Backpacking in Australia: My Top 5 Memories from Melbourne

It’s a while since I have reflected on backpacking in Australia and my crazy life down under, which began almost 5 years ago now, crazy!! On my first Working Holiday Visa I ended up passing through Melbourne twice and again on my second Working Holiday Visa , so 3 times during my 18 months living in Read more about Backpacking in Australia: My Top 5 Memories from Melbourne[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Pub Crawls From My Travels So Far

As I just begin to plan a major pub crawl on a big reunion day with the lads in London during the World Cup, it’s a good moment to recollect the top 10 pub crawls from my travels, some I’ve told before on Don’t Stop Living, some I haven’t yet shared. These have been absolutely Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Pub Crawls From My Travels So Far[…]

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Road Trip Part 2 – Sunset in Frankston

I’d never heard of Frankston either and it’s just not touristy or anything. But I love places like that, totally out of the way, totally un-obvious and worth a look for an extra memory. It wasn’t really on the way out of Melbourne for me, but a wee bit south, on the east side of Read more about Road Trip Part 2 – Sunset in Frankston[…]

Australian Road Trip Part 1: Leaving Coles Beach, Devonport, Tasmania

Well the road trip finally began, and I have to say I believe it began at Coles Beach in Devonport. That was where I stayed manys a night sleeping in my car while living in Tasmania. From here in June 2010, I left behind Tasmania on a four state road trip north to Queensland. 5 Read more about Australian Road Trip Part 1: Leaving Coles Beach, Devonport, Tasmania[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Pizza, Pulp and Winning the Karaoke in Melbourne

Its almost too obvious doing all the major cities when you’re a traveller or a nomad, but somehow you end up in them anyway. In China I done Beijing, in Belarus Minsk and in Australia Melbourne. I like to get a mix of the big cities and the random smaller settlements however. But yet Melbourne Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Pizza, Pulp and Winning the Karaoke in Melbourne[…]

Jonny Blair met Roger Federer in Melbourne in 2010. He lives a lifestyle of travel.

The Day I…Met Roger Federer

One Sunday night in King O’Malleys pub in Canberra I was sat with Daniel and Neil watching the live tennis tournament on the TV – the Australian Open from Melbourne. It was the final between Scotland’s Andrew Murray and Switzerland’s Roger Federer. We were in there just passing time really as we had done the Read more about The Day I…Met Roger Federer[…]

Backpacking in Australia: Three States In One Day

Hardly a big deal doing three states in one day, considering the fact that we were on a bus trip…There was me, Neil and Daniel exiting the Australian capital city of Canberra on a dark lonely Sunday. A few weeks before we already knew we were doing the trip. Three days would be enough in Read more about Backpacking in Australia: Three States In One Day[…]