Travel Collectables: 10 Things I Try to Do in EVERY Country

You might have seen my travel collectables series the last few years. I am a collector and I love to have physical as well as mental and emotional memories from each place I go. Every country, disputed territory or significant region I visit, I try to adhere strictly to my own rules of collecting or Read more about Travel Collectables: 10 Things I Try to Do in EVERY Country[…]

Don’t Stop Living Merchandise For Sale

This is probably the most blatant bit of advertising in living history on Don’t Stop Living, but I will tell you it’s only for fun and I only make 10% of the cost of these orders – other companies take the rest (except my e-Books). Last year I launched a mini Don’t Stop Living shop Read more about Don’t Stop Living Merchandise For Sale[…]

Top 5 Ways I Contact my Family and Friends When Travelling

If you have followed my journeys on here since the site’s birth, you will know I how much technology and I are not friends. I personally hate small gadgets. I detest “tablets” with a passion and assume the name only to be associated with medication. Time after time I refused to own any type of Read more about Top 5 Ways I Contact my Family and Friends When Travelling[…]

Travel Collectables: Top 5 Passport Stamps From My First 99 Countries

So as I near my 100th actual real life country, I thought it was a good time for a post on my personal favourite passport stamps from the first 99 countries on my route. It has been a long journey through the years, weary long and slow border crossings, huge visa delays, forms filled in Read more about Travel Collectables: Top 5 Passport Stamps From My First 99 Countries[…]

Our Stay at the Elegant Lady Hamilton Hotel in Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden

Having visited Stockholm, Sweden back in 2007, it was time for my return to the country on my latest Baltics and Nordics tour. After travelling separate for about three weeks, I was reunited with my girlfriend Panny and we agreed we wanted a decent hotel for a few nights to relax in a bit of Read more about Our Stay at the Elegant Lady Hamilton Hotel in Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden[…]

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Travel Collectables: Fridge Magnets From Around the World, For My Mum

It’s time for another instalment of travel collectables. I write about things I pick up and collect on my travels, before I’ve written about t-shirts, banknotes, country patches, beer labels etc. But it’s time for me to move over…my Mum’s Fridge Magnet collection! It was a few years ago while in Ljubljana in Slovenia that Read more about Travel Collectables: Fridge Magnets From Around the World, For My Mum[…]

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Travel Collectables: Flight Stubs / Boarding Passes

Some people will call me a “hoarder”, some will say I keep ridiculous things and others will just realise that the little physical memories you have from your travels are worth keeping. You simply won’t be there again, so these little keepsakes are a constant physical reminder of my journeys. Every country I go to Read more about Travel Collectables: Flight Stubs / Boarding Passes[…]