Back (in the USSR) Packing in England: Visiting the Beatles Story in Liverpool

“In my hour of darkness, there is still a light that shines on me” – The Beatles. As 2014 arrived, it was time for me to make a return to Liverpool. It was a city I had passed through several times on ferries between Northern Ireland and England over the years. Yet despite once watching Read more about Back (in the USSR) Packing in England: Visiting the Beatles Story in Liverpool[…]

Primrose Hill Market, ‘Hippy’ Camden Town, Boris Bikes and the Canals of London, England

“In Camden Town, I’ll meet you down by the Underground” – Suggs I want to get back to writing more stuff like this. We all know the “Top 5 this” and “Top 8 that” posts are good for combining the key sights together into one article, bringing in page visits and also for SEO purposes. Read more about Primrose Hill Market, ‘Hippy’ Camden Town, Boris Bikes and the Canals of London, England[…]

Backpacking in England: A Cheapskate's Guide to Doing London For Free

Backpacking in England: Visiting the Famous Abbey Road in St. John’s Wood, London

I’ve mentioned before how London is one of my favourite cities on the planet. It’s the buzz of it, the thousands of different districts, the pubs by every tube station, the 12 league football teams. It’s a great city and one I once lived and worked in. These days however, I pass through the English Read more about Backpacking in England: Visiting the Famous Abbey Road in St. John’s Wood, London[…]

Backpacking in Austenasia: Top 8 Sights in Wrythe, the Capital

On one of my recent adventures I became the first tourist to visit Wrythe, Austenasia’s capital. Having crossed the border from the town of Carshalton in London, England I was greeted by Emperor Jonathan I and given a guided tour of the capital. Here are the top 8 sights in Wrythe, capital of the Empire Read more about Backpacking in Austenasia: Top 8 Sights in Wrythe, the Capital[…]

music is a travel essential

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Music

Yes, music is today’s Tuesday’s Travel Essentials – as travellers we need it and the way I see it there are only two types of music when we travel: 1. Music we play ourelves (normally MP3 player or on guitar) 2. Music other people play (in hostels, in shops, on buses, at concerts etc.) And both types are Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Music[…]

beer and food in Recife Brazil

Thirsty Thursdays: Black Tuesday (Terca Negra) in Recife, Brazil

Today’s Thirsty Thursdays takes us to Brazil where I had a great night out in Recife. I found out about a local event called “Black Tuesday” (Terca Negra) in the city and set about heading down there for some beers and live music with my Brazilian friend Katia. Recife is a phenomenal city – it’s Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Black Tuesday (Terca Negra) in Recife, Brazil[…]

Jonny Blair using his iPod in China

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: iPod

iPod. A word I didn’t have a clue what it meant 10 years ago and suddenly, it’s become a travel essential for me. I was a walkman boy – I owned a tape (cassette) walkman player in the 1990s and I took it travelling with me everywhere, I even upgraded to another travelling tape player Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: iPod[…]

Working Wednesdays - Managing a rock band! I managed the Waves in 2006 and we toured Bournemouth, Poole, Southampton and London!

Working Wednesdays: Managing a Rock Band

Of course travel leads you to random job opportunities all the time, some voluntary, some well paid, some just for the hell of it and others because of a pure passion for something (such as my travel writing and organising football events). For today’s Working Wednesdays we head back to a cheeseburger counter in Bournemouth, Read more about Working Wednesdays: Managing a Rock Band[…]