Christmas (or whatever) present ideas for the man if your life that spends a lot of time on planes, trains and automobiles. Whether it’s for work or pleasure, these are the things that are going to get the most use and will keep you in the good books for another year. Skip on the smellies and socks and get something they really need. Here’s my gift guide for guys that travel…
While it’s still a work in progress, about eight months ago I decided I needed to figure out how to up my Instagram game and then probably spent far too long *researching* what I had to do. It’s taken me quite a while experimenting with different styles to find out what I like, but deciding to stop posting any old shit was definitely a turning point. I’ve seen my followers and likes double in that time and with a bit of TLC they should both continue to grow. Let me tell you how to up your Instagram game in five easy steps so you can save yourself the pins and needles from holding your phone for hours stalking trawling other people’s feeds and watching badly translated editing tutorials on YouTube.
I’m putting my hands up and admitting that I find buying presents really difficult. I actually used to be really good at it, but then it’s like I ran out of all the good stuff and it all became really samey. I often find stuff I’d like to receive though, funny that. I don’t know how I cam across Tinggly, but it blew my mind… I think it might have been on another travel blogger’s site. Is it the best gift ever? I think it just might be.
First up a disclaimer: I’m probably guilty of some or all of these at some point and I can’t guarantee I won’t be a reoffender. That being said, I had to put together a list of Snapchat commandments… if I moan about it in person, I may as well put it out there for all to see.
I’ve never been to the Galway races, so preparing for Ladies’ day, when our dress code was ‘colour’ was a bit of a mission for me. My wardrobes comprises of black, white, grey and denim and most of the shops have their Autumn stock in already which muted neutrals and at brightest a burgundy print, so finding something to fit the brief proved rather difficult. I went as a guest of Dove, you see…who have just launched the first deodorant to leave no white marks on 100 different colours.
I’ve always been under the impression that things taste differently from different containers. Take a really obvious example, a cup of tea from fine bone china versus a polystyrene cup…no brainer. But it goes further than that, a big thick mug still isn’t as nice as that delicate tea cup is it? Same goes for wine. Those cheap round thick-stemmed wine glasses they serve up plonk in the Rovers Return are never going to have the same effect as a thin chilled hand-crafted crystal for your pricey Sauvignon Blanc are they? This was all confirmed on my recent wine tasting trip to Bordeaux, when the actual experts let me in on the lesser known fact that there are different glasses available for different wine types and they all made some serious impact during blind tastings. So it’s safe to say I’ll be stocking up on Riedel’s Summer Barbecue range, because for me, it’s like having good make up and using shit brushes. Not happening. [dt_gap height="10" /]
While I may have earned myself the nickname ‘Rebel Yogi’ on my notionzy yoga sailing trip in Turkey last month, I guess it’s sounds healthier than just ‘rebel’, right? I drink alcohol, I eat meat and sugar, I miss a class here and there…and WHAT? I started yoga earlier this year in an attempt to find some kind of activity that didn’t make me want to claw my eyes out like how I feel entering a conventional gym. Something I could keep up for life, that I could do any time, anywhere.