The Greater Sydney area is so rich in convenient bush walks. Most aren’t far by car or bike, but the Karloo Pools Walk wins the prize for easy accessibility – it’s literally next to a train station. The Karloo Pools and Uloola Falls track is a 10km bush walk that begins next to Heathcote Train…Read More
Three days have passed since the now infamous ‘Coogee Beachside Rave’ revved up and wound down, leaving in its wake a thick slimy layer of beer bottles, plastic bags, plastic cups, broken glass, urine, vomit and ‘nangs’ (nitrous oxide whipped cream canisters). The sand was left whiffy with alcohol, soft drink, mushy food, disintegrating beer cartons and I estimate, at least 50,000 empty glass beer bottles, a good 10% broken.
I’m in an interesting position in amongst this mess, pun intended. I’ve talked to lots of people the past few days…pretty much a representative of every character in this drama.
I’ve spoken to the DJ, the partygoers, the backpackers. I’ve sat with the locals, environmental groups and news reporters. I’ve witnessed the council cleanup crew in the dead of night. I spoke to their on-site manager in person, standing there in amongst the garbage at 1 o’clock am on Boxing Day. I’ve watched (and know) the Surf Life Saving Club governor on the news, and have followed the Randwick City Council’s actions closely.
Here’s what I have learnt since, from actually chatting to, and observing, all involved…and my suggestions for a more sophisticated solution than a summer-long no-alcohol ban in Coogee.Read More
Planning a house party is a plastic nightmare. I know this because I just planned one. And now that I’ve gone through it, and counted all the data from it, I can show you some great ways to eliminate disposable single-use plastic and be the Fuckgiving Party Throwing Legend you’ve always wanted to be.Read More
This post is dedicated to all the once-a-year holidayers, the parents, the mortgage payers with a trip planned 10 years from now and the office workers fused into sitting positions from being stuck for years at desks.
There are five main reasons that travel is critical to your mental, spiritual, social, emotional and physical health. Let me show you some perspectives that will help you prioritise travel in your life.
You owe it to yourself to wander far and wander often…
So you’re stressed hey? Sorry about that. Listen, I need you to do something for me anyway. Sorry to bug, but it’s important. Don’t act so surprised! Some people have more important stuff to do than you, you know. That’s harsh, but hey, it’s the truth. Suck it up. Yes I know you’re breaking down,…Read More
Letting it go: How to Spring Clean your energy-zapping, identity-warping Emotional Baggage and lighten the hell up
Deciding to face and resolve my emotional baggage over the past decade has been the biggest, scariest adventure I have ever had, but it’s been totally worth it. Read on to see how to ‘call out’ your shit, and cull it, ready for a personal take-off like no other.Read More
The #fuckgiving continues! It has been just over a month since my little inaugural #fuckgiving campaign was launched quietly in a local cafe. It got some great local reactions, and since I’ve been planning a return to the beach for rounds 2 and beyond. Recently I went down to the beach again, this time, just for…Read More
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go. Dr SeussRead More
Hi there reader! Welcome to cyncoco, a blog that dives into life, career, travel, creativity, mental health, social impact and the environment. Lots of subjects, true, but they are all tied together with one theme: Balance. The point of every cyncoco post is to show you ways to achieve a balance between the ‘work, rest and play’…Read More