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August 23, 2017 1:23 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

When you travel the world for years on end, you end up with many stories. It is rare for me to share them on here, but now I decided I am single again so it is time again, having been into adult dating again recently. Sure I found love for real on my journeys, time and time again, but that can break your heart eventually. When I grew up in Northern Ireland, I delved into local dating a lot, and often used County Tyrone dating to secure nights on the rip with Ulster ladies. I didn’t want to name too many people on here as […]

August 22, 2017 1:58 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

When you travel the world for years on end, it can be hard to find love on your journey. Sometimes you don’t dwell or linger in a city long enough. You end up unstable and while I backpacked through North Korea, Australia, Italy, England and USA, I didn’t even find that everlasting love. You move on again and any friendships you developed are defined only via Facebook. Sure I found love for real on my journeys, time and time again, but that can break your heart eventually. So this is why many nomads and perpetual tourists are now turning to the internet to find love. […]

August 2, 2017 2:16 pm    |    by Jonny Blair
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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 […]

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 […]

April 17, 2017 7:01 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

Florence’s pretty streets are giving the shoppers who usually head straight for Milan another gorgeous fashion location to consider. Florence does the classic styles as beautifully as the rest of Italy and the combination of this elegance with fine art, medieval architecture and world class food make it a destination of choice for many discerning tourists. Florence is also becoming much more of a trend setting city. The influx of young fashion forward designers including those for wedding dresses and concept stores are making the capital of Tuscany a tempting base for the industry’s future makers. Bespoke clothing shops, innovative boutiques, a strong artisan community […]

March 6, 2017 4:22 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

As I spent the entire winter in gorgeous Poland this year, I thought I would compile some of my best Winter travel ideas for you all. It’s a time of year often overlooked by travellers as lots of people prefer to go sun seeking and searching for warm beaches. Step aside for a moment – winter is a brilliant time to travel! Here are my top 4 winter destinations! 1. Poland Poland has gorgeous winters. Snow capped mountains, cities covered in snow with cosy wine bars offering excellent “Grzane Piwo” (hot beer) or “Grzane Wino” (hot wine). Plus it’s a country with four seasons so […]

February 21, 2017 6:33 pm    |    by Jonny Blair
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There used to be a day when people actually looked forward to traveling. Sure, the end destination was always lovely once you go there, but the journey itself was actually part of the fun as well. Recent years have seen quite the change in this regard, to the point that the process is often looked upon with dread and trepidation. It does not have to be like that, however, if you consider some of the following ways to make traveling enjoyable again. Choose Your Seat Wisely It is no secret that flights today have become increasingly crowded. Over time, either we all have expanded, or […]

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 […]

November 10, 2016 12:28 am    |    by Jonny Blair

At this time of year, a lot of people want that idyllic festive holiday. Log cabins, Christmas markets and plates of sumptuous festive food, but the question is, where should you go? Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, famous for everything from opera and pizza, to the might of the Roman Empire. No matter what your personal taste, it certainly has something to offer everyone looking for a relaxing winter break, and here are the top cities that prove it.   Milan As one of the world’s most famous shopping destinations, Milan is the perfect getaway for fashionistas and lovers […]