Backpacking Centurion Volume 1 - Don't Look Back in Bangor - FINALLY Released 25th June 2020

Backpacking Centurion Volume 1 – Don’t Look Back in Bangor – FINALLY Released 25th June 2020

“Although loneliness has always been a friend of mine, I’m leaving my life in your hands” – Backstreet Boys. The 25th June 1982 was a day to remember for the Northern Ireland football team. By no mere coincidence, and five years later than billed, on the 25th June 2020, I finally release the first volume Read more about Backpacking Centurion Volume 1 – Don’t Look Back in Bangor – FINALLY Released 25th June 2020[…]

The Next Journey On The Don't Stop Living Tour

Follow My Real Life Adventures: Join My Journey On The Don’t Stop Living Tour

“I’m keeping my head down now for the summer, I’m out of my mind but pour me another, I’m going to take that tiger outside for a ride, What a life.” – Noel Gallagher. Bishkek has been magical. It has by far been my favourite new city I have toured since I first arrived in Read more about Follow My Real Life Adventures: Join My Journey On The Don’t Stop Living Tour[…]

Here’s Where Luggage Goes After You Check It

This post was posted by TheHipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 16th September 2015. As you queue up in security with a carry-on and contemplate the trip ahead, your checked luggage is embarking on a journey of its own. Thanks to Amsterdam’s Airport Schiphol, you can now witness this voyage from the comfort of your own home. The Read more about Here’s Where Luggage Goes After You Check It[…]

How to Beat Boredom and Anxiety While Traveling Solo

This post was posted by TheHipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on September 21st 2015. Traveling solo can elicit a mixed bag of emotions: Excitement, happiness, fear, boredom, stress… the whole gamut. Still, traveling alone is well worth it. Don’t let the fear of boredom or anxiety prevent you from reaping these benefits. Instead, follow our tips for coping Read more about How to Beat Boredom and Anxiety While Traveling Solo[…]

The Nearest Thing Iraq Has to a Backpacker’s Hostel: The Parlaman Hotel in Duhok

I’ve written up lots of stories from my 10 days backpacking through Northern Iraq but I have yet to cover any of my hotel stays there – I stayed in 4 different hotels in Iraqi Kurdistan. You might not know what to expect when backpacking through Iraqi Kurdistan, a region which is beautiful, but sadly Read more about The Nearest Thing Iraq Has to a Backpacker’s Hostel: The Parlaman Hotel in Duhok[…]

My New e-Book: The Backpacker’s Guide to the Inca Trail by Jonny Blair

I’m delighted to release my latest e-Book, The Backpackers Guide to the Inca Trail! Back in 2010 I hiked the real Inca Trail in Peru and it was always my dream to release a book about it to help others interested in doing the popular hike. The book is a detailed 102 page guide to hiking the Inca Read more about My New e-Book: The Backpacker’s Guide to the Inca Trail by Jonny Blair[…]

Everything You Should Know About The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Backpacking in Northern Ireland, October 2014

“Someday we’ll return here. When the Belfast Child sings again.” – Simple Minds How can you go backpacking in your home country? Is it even possible? You know the towns, you know the roads, you know the local lingo, you can talk your way out of a political argument. But then…I’ve been away a while. Read more about Backpacking in Northern Ireland, October 2014[…]

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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[…]