Tag Archives: Travel

Glastonbury: The ultimate guide for first timers

Glastonbury, THE ultimate bucket list music festival, and my absolute favourite. Spending five days listening to your favourite artists is not for the faint hearted or unprepared. Here are my tips to having the best Glastonbury experience possible. PACKING Bring something warm, waterproof, and something for warmer weather – Glastonbury is notoriously wet, and at […]

The Hardergrat, the most beautiful hike in the world?

An (unintended) shorter version of the Hardergrat If you google the Hardergrat, you’ll find phrases like “ the most dangerous hike in the world”, “top 10 most beautiful hikes in the world” , “ World’s best hike” etc etc. So this hike was definitely a no brainer to do whilst in Switzerland. The Hardergrat is […]

5 of the best Rock Bars in the United Kingdom

“It’s only Rock n Roll, but I like it” – the Rolling Stones It’s after midnight. You’ve just seen the greatest gig of your life and you’re not quite ready to call it a night. What you need right now are darkened smoke filled rooms, loud rock n roll, several shots of Jäger, and carpet […]

Long Haul Flights: The Bad and the Hilarious – Learning the hard way

The last couple of posts have been about how to get the best out of flying economy and kicking jet lag in the ass. The tips I’ve picked up over the years have simply been from finding out the hard way. So I thought I’d share a couple of stories with you about the worst […]

How to survive long haul flights solo and in economy

The ultimate guide for solo travelers on long haul flights Long haul flights, a necessary evil for work and for play. The truth is I love both airports and long haul flights. I live exactly on the opposite side of the planet from my home country and so I’ve had to make the 23+ hour […]

Walking the Hadrian’s Wall Path Solo (Part three)

The final stretch. In the final two stages of the Hadrian’s Wall path the wall almost completely disappears, both days however are defined by two things : 1. The (at times) overpowering stench of animal manure and 2. The wee marauding beasties that hover in packs of millions. Day 5 / Brampton to Carlisle Starting […]

Walking Hadrian’s Wall Path Solo (Part two)

THE MIDDLE SECTION. UNDULATING AND BEAUTIFUL. Day 3 / Chollerford to Haltwhistle The term undulating sounds quite pleasant doesn’t it? In reality this oft-described undulating section is punishing. Miles of hills, after miles, after miles. However, hills aside this section does boast some of the most spectacular scenery on the path (including some massive sections […]

Walking Hadrian’s Wall Path Solo (Part One)

HADRIAN’S WALL PATH: 84 MILES, 5.5 DAYS, ROMAN FORTS & A WHOLE LOT OF COUNTRYSIDE Hadrian’s Wall lies in the border country between Scotland and England, built on the orders of Emperor Hadrian in AD122 it marked the northern limits of his empire. It is the first National Trail (in the UK) to follow the […]

Hadrian’s Wall Path – Tally Ho!

Tomorrow, I embark on my first big solo multi day “walk”, starting with a casual 115 Kilometre (83 miles in the old money) saunter of Hadrians Wall between Wallsend (Newcastle- upon- Tyne-) to Bowness-on-Solway over 5-6 days – aiming for 20-25kms a day. The planning I’ve done for this walk, let’s be honest has been […]