herm island morning ferry

World Borders: Getting The Guernsey to Herm Ferry, Channel Islands (St. Peter Port to Herm Harbour)

I have spoken about my time touring the Channel Islands before and the magic of it will never leave me. Islands like Herm and Sark are just truly remote travel gems that had me totally inspired. I talked about getting the Guernsey to Sark ferry before and about my time touring Sark, but I didn’t Read more about World Borders: Getting The Guernsey to Herm Ferry, Channel Islands (St. Peter Port to Herm Harbour)[…]

Backpacking in Herm, Channel Islands: Top 15 Things to See and Do

Herm is yet another magical island from my journeys on this planet. It is easily “do-able” in a day. The only method of transport on the island is a tractor and the only official way to get there is by using the Herm Travel Trident Service from St Peter Port in Guernsey – Guernsey to Read more about Backpacking in Herm, Channel Islands: Top 15 Things to See and Do[…]

sark bicycle backpacking

Backpacking in Sark, Channel Islands: Best 15 Things to Do

I love Sark. It’s just a magical dream like island. No public transport. No major advertising. No worries or stress. Sark is one of the few remaining places in the world where cars are banned from roads and only tractors and horse drawn vehicles are allowed. The population of Sark is less than 600 and Read more about Backpacking in Sark, Channel Islands: Best 15 Things to Do[…]

tractor trailer sark channel islands

World Borders: How to Get From Guernsey to Sark, Channel Islands

I got to do the Channel Islands on the cheap a few years back. Hotel discounts, boat discounts and travelling there almost every day for 6 months while working as a Steward for Condor Ferries! I worked on a few different routes, mostly Poole (England) to Cherbourg (France) and Poole to Guernsey and then onwards Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Guernsey to Sark, Channel Islands[…]

Jonny Blair worked on cross channel ferries and smuggled a spear gun into Guernsey!

The Day I…Smuggled A Spear Gun Into Guernsey

In my series of “The Day I…”, I detail random stories from my decade of nomadery. I spent two summers working on ferries (Isle of Wight, Lymington, Poole, Weymouth, Cherbourg, St. Malo, Guernsey, Jersey) and those jobs threw up some very amusing stories. So, one day I…smuggled a spear gun into Guernsey. As you do, Read more about The Day I…Smuggled A Spear Gun Into Guernsey[…]

Jonny Blair working on the gangway on cross channel ferries in 2009

Working Wednesdays: The Easiest Job In The World – ‘Gangway Man’

When you move around a lot, you jobs change often and perhaps the best job I ever had was when I worked on ferries – being paid to travel must be good! So this week’s Working Wednesday comes from my time being ‘Gangway Man’ on the ferries. While some people hate thinking about their jobs, Read more about Working Wednesdays: The Easiest Job In The World – ‘Gangway Man’[…]

5 Amazing Tranquil Islands!

I was thinking about all the islands I’ve visited and trying to narrow it down to the best ones, but I just couldn’t so I’ll compile a few different lists to sum them up in categories. First of all these are my 5 top tranquil islands. Places you can get away to for relaxing, with Read more about 5 Amazing Tranquil Islands![…]