Watching Wet House By Paddy Campbell at Soho Theatre, London, England

On my journeys round the globe, you’ll have gathered that I love doing all sorts of different things on my travels and don’t have boundaries and limits. Whether it’s backpacking nonchalantly through Iraq, attending a victory parade in North Korea or eating as much food as you can in Gracia, Barcelona. I heard word that Paddy Read more about Watching Wet House By Paddy Campbell at Soho Theatre, London, England[…]

Podcasting Travel Writer: The Best Podcasts I Have Been On

Working Wednesdays: Travel Podcast in front of a room full of backpackers in Yerevan, Armenia

It’s been quite a crazy year for me but not just travel, the amount of side projects I’ve been involved with. In the past year, I’ve worked with the BBC, Vadovia (iPad app), Asia Rooms, Wanderlust and the County Down Spectator (newspaper in my hometown). But a recent highlight was the time I took part Read more about Working Wednesdays: Travel Podcast in front of a room full of backpackers in Yerevan, Armenia[…]

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Working Wednesdays: BBC Radio Ulster Interview, Northern Ireland

I’ve always loved media. There’s something about TV, newspapers, radio and the whole public sphere thing that I love. As a teenager I did some work experience in the BBC and Belfast Telegraph as well as studying a City and Guilds course in Journalism. At university I wrote for the magazine, starred in 2 TV Read more about Working Wednesdays: BBC Radio Ulster Interview, Northern Ireland[…]

Antarctica Adventures: Deception Island – You Only Live Twice

Reminders of the early James Bond film, You Only Live Twice somehow come back on entrance to the mystical southern solitude of Deception Island. This island is something special.  The hidden crater from You Only Live Twice with Sean Connery was an image that stuck from childhood, here on this lonely island, that image returned Read more about Antarctica Adventures: Deception Island – You Only Live Twice[…]

Backpacking in New Zealand: Visiting Palmerston North, The “Fawlty Towers” Suicide Capital of the World?

Seems weird to have a Palmerston North, with no obvious place called Palmerston South. I didn’t even question that, but I did wonder why. (Answer for you below anyway).  And is this really a suicide capital?? John Cleese, once of hit BBC Sitcom Fawlty Towers seems to think so…Palmerston North was once described by Basil Read more about Backpacking in New Zealand: Visiting Palmerston North, The “Fawlty Towers” Suicide Capital of the World?[…]

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Neighbours Tour: Visiting Ramsay Street, Errinsborough, Melbourne, Australia

Warp your mind back till 1988 and picture an innocent young Jonny Scott Blair on the streets of Marlo in Bangor, Northern Ireland. Life was simple then. Life was exciting then. What excited me at that age was Kylie Minogue. She put Australia on the map for me and I started checking out everything about Read more about Neighbours Tour: Visiting Ramsay Street, Errinsborough, Melbourne, Australia[…]

“2-0 to Slovenia” – Jono Crute in Maribor

In October 2008, I was in Slovenia for the first time. I have already posted a few times on here about Ljubljana, Bled and also my journey from Italy’s Trieste over the border to Slovenija. This time details the football match Slovenia v. Severna Irska (Northern Ireland), which was held in Maribor. When we had Read more about “2-0 to Slovenia” – Jono Crute in Maribor[…]