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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Years as a blogger

========= Latest Blog Posts =========

Review: North Face Surge 33L Backpack

June 6th, 2017|

The 2017 edition of the North Face Surge backpack is upon us, built for the modern day traveller and combining comfort with ample storage (plus protection) for all of our tech which has now become […]

Sungod Custom Classics – Review

May 30th, 2017|

Well the snow is gone.  As summer approaches, my new Sungod Custom Revolts snowboarding goggles are now well and truly packed away under the bed.  Hibernating until winter rolls around again.  Lucky for me […]

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

May 15th, 2017|

**UPDATE 13/10/17***

Monzo have now suspend sign-ups for the Monzo prepaid card as of the above date, as they prepare to switch everyone over to their new current accounts.  I […]

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========= 2017 Travel Plans =========

Feb 2017

Krvavec - Slovenia

Snowboarding weekend

Mar 2017


Snowboarding weekend

Apr 2017


Mini Easter break

May 2017



June 2017

Santiago de Compostela


July 2017


Baby Moon

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