Category Archives: World Adventures

Travel Blogging in the Future: Time, Space and Cryogenic Freezing

I love the travel blogging community – always one step ahead of technology, never afraid to try something new, these guys really are fearless. So, knowing what an intrepid lot they are, I let my imagination drift towards the future, about 100 years from now, imagining what they’d all be up to (assuming most of little old Planet Earth had been done to death). Here’s what I came up with, based on brief Twitter-style updates.

  • Check out my new post: discovering a new wormhole on my lunchbreak #wormholetravel
  • Still undecided on whether to take your Gap Decade on Mars or Jupiter? See my 3D videos
  • Cryogenic freezing blogger meet-up: don’t forget to request your defrost date for Independence Day in 2200, people! #Brr
  • So, I went back in time to the Middle Ages and made this virtual reality photo diary…
  • Clone holidays: what it’s really like to go on holiday with yourself and fight over the breakfast buffet
  • An expat’s view: why I emigrated to the Planet Zog
  • Read my new e-book guide on holidays for the over-120s – greycationers rule
  • Google Psychic: now Google can read our thoughts, what does this mean for bloggers?
  • Exclusive: vintage photos of the lost Brazilian rainforest
  • #TravJournoReq Can anyone recommend hotels in Hollywood with great flying car parking?
  • Street food on southern Mercury: my top ten suggestions
  • National Rail live debate: will trains ever run on time?
  • Post-Apocalypse travel seminar: how to beat the odds and survive

Whatever weird and wonderful inventions and discoveries that come to affect how and why we go on adventures, you can bet that a travel blogger will be the first to report back and they’ll give you the inside track. I, for one, can’t wait to see what happens next.

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Someone Once Told Me – A Global Project

Yesterday, whilst at a Travel Massive meet-up,  I took part in what can only be described as an awesome photo project which is set to go viral. The brainchild of Mario Cacciottolo, a BBC journalist based in London, Someone Once Told Me has a simple aim: to document those words of wisdom (or anger, or affection) that have stayed with you and been etched into your brain. Having six years of experience under his belt, Mario is a great photographer with an eye for detail, but he admits it wasn’t always this effortless. “When I first started, I had this really old camera from communist Germany and I didn’t even know what an aperture was,” he says candidly. He soon learned the ropes, posting one photo a day on his website for five years, which built a huge back-catalogue of personal experiences and memories brought to life under the lens.

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Five Things to Do in Between Travelling (apart from sleeping)

We can’t always be having adventures in far-flung countries, as much as it pains me to say it, or we’d all be digital nomadic explorers. But we’re not, or at least, I’m not. So, how do you quench your travel thirst in between ticking another place off your Trip Advisor map, aside from doing practical things like catching up on sleep and, of course, getting yourself a kick-ass career? Here are a few of my suggestions.

1. Go to your local supermarket and find the ‘Beers of the World’ section. Then rejoice.

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Travel in the Media: Peru

So, here’s the thing (without trying to sound like Siobhan Sharpe from the spoof documentary 2012). I was going to do one of those Travel Wishlist posts, but it got so long that I started separating it into categories like Long Haul, then smaller categories, and things got a bit ridiculous. It seemed only right to kick things off by focusing on the one country that’s on everyone else’s mind right now, as well as my own, and that’s Peru. Land of Paddington Bear and his marmalade sandwiches, photographer Mario Testino and a snazzy new documentary on BBC4 with a presenter who fearlessly jumps on rafts in jeans… I’m intrigued – are you?

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