Something I Did Eight Years Ago Today That Changed My Life

“Every breath you take, every move you make, every bond you break, every step you take, I’ll be watching you.” – Sting On the 27th August 2007, I did something completely unremarkable that changed my life, over time. I can’t believe it was 8 years ago or that it changed my life, but hey it was Read more about Something I Did Eight Years Ago Today That Changed My Life[…]

Don’t Stop Living is SIX Years Old Today!!!

Get the champagne out. Don’t Stop Living is SIX years old today. The travel blog I started while backpacking in Toronto in 2007 has now amassed over 1,200 travel stories over a six year period. Life’s been pretty good in the intervening years. I’ve managed to backpack my way to almost 80 countries, across all Read more about Don’t Stop Living is SIX Years Old Today!!![…]

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The Day I…Wore Pink Ladies Pants to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Another of those “you had to be there” travel stories and this time it comes from Iceland. That magnificent island country that most backpackers in Europe forget about as they’re too busy inter-railing round the mainland. We had booked onto a Golden Circle tour. I was with about 6 or 7 travel buddies and after Read more about The Day I…Wore Pink Ladies Pants to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland[…]

Empire State Building: A moon is in my head

It was pretty inevitable really. At some point or other in my life I was going to go to the top of it. And it finally does deserve a blog entry of its own on top of the mention in my New York condensed blog post. What it is is the Empire State Building! It Read more about Empire State Building: A moon is in my head[…]

Backpacking in the USA: The White Stripes Trip to Staten Island, New York

While staying at Hostelling International at New York City (incidently the largest hostel in the USA), I had put my name down for a few of the hostel’s organised tours. One of these was a weekly Wednesday night free trip and tour of Staten Island. The ferry across was free after 6 pm I think. Read more about Backpacking in the USA: The White Stripes Trip to Staten Island, New York[…]

What the hell am I doing drinking in LA at 27?

I arrived in Los Angeles, California, having changed planes and had a pint briefly at Dallas Fort Worth Airport. I also recall meeting an English guy who kindly let me sit down beside him. We discussed football, I said I was a Bournemouth fan, he was more of an England fan rather than a club Read more about What the hell am I doing drinking in LA at 27?[…]