Staying at the Hotel Parkowy in Malbork, Poland

My Wonderful Stay at the Hotel Parkowy in Malbork, Poland

While trying to take a break from long term travel and settle down in Poland, the option of a few days in Malbork came up, as well as a visit to the town of Elbląg and a tour to the horrific German Nazi concentration camp at Stutthof. I was suddenly back on buses and trains again, Read more about My Wonderful Stay at the Hotel Parkowy in Malbork, Poland[…]

Staying in a Cabin in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England

Over the years I have stayed in many and various types of accommodation. I’m talking all extremes and here are some of the places I have slept overnight on what has become a crazy journey: Night train to Moldova A Salt Hotel in Bolivia A boat anchored in Antarctica Tents on the Inca Trail in Read more about Staying in a Cabin in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England[…]

A Backpacker’s Guide to Camping in Cornwall, England

This post comes with a personal touch – having not just travelled through Cornwall, one of my best mates is Cornish and proud of it. It’s a great part of the world. In case you don’t know it, Cornwall is at the very western end of England and has beaches a-plenty, genteel towns and lots Read more about A Backpacker’s Guide to Camping in Cornwall, England[…]

5 Things You Should Pack in Your “Bug Out Bag”

Unlike a general survival kit, a “bug out bag” is meant to contain the necessities for survival in a 72 hour period. They are typically kept for the unlikely event of disaster evacuation. Having a bug out bag on hand will allow you to stay alive (important) and healthy (essential) while facing the challenges of Read more about 5 Things You Should Pack in Your “Bug Out Bag”[…]

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Camping in the Bedouin Tents in the Wadi Rum Desert, Jordan

Life was sweet as I cracked the 10 Year Travel Journey Mark. What it was was a decade of my life where I had lived or been away from my hometown – travelling, studying, working, exploring, backpacking. It happened on 26th September 2013, I had been away for 10 years now and was loving the Read more about Camping in the Bedouin Tents in the Wadi Rum Desert, Jordan[…]

How to Prepare for Camping this Spring

Spring time camping is a fantastic thing and there are so many wonderful experiences to be had from taking part in a trip that bit earlier on in the year. I’m not talking about the sort of lifestyle I led when I camped in Poatina, working on endless farms, but some slightly more relaxing camping… Read more about How to Prepare for Camping this Spring[…]

You must travel with a torch says Jonny Blair of Don't Stop Living

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: A Torch

Today on Tuesday’s Travel Essentials I’m talking about a torch. I have used the same torch for three years. It is essential to have a torch on your travels, even if you are not camping. Staying in remote settlements late at night you will never know the mass advantages of having a torch until you Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: A Torch[…]

Travel Myths Busted: Part 3 – The Fake Inca Trail

What? There’s a ‘FAKE’ Inca Trail?? Yes, there is and every single day unaware travellers sign up for it and do it without even knowing. I’m here to tell you how to make sure you do the real Inca Trail, which let’s be honest is what you want to do. You want four days of Read more about Travel Myths Busted: Part 3 – The Fake Inca Trail[…]