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SunGod Ski Goggles – A Video Review Of The Vanguards

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SunGod have launched a new pair of ski goggles - the Vanguards! I've been waiting on my customised pair arriving in the post, so when they finally got delivered on Saturday, I thought I'd do a little video to unbox them, show you what they…
A GDPR Guide For Bloggers - Adventure Bagging

A GDPR Guide For Bloggers

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The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force starting 25th May 2018. The regulations are designed to be an update to the Data Protection Act laws from 1998, which - as you can imagine - are waaaaay out of date. So are…

Why The Blog Has Been So Quiet Lately

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Hi guys, hope you're keeping well! Apologies for the silent treatment of late. Since July I've had to step away from blogging and social media a little, for various reasons. I guess my recent unenthusiastic approach to blogging and social…

An Update On My Travel Plans For 2017

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Unusually for me, 2017 has been a pretty slow start in terms of travel. I normally have some winter sun booked, a week skiing and a weekend away. Not this year. I skied in Meribel back at the end of February, which was awesome, but…
Swan House B&B, Hastings - Review

An Idyllic Staycation At Swan House B&B In Hastings With Dorset Cereals

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Have you ever booked a weekend away in the UK, not really knowing what to expect, but coming away with a great sense of relaxation and enjoyment? Well, that is exactly what happened to me when I stayed at Swan House B&B, in Hastings old…
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…
Mumbo Island, Lake Malawi, Africa

Mumbo Island: Lake Malawi’s Ecotourism Paradise

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There are certain places in the world that have to visit at least once. Then there are other places in the world that visit once and don't want anyone else to discover. Mumbo Island is one of those places. Situated at the Southern end of…
Mvuu Lodge over the Shire River - Malawi

On Safari In Liwonde National Park

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As I started writing this post, I began to count how many times I'd been on safari. Twice in South Africa, three times in Zimbabwe, and once in Kenya. I'm very lucky to have been on so many great safaris, but you could forgive me for thinking…
Best restaurants in Tallinn's Old Town

6 Of The Best Restaurants In Tallinn’s Old Town

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If you asked the average person on the street what food to expect in Tallinn, Estonia, they would probably have to think for a while to come up with an answer. The truth is that Tallinn draws on many influences, not least Scandinavian…
Simon Heyes celebrates his 10th blog birthday

Happy 10th Blog Birthday To Me!

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Ten (yes, 10!) years ago today I set up my first blog, Simon's JamJar (now Adventure Bagging). Happy blog birthday to me! :D On this very day back in 2006, the creative side of my brain was nulled from too much Christmas exuberance, and…