Sunday’s Inspiration: My 24 Hour Friends

“We may never meet again, so shed your skin and let’s get started” – Split Enz. Whackpacking the world like some kind of lost lunatic (new moniker for himself) brings with it an emotional rollercoaster of friendships and I’ve come to learn – it has its ups and downs. In equal measures. Snakes and ladders. Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: My 24 Hour Friends[…]

The Night I Didnt Sh@g Vicky Everitt in Belfast City, Northern Ireland

The Night I Didn’t [email protected] Vicky Everitt in Belfast City, Northern Ireland

“Come eat tomatoes with me, sing me something new” – Vicky Everitt (1997).  I took some of this story out of my upcoming book to share it on my blog today… Oh Vicky, I have no idea if you’ll remember me or not. But you left your mark on this nomadic Northern Irishman back in Read more about The Night I Didn’t [email protected] Vicky Everitt in Belfast City, Northern Ireland[…]

From Schwechat airport to the centre of Vienna. Going on your own.

Schwechat is the only airport of Vienna — the capital of Austria. So, if you wish to visit this amazing city for a journey or just skiing, you will likely arrive to Schwechat. The city and the airport have 19 kilometers between them, so if you are looking for the fastest and cheapest way to get to Read more about From Schwechat airport to the centre of Vienna. Going on your own.[…]

The Day I...Got Loads of Spots on My Head in Senegal

The Day I…Got Loads of Spots on My Head in Senegal

I had to double check the mirror time and time again. Spots were growing at a huge rate. I felt OK inside, I wasn’t ill and mentally I was fine. But externally, on the crazy border crossing from The Gambia to Senegal, I had somehow got about 30 – 40 small spots on my forehead. Read more about The Day I…Got Loads of Spots on My Head in Senegal[…]

Backpacking in Poland: One Night in The Countryside Village of Rywałd, Pomerania

Backpacking in Poland: One Night in The Countryside Village of Rywałd, Pomerania

Ask me if I had heard of the village of Rywałd last week and I’d have said no way, where is it? But the travel lifestyle is an odd, unpredictable one so I ended up here. Rywałd has a population of around 603, and for one night 604 as a nonchalant Northern Irish backpacker arrived in “town”! Read more about Backpacking in Poland: One Night in The Countryside Village of Rywałd, Pomerania[…]

Tourist Starogard Gdanski (2)

Backpacking in Poland: Top 28 Places to Visit in Starogard Gdański

After my time in the beautiful city of Gdańsk, I knew it wasn’t quite off the wall enough in Poland for me. I needed another Polish city with a few less tourists and some new charms. In my first two weeks in Gdańsk, I took two side trips – first to Gdynia for a food tour Read more about Backpacking in Poland: Top 28 Places to Visit in Starogard Gdański[…]