An early season holiday in a Mallorcan Villa with Travelopo

By | May 30th, 2016|Spain|

Ah Mallorca, one beautiful third of the Balearics. The last time I visited I was a 4 year old blonde boy, intent on doing nothing more than playing poolside and almost shutting down the airport by putting a water pistol in my hand luggage and sending airport security into panic as my bag and gun [...]

Colour Obstacle Rush – Windsor, UK

By | May 10th, 2016|England|

The Colour Obstacle Rush - a 5k fun run with inflatable obstacles and coloured powder thrown against white t-shirts creating a rainbow of each runner. What's not to like? Sign Me Up ... oh and I'm bringing 3 friends with me. Since when did you run? Now I think this might be my first ever [...]

Matera – the Subterranean City

By | May 2nd, 2016|Italy|

Matera has long been known as the Subterranean City. No massive prizes for guessing why, but more on that later. Located in southern Italy, in the region of Basilicata, Matera has been declared Italian host of European Capital of Culture for 2019.  It's a beautiful spot, and somewhere I was lucky enough to spend a couple [...]

A Comic Strip Mural Tour Of Brussels (Self Guided)

By | March 7th, 2016|Belgium|

Of course you don't HAVE to do a self guided Comic Strip Mural Tour Of Brussels, you could of course take an organised tour, but a self guided tour is actually very easy, and a lot of fun!  In between taking in everything else Brussels has to offer i.e. food, Belgian beer, history, architecture and [...]

Manneken Pis – Brussels famous peeing statue

By | February 29th, 2016|Belgium|

All roads in Brussels lead to the Manneken Pis.   Manneken Pis meaning 'little man pee'. Well, that's not strictly true (the all roads lead to part), but you'll be hard pressed to find a street within the city centre that doesn't pay some kind of homage to this somewhat unusual emblem of the Belgian capital. [...]

Things to do in Brussels – My Top 5

By | February 22nd, 2016|Belgium|

The top things to do in Brussels, what are they exactly? Well obviously opinion will vary depending upon whom you ask, but I think I've covered a couple of the basics below. Just a shot hop from London via Eurostar, Brussels seemed like the perfect spot to kick off my travels for 2016, and I [...]

Snowboarding the slopes of Grandvalira, Andorra [VIDEO]

By | February 18th, 2016|Andorra, Snowboarding, Videos|

Grandvalira is the largest ski area in Southern Europe. Located in the tiny country of Andorra, Grandvalira is considered the home of tax free booze and shopping, but more (much more) importantly it's home to some 210km of blacks, reds and blues, spread across some 6 different sectors.  It's big!  Click here to see the [...]

Snowboarding in Pas De La Casa with Crystal Ski

By | February 9th, 2016|Andorra, Snowboarding, Videos|

A weeks snowboarding in Pas De La Casa, what a blast that was! Andorra's première snow resort did not disappoint as my 2016 snowboarding destination of choice, and having been elected Crystal Ski's Gadget Guru #SkiExplorer for 2016 and then spending a week gracefully (that might be a lie) working my way up and down Pas [...]

The best bars in Brussels – My Top Picks

By | February 2nd, 2016|Belgium|

The best bars in Brussels, what are they?  Which are the you to visit when in search of Belgian Beer?  I mean drinking Belgian beer is one of the best things to do when in Brussels, so where do you find the hoppy goodness? Brussels and beer go together like peaches and cream, like socks and [...]

What’s in my snowboarding bag for Pas de la Casa, Andorra

By | January 19th, 2016|Andorra, Snowboarding|

So I've been making a bit of noise over the past couple of years around my new found love of snowboarding.  Last year I was lucky enough to fit in trips to both Slovenia and France, having travelled to Bosnia, Scotland and Bulgaria in previous years to get my snow fix. Well, no prizes for [...]