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August 12, 2016 3:05 pm    |    by Jonny Blair
Christmas in Belfast City, Northern Ireland

With Christmas coming up, thousands of tourists will be already booking flights for many European cities to get away from home for the crazy festive season. Year on year, Christmas markets become more and more popular. But it can often be hard to pinpoint exactly which European cities are the best for Christmas markets so here is a quick guide to what could be the top 4 cities in Europe this year for Christmas markets. 1.Belfast City, NORTHERN IRELAND The Northern Irish capital city of Belfast is enjoying a huge boom of late. This is the UK’s best kept capital city, and Ireland’s unknown gem. […]

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 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 […]

July 19, 2016 3:10 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

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 are a great way to get from Madrid airport […]

July 11, 2016 1:41 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

  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

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

  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

  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

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

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 […]