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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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Review: The Trespass Everguy Mens Snowboard Jacket

April 19th, 2017|

Trespass is a UK based budget friendly outdoor clothing brand, who have a major presence on your local high street … and by that I mean they have more than 150 stores across the UK. […]

How to get to Olso Vinterpark

April 10th, 2017|

One of the key selling points of Oslo’s Vinterpark is that it is located just ’30 minutes’ from the heart of Oslo’s city centre.

Personally I found the journey to take more like 60 minutes, […]

The Panasonic LUMIX GX80K #UnmissableMoments

April 3rd, 2017|

The Panasonic Lumix GX80K is my type of camera.  I mean while I’m no pro behind the lens, I do really enjoy photography and the tech involved, and am particularly keen on Micro Four Thirds, interchangeable […]

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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

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

The cost of snowboarding in Slovenia – Krvavec

By | February 12th, 2017|Categories: Budget Travel, Slovenia, Snowboarding|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) =========

Review: The Trespass Everguy Mens Snowboard Jacket

By | April 19th, 2017|Categories: Reviews, Snowboarding|Tags: |

Trespass is a UK based budget friendly outdoor clothing brand, who have a major presence on your local high street ... and by that I mean they have more than 150 stores across the UK. [...]

The Panasonic LUMIX GX80K #UnmissableMoments

By | April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: |

The Panasonic Lumix GX80K is my type of camera.  I mean while I'm no pro behind the lens, I do really enjoy photography and the tech involved, and am particularly keen on Micro Four Thirds, interchangeable [...]

Sungod Revolts ski goggles – Review

By | February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Reviews, Snowboarding|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. In short, #lifelooksbetter when you're wearing a pair [...]

========= 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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