Review: North Face Surge 33L Backpack

By | June 6th, 2017|Reviews|

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 central to the way we access information on the road. As ever, I am never far from a new backpack, [...]

Hostel life: Top or bottom bunk?

By | August 7th, 2014|Hostel Life|

Top or bottom bunk? Honestly, I'm not just out to insult those of you that like sleeping on the top bunk.  For those of you who don't know what the Inbetweeners is, its a British comedy TV series about 4 male teenagers who sit uncomfortably somewhere in between the cool kids and the less popular members of [...]

Post Mortem: How I fared with my return to solo travelling

By | February 19th, 2014|Travel|

Solo travel, again, for the first time in a long time! Well that was different, and not entirely what I was expecting, or prepared for.  First off I was expecting snow, of which there was none, and secondly I was expecting a few like minded people, but they were few and far between.  In fact [...]

Announcing HostelBookers as our partner for Laos and Cambodia

By | April 1st, 2013|hostelbookers|

If you dont already know, in just a few days I'm off to explore Laos and Cambodia, two countries I should have visited a long time ago on my gap year, but failed miserably. Well anyway, this Friday once the working day is done I shall be getting on a plane to Bangkok and setting [...]

A travel blogger interview with Dave of @acoupletravler

By | September 24th, 2012|Blogger Interviews|

#RTW - seeing those four characters plastered over twitter every day is agony for the cubicle warriors amongst us who yearn to escape office life.  But, out there somewhere in the mist of all the number crunchers and IT bods are a few brave souls who have the bottle to jack it all in and just go [...]

Top 5 adventure activities on Australia’s east coast

By | September 19th, 2012|Australia, Top 5's|

Australia's east coast is a party mecca, but believe it or not, there is more to do than get your party on.  Yes the party scene is immense and yes you'll meet loads of wicked cool people (that's right I said wicked cool), but there's honestly other things you should be spending your hard earned saving on [...]

A Travel Blogger Interview with Caroline of @traveling9to5

By | August 20th, 2012|Blogger Interviews|

If working the 9 to 5 is my nightmare (and actual reality), travelling 9 to 5 is the dream!  Typing this very sentence I sit in cubicle hell, hoping that my boss cant see that I'm doing something much more interesting than crunching numbers.  I appreciate I'm lucky to have a stable job, especially one [...]

A travel blogger interview with @waegook_tom

By | July 16th, 2012|Blogger Interviews|

An #FF fiend and lover of foodporn fridays, today's interviewee is the awesome Tom, otherwise known as @waegook_tom.  He's the fella you want to speak to if you're at all interested in becoming an expat in Korea, maybe like Tom you want to go teach out there?  Anyway, Tom looks to be coming towards the [...]

The Houses of Parliament from the London Eye

By | July 4th, 2012|England, Photo of the week|

Last night whilst strolling through London, the mrs surprised me with a couple of tickets for the London Eye. She's a catch that one! Sods law, middle of July and its lashing with rain, but even when wet the London skyline still looks spectacular. This is probably the best pic I took.   Here you [...]

Africa vs. South America – Where to Volunteer?

By | July 4th, 2012|Travel, Volunteering|

Having decided you want to do some volunteering overseas, you’re probably a thoughtful, responsible and caring person, and the idea of two continents fighting for your attention probably isn’t what you imagined. But that’s what’s happening here: South America vs. Africa, where should you go? They are the two most popular continents amongst young people [...]