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July 25, 2016 8:07 pm    |    by Jonny Blair
Choosing the Best Car Rental Company

Are you planning to go on a vacation in the near future? If this is the case, there is a chance that you might need to rent a car. This will allow you to go wherever you want without having to rely on taxis, trains or buses. However, the fact is that car rental companies can be quite different in terms of the cars they have available and the quality of service they provide. This is why it is critical for you to look into your car rental options long before you leave on your vacation. 1. What type of cars do they have in […]

July 19, 2016 3:10 pm    |    by Jonny Blair
Why it is convenient to get an airport taxi from airport to Madrid City Centre

Travelling takes its toll on the body, mind and soul. And whether you are a budget traveller or a luxury traveller, safety, time and happiness are all high priority. Flying in and out of airports can be a gruelling experience. Sometimes we have lost baggage, delayed flights, currency issues. It can be hard to take and when we land in a foreign country for the first time we want to be safely and easily back to our hotel to relax before heading out to explore. This is why taxis are essential in this instance. Companies like taxi leader are a great way to get from […]

July 11, 2016 1:41 pm    |    by Jonny Blair
Quality Villas in Dordogne, France

  A European Villa hire company is giving you the chance to save £500 if you choose to book the luxurious Domaine De Maitre Villa in Dordogne from the 23 July. This extraordinary French home was built back in 1673 and can accommodate as many as nine individuals. It’s based in  100-acres of organic farm land, and is surrounded by nature – making it the perfect place to holiday for anybody hoping to unwind and loosen up.   If you were to stay there and head out on the town in the nearby Dordogne, you will be spoilt for options for what to do. The […]

1:37 pm    |    by Jonny Blair
Greenwood Forest Park in Wales

An amusement park in Gwynedd in North Wales has just been voted as one of the greatest 10 parks of its kind in the UK by TripAdvisor, making it the number one welsh attraction on the list. GreenWood Forest Park sits inside 27 acres of forest in Y Felinhelo, giving a huge array of activities, labyrinths, trails and more. A blend of indoor and open air attractions makes it an awesome stop for any climate and anybody with a passion for exploring. Youthful wayfarers will be entranced by the mystical backwoods and can be guaranteed that they will have a genuinely remarkable time.   The […]

July 8, 2016 7:05 pm    |    by Jonny Blair
Glamping - Quality Unearthed

  As an explorer and world traveler I spend the majority of my time in hostels, some time in hotels when my financial situation is looking good and some time camping al fresco when cash’s tight – or I’m that far from civilisation there isn’t another choice. In any case, one regularly unexplored alternative is the solution that’s between a hotel and a campsite – GLAMPING. So why might you decide to glamp as opposed to camp? Additional Comfort There’s no denying sleeping outdoors can be somewhat uncomfortable. Whether you’ve set up your two man tent over a termite mound, awoken to a seized back […]

6:58 pm    |    by Jonny Blair
Top Cornwall Restaurants When Touring England

  England has a notorious reputation for being a nation where you’re prone to be served some quite unsatisfying food, however I’m not certain that is a fair reputation. The UK draws motivation from the cooking of numerous different nations so it’s actually very varied. In any run of the mill British town you can appreciate sustenance from any number of nations – and Britain likewise has its works of art which are cherished everywhere throughout the world. Number one on the rundown of great British dishes must be fish and chips. There isn’t a main road in the country where you can’t get a […]

July 6, 2016 8:06 am    |    by Jonny Blair
Touring Melbourne: Five Cool Things to Do

Melbourne is quite simply a “backpacker’s classic” so while touring the city you will want to make the most of your time here before you move on to yet more Australian cliches. It’s a big city and pumps out a lot, leaving you with always things to see and do. Melbourne is well connected to other parts of Australia by train, by road ad also on internal flights. These are five cool things to do in Melbourne, which is the capital city of the Victoria Province of Australia. 1.Neighbours Tour The famous Australian soap opera, which has been running for 30 years, is called Neighbours. […]

June 23, 2016 1:01 pm    |    by Jonny Blair
On a road trip

Over my years of travel I have loved going on road trips. I used to own a car when I lived in Australia, and in England and I would always fill it up and head out on an adventure. As a long term overland backpacker these days I rely on public transport a lot more but nothing beats having your own car. If you are going on a road trip, here are my best tips, I’ve put them into a top 5 for you and may share more again in future. 1.Sleep in your car Instead of just driving from hostel to hostel and staying […]

April 28, 2016 10:49 am    |    by Jonny Blair
Touring Indonesia

If you’re backpacking your way to Indonesia, be ready for a trip of textbook adventure and wild emotions. This is an extremely diverse country, pumped jam full of excellent backpacker sights. Indonesia is rich in history, religion, wildlife, culture and also natural beauty. There are thousands of islands to explore in this country that houses a ridiculously crazy 260 million people, yes that is pure lunacy in a nutshell, but there are also quiet parts where that number will seem slightly exaggerated. I love the country though and I buzz off it. A good option for first timers is to visit Java. Here, the hub of Jakarta serves as the […]

March 31, 2016 8:26 am    |    by Jonny Blair
Night off the rip - coffee loyal

If you’re an avid traveller, then you’ve more than likely got Europe on your list of places to see. Many people don’t just visit Europe quickly before getting on to the ‘real’ travelling. They spend time really exploring and getting to know the place. Europe is a brilliant place for travellers all on its own. Here are some of the best tips for travelling around Europe: Look at Hostels Of course if you want the real European travelling experience, it only makes sense to stay in hostels. Safe hostels, of course! You’ll save a lot of money and get to meet people who are doing […]