The Annual Hoffy Hot Dog Eating Contest in Majuro, Marshall Islands

Attending the Annual Hoffy Hot Dog Eating Contest in Majuro, Marshall Islands

“Rising up to the challenge of our rivals” – Survivor. Well well well. Life and festivals continued in their craziness after I landed by flight into country 170, the Marshall Islands. 🇲🇭🇲🇭😍On the short walk from our hotel here, Marshall Islands Resort, to the local supermarket, memories floodigated back. Memories of this list of lunatical Read more about Attending the Annual Hoffy Hot Dog Eating Contest in Majuro, Marshall Islands[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Exploring The Bars, Cafes and Restaurants of The Fairytale City of Marburg, Germany

“Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” – The Grimm Brothers. Marburg is finally on my blog and it’s a Thirsty Thursday special!! Thirsty Thursdays were my forte!! A self coined wacaday phrase I concocted from the radio room of Belfast’s Belvoir Tech back in 1997. It was my teenage release, Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Exploring The Bars, Cafes and Restaurants of The Fairytale City of Marburg, Germany[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: STEVEN DAVIS Pub Crawl in Lviv, Ukraine

“YAMD” – Northern Ireland football supporters, circa Denmark away 2006. When I first backpacked in Ukraine in 2015, I raved about how incredible the bars in Lviv were. It came as no surprise to me of course, as countries such as Poland, Belarus, Ukrainę and Russia generally have the best bars in the world, in Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: STEVEN DAVIS Pub Crawl in Lviv, Ukraine[…]

Sunday’s Inspiration: A Hat-Trick of Years Since My Hat-Trick City Arrival in Gdańsk

“Time flies” – Anon. On this exact Sunday evening, 156 weeks ago (3 years ago), I arrived by flight into Gdańsk in Poland. It was just another city on my journey, surely. Nothing special, nothing was about to change. Sunday 3rd July 2016. I had never been to Gdańsk before but it was my fourth time in Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: A Hat-Trick of Years Since My Hat-Trick City Arrival in Gdańsk[…]

A lifesaver - a Poncho

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Random and Quirky Items To Put In Your Backpack

As I become more and more experienced as a traveller, I also learn what things to pack and what not to pack – what to leave behind. Down the years I made many mistakes when it comes to preparation, equipment, packing etc. It’s all a learning process, a trial and error. You learn from your Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Random and Quirky Items To Put In Your Backpack[…]

Sunday's Inspiration: Postcards From Babruysk, Belarus, 12 Years Later

Sunday’s Inspiration: Postcards From Babruysk, Belarus, 12 Years Later

Sunday Story time and a flashback to 2007… Just under 12 years ago (August 2007) when I started this travel blog, one of the first articles I wrote was about the city of Babruisk / Bobruisk / Babruysk in Belarus. I was there on a crazy train journey from Minsk, all alone to watch a Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Postcards From Babruysk, Belarus, 12 Years Later[…]

Sunday’s Inspiration: I Bought A Bed, It’s A Brand New Start

“I’m going to clear out my head. I’m going to get myself straight. I know it’s never to late to make a brand new start” – Paul Weller. A few days ago, I re-published the Don’t Stop Living Facebook Page. For good. It has been a huge week of change in my life. Sure, depression Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: I Bought A Bed, It’s A Brand New Start[…]

Group Touring Los Angeles’s Famous Watering Holes

Looking back to my early backpacking days and indeed the birth of this site, one of the first places I ever wrote about was Los Angeles! Yes, I was there back in 2007 when David Beckham signed for LA Galaxy and I toured Venice Beach, Hollywood Hills and of course the famous Hermosa Beach, where Read more about Group Touring Los Angeles’s Famous Watering Holes[…]

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