Top 5 WordPress plugins for a travel blog 2012

By | January 26th, 2012|Top 5's, Travel, Travel Blogging, Wordpress/Tech tips|

I like plugins, they are fun and offer me shiny things for my site, not too many of them though otherwise my wordpress site will be slooooooww, which I dont want.  So those I do install need to be worth it *flicks hair like in the tv advert.  Here's the plugins that I think will add [...]

2012 – University or a Gap Year?

By | November 24th, 2011|Travel|

Last week (well more like a month ago now that i've finally got around to publishing this, but i'm choosing to leave week in for dramatic effect) I received worrying if not entertaining news from my little cousin Ellie who is currently in her 1st year studying up at Nottingham University.  In its simplest state, [...]

Creating the ultimate hostel bunk bed

By | September 29th, 2011|Hostel Life|

Staying in hostels is an excellent way of saving money on the road, the trouble is, sometimes they dont provide the most comfortable nights rest.  There are any number of things that could keep you up at night during your stay in a hostel ... Loud roommates going to bed later than you Roommates who snore Creaky [...]

Sydney in a day

By | September 13th, 2011|Australia, Travel, Travel tips|

I lived/dossed in Sydney for the best part of 3 months between 2006 and 2007. In that time I think I got to know the place pretty well and would quite often just wander around the city, taking in the atmosphere whilst slowley cooking in my embarrassingly pale English skin.  There's so many awesome things to see [...]

Things you don’t want from your hostel dorm room

By | September 6th, 2011|Hostel Life|

All true and all horrific, if not a little funny looking back. This is an almost comprehensive list of all types of things I did not want from my hostel dorm rooms, but got, whilst on my travels around the globe. Lovely! What you don’t want to see in a dorm room • Roommate who [...]

Auschwitz in black and white

By | September 2nd, 2011|Photo of the week, Poland|

Auschwitz is without doubt the most harrowing place i've ever been to!  I cant imagine what fully happened within the wire fences and brick buildings of these concentration camps although our guide tried his best to describe the scenes and living conditions to us, and walking into the gas chamber made me feel physically sick [...]

My Top 5 ways to save some £’s in London

By | September 1st, 2011|Budget Travel, Top 5's, Travel tips, What to do in London|

Like a lot of capital cities, London aint cheap (say that bit with a cockney accent for authentisity reasons), I should know as I was born here and call it home. The aim of this post is to provide information about ways visitors to London can save a bit of cash on things such as [...]

Top 5: Free photography iphone apps

By | August 30th, 2011|Top 5's|

I'm only about 5 years late in getting an iphone, but now I have my 3GS i've been keenly scowering the apple apps store for free apps, and inparticular free photography related apps.   Its not the most powerful camera attached to my phone, so any help in making my pics look a little better is [...]

A view from the window. Dubrovnik, Croatia

By | August 26th, 2011|Croatia, Photo of the week|

This is my favourite picture I took in Croatia. It was taken from our guesthouse room window and looks out of the Dubrovnik castle.

The Tongariro Crossing, conquering Mt Doom

By | August 22nd, 2011|New Zealand, Photographic Inspiration|

The Tongariro Crossing is probably one of the hardest hikes I've ever completed, but to be able to walk one of the 'sets; of my favourite books/movies made it all totally worth while.  Call me sad, but I'm a big Lord of the Rings fan. I've read the books, watched the films and occasionally dress as [...]