An apartment in Oxford with @Roomorama

By | April 10th, 2012|England, Travel|

Sometimes even the best laid plans do not come to fruition.  Literally 5 minutes walk from my girlfriends house are not one, but 2 coach services that would take us all the way to oxford and back within a day for roughly £20 each.  That’s not half bad and for ages we’ve been saying ‘one [...]

easyJet Holiday Inspiration – Who? What? Where? When?

By | April 2nd, 2012|Travel|

Fresh from failing to seal the deal on a 2 night trip to Barcelona with easyJet (i'm not bitter honest), the orange airline have launched a great blogging competition called the Holidays Inspiration Initiative (#inspiretravel).  The compeition aims to find out about the inspiration behind individual bloggers travelling history and what makes them tick when they venture out into the big wide world.  [...]

Vote for me to go to Barcelona? … please

By | March 15th, 2012|Travel|

Readers of www.backpacksandbunkbeds.co.uk I need your help! This is an utterly shameless request that you vote for me and help send me to Barcelona.  Pretty please! Easyjet have launched a competition whereby 5 lucky uk based bloggers will be sent from the newly opened Southend airport to Barcelona, flying out on March 26th and return [...]

My ABC of travels

By | February 16th, 2012|Random/Funnies, Travel|

Having been tagged by Jerrick over at www.25travels.com , its now my turn to take up my ABCs of travel. Here goes. Here goes my ABCs of Travel: A: Age you went on your first international trip 3 I think, the rents took me and my 5 year old sister to Ibiza. As you can [...]

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 [...]

Ice Hockey – Slough Jets

By | January 19th, 2012|Travel|

If you havent seen The Office, the UK version not the US version, go watch it now and come back to read this later ... ... Finished?  Seasons 1 & 2?  The Xmas special too?   Its funny huh!  Well if you hadnt already guessed the link in this post, The Office is set in Slough, and probably [...]

2011 in summary, and what 2012 may hold in store.

By | December 30th, 2011|Photographic Inspiration, Travel|

For someone who works the 9-5 I think I do ok in terms of seeing new parts of the globe each year.  Lucky for me that the company I work for lets me buy extra holiday too, so instead of 25 days annual leave, this year I had 35 days.  The royal wedding also afforded [...]

I really have no idea what I’m doing but thanks

By | December 22nd, 2011|Travel|

So Xmas time pretty much marks the 6 month anniversary of this site.  The last 6 months have been cool, I’ve met some really nice people, both on and off line.  I’ve read and lot and written a lot.  Most of the articles and posts I’ve read have been pretty awesome, the stuff I’ve written [...]

Seat hogs YOU SUCK!

By | December 20th, 2011|Random/Funnies, Travel|

When flying I’m a window seat kinda guy.  I look to look out at the cloud passing by, and I also like that I can rest my bonce on the airplane wall (the so called headrests only come up to around my lower back area they’re so small). If I can get a window seat [...]

Bungee Jumping or Sky diving

By | December 9th, 2011|Travel, Travel tips|

Bungee Jumping or Sky diving, which is it to be?  Both maybe? So we save and we save and we save to go travelling, the 9-5, the unsociable hours, the graveyard shifts, whatever it takes.  We save our money and we get out, away from the crap and out into the world.  The saved cash [...]