Backpacking v Packaged Holidays

By | March 24th, 2013|Travel|

Resort holiday with a suitcase or cross-continent trekking with your trusted backpack? When it comes to choosing a trip, which is the best for you?  Before you book a ticket, here are a few things to consider about backpacking and packaged holidays. Packaged Holiday Pros If you would like to travel in relative comfort and [...]

Top 12 of 2012

By | February 20th, 2013|Travel|

Now I realise I've already done a 2012 summary post, but some very nice peoples, namely Ari of BeyondBlighty.com and Charlie & Ben of Wanderlusters.co.uk have nominated me to take part in a 2012 round up series.  Who am I to resist?  Basically there are 12 categories, and I have to pick from all the [...]

2012 in summary and plans for 2013

By | December 28th, 2012|Travel|

Tis' that time of year to once again wrap up what has been a pretty decent (probable understatement) year for travel here at www.backpacksandbunkbeds.co.uk.  Much like last years summary post, I should probably point out that even though I work the 9-5 my work place is pretty cool and let me buy-back extra holiday.  It [...]

Travel Blogger Relay Competition with lowcostholidays.com

By | July 30th, 2012|Travel|

With the Olympics now underway and the competition for the coverted bronze, silver and gold medals hotting up, our friends at  lowcostholidays.com are carrying on that Olympic spirit and have started their own Blogger Relay competition for travel writers with the aim of creating a massive index of travel memories,  and stories and for some unknown [...]

Africa vs. South America – Where to Volunteer?

By | July 4th, 2012|Travel, Volunteering|

Having decided you want to do some volunteering overseas, you’re probably a thoughtful, responsible and caring person, and the idea of two continents fighting for your attention probably isn’t what you imagined. But that’s what’s happening here: South America vs. Africa, where should you go? They are the two most popular continents amongst young people [...]

An interview with @Chrystalclear_

By | July 2nd, 2012|Blogger Interviews, Travel|

'Am i cool enough to be interviewed?' she asked over an email ... of course she bloody well is, she a backpacker and has recently been doing her thing and taking some amazing pictures all around the Balkans on an epic roadtrip.  She also hails from a town which might have the best name for [...]

A year in travel blogging by numbers

By | June 18th, 2012|Travel|

It is June 2012 and by my reckoning that makes this wordpress travel blog about a year old.  One yeah in which I've learnt so much ... blah blah blah.  I wont bore you with my inner most thoughts about the blogging world.  I poured my heart out about my travel blogging worries 6 months ago and little has changed to [...]

Dutch Beer Tasting with KLM

By | June 15th, 2012|Travel|

I like beer, and I like football, this is no secret and a fact my girlfriend very much loaths!  The dutch make a fine beer, I should know, I've sampled quite a few whilst on several football tours throughout Holland.  Speaking of football (again) the Dutch airline KLM used to sponsor my footy team back in the late eighties. So Holland, KLM [...]

The ups and downs of a travel blogger

By | June 13th, 2012|Travel|

I am no blogging expert, that much is at times painfully clear, but having been in the travel blogging game for a year or so now, I find the below are regular emotions I experience whilst writing, reading, formatting, designing, planning etc.  Like most I put a lot into my blog and when it pays off its great, but then [...]

Ireland Roadtrip: Days 6-9 – Galway to Limerick and Newcastle West

By | May 28th, 2012|Ireland, Travel|

Day 6-9 Mini Summary: Day 6 - Drive from Galway to Limerick via the cliffs of Moher -  It was a fairly straight forward coastal drive in the sunshine.  The cliffs were well sign posted, but there were lots of big ass coaches on the road also, ferry tourists from Dublin and other such places.  [...]