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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 =========

Monzo – the travel money card you both want and need!

May 15th, 2017|

As it stands, the Monzo Mastercard is the travel money card you both want and need … probably.

Why? Well primarily because it’s a debit card which will save you money versus […]

The cost of 4 days in Dubai

May 8th, 2017|

Dubai is not an overly budget friendly city. It is a city built around extravagance and excess, bright lights and all things shiny. So what exactly was the cost of 4 days in […]

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. […]

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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: 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 [...]

=== 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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