5 Trips You Should Take

It is hard to decide what type of vacation to take each year, but there are five different trips that everyone should take at least once in a lifetime.

Some of these trips are simple and easy to afford while others take a little saving and planning.

The five trips everyone should take in their lifetime are:


Cruises are all inclusive trips that help travelers kick back, relax and enjoy plentiful food and entertainment at the same time. For one price, travelers get all the food they can eat along with access to numerous pools, shows, games and plenty of other forms of entertainment.

Cruises generally go to tropical locations, but there are also Alaskan and other cruises that feature scenic areas as well. Cruises are good for people of all ages including children and adults. There is something for everyone on this type of vacation. Read More …

Sophisticated Hen Weekends in Top Hen Party Locations

Your hen party is a once in a lifetime opportunity to have one final blow out with your best girlfriends; an excuse to get all dolled up, head out onto the tiles and party in style. These days, we’re finding that hens are straying from the more tacky L-plates, willy straws and tiaras, to the more sophisticated types of do. That’s why stag and hen party planners, Last Night of Freedom, have rounded up their top five most sophisticated hen party activities from the top locations across the globe.

Sky Pod Bar – London

When it comes to luxury, glamour and sophistication, there’s no better place to celebrate a hen do, than our very own capital city. The streets of The Big Smoke are littered with stylish, cosmopolitan drinking establishments – but none will make you feel quite so elegant and glamorous than the premium, sky-high Sky Pod at the top of the Walkie Talkie building. You can watch the sun set from your unique vantage point, behind iconic landmarks such as The Shard, Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge – making this the perfect backdrop to any hen party celebrations.

Luxury Beach Club – Marbella

You don’t get much more glamorous than a Marbella beach club. Lounging in your finest swimwear, cocktail in hand, shooting glances at the effortlessly attractive bronzed lads in their short shorts. With Sisu, Nikki Beach, Plaza Beach and La Sala among the big names on the pool party scene, you’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding where to celebrate in marvellous Marbs. Read More …

My Travel Equipment

Most people tend to go on holiday to get away from it all. Whether is a water villa in the Maldives or a caravan in Wales, the objective is the same; to unwind, spend time with friends and family, and forget about the daily grind. And that’s exactly what’s it’s all about.

When I go away for a short period, I don’t take a laptop. What’s the point? People who ‘brag’ about checking work emails when on holiday are not big or clever, they’re missing the whole point. They may physically be on holiday, but their minds won’t be, which defeats the purpose of going away.

Anyway, I’m starting to rant about a completely separate issue, so below is a list of travel equipment that I use:


As I said, I will only take a laptop away with me if I’m off for long periods of time. I own a Macbook Pro and absolutely love it. My Retina version is ultra-thin and ultra-fast, and is perfect for travelling without taking up too much room, sliding perfectly into the back of my camera bag. It’s great for blogging, downloading/editing photos and watching TV/movies………just make sure you turn off any work email accounts if you do take a laptop!

Travel Equipment

Laptop Cover:

A laptop cover is essential for projecting one of the most expensive pieces of personal equipment that you’ll probably own, so you need to look after it when on the move. Recently I found a great cover from a company in Utah of all places. Its made from a heavy duty and undyed hemp basket weave canvas, and lined with a very soft recycled polyester fleece. Quite a unique, funky urban eco-friendly accessory.

A DLSR Camera:

A good quality camera is vital for capturing all of those travelling moments. Thanks to the digital age, such cameras are available for the fraction of the price they were a few years ago, and will provide even the most novice of users will exceptional images.

Personally I use the Canon 7D, an exceptional solid camera that feels great to hold, and takes amazing pictures. The depth of field is brilliant. If you’re keen to take great travel photos then I’d recommend purchasing some additional lenses.

These aren’t cheap, but I’ve purchased all mine secondhand to help justify the costs and have no issues with them. I take away with me my EFS 17-55mm lens for normal use, a 10-22mm wide-angle lens for landscapes and architecture, and my EF zoom lenses (70-200mm and 100-400mm, although the latter I only take when I know I’ll photograph wildlife as it’s a rather heavy lens). Read More …