My New e-Book: The Backpacker’s Guide to the Inca Trail by Jonny Blair

I’m delighted to release my latest e-Book, The Backpackers Guide to the Inca Trail! Back in 2010 I hiked the real Inca Trail in Peru and it was always my dream to release a book about it to help others interested in doing the popular hike. The book is a detailed 102 page guide to hiking the Inca Read more about My New e-Book: The Backpacker’s Guide to the Inca Trail by Jonny Blair[…]

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My Top 5 Camping Memories!

As I celebrate the 10 year mark of being away from Northern Ireland by camping out in the desert at Wadi Rum with Rum Stars (AMAZING!), I thought it was a good time to share my top 5 camping moments from my travels…including my latest spot of desert camping, these moments were inspiring… 1. Camping Read more about My Top 5 Camping Memories![…]

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Peru For Less! Gotta Love the Inca Trail…

  If you’ve followed me on my YouTube Channel, you’ll know how much I love to make random “on the road videos” (almost 5,000 travel videos since 2007!) well today I got reminiscing about the Inca Trail (I did it back in 2010) and came across a cool site in Peru/ South America. A bit Read more about Peru For Less! Gotta Love the Inca Trail…[…]

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World Borders: How to get from Bolivia to Peru (at Desaguadero)

In my series on World Borders, I report on my trips across many of the borders on this planet. This time it’s a relatively unusual one, as the name of the town, Desaguadero officially sits in both the countries Bolivia and Peru. Primarily however we call it Bolivian. The border is particularly lacking in security Read more about World Borders: How to get from Bolivia to Peru (at Desaguadero)[…]

Machu Picchu at Christmas

How To Spend Christmas Day As A Traveller

Christmas Day was a special time for me when I was younger. Always off school or work, always getting together with the family, always giving and receiving presents. However since I upped and left Northern Ireland a decade ago, my lifestyle of travel has taken over at Christmas. Christmas time for me has seen me Read more about How To Spend Christmas Day As A Traveller[…]

Friday’s Featured Food: Cuy al Horno (Roasted Guinea Pig)

On selected Friday’s, Don’t Stop Living brings you a featured food. This series of Friday’s Featured Foods will be chosen at random from the countless dishes, meals and snacks I have tried as a global traveller. First up, I head back to my time in Peru and the day I tried Guinea Pig, known locally Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Cuy al Horno (Roasted Guinea Pig)[…]

Travel Myths Busted: Part 3 – The Fake Inca Trail

What? There’s a ‘FAKE’ Inca Trail?? Yes, there is and every single day unaware travellers sign up for it and do it without even knowing. I’m here to tell you how to make sure you do the real Inca Trail, which let’s be honest is what you want to do. You want four days of Read more about Travel Myths Busted: Part 3 – The Fake Inca Trail[…]

Christmas Night Train: Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (and a bus to Cuzco) *

After the madness of a 4 Day Inca Trail, seeing Machu Picchu and having Christmas Lunch together in a town called Aguas Calientes, it was time to head back to Cuzco. Some of the others had wanted to meet me in “Big Brother Bar” in Aguas Calientes but couldn’t find it. Hardly a surprise given Read more about Christmas Night Train: Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (and a bus to Cuzco) *[…]