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transfagarasan highway
Seat belt Mirror Press play on epic soundtrack Hit record on the GoPro 1 last haribo in the mouth Mirror again Signal and Maneuver   That is how [...]
open road essentials
I like driving in my car, but is most certainly not a jaguar!  It’s actually a VW Passat and a bit of a tank, but I love it all the same.  That was a [...]
Flight of the Angel Basilicata
Il Volo dell’angelo, or the Flight of the Angel as it is known in English, is not just Italy’s, but also the world’s fastest zipwire. Yep, THE f[...]
Our futsal team who played in a local league, South Africa
In the week where England flopped out of the 2014 World Cup with little more than a whimper, it took a typical piece of sarcastic English humour to ev[...]
beef pho vietnam
I’ve never really been about food, I mean I like food sure, lots of it, and yes my palate has increased slightly for the experience of travel. B[...]
Craco Basilicata
As an Englishman, the chance to visit an area of the world which was once used as a set for a James Bond 007 movie is terribly exciting.  From the mom[...]
Barcelona on a budget
Barcelona isn’t an incredibly expensive city, or at least I personally didn’t find it to be during my short 3 night stay there.  But if yo[...]
hello basilicata
Oh hello Basilicata, didn’t see you there, lurking in the south, on the instep of the boot, away from the likes of Milan, Venice, Rome and Flore[...]


Europe


Hostel Life

Say what you see.  This post is simply going to investigate those tough and awkward situations that often rear their fugly heads when sharing a hostel[...]
ultimate backpackers bunkbed
Staying in hostels is an excellent way of saving money on the road, the trouble is, sometimes they dont provide the most comfortable nights rest.  The[...]
hostel
All true and all horrific, if not a little funny looking back. This is an almost comprehensive list of all types of things I did not want from my host[...]
wake up, sydney
As a part of my hostel life series I’ve decided its time to lay down some rules surrounding hostel kitchens. From expereience I’ve learnt [...]

Travel Money

Barcelona on a budget
Barcelona isn’t an incredibly expensive city, or at least I personally didn’t find it to be during my short 3 night stay there.  But if yo[...]
virgin airmiles with tesco
This post comes to you with a massive, huge, great, enormous tip of the hat to a gent names Raffles over at www.headforpoints.com , a travel site I in[...]
Hoi An tailoring
To say that I simply hate shopping would be an understatement, I absolutely, unequivocally loath shopping. A day spent shopping is my worst nightmare,[...]
Jordan Dinar
I would love love lover to be able to travel without the worry of cash or a budget, but that is not my reality.  I am fortunate to travel to some wond[...]

Volunteering

Our futsal team who played in a local league, South Africa
In the week where England flopped out of the 2014 World Cup with little more than a whimper, it took a typical piece of sarcastic English humour to ev[...]
Volunteer accommodation can range between all sorts of property types and standards. I suppose where you end up resting your head each night can depen[...]
Some more of the Ja Ela team and I at the tourno, Sri Lanka
If you’re planning a gap year at the moment, you’ll know there are a huge amount of things that everyone tells you that you simply have to do. Things [...]
ja ela, sri lanka
Having decided you want to do some volunteering overseas, you’re probably a thoughtful, responsible and caring person, and the idea of two continents [...]

London Guide

Avoiding the tube strikes was a minor miracle, avoiding the floods was other worldly. We could not escape the wind and rain however, and so upon exiti[...]
Combine travel bloggers, a few cocktails, the theme of Lapland, plus a crash course in ice sculpting and what do you get?  Polar bears … and the[...]
Its not that I’m afraid of heights, I’m just not their biggest fan.  As the rotary blades spun at what seemed like a million miles an hour[...]
London Street Art by Stik
Lets Stik together hey?  London is a place of many people, many cultures and many beliefs, but that doesn’t mean we can’t all get along ri[...]

WordPress/Blogging

cache google maps
‘OK Maps’ That’s all it takes, two words, two simple words.  With these two words the world is your oyster, the offline world that is. What do you do when you get[...]
WordPress plugins can be an integral part of your travel blog … if you use the WordPress platform obviously.  Allowing you to add certain functionality and/or features that a[...]
Adding a Google+ button to sharebar, and a Pin it button too, is pretty much essential when setting up your wordpress plugin.  They do not come as standard when you download the pl[...]

Competitions

open road essentials
I like driving in my car, but is most certainly not a jaguar!  It’s actually a VW Passat and a bit of a tank, but I love it all the same.  That was a Madness reference there, just [...]

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