5 years a travel blogger – good bits, bad bits, mistakes and stats

By | June 29th, 2016|Travel Blogging|

Bam! 5 years a blogger.  That's 1825 days of bloggy bloggerness, which is quite a long time. This post itself has also been a long time coming, drafted over and over since the turn of the year for fear of not getting it quite right. Finally I've decided that no matter how I write this, its [...]

Going against the Travel Blogger grain

By | June 14th, 2016|Travel Blogging|

They tell you to quit your job, travel the globe, be your own boss, manage your own hours and not be a slave to the 9-5 grind.  Become a digital nomad, a location independent member of generation Y who spends their days working by a sunny poolside, and evenings sipping cocktails with new friends. OK [...]

Online Vs Reality – This Travel Bloggers Instagram

By | March 14th, 2016|Travel Blogging|

Online vs Reality. The two are rather different in my case, and I would hazard a guess that its not so different for many other travel bloggers, especially those who choose to do this blogging gig alongside a full time job. I'm not saying I'm a different person entirely, but I'm just putting it out there [...]

Behind the scenes of backpacksandbunkbeds.co.uk #BLOGHOP

By | September 5th, 2014|Travel Blogging|

Last week I was nominated to throw a bucket of ice cold water over my head, this week its a nomination to divulge all that happens behind the scenes here at backpacksandbunkbeds.co.uk.  I live in fear of next weeks nomination :-/ I jest, whilst the bucket of water was cold, it was all for a [...]

A year in the life of a travel blogger

By | March 31st, 2014|Travel Blogging, Video|

OK so this post probably should have been entitled ... 'A year in the life of a PART TIME travel blogger' or even ... 'A year in the life of THIS part time travel blogger' but shamelessly I've gone with what is probably the more attention grabbing and SEO friendly headline.  You know how it [...]

Top 5 wordpress plugins for travel blogs 2013 edition

By | June 5th, 2013|Travel Blogging, Wordpress/Tech tips|

Wordpress plugins can be an integral part of your travel blog ... if you use the Wordpress platform obviously.  Allowing you to add certain functionality and/or features that are not available on the standard Wordpress download alone, plugins can help take your blog to the next level.  So back by popular demand (one person asked) [...]

Adding a Google+ button to sharebar

By | September 27th, 2012|Travel Blogging, Wordpress/Tech tips|

Adding a Google+ button to sharebar, and a Pin it button too, is pretty much essential when setting up your wordpress plugin.  They do not come as standard when you download the plugin, but thankfully they're both really easy to add. Go to Settings in WordPress and select Sharebar Click “Add New Button” Name your [...]

A year in travel blogging by numbers

By | June 18th, 2012|Travel|

It is June 2012 and by my reckoning that makes this wordpress travel blog about a year old.  One yeah in which I've learnt so much ... blah blah blah.  I wont bore you with my inner most thoughts about the blogging world.  I poured my heart out about my travel blogging worries 6 months ago and little has changed to [...]

Is Youtube video sitting on top of your wordpress blogs menus?

By | June 7th, 2012|Travel Blogging, Wordpress/Tech tips|

Writing a wordpress travel blog is one thing, but getting all the tech to work in the way you want it to can be (usually is) a pain in the back side.  Take Youtube for example.  Youtube is youtube, and generally brilliant. However, if like me you have drop down menu's or other parts of your [...]

I really have no idea what I’m doing but thanks

By | December 22nd, 2011|Travel|

So Xmas time pretty much marks the 6 month anniversary of this site.  The last 6 months have been cool, I’ve met some really nice people, both on and off line.  I’ve read and lot and written a lot.  Most of the articles and posts I’ve read have been pretty awesome, the stuff I’ve written [...]