LUMIX GX-80 at the British Masters

Taking the LUMIX GX80 Camera To The British Masters

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It's now been 2 months since I first had a play with my Panasonic LUMIX camera, and it is proving to be a fantastic addition to my travel blogging gear. As you'll see in my review post and on Instagram, the Lumix GX80 has added a much…
Panasonic LUMIX GX-80 review - Adventure Bagging

Panasonic Lumix GX80: 48 Hours With The New Camera

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A couple of weeks ago I was invited by Panasonic to give their new Lumix GX80 compact camera a run for its money. Along with a few fellow travel bloggers, we were given a little photography lesson by Jacob James, an incredible photographer…
Hiking Over The o2 Arena In London - Simon Heyes

Hiking Over The O2 Arena In London

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Following my 'Best Male' blogger award win in April (still can't believe it!), the next step was to claim my prize - a hike over the O2 Arena in London for me and three friends. After finally sorting a date, two good friends, my better…
Butchery Lesson - Smiths Of Smithfield, London

Butchery, Beef And Bewitching Views - Smiths of Smithfield

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I'm not a food blogger. Not really. But I do love good food. Especially steak. And wine. So when I was invited to explore the top floor of Smiths of Smithfield restaurant in London, and presented with three courses of quality rare breed beef,…
The A82 road to Fort William - Adventure Bagging

8 Apps I Couldn't Live Without When Travelling The World

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My iPhone 4S was the only piece of technology I took travelling with me. Initially I wasn't going to use it much, but the day before I left, I was encouraged to post something on Facebook every 3 or 4 days, just to let friends and family know…
Exploring Fraser Island is a 4x4 truck, Australia - Adventure Bagging

6 Awesome Things About Fraser Island

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First things first. Fraser Island, located off the Queensland coast in Australia, is the largest sand island in the world. "See that steep fall down to your left? And the steep hill to your right? Yeah...we're essentially driving on the side…
The A82 road to Fort William - Adventure Bagging

Lessons from Losing my iPhone

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When I finally switched from Android to Apple last year, it was like moving from a Vauxhall Corsa to a BMW (no offence to those who own a Vauxhall Corsa). It was so easy, so fast, a great transition, and I loved it. Then, 5 weeks ago, my mobile…
Blarney Castle, Ireland

A Load Of Old Blarney - Visiting Blarney Castle, Ireland

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One of my New Year's resolutions this year was to visit more countries and cities that I've never been to. It seems odd that with all the work travel I do, that I've never been to Ireland. A week previous to the Ireland trip, I was with a…
The A82 road to Fort William - Adventure Bagging

A Few Of My Favourite Places In The UK

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Before I had a jet-setting lifestyle, there was some pattern to places I used to visit around the UK. I was born, raised and schooled in Preston, so the Lake District was only an hours drive away. I've been going every year since I was one year…
The A82 road to Fort William - Adventure Bagging

Camera+ Meet New York. New York, Meet Camera+

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I was introduced to the Camera+ app back in November, a few weeks after getting my new iPhone 4S. Less than 2 months later I tweeted saying it's the best 69p you could spend on an app.I was never really interested in photography with my other…