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8 Spectacular Hiking Tracks In The Great Smokey Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains has over 850 miles of trails that reward you with panoramic vistas, old-growth forests, wildflowers, meadows, streams, and more. In this diversified National Park, there is truly something for everyone. Whether you’re an experienced hiker or a novice, the smokies provide paths for everyone. Trails vary in length and complexity, so Read more about 8 Spectacular Hiking Tracks In The Great Smokey Mountains[…]

Which Islands are the Must-see of the Antilles?

Which Islands Are The Must-see Of The Antilles?

You have all the time in the world. What is stopping you from visiting the all the small and large islands at your leisure? Nothing is stopping us from hopping from one island to another, during the same holiday. All you have to do is to charter a catamaran, and we’ll be sailing here, there, Read more about Which Islands Are The Must-see Of The Antilles?[…]

Backpacking in Antigua: Visiting Devil’s Bridge

My Caribbean adventure of 2021 was coming to an end when I arrived in Antigua. The country itself is called Antigua and Barbuda, but sadly I didn’t make it to Barbuda on this trip. Instead, I based myself at the at Ellen Bay Cottages in Antigua., which was peculiarly in an area known as Belfast Read more about Backpacking in Antigua: Visiting Devil’s Bridge[…]

Backpacking in The Azores: Staying At the Azor Azul Hostel in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island

Backpacking in The Azores: Staying At the Azor Azul Hostel in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island

“Back In The Saddle” – The Bluetones. Old habits die hard. I simply loved the hostel lifestyle back in my glory days of whackpacking. Of course, the story goes that a brace of bad people I met in a hostel had affected me and threatened for 8 years to ruin my existence as a human. Read more about Backpacking in The Azores: Staying At the Azor Azul Hostel in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island[…]

Backpacking in Cape Verde Islands: My Stay at the Praia Maria Boutique Hotel, Praia, Santiago Island

Backpacking in Cape Verde Islands: My Stay at the Praia Maria Boutique Hotel, Praia, Santiago Island

“And so I cry sometimes when I’m lying in bed. Just to get it all out what’s in my head. -4NB. April 2022 saw me visit Lisboa in Portugal for the fourth time, and after that it was a brace of Portuguese speaking Islands. I first toured The Azores 🌊⛱️🇵🇹 before a direct flight from Read more about Backpacking in Cape Verde Islands: My Stay at the Praia Maria Boutique Hotel, Praia, Santiago Island[…]

My Days In England: Every Place I Lived In

“And into the sea. Goes pretty England and me” – Damon Albarn. My days living in England seem a lifetime ago now and in fact they were actually two decades ago. That’s quite staggering. I moved to Bournemouth in Dorset, England in September 2003. I spent just over 6 years in England in total, also Read more about My Days In England: Every Place I Lived In[…]

Arconada...Armstrong! (backpacking in Valencia a brace of decades ago)

Backpacking In Spain: Getting to know the best of Valencia for a Weekend

Valencia is a port city in Spain and is located on the southeastern coast. It is known for having a great cultural scene, beautiful architecture and a real mix of history with contemporary things to see and do too. While Valencia might seem like a large city, it is all relatively close together making it Read more about Backpacking In Spain: Getting to know the best of Valencia for a Weekend[…]

The Growing Gaming Markets: Predictions 2022

Video games have been emerging as the most lucrative and happening industry in the world currently with anticipated global revenue of 154.6 billion dollars in 2021. The biggest marketer of the gaming industry is China contributing to an approximated turnover of 49.3 billion dollars in the year 2021. Mobile gaming has held the entire video Read more about The Growing Gaming Markets: Predictions 2022[…]