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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 […]

March 24, 2016 8:15 pm    |    by Jonny Blair
Things To Consider When Planning Your Self Catering Holiday

Self-catering holidays offer a level of privacy and flexibility that is not available when you stay at a hotel. You don’t have to keep to rigid meal times or dress for breakfast and dinner. You have more space to move around in, and you’re not confined to one room. They provide a relaxed and intimate base for your vacation. Enjoy your holiday to the max by following our simple guide.   Gather as much information about your accommodation as you can. What kitchen equipment will be provided? Will there be cleaning accessories and other sundries? What about bedding and towels? Will you have access to […]

February 24, 2016 1:49 pm    |    by Jonny Blair
Colosseum, Ancient Rome

Everybody has heard of Rome and most of us want to go there on our travel adventures but with so much information on this beast of a city, where do you start? Perhaps a very obvious “textbook top 5” is the way to see this city – that way you get to see the main sights easily and can then pick and choose the oddball sights once you have these out of the way. As well – Rome is actually a lot cheaper than you’d expect. You can get a day card for the metro for around 7 Euros, unlimited travel! Without further ado and […]

January 13, 2016 4:58 pm    |    by Jonny Blair
ExpressoWiFi: A Cool new WiFi Rental Service in Italy

Today I introduce you to a cool new WiFi Rental Service in Italy for travellers, ExpressoWiFi. This service allows the tourist full access to the internet in Italy when you’re touring the country, meaning you can be online 24/7 if you want. It’s a portable device which is perfect for staying connected during your stay in the country. Here are some of my favourite features from this cool new service, ExpressoWiFi due to the fact you are always online: 1.You can make calls and video calls with Skype or other VoIP services, good for keeping in touch with family when in Italy. 2.You can constantly share your […]

January 3, 2016 7:42 am    |    by TheHipmunk

This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 28th December 2015. Big cities are big for a reason: Lots of people want to live in, work in, and visit them. But that popularity comes with a price—literally. Too often, would-be visitors who are traveling on a budget get shunted to cities’ outskirts instead of getting to experience the thrill of being in the thick of things. But such is not the case with these five hotels, which sit right in the heart of a variety of big cities and still manage to cost less than $250 a night. 1. Embassy Suites, Boca Raton, FL A […]

January 2, 2016 7:59 am    |    by Jonny Blair
Facts And Information On Crossing Borders

Facts And Information On Crossing Borders by Jonny Blair People that go for road trips look to have a lot of fun moments during their outings. When such trips extend into neighboring countries, there are several factors that need to be considered. To void illegal entrants into their territories, most countries have strict laws that govern entrance into their territories. The regulations govern any crossing of borders by people or goods. People get into new countries for many reasons; some for business purpose and others in search of jobs. Therefore, it is important that individuals are conversant with regulations governing border crossing. There normally are […]

January 1, 2016 7:47 am    |    by TheHipmunk

This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 30th December 2015. Stats suggest 45% of Americans typically make resolutions with the turn of the calendar year, and yet only 8% actually fill them. Perhaps the best way to increase that 8% is to combine an epic vacation with going after goals! Below are three popular resolutions many of us try to attain, along with the perfect places to make them come to life. Be more adventurous Everyone wants to step outside of that comfort zone and be a little more daring in the new year. And just because it’s winter doesn’t mean we need […]

December 13, 2015 12:04 am    |    by TheHipmunk
Granada Crossing World Borders

This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 7th November 2015. Granada has established itself as one of Spain’s youngest, hippest, and most energetic cities while simultaneously boasting some of the country’s most historic architecture. Plan to explore this city in true Spanish style, by setting out after a relaxing siesta and staying up late into the night. Start the afternoon with tapas at the renowned Bar Los Diamantes, which has been serving up remarkable food since 1942. If you’re still hungry, try the seafood or aubergine slices. Snap a pic of the meal and earn bragging rights by tweeting it our way. Take an after-lunch stroll […]