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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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========= Latest Blog Posts =========

Sungod Revolts ski goggles – Review

February 23rd, 2017|

Sungod Revolts are a bit of a game changer.  Ski goggles (or snowboard goggles in my case), which are affordable, stylish, customisable and most importantly, outstanding quality.

The cost of snowboarding in Slovenia – Krvavec

February 12th, 2017|

Budget snowboarding in Slovenia, it is most certainly possible, and I’d like to think I’ve already proven once it before, having visited and written all about my taking to the slopes in Vogel (2015). […]

What not to miss when visiting Pula

November 28th, 2016|

Croatia, it’s been a while and I’ve missed you.  Visiting Pula in the countries Istria region has long for myself, ever since I first set eyes on its mighty amphitheater.  Previous experiences had in exploring […]

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========= 2016 Travel Plans =========

Jan 2016

Brussels

A long weekend in Brussels

Jan 2016

Snowboarding in Andorra

Snowboarding in Pas de la Casa

Mar 2016

Ireland

Paddy’s Day!

May 2016

Majorca

Villa Hol with the family

July 2016

Cambridge

An overnight getaway

October 2016

Pula

A 3 night getaway

November 2016

SW Wales

Road Trip!

November 2016

Vilnius

Money Shop Challenge

========= Budget Travel =========

The cost of snowboarding in Slovenia – Krvavec

By | February 12th, 2017|Categories: Budget Travel, Slovenia|Tags: , , |

Budget snowboarding in Slovenia, it is most certainly possible, and I'd like to think I've already proven once it before, having visited and written all about my taking to the slopes in Vogel (2015).  This [...]

Vilnius on a budget #TMS200

By | November 15th, 2016|Categories: Budget Travel, Lithuania|Tags: , |

Vilnius on a budget, you up for it? Wanting to prove that travel doesn't have to be expensive, I am not long back from the Baltic beauty that is Lithuania, having had a grand time [...]

The cost of 3 nights in Pula, Croatia

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: Budget Travel, Croatia|Tags: , , |

The cost of 3 nights in Pula, it's been a long time coming this one.  In fact any kind of travel has felt like a long time coming.  The last time I left the country [...]

========= Backpacks (Travel Luggage) =========

Sungod Revolts ski goggles – Review

By | February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: |

Sungod Revolts are a bit of a game changer.  Ski goggles (or snowboard goggles in my case), which are affordable, stylish, customisable and most importantly, outstanding quality. “SunGod Revolts were born from a frustration with [...]

Hub by Premier Inn – Westminster

By | November 1st, 2016|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , |

The Hub by Premier Inn @ Westminster is nicely located just around the corner from some of my work offices, so the irony of being invited to view this new location and check out the [...]

The Arcido Novaya – a backpack for the intelligent traveller

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , |

The Arcido Novaya, the piece of hand luggage I've been searching for for a long while! This stylish case, while aesthetically pleasing, is essentially a no frills number in that it does not bother with [...]

========= 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 [...]

10 steps to becoming a better dorm buddy

By | November 12th, 2015|Categories: Hostel Life|Tags: , , |

So this weekend I'm all set to stay in a dorm room, as I visit the Generator hostel in London for the very first time (review to follow next week). As much as I love [...]

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