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June 25, 2017 7:53 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

As well as backpacking in mainland Italy, it’s a great idea to escape the boot shape and hit up one of Italy’s many islands. One of the most famous of these islands is Sardinia, second only behind Sicily in terms of size and often overlooked by tourists. However, getting here is very easy these days – not just by flight but the ferry service by OK ferry is handy and easy to use. The island has its own autonomy, flag, language and culture. Once you have your trip booked and you arrive on Sardinia, here are 5 excellent sights to check out. 1.Football Stadium in […]

January 10, 2017 10:53 am    |    by Jonny Blair
Top Four Features Vacationers Look for in a Log Cabin Rental

Today, many vacationers prefer to stay in a log cabin as opposed to a hotel or lodge. They enjoy the privacy of staying in a log cabin located in a scenic area. There are other appealing features that many vacationers look for when booking log cabin rentals for a weekend getaway or for an entire season. Look at the top five features vacationers look for in a rented log cabin. Amenities Today, staying in a log cabin doesn’t mean guests have to forgo the amenities. Many vacationers who book a log cabin look for amenities such as HD television, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, barbecue and hot […]

December 9, 2016 2:54 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

As Christmas fast approaches, it is certainly time to delve into some Christmas Shopping and if you are a hard working, busy person you will want to buy your gifts online to save time and effort. A great site to check out has the best men’s gifts for those into sport, travel and good hygiene. I had a good look through some interesting online sites recently and compiled a quick and easy short list of three great Christmas gift ideas for the man. Check these out to impress your husband or boyfriend! 1.Working Man’s Hygiene Kit For the man who likes to stay hygienic and […]

August 9, 2016 6:44 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

When you tour Starogard Gdański as a foreigner, you often stand out as the only tourist in town. It’s a cool city away from the touristic appeal of Gdansk and the medieval fortress at Malbork. This is why I love towns like Starogard Gdański and write passionately about my touring in places like this. I stayed in the trendy Noclegi Rekord for a hat trick of nights and loved the vibes of the city. These are my favourite sights though I also loved the bars of Starogard Gdański, a great place to meet locals by night. 1.Rynek (Market Square) The main market square, known as the Rynek is […]

July 8, 2016 7:05 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

  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 […]

June 23, 2016 1:01 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

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 […]

March 31, 2016 8:26 am    |    by Jonny Blair

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 […]

January 2, 2016 7:59 am    |    by Jonny Blair

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 […]

December 12, 2015 2:20 pm    |    by TheHipmunk

This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 10th December 2015. Of all the reasons to travel the world, “to see a staircase” likely doesn’t show up on many lists. But it may be time to reconsider. The globe is dotted with remarkable staircases that are breathtaking to look at and exhilarating to climb, and each makes for a quality destination in its own right. Here are just seven of some of the world’s most trek-worthy staircases. 1. 16th Avenue Tiled Steps, San Francisco Truly a team effort, the 16th Avenue Tiled Steps project is the result of collaboration among neighbors around the intersection of […]

December 7, 2015 2:47 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

It’s time to dream up a life you never thought existed. It’s move over to the past and embrace the future with both hands! The digital Nomad is a recent development,wide ranging availability of internet connections, smaller laptops and smart phones have create an environment that will allow an enterprising person the ability to do a job from anywhere in the world. It may just be my ego, but I like to think that I am one of the original Digital Nomads and with this in mind it’s a great idea to proceed with this article. This is a great way to succeed and see […]