Thirsty Thursdays: Top 5 Bars in St. Helier, Jersey

Drinking in the Channel Islands is pure bliss. I have fond memories of being the only tourist in the pubs in Sark and Herm back in 2009 and I remember pub-crawling through St. Peter Port in Guernsey one night, including a pub that the Guinness World Records class as “the closest pub to an operational Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 5 Bars in St. Helier, Jersey[…]

World Borders: The Ferry from Poole, England to St. Helier, Jersey

World Borders: Crossing from Poole, England to St. Helier, Jersey by Ferry

This edition in my world borders series is slightly long overdue. The reason being I have been on this route more times than I can remember. It was back in 2008 – 2009 that I worked on car ferries in the south of England. I was based in Lymington, Poole and Weymouth. But most of Read more about World Borders: Crossing from Poole, England to St. Helier, Jersey by Ferry[…]

Backpacking in Jersey: Top 5 Sights in St. Helier and St. Lawrence

Backpacking in Jersey: Top 5 Sights in St. Helier and St. Lawrence

It was a welcome and sentimental return to the island of Jersey recently as I headed to their capital city, St. Helier for a weekend. I stayed overlooking the sea, at the Ommaroo Hotel and I toured some of the sights I had missed out on during my first few visits to this mini island Read more about Backpacking in Jersey: Top 5 Sights in St. Helier and St. Lawrence[…]

Staying at the Ommaroo Hotel in St. Helier Jersey

Take a more unusual backpacking trip to the fantastic Channel Islands, you don’t get as many backpackers and global travellers here and the region is a complete breath of fresh air. This magical set of islands are off the coast of France, yet remain under the rule of the U.K. A fascinating history exists here and Read more about Staying at the Ommaroo Hotel in St. Helier Jersey[…]

herm island morning ferry

World Borders: Getting The Guernsey to Herm Ferry, Channel Islands (St. Peter Port to Herm Harbour)

I have spoken about my time touring the Channel Islands before and the magic of it will never leave me. Islands like Herm and Sark are just truly remote travel gems that had me totally inspired. I talked about getting the Guernsey to Sark ferry before and about my time touring Sark, but I didn’t Read more about World Borders: Getting The Guernsey to Herm Ferry, Channel Islands (St. Peter Port to Herm Harbour)[…]

Backpacking in Herm, Channel Islands: Top 15 Things to See and Do

Herm is yet another magical island from my journeys on this planet. It is easily “do-able” in a day. The only method of transport on the island is a tractor and the only official way to get there is by using the Herm Travel Trident Service from St Peter Port in Guernsey – Guernsey to Read more about Backpacking in Herm, Channel Islands: Top 15 Things to See and Do[…]

sark bicycle backpacking

Backpacking in Sark, Channel Islands: Best 15 Things to Do

I love Sark. It’s just a magical dream like island. No public transport. No major advertising. No worries or stress. Sark is one of the few remaining places in the world where cars are banned from roads and only tractors and horse drawn vehicles are allowed. The population of Sark is less than 600 and Read more about Backpacking in Sark, Channel Islands: Best 15 Things to Do[…]

tractor trailer sark channel islands

World Borders: How to Get From Guernsey to Sark, Channel Islands

I got to do the Channel Islands on the cheap a few years back. Hotel discounts, boat discounts and travelling there almost every day for 6 months while working as a Steward for Condor Ferries! I worked on a few different routes, mostly Poole (England) to Cherbourg (France) and Poole to Guernsey and then onwards Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Guernsey to Sark, Channel Islands[…]

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