off Wednesday 8 December 2010 and will attempt to cram in as many adventure activities as...

Dirty Boots adventure guide 2010

July 22, 2010 Press release
The annual Dirty Boots adventure guide South Africa is now available to order online, giving adventure-seekers the ultimate free guide that is packed from page to page with over 100 adventure activities offered by well over 350 tour operators – making it one of the most comprehensive guides of in...

Pushing the pedals for aspiring surf stars

July 22, 2010 Press release
Roxy Towill will be cycling her way to success for an extremely worthwhile cause this March when she participates in her first Argus Tour. For those who do not know Roxy Towill, she is a surfer, a really busy surfer. She is a qualified chef, a three-time South African National Surfing Champion, of...

Community Development

July 22, 2010 Press release
Community Development - Dirty Boots Media Swazi Trails gives back to the Community If you are the kind of person who enjoys spending time in the outdoors, then Dirty Boots is for you. With over 100 adventure activities and adventure holidays in South Africa listed, you can enjoy doing things in...

Swaziland Adventure

July 22, 2010 Press release
Swaziland Swazi Trail - Dirty Boots Media Recently our very own Johan Radcliffe teamed up with Darron Raw of Swazi Trails for the South African adventure holiday of a lifetime. These two intrepid explorers boldly set off on a twelve day tour of Swaziland. But they had no motorised transport, no and...

Facebook Competition

July 22, 2010 Press release
If you love South African adventure holidays then you will know that only thing better than experiencing one, is winning the opportunity to experience several. While spam emails and internet pop-ups abound, offering you the chance to win everything you can possibly imagine, Dirty Boots Adventure...