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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 =========

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 […]

Snowboarding the Oslo Vinterpark (spend report)

March 29th, 2017|

The Oslo Vinterpark lies just outside of the Norwegian capital, offering residents the jealousy inducing opportunity to spend almost 5 months of weekends and evenings (and day times if you’re skiving off) Skiing or boarding […]

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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) ===

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 [...]

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 [...]

=== Bunkbeds (Hostel Life) ===

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 [...]

ClinkNOORD – A new kind of social travel experience

By | September 29th, 2015|Categories: Holland, Hostel Life|Tags: , , , |

ClinkNOORD, now that's how you open a hostel! What a weekend! Confession --> Before last week I had never visited Amsterdam before. That's terrible I know, but to be honest I'd always foreseen that I would [...]

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