Jonny Blair pushing the leaning tower of pisa

Visiting The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

It’s sometimes a cliché in life to “tick off the major sights” but like a lot of other travellers, I do them too. It would also seem a bit ludicrous to end up in Pisa in Italy, without actually visiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I was there, 4 years ago to the day, what’s Read more about Visiting The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tuscany, Italy[…]

Jonny Blair partying at the Happy J Pub Crawl

Thirsty Thursdays: Happy J Pub Crawl – Kiwi Style!!

Today my Thirsty Thursdays feature comes from New Zealand. They know how to party there as I found out!! After settling into my new “home for 2 days”, I had noticed a flier advertising a Pub Crawl of Christchurch that very night – there’s one every Friday. The flier was in the visitors guide brochure Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Happy J Pub Crawl – Kiwi Style!![…]

Jonny Blair of Dont Stop Living recommends the Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire, England

Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, England

OK, so in travelling the world, it’s always nice to reflect back to your homeland. Although I was born and bred in Northern Ireland, I also have an affinity with the south of England. I spent 6 years living in Bournemouth, London and Dartford and loved every minute of my time there. Back in the Read more about Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, England[…]

Postcards: The Lost Art of Travel?

One of my first travel memories was seeing a postcard come through our letterbox when I was a child in Bangor, Northern Ireland. As a kid, you ignore those boring brown or white envelopes and you are intrigued by colour so the postcard that arrived in the post caught my eye. It was either a Read more about Postcards: The Lost Art of Travel?[…]

Antarctica Adventures: Jougla Point

I once worked with a nice young Indian lady called Jigna back in London in 2007 while working in Public Relations (at Bite Communications) and for some reason the landing at Jougla Point in Antarctica reminded me of her. Only by name however, as this was a land of penguins and blizzards, rather than the Read more about Antarctica Adventures: Jougla Point[…]

Canada Water pub crawl of London

Countries of the World Pub Tour!! (10 nations in one day)

The question which really needs to be asked at this point is: how the fuck do you do a ‘countries of the world pub tour’ in just one day? The answer is easy go to London. You’ll notice that place names in London are named after countries quite a lot, obvious examples are China Town, Read more about Countries of the World Pub Tour!! (10 nations in one day)[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Football Grounds of London Pub Crawl!

I always prefer pub crawls to sitting in the same pub for hours on end. Pub crawls provide more randomness, comedy, variety and you meet more people and sample more things. And you get to piss in more toilets. So for my 26th birthday, we stayed in some hotels close to oxford street London and Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Football Grounds of London Pub Crawl![…]