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Follow My Real Life Adventures: Join My Journey On The Don’t Stop Living Tour

“I’m keeping my head down now for the summer, I’m out of my mind but pour me another, I’m going to take that tiger outside for a ride, What a life.” – Noel Gallagher. Bishkek has been magical. It has by far been my favourite new city I have toured since I first arrived in Read more about Follow My Real Life Adventures: Join My Journey On The Don’t Stop Living Tour[…]

The Nearest Thing Iraq Has to a Backpacker’s Hostel: The Parlaman Hotel in Duhok

I’ve written up lots of stories from my 10 days backpacking through Northern Iraq but I have yet to cover any of my hotel stays there – I stayed in 4 different hotels in Iraqi Kurdistan. You might not know what to expect when backpacking through Iraqi Kurdistan, a region which is beautiful, but sadly Read more about The Nearest Thing Iraq Has to a Backpacker’s Hostel: The Parlaman Hotel in Duhok[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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Backpacking in Sark, Channel Islands: Best 15 Things to Do

I love Sark. It’s just a magical dream like island. No public transport. No major advertising. No worries or stress. Sark is one of the few remaining places in the world where cars are banned from roads and only tractors and horse drawn vehicles are allowed. The population of Sark is less than 600 and Read more about Backpacking in Sark, Channel Islands: Best 15 Things to Do[…]

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20 Tell Tale Signs You’ve Been Backpacking Too Long

OK so I hit the 12 year mark last year of being away from my hometown (Bangor, Northern Ireland), and whilst I have had a few bases (such as Bournemouth, Bishkek, Hong Kong and Parramatta), I have been backpacking for most of it, and somehow this is my lifestyle now and I’m used to it. Read more about 20 Tell Tale Signs You’ve Been Backpacking Too Long[…]