• Revolution in Durham
    United Kingdom

    Revolution in Durham: The Bar You’ve Been Waiting For

    It was only a few weeks ago that I sat down and wrote about the best bars and pubs in Durham. However, with the opening of popular bar Revolution in Durham, I think its time to update that post! It’s only just opened yet already I’d class it as THE place for food and drink in the city. Last week I was invited to check out Revolution in Durham prior to the launch on Friday. I was able to sample quite a few drinks and cocktails as well as the food. Whilst this was all provided free of charge, my opinions in this article will be completely honest. If you’ve…

  • The Side of Bali You Don't See
    Indonesia

    The Side of Bali You Don’t See

    Each morning, like most of you, I unlock my phone and begin an almost never-ending cycle of scrolling through social media. The first image that pops up is of a young, good looking woman in a swim-suit posing alongside a swimming pool. Bali. Another is of someone between an impressive looking temple gateway. Bali. A third image has you looking out over terraced rice fields with not another soul in sight. Again, it’s Bali. I think it’s fair to say that Bali has been very popular over the last few years. The pictures you see every single day are enough to stoke the embers of wanderlust in just about anyone.…

  • Satay by the Bay
    Singapore

    5 Things To Eat In Singapore

    In terms of cuisine, Singapore’s food has developed through many different influences including Chinese, Indian and Malaysian. No matter how long or short your stay is in Singapore, you have to try the local food which can be an activity in itself! As soon as I arrived in this incredible country, I researched as much as I could to see what I should eat. After much thought, here are the 5 things to eat in Singapore; according to me. 1. Kaya Toast and Soft Boiled Eggs This is THE traditional Singaporean breakfast and one that you’ll find yourself coming back to each day. It’s a very simple dish consisting of…

  • Old Man Tom's Durham
    United Kingdom

    The Best Bars and Pubs in Durham

    Since Emma and I met back in 2009, Durham has been my third city of choice; coming last behind Lincoln and York.  Having now moved into the area, Durham is essentially my adopted home so I’ll be spending a lot more time in this historic city.  As everyone knows, the English like a good alcoholic drink.  In fact, we love it so much that we almost have the highest binge drinking rate in the world.  Whole weekends are centred around nights out but, as I get older, I’m much more interested in a day session of drinking.  If you’re visiting or already live here, I’ve put together a list of…

  • Royal Stacks Burgers Neon Sign, Melbourne
    Australia

    Melbourne’s Top Three Burger Joints

    It seems everywhere you look these days, there are burger restaurants left, right and centre. To me though, that isn’t a bad thing. After all, burgers are my favourite food (closely followed by pizza). If I’m going out for a meal, I’ll most likely be ordering a burger so you can only imagine how hard I tried to sample as many as possible in Melbourne. For my fellow burger lovers, thanks to my professional research, I wanted to put together a list of Melbourne’s top three burger joints. It was a tough call and you might not agree with me but I’m confident you won’t be left disappointed no matter…

  • Doughboys, Melbourne
    Australia

    The Best Places to Eat in Melbourne

    Having lived in Melbourne for three months, its safe to say that I did my fair share of eating.  It’s hard not to go out and sample as many of the best places to eat in Melbourne as possible.  Even if that means spending most of your hard-earned savings. Melbourne truly is a vibrant and multi-cultural city where all backgrounds are welcomed with open eyes.  Over the years this has led to restaurants offering cuisines from pretty much all over the world.  There’s Italian on Lygon Street, Greek on Lonsdale Street, plenty of Asian restaurants and everything else from French to Lebanese to African.  Whatever food you fancy, you’re guaranteed…

  • Australia

    Melbourne’s Top Five Bars

    Before I visit a new city, I will spend hours researching the best and most unique places to go.  Top of the list will always be to work out which bars I would like (okay, need) to drink in.  If you’re anything like me then you’ll love quirky bars, hidden bars, rooftop bars and bars with a beer garden.  You get the picture, pretty much any bar.  Luckily for you, I’ve already sampled many of Melbourne’s bars and here I’ve narrowed my favourites down.  This is the ultimate list of Melbourne’s top five bars. Berlin Bar Ich Bin Ein Berliner.  Those four words will be etched in your memory as…

  • Melbourne CBD
    Australia

    24 Hours in Melbourne

    Before you start, if you’re heading to the world’s most liveable city then please take me with you. I recently spent three months in the city and now its all I can think about. Melbourne really does have everything from great bars, restaurants and cafes to some of the best sporting events in the world.  You will find that there’s so much to do in Melbourne that, even if you’ve been before, I can guarantee there’ll be something new that you love! So, if you’ve only got 24 hours in Melbourne, here’s what you need to do! 8am It’s early so you’ll be needing that caffeine hit to set you…

  • Photography

    Eight Tips for Better Drone Photography

    If you’re reading this you’re most likely interested in drone photography.  At the moment, this type of aerial photography is incredibly popular due to the affordability of drones.  I’m still learning the craft of drone photography but I hope my tips help you! Use Exposure Bracketing This is my number one tip.  I’ll put my hands up and say that the quality of photos from drones generally is quite poor unless you’re spending thousands.  The drone I have, the popular DJI Mavic Pro, has the same size image sensor that’s in your smartphone.  Sure, 4k video quality from the Mavic is insane but the same cannot be said for its…

  • Newtown, Sydney, Australia
    Australia

    The Best Bars in Newtown

    If you’ve been following my blog for a while now, you’ll know that I love a good pub and a few beers.  I recently spent some time in my favourite of Sydney’s suburbs, Newtown, and wanted to shed some light on where you should visit.  If you haven’t heard of Newtown then you definitely need to visit as soon as possible.  It’s not quite Fitzroy in Melbourne but it comes close!  Whether your up for an all-day boozy session or a chilled date night, these are the best bars in Newtown. The Bank Hotel The Bank is probably Newtown’s most famous drinking and eating establishment.  The food is fantastic but…