Backpacking in Narnia: Crossing From Belfast, Northern Ireland into This Magical Land

The latest wacaday country adventure for my backpack was a return to the land of Narnia, a real country for sure and another interesting one, on what has now ridiculously become a 151 country tour of planet earth on route to 200 countries. While there might be 626 countries to visit (and nobody will ever Read more about Backpacking in Narnia: Crossing From Belfast, Northern Ireland into This Magical Land[…]

The Night I Didnt Sh@g Vicky Everitt in Belfast City, Northern Ireland

The Night I Didn’t Sh@g Vicky Everitt in Belfast City, Northern Ireland

“Come eat tomatoes with me, sing me something new” – Vicky Everitt (1997).  I took some of this story out of my upcoming book to share it on my blog today… Oh Vicky, I have no idea if you’ll remember me or not. But you left your mark on this nomadic Northern Irishman back in Read more about The Night I Didn’t Sh@g Vicky Everitt in Belfast City, Northern Ireland[…]

#gawa #daretodream Living Out A Childhood Dream Supporting Northern Ireland: My Plans for June 2016

“Michael O’Neill’s Green and White army” – Northern Ireland football fans. Now that June 2016 has arrived, it feels crazy that this month, I am finally living out a childhood dream. Since my early days growing up in Bangor, Northern Ireland I only had one dream in life. To watch the Northern Ireland international football Read more about #gawa #daretodream Living Out A Childhood Dream Supporting Northern Ireland: My Plans for June 2016[…]

Backpacking in Belfast: Staying at the Largest Hostel in Northern Ireland

I’ve stayed in hundreds of hostels down the years on my backpacking journeys. Each one has its own style and uniqueness about it and that is one of the joys of travel to me. Belfast City is Northern Ireland’s capital and November 2015 saw me staying in a Belfast hostel for the first time ever. Read more about Backpacking in Belfast: Staying at the Largest Hostel in Northern Ireland[…]

Visiting the World’s Biggest and Best Titanic Museum: Titanic Belfast, Northern Ireland

There are so many myths about the ill-fated supership The Titanic over the years, that the only place to get the real story, the truth behind this incredible ship is to return to the place where it was built. The place where it sailed out of for the first time – Belfast City in Northern Read more about Visiting the World’s Biggest and Best Titanic Museum: Titanic Belfast, Northern Ireland[…]

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Sunday’s Inspiration: A Tribute to Jordan Kennedy

“Rhythm is a dancer, it’s a soul’s companion, you can feel it everywhere” – Snap, 1992 The above lyric is from the song that was number one in the music charts the day Jordan Kennedy was born. I remember the song well from my teens, and often danced to it myself. Now, I will never Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: A Tribute to Jordan Kennedy[…]

Staying in the World Famous Europa Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland

On my trip backpacking in Northern Ireland in 2014,  lived out some childhood dreams as well as aiming to inspire everyone out there to visit Belfast and Northern Ireland. In my eyes, Belfast is the best city in the UK and is in the top 10 cities in the world. As tourists flock to London, Manchester Read more about Staying in the World Famous Europa Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland[…]

Everything You Should Know About The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Backpacking in Northern Ireland, October 2014

“Someday we’ll return here. When the Belfast Child sings again.” – Simple Minds How can you go backpacking in your home country? Is it even possible? You know the towns, you know the roads, you know the local lingo, you can talk your way out of a political argument. But then…I’ve been away a while. Read more about Backpacking in Northern Ireland, October 2014[…]