Ireland Roadtrip: Day 5 – Cavan to Galway

By | May 25th, 2012|Ireland, Travel|

Day 5 Mini Summary: We left Angela's around 10 min the morning and headed straight to Galway.  Our original plan had been to hit Galway via Westport on the west coast of Ireland, but my right leg is a bit of a mess after many a' footballing injury and the driving was taking its toll. [...]

Learning a new language for the 2012 Olympics

By | May 24th, 2012|Random/Funnies|

The artist that is Dan of AdventureswithDan.com recently wrote an interesting article about how he's sometimes an ignorant traveller, as no doubt we all are at times. Being British, I think its generally (and wrongly) anticipated that wherever we go, someone somewhere within our chosen destination will at least have a very basic grasp of the [...]

Ireland Roadtrip: Day 4 – Malinbeg (Donegal) to Cavan

By | May 23rd, 2012|Ireland|

Day 4 mini Summary: After checking out of the Malinbeg hostel we took a slight detour on our route to Sligo on a recommendation of Frank, the Malinbeg hostel owner and all round nice guy!  His tip was to visit Slieve League, the highest cliffs in Europe aka Bunglass Sea cliffs.  Franks tip was spot on, [...]

Photo Essay: Giants Causeway

By | May 18th, 2012|Ireland, Photographic Inspiration|

Giants Causeway is located on Northern Irelands north coast, between Belfast and Derry (the blue pin on the map below), the stretch of coastline is a marvel and draws hundreds of tourists a day.  It was declared as Irelands first National Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.  I was lucky enough to visit the causeway on [...]

An interview with @Kiri_bumpkin of travelbumpkin.com

By | May 12th, 2012|Blogger Interviews|

Two in a month, I'm on a roll! Stepping up to the plate this week is Kiri who doesnt actually live that far from me, but is currently residing in far off lands on a working visa.  Lucky for me she still found time to answer my questions, pretty cool! HI, AND WHO MIGHT YOU BE? Name: Kiri Bowers [...]

An interview with Beverley of @pckyourpassport

By | April 26th, 2012|Blogger Interviews|

Its been a long time coming, but finally I've managed to snare another travel blogger interview, and in the hot seat this week is super cool (for evidence of super coolness check answers from the below including converse, friendly fires and childrens tv) Beverley of the newly revamped pack-you-rpassport.com.  An awesome read for anyone thinking about taking a [...]

The Wroclaw Dwarf Army

By | April 23rd, 2012|Poland|

The Wroclaw Dwarf Army is a very small army, in every sense of the word.  Scattered amongst the intricate streets and the stunningly beautiful central cathedral of this B.E.A.utiful city, this teenie tiny army lurk in plain sight, just waiting to be discovered. ... Ok so it’s not quite Troll hunting on a Hollywood scale, but if [...]

Oxford in (lots of) pictures

By | April 18th, 2012|England, Photographic Inspiration|

Its amazing how many pictures I managed to take in just a single weekend, but Oxford was very a photogenic city.  Aside from punting, which I blogged about last week, the mrs and I also took in a few of the shops, a museum or two, some markets and a jazz festival.  It was pretty full [...]

Punting in Oxford

By | April 13th, 2012|England, Photographic Inspiration|

Punting in Oxford is not easy!  Last weekend, with a little help from @Roomorama and @TravMonkey, I decided that for the 28th anniversary of my birth I would flee the dismal grey skies of London and head west along the M4 and then north west a bit up some A road I cant remember the [...]

A Las Vegas Wedding

By | April 11th, 2012|USA|

EDITOR:  Sadly I (Neil) have not been to Las Vegas this past month *sigh, this tale comes from a mate who I've know for years and like to share the occasional Nando's with :-).  Lauren is an actress by trade (check out her website which is amazing, I know this because I built it www.laurenwigmore.co.uk), but offered to [...]