neil barnes travel blogger

Hi! I’m Neil and welcome to my wee budget 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, road trips, hostels, weekend breaks, volunteering … anything travel and/or budget really.

Read more about me on my ‘about me‘ page.

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Festival de San Juan – Celebrating Summer in Santiago de Compostela

July 18th, 2017|

Arriving in Santiago de Compostela on June 23rd was the most perfect of timing.  Only in town for the weekend, I assumed I would be only (I use this word lightly) be taking in the […]

48 Hour Guide to Santiago de Compostela #spaincities

July 10th, 2017|

Santiago de Compostela an amazing town located in the Spanish north west (above Portugal).  It is known as a university town, and also acts as a beautiful finishing line for many pilgrims who have trekked for […]

Sea Kayaking in Menorca #MustSeeMenorca

June 13th, 2017|

Sea kayaking is an obvious choice for adventurous visitors to the Balearic island of Menorca. 

With impressive coastlines, mysterious caves, and the obviously beautiful torques waters, it’s a super fun […]

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