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 [...]

Travel Blogger Interview (VIDEO) – Simon Heyes

By | March 19th, 2015|Blogger Interviews, Travel Blogging, Video, Videos|

Travel Blogger Interviews 2.0 episode 5. Yay!  We made it to 5 episodes, my target number when I first had the idea for this series.  Hopefully it doesn't end at 5, but for now I am a happy man. A huge great thank you to Mr Heyes for taking time out on his day of [...]

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 [...]

Google+ Stories: Blogstock, the world’s first blogging festival

By | August 13th, 2014|Google Stories, Travel Blogging|

Ah Blogstock, what a weekend! A worlds first, and a mighty fine first at that.  Last weekend, those good folks who bought you Traverse attempted and succeeded in bringing to the blogging community something new, something a little bit different and a little bit brilliant. I remember sitting in a London pub with one of [...]

Review: TEP Portable Wifi Devices

By | August 1st, 2014|Reviews, Technology, Travel Blogging, Travel Tech|

Ah wifi, a travel bloggers best friend, enter TEP. Even as a part time blogger, being able to connect to the internet and share my experiences online is essential.  But even before I can start sharing experiences, I need to be able to reach my intended destination, and that requires the checking of flight times, buses, [...]

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 [...]

Using Google maps offline and never (rarely) getting lost again

By | January 17th, 2014|Travel Blogging, Travel tips, Wordpress/Tech tips|

'OK Maps' That's all it takes with Google Maps. Two words, two simple words.  With these two words the world is your oyster, the offline world that is. What do you do when you get lost whilst on the road?  I mean hopelessly lost, not the type of lost where you can enjoy the ride [...]

10 epic travel blogs I shall be reading in 2014

By | January 8th, 2014|Travel Blogging|

So many bloggers, so many blogs.  How on earth are you, I, we supposed to keep up with them all?  Each day I log on I find a new one.  New people, places, adventures, tips, trips, hacks and advice.  Yes its fantastic, but like I said, I just can't keep up, even with the use [...]