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I’ve just typed laptop into my Google photos account and this is the result. Why’s this important? Well some of the photos of my laptop above (I realise there are a few duplicates) I took whilst travelling the world, but in each photo, I was working. I have decided to document places that I’ve opened my laptop and worked remotely,…

On a recent trip to California I ventured into Ventura, a small surfer’s town just north of Los Angeles. Aside from being quintessentially surf-orientated (some of California’s best surf breaks are within a few miles), Ventura is also home to my favourite company in the world, Patagonia. I realise this is a bold statement, but there are fewer companies in…

In my 36 years on this earth I have had numerous jobs. Since my first paper-round at aged 11, I have experienced earning money in some varied and interesting means. I’ve approached each role with the same attitude, work hard and go over and above what is required of me. From the chicken farm to MacDonalds, vacuum cleaner salesman to…

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I instantly regretted pickled fish over breakfast. After a quick transfer of luggage to our new hotel, we visited the imposing Northern Light Cathedral, Alta. This spiralling titanium-clad building was opened in 2013 and perfectly represents the Northern Lights inside and out. From the outside, the titanium tiles reflect whatever colours are in the sky, the spiralling concrete base curls…

I had an early flight to catch to Oslo, then a connecting flight north to Alta. I had been informed by the hotel receptionist that the airport bus left every 10 minutes, but I wandered out to the bus stop to realise that it didn't, and I would have to wait 20 minutes that I could've spent in bed. Determined…

A bus was waiting for us outside the hotel and John, our American expat guide from North Adventures, explained a little about what our afternoon and evening held in store. Apparently dog sledding can be undertaken throughout the year but in summer, sleds with suspension are used and the pace is far slower, but a unique experience nonetheless. We drove…

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The day after my final day on the slopes of Chamonix, I drove to Calais and got the Eurotunnel back to the UK. I'd planned on staying longer in the Alps but had been invited by the Norwegian Tourism Board on a FAM trip to the north of Norway. Due to flight limitations, I was asked if I could fly…

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Sightseeing in Venice was not something I was particularly looking forward to. I'd heard stories of long queues, relentless selfies, over zealous souvenir-sellers, and coach (boat) loads of people filling the streets. I'd spent the last few days in front of a computer catching up on emails, doing some christmas shopping and organising some future marketing strategies. Each morning I'd…

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The Dolomites is a truly unique place and, since visiting in 2015 on a road trip, I promised myself I would visit each year from then on. It had had that much of an impact on me! Luckily, I'd been invited by Trentino Tourism to visit the Brenta Dolomites for a workshop showcasing what is on offer in the area.…

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I'd met Robin & Katsha from Germany whilst washing my bike (again) in the hotel garden. I got the impression they thought I was mad for washing it so incessantly and, when I realised that during their extended cycle through South-East Asia they hadn't washed theirs once, I started to understand why. They were on a far longer trip than…

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