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neil barnes travel blogger

About Me

Hi! I’m Neil and welcome to my wee travel blog. It all started back in 2005 with a last minute trip to South Africa. From there things have just spiralled and in 2010 I started this here very travel blog where you can find all sorts of useful info on backpacking, roadtrips, hostels, weekend breaks, volunteering … anything travel really.

Read more about me on my ‘about me‘ page.

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Sea Kayaking in Menorca #MustSeeMenorca

June 13th, 2017|

Sea kayaking is an obvious choice for adventurous visitors to the Balearic island of Menorca. 

With impressive coastlines, mysterious caves, and the obviously beautiful torques waters, it’s a super fun […]

Review: North Face Surge 33L Backpack

June 6th, 2017|

The 2017 edition of the North Face Surge backpack is upon us, built for the modern day traveller and combining comfort with ample storage (plus protection) for all of our tech which has now become […]

Sungod Custom Classics – Review

May 30th, 2017|

Well the snow is gone.  As summer approaches, my new Sungod Custom Revolts snowboarding goggles are now well and truly packed away under the bed.  Hibernating until winter rolls around again.  Lucky for me […]

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========= 2017 Travel Plans =========

Feb 2017

Krvavec - Slovenia

Snowboarding weekend

Mar 2017

Centre Parcs

Family weekend away

Mar 2017

Oslo

Snowboarding weekend

Apr 2017

Dubai

Mini Easter break

May 2017

Menorca

#MustSeeMenorca

=== Backpacks (Travel Luggage) ===

Review: North Face Surge 33L Backpack

By | June 6th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , |

The 2017 edition of the North Face Surge backpack is upon us, built for the modern day traveller and combining comfort with ample storage (plus protection) for all of our tech which has now become [...]

Sungod Custom Classics – Review

By | May 30th, 2017|Categories: Reviews, Travel|Tags: , |

Well the snow is gone.  As summer approaches, my new Sungod Custom Revolts snowboarding goggles are now well and truly packed away under the bed.  Hibernating until winter rolls around again.  Lucky for me though [...]

=== Bunkbeds (Hostel Life) ===

Sarajevo Hostel Recommendations

By | January 12th, 2016|Categories: Bosnia, Hostel Life|Tags: , , , , |

So you're thinking of heading to Sarajevo eh?  Or maybe you've booked flights to Bosnia already, and now you're wondering where you should stay.  Well, if you looking for a quick guide on the best [...]

Review: The Generator Hostel, London

By | November 19th, 2015|Categories: Hostel Life|Tags: , , |

The Generator Hostel, London. It's a tucked away, but once you find it its as though you're transported to another place entirely. Admittedly the weather most likely made a huge difference in my case. Stepping [...]

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