10 years later

By |October 9th, 2015|

So this is more a collection of thoughts rather than a well constructed blogpost. But I’m just going to roll with it because I’m in that kinda mood.

So last Tuesday evening I was driving home from football and The Killers ‘Mr Brightside’ came on the radio. You know how sometimes you can kind of (but […]

WIN a Numinous Anti Theft 55L Backpack

By |June 9th, 2015|

So a fortnight ago I reviewed the Numinous Anti Theft 55L backpack, and as promised in that review, today I bring you the chance to win one for yourself.

Now you may have stumbled upon this competition post without first having read the backpack review, no problem, it’s here – http://www.backpacksandbunkbeds.co.uk/reviews/review-numinous-anti-theft-55l-backpack/ – but lets do a quick recap […]

From London to Venice by train … with no luggage! #MSMLostLuggage

By |May 26th, 2015|

Well I did it.  It wasn’t quite as easy as I thought it might have been, and there were a few hiccups along the way, but I survived it – the MoneySuperMarket Lost Luggage Challenge.  Yay me!

Yay me indeed, but at this point you may well be wondering what the MoneySuperMarket Lost Luggage Challenge was.  Let me quickly […]

Keeping your possessions safe whilst travelling

By |February 24th, 2015|

Travel insurance is essential, but whilst I renew/buy a new policy every year, I still hope to never actually have to use my policy for anything.

I’ve been lucky to date – touch wood – and have as of yet never had to call on my travel insurance.  I’ve never had a major injury on the […]

What’s in my bag for this years snowboarding trips

By |January 28th, 2015|

Despite my blog post at the start of the month claiming that if you want to travel on a budget you need to travel hand luggage only, there are obviously some trips where that is just not possible.  A ski/snowboarding trip is one such example, unless that is, you plan to hire absolutely EVERYTHING in […]

Hand Luggage Packing Hacks For A Weekend Getaway

By |January 14th, 2015|

Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Poland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Iceland … there are some incredible options when it comes to European weekend escapes for 2015, and best of all is that such weekend breaks don’t need to cost the earth.

With low cost airlines such an RyanAir, Easyjet, Wizz Air and Flybe to name but a few, offering […]

Travelling firsts in 2014

By |December 30th, 2014|

There’s a first time for everything, or so the saying goes, and without a doubt 2014 was a year for travelling firsts on my part.  Not groundbreaking or life changing firsts admittedly, but firsts none the less and something(s) to be proud of.

Travel blogging yearly wrap-up posts are both loved and loathed, and I can […]

My Top 5 Travel Destinations to Revisit

By |September 26th, 2014|

Despite the title of this post, the idea of revisiting a favourite travel destination isn’t something I am entirely comfortable to be honest.  Being the pessimist I am, I wonder (worry) that a return visit to a favourite spot wouldn’t be as good the second time around, and whether that second visit and subsequent experiences would […]

30 facts for 30 years

By |April 6th, 2014|

So today is the day, the big three zero.  Yup, I am now 30 years of age.

It is for 3 of those 30 years that I have been blogging on this here site, documenting travels and blogging triumphs/failures.  My style has varied from time to time, but my spelling remaining steadily terrible.  I like to […]

Post Mortem: How I fared with my return to solo travelling

By |February 19th, 2014|

Well that was different, and not entirely what I was expecting, or prepared for.  First off I was expecting snow, of which there was none, and secondly I was expecting a few like minded people, but they were few and far between.  In fact other backpackers and hostel dorm mates were generally in short supply, […]