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December 5, 2017 2:07 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

As a long term traveller, perpetual tourist, backpacking junkie and pure sightseeing addict, it is inevitable that sometimes I will embark on some cool flight routes and some unusual journeys. Today I pick out 5 of the coolest and most enjoyable flight routes I have taken in my time. 1.Guyana (Georgetown to Kaieteur Falls) The legendary aeroplane route from Georgetown to the splendid Kaieteur Falls will always rank high. Views are simply superb as your plane drifts into the Amazon basin region and over this gorgeous waterfall. 2.England – France (London to Paris) Sometimes the obvious journeys are the best and the speed and shortness of […]

August 2, 2017 2:16 pm    |    by Jonny Blair
london tubes

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, which can be useful in places like London, notorious for its rush hour tubes! With self catering, 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. I thought I would compile some of my best self catering ideas for London in England, as hotel […]

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 […]

July 25, 2016 8:07 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

November 23, 2015 3:06 pm    |    by TheHipmunk

This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 17th November 2015. The airline Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA just announced its plan to sell $69 one-way tickets to Europe from select U.S. airports. The initiative is slated to roll out by as soon as 2017 (although for would-be international travelers, “soon” might be a relative term). Flying to Europe On a Budget: Here’s the Scoop While the lure of cheap international tickets may have travel-lovers drooling, travelers looking to take advantage of the deals will be limited to only a few destinations—namely, Edinburgh, Scotland, and Bergen, Norway. The airline believes it can reduce fares by flying out of U.S. […]

October 2, 2015 9:59 pm    |    by TheHipmunk

This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 30th September 2015. Photo by: Kelly Soderlund. Alexis Cozombolidis at home in San Francisco’s Financial District. By: Kelly Soderlund, Hipmunk Staff While it’s true that Alexis Cozombolidis might be best known to the public at large as San Francisco Giants Hunter Pence’s girlfriend, the whip-smart and talented host of Twitch TV’s LetsGetLexi has been a gamer darling with a huge following (her “Piñas”) for years now. The former IGN video game journalist (she also hosts “Covering Your Bases with LetsGetLexi” for CSN Bay Area) is a huge travel enthusiast with a major case of wanderlust; following college she backpacked throughout Europe […]

September 11, 2015 12:01 am    |    by TheHipmunk

This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 9th September 2015. Tipping is a hot topic in the United States these days, as rising minimum wages call into question the standard practice of making servers reliant on tips. For travelers abroad, tipping is an equally sticky issue. Figuring out what to tip when can all too quickly turn a relaxing vacation into a stressful one. Knowing what to tip, on the other hand, can empower travelers to navigate a foreign culture with ease. Because tipping rules vary by country, region, and place of business, it’s important to research your destination’s customs prior to any […]