A Travel Blogger Interview with Rachel of @hippie_inheels

By | May 27th, 2014|Blogger Interviews|

Its been a while. Around about 7 months to be honest, but if only for a single week TBI is back. I've missed it to tell you the truth, reading about other bloggers like myself, how they spend their days and what inspired them to travel in the first place.  Being a bit of a geek, I [...]

British Airways Ultimate Year-Round Travel Guide – March

By | October 28th, 2013|Travel|

So you have made it through the bitter cold of winter.  Spring is in the air, you've hopefully paid off the Christmas credit card bill(s) and now you've told yourself that you deserve a little treat, a wee getaway if you will.  Well, may I suggest to you the month of March for an early [...]

Holi Colour Festival, brightening up London

By | August 13th, 2013|What to do in London|

The Holi Festival in London, colourful to say the least! 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... COLOOOOOOOOUR! Screams the MC as everyone of us in the 15k strong crowd goes wild and launches a rainbow into the London summertime sky above.  Our previously white clothing is now a mash of reds, purples, blues, greens and [...]

Travel Regrets – My Top 3

By | December 13th, 2012|Random/Funnies|

 “I regret travelling around the world; I wish I’d stayed home instead,” ... said no-one ever. The open line to my friend Simon's recent post entitled My biggest travel regrets.  You probably know Simon, he runs a super sweet blog over at http://www.manversusworld.com.  If you don't know the fine fellow to which I am referring  or his blog, shame on [...]

Volunteer accommodation – What to expect

By | October 10th, 2012|Volunteering|

Volunteer accommodation can range between all sorts of property types and standards. I suppose where you end up resting your head each night can depend on a number of factors, such as the country you're volunteering in, the area of that country, the budget of the organisation you're working for and even your own budget (there may [...]

A travel blogger interview with Yelena from Backpack of Memories (@memorybackpack)

By | September 10th, 2012|Blogger Interviews|

Another Monday and yet another interview, there are just too many superbly interesting travel bloggers out there. I never thought this feature would be so popular and that so many cool bloggers would agree to be a part of it.  But here we are again with another sensational travel blogger.  Hitting 10 different countries in [...]

Beach hopping in Goa

By | June 11th, 2012|India|

My time spent beach hopping in Goa was most definitely my favourite period of time spent in India. Sometimes even the best laid plans dont go accordingly.  When I booked myself onto a volunteer project in India teaching sports back in 2007 I thought i'd be running around kicking balls non stop in the sweltering [...]

Madurai in pictures

By | May 24th, 2012|India|

When I first touched down in Madurai, back in 2005, it was safe to say I wasnt overly impressed.  Thats not a reflection on Maduari itself, but the volunteer project i'd signed up to do was a definate slow burner.  I'd just come from Sri Lanka where i'd had the most amazing 6 weeks coaching [...]

An interview with @raghavmodi from Travelingticker

By | December 5th, 2011|Blogger Interviews|

Wow, up to number 8 now with this travel blogger interview series.  This time its the turn of Raghav who contacted me this past week, just when I was wondering where the next interview would come from.  Impecable timing! Raghav has provided some great answers (i too got scared at Disney World), but I especially [...]

Volunteering – is it worth the money?

By | June 1st, 2011|India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Travel, Volunteering|

Volunteering can be quite expensive, it looks great on your CV and promises to get you as close to living in a local community as possible, but prices can sometimes reach into the thousand’s, add to that  the costs of your flights,  travel equipment and insurance and it can all seem very pricey.  But is [...]