Finding the Best Skiing Conditions in Japan

04/21/2017 03:14:36 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel An amazing trail of deep powder snow is a ski junkie’s ultimate dream. However, finding the best snow condition could be challenge, especially if you are dead serious about skiing. F ...

Modern Meets Tradition: Dhow Cruise Dubai, United Arab Emirates

04/18/2017 12:44:50 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel Dubai is a dream holiday destination of many people from across the globe. The astounding megacity has so much to offer to the visitors as well as the residents that one cannot resist. ...

Taking a Fashion Tour of Iceland

04/17/2017 14:08:21 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel Iceland has long had a reputation for eccentricity, quirkiness and not really giving a damn what anyone else thinks is trendy. Remember the pink pants episode and the willy exposure? Reykjavik ...

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Stay Productive on an Airplane

04/14/2017 07:03:40 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel Some of you might have to regularly catch flights for business trips. This would mean that you will have actually very little time left on your hands between two trips to unwind yourself ...

Studying a Language Abroad with ESL – Language Travel

04/11/2017 04:53:00 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel Learning a language abroad is an amazing experience and one I have indulged in so many times. These days, it has become much easier. Those based in the UK, try the ESL website for some ...

Make Your Plans to Visit the Top North American Cities

04/06/2017 13:36:52 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel   You don’t need to travel overseas to see some of the best places in the world. Right here in the United States, you can find some of the best cities on the globe. If you are feeling ...

My Birthday Stay at the Kaiser Hotel, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia

04/06/2017 09:05:40 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel My arrival into Ulaan Baatar in March 2017 in time to “celebrate” my birthday here in a new city and a new country is the biggest surprise in my travel life since my Afghanistan tour ...

Baatpacking in Mongolia: Exploring the Red Hero, Ulaan Baatar

04/03/2017 14:04:07 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “Longing for, it’s been a long time longing for To carry the sky away” – Manic Street Preachers. Dinosaurs chased me down the alleyway asking Lenin what drugs I was on. My heart ...

Backpacking in Herzegovina: My Stay at Hostel Dada, Mostar

04/01/2017 17:53:51 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “I’ll see you in Mostar” – Ian Brown. Arrival into Herzegovina was nothing short of sensational in what was a tattered and torn year in this travel life, this travel blog, the story ...

Renting isn’t settling, it’s a long term investment

03/29/2017 10:46:23 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel There are some essential questions that everyone asks themselves at one point or another. There are the more regular ones like “what should I wear today” and there are the ones that ...

5 Exciting Four Wheel Drive Only Road Trips in Australia

03/28/2017 23:27:52 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel If you are planning an adventurous outback holiday in Australia, then plan a road trip to one of these 5 four wheel only destinations. If the idea of a rugged outback holiday is exciting ...

10 important things expats need to know about healthcare in South Africa

03/13/2017 11:17:52 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel With a beautifully warm climate, stunning beaches, strong sense of culture, and low cost of living, it is no surprise that the Republic of South Africa is a popular choice for UK and US ...

Reminiscing the USA: My Time in Florida

03/06/2017 10:07:27 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel Long before I was backpacking, I had some family adventures in the USA. They are so untypical of my travels, that I never wrote about them. Can you believe I once toured Walt Disney World, ...

Best Antarctic Trips of 2017

03/04/2017 08:06:47 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel Antarctica is big. Like, really big. Spread out over 14 million km2, it’s bigger than Mexico and the U.S. combined. That means there’s no way you’re going to be able to take in all ...

Top Things to do in London in the winter

02/15/2017 08:39:11 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel Standing on the banks of the River Thames, London is a city that tends to be warmer and see less snow, rain and freezing temperatures than many other parts of the country. However, it can ...

Must Watch Sports Events in London in 2017

02/15/2017 08:20:35 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel London sits atop the rankings of three major independent indices, as the world’s leading destination for sporting events. The city has an unparalleled range of world class facilities ...

Gordon Goodjob Gets Involved in Other People’s Issues

02/11/2017 09:43:51 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel As well as liars, fakes and killers, I can now add stalkers and interferers to my list of people I don’t want to be associated with. This week, on Tuesday I was happy again in life and ...

AN APOLOGY, an HONEST UPDATE and my CHARITY news!!

02/10/2017 03:30:00 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel AN APOLOGY, an HONEST UPDATE and my CHARITY news!! Firstly, I come from an honest family. If I make a mistake in life, do something morally wrong or tell lies, I will always later admit ...

Public Apology to John Ward, Ola Mueller and Karolina Kokosz

02/09/2017 14:53:23 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “I’m sorry” – Jonny Blair, 2017 I have mentioned on the now un-used Don’t Stop Living Facebook Page that I have apologised for my behaviour to Ola Mueller and Karolina Kokosz. ...

Public Apology to Gordon Goodboy, Ola Mueller and Karolina Kokosz

02/09/2017 14:53:23 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “I’m sorry” – Jonny Blair, 2017 I have mentioned on the now un-used Don’t Stop Living Facebook Page that I have apologised for my behaviour to Ola Mueller and Karolina Kokosz. ...

Word for Word email with Johnny Ward: APOLOGISE AND STAY OUT OF MY LIFE YOU IDIOT

02/09/2017 03:12:46 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel Serial Stalker Johnny Ward starting phoning my friends (former or current – irrelevant – these are my friends, not his) Karolina, Ola, Magda and Kasia pretending to care – he did ...

The End of Don’t Stop Living. The Best of Don’t Stop Living. Thank you, Everyone.

12/31/2016 07:38:59 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel (from a Northern Irishman’s heart, 31st December 2016) “Tell me a story where we all change. And we’ll live our lives together and not estranged. I didn’t lose my mind; it was mine ...

Ola Mueller from Kokoszkowy, PLEASE PLEASE Apologise For Your Lies At Christmas Time

12/21/2016 15:35:50 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel This blog might be finished and it’s been the worst 6 months of my life, but I got a 50% boost last weekend with 1 out of 2 of the girls to blame finally giving me an answer that made ...

Fake Apology From Ola Mueller, The Girl Who Caused My Depression

12/13/2016 12:20:17 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel Another attempt for me to escape the severe depression which should really have caused my suicide. I’m too strong, that I have survived. But sadly, the game is up for this blog and most ...

It’s Over. The End of Don’t Stop Living.

12/13/2016 06:38:05 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel There is nothing really more to say. I have 1 or 2 articles almost finished that I will publish and that is it. It’s over. Don’t Stop Living began in 2007 as a passionate real life ...

Backpacking in Warsaw, Poland: My Stay at the Famous Oki Doki Hostel

12/12/2016 06:50:25 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel Readers of my blog will be extremely surprised to hear that I didn’t stay in a hostel in Warsaw until November 2016. It was my fourth visit to the city (fifth if you count a train change) ...

Getting Naked Again: Nude Yoga With Veronika in London, England

12/10/2016 14:56:40 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel There are many ways to deal with depression and fear. So many people that contacted me suggested yoga and meditation in the last 6 months as I have been battling depression and suicidal ...

Backpacking in Sarajevo, Bosnia: Visiting The Museum of Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide 1992 – 1995

12/08/2016 05:08:17 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel Peace and love continue to dominate proceedings on my travels. Fuelled by the horrors of war and hate. How can people be so nasty? I will never know and these are the people I now avoid ...

My Winter Stay at the Ibis Warszawa Centrum Hotel, Poland

12/06/2016 07:59:11 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel My return to the gaping Polish capital city of Warsaw in December 2016 saw me reunited with one of my most visited cities (visit number 6) and with a stay in one of my favourite hotel brands ...

Make your Skiing Holiday in the Alps a Smooth Affair with Ski Transport Services

12/06/2016 04:31:08 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel For any adventure loving tourist, a skiing vacation in the Alps range is like a dream coming true. Nowadays, a number of tour operators offer Alps vacation packages and with a little searching, ...

World Travellers: Ali and Lubaina from Lubuzine

12/01/2016 09:52:51 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel It has been a while since I have done a World Travellers on here, my depression and suicide bid have really affected the blogs and I make no apologies for it. However, it is good that Ali ...

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Bars in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

11/09/2016 10:38:16 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel This is long overdue and one of about 1,000 articles that I started and never finished. On my ongoing writing about my base in early 2016, Bishkek, it’s time to explore the pubs and bars ...

Backpacking in Georgia: The Gergeti Glacier Hike

11/03/2016 10:38:54 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel Georgia is a backpackers dream and should be on your list before you venture to places like Germany and Thailand. Hindsight is wonderful thing – I did the same as everyone else and only ...

Backpacking in Thailand: Chao Phraya River Cruise, Bangkok

11/02/2016 09:24:53 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel I don’t write about Thailand much, it bored the living daylights out of me, but it seems to be on everyone’s travel list and I started this article about 5 years ago and never fini ...

Bidvine: Excellent Service For Finding Local Professionals in London, England

11/01/2016 08:42:18 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel As my journey continues, health becomes a priority. My struggles have been well documented by now on my Facebook Page and in my recent depression posts. It’s not quite the time to go ...

Thank You For the Support During My Depression, No Thanks to the Stupid Ones

10/26/2016 17:23:57 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “Suicide is painless, it brings on many changes” – Johnny Mandel. First of all, thank you to anyone who didn’t want me to die. It’s as blunt a message as that. Than

Touring the Horrific Nazi German Concentration Camp at Stutthof, Poland

10/25/2016 17:42:50 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “It’s written in the starlight and every line on your palm. We’re fools to wage war on our brothers in arms” – Mark Knopfler. Things have been grim recently in my l

My Relaxing Stay at the Hotel Zawisza in Bydgoszcz, Poland

10/24/2016 10:07:11 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel It’s time to give another hotel review, and yet again in Poland, the latest base on my journey. You might remember how I ranked Poland in my top 11 countries from a 120+ country journey ...

Backpacking in Poland: Top 19 Sights in Bydgoszcz

10/23/2016 10:02:08 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “But now unforgiven, the everlasting, everlasting” – Nicky Wire. I’m back, yes it is a return blog post for the first time in 4 weeks, my longest ever break from writing

My Wonderful Stay at the Hotel Parkowy in Malbork, Poland

09/24/2016 13:09:34 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel While trying to take a break from long term travel and settle down in Poland, the option of a few days in Malbork came up, as well as a visit to the town of Elbląg and a tour to the horrific ...

Touring Westerplatte in Gdańsk, Poland: The Place Where World War II Began

09/20/2016 14:53:01 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “Nigdy więcej wojny / Never More War” – Westerplatte, Poland. It was another poignant journey for me as I headed to Westerplatte – the peninsula in  Gdańsk, Poland whe

Studying Saturdays: “Backpacking Centurion” In The Grammarian, Bangor, Northern Ireland

09/16/2016 16:51:46 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “Damn my education, I can’t find the words to say with all the things caught in my mind” – Noel Gallagher. It is a line taken from the Oasis song “Don’t Go Aw

Touring the Artistic Wall Murals in the District of Zaspa, Gdańsk, Poland

09/14/2016 12:52:23 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “Museums are dead, take a new art stance; Paint mass suicide on the aspiration diktat” – Manic Street Preachers. What I have noticed as a difference between living somewhere an

Stopover in Nouakchott, Mauritania: One of the Few Places I’ve Been But Never Seen

09/11/2016 17:48:06 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel It’s 5 am on a Monday morning in May 2016 and I land in the city of Nouakchott, Mauritania. I touch my face just to check it’s real. Yes, I’m here. I’m really here. I am

Top 11 Countries To Backpack In From My Round the World Journey

09/08/2016 14:41:19 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “Travel the world and the seven seas. Everybody’s looking for something” – Eurythmics. As the debate over countries can get ridiculous and I even argue with my family an

Thirsty Thursdays: A Night Out With Pub Crawl Gdańsk, Poland

09/07/2016 18:31:23 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “Baby, this is what you came for. Lightning strikes every time she moves” – Calvin Harris featuring Rhianna. Pub crawls have been one of my backpacking fortes. I could have mad

Working Wednesdays: My Feature in Gazeta Kociewska, Starogard Gdański, Poland

09/06/2016 11:38:02 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel So in August 2016, I announced that my backpacking journey had finally come to an end, at least for now. I had been on the road for too long, 9 years since this travel blog started and ...

Irish Dancing in Gdańsk, Poland with Animus Saltandi and Dziewczyna w żółtych Spodniach

09/05/2016 11:12:32 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “Tell me ma when I go home, the boys won’t leave the girls alone” – my favourite Irish Folk Song. This is probably one of the least expected posts on here, of all time. H

TIC Dining Plans and Taj InnerCircle Rewards in India

09/02/2016 12:55:46 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel Home to some of India’s finest fine dining restaurants, the Taj has celebrated & set the standard for culinary arts while creating memorable meals. Take for instance, a sublime dining ...

Best Gambling Destinations in London, England

09/02/2016 11:23:11 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel It is safe to say London is one of the most expensive cities in Europe and one of the most popular. It is a melting pot with enough diversity in so many areas so that you can find something ...

8 Ways to Make Family Mealtime Happen Even With a Busy Schedule

08/30/2016 17:10:17 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel With summer over and the kids back to school, chances are your family’s schedule is getting filled up quickly, making it difficult to get everyone around the table at the same time for ...

Twenty Five Years Ago This Week: Class of 1Y in Bangor Grammar School, Northern Ireland

08/30/2016 15:11:18 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “Where were you while we were in 1Y?” Here yousens! Did youse bring a tennis ball? Baggsy not nets. That’s rare so it is. It’s hard for me to believe that the above photo

World Borders: How to Get From Dushanbe to Khorog (To Gorno Badakhshan Within Tajikistan)

08/29/2016 11:46:24 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “Where do you go? Buttoned in your favourite coat, stepping out to a different world. And you might be home late” – Ocean Colour Scene. Get ready for a death trip – 22 ho

Sunday’s Inspiration: Backpacker Versus Stationary Resident, First 7 Differences

08/28/2016 13:50:17 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “You do the walk. Yeah, you do the walk of life” – Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits). It’s pretty hard for me to believe that it is now 18 days since I last slept in a hostel

Jestem Jonny, Jestem Północnoirlandzkim Pisarzem Podróżnikiem z Dontstopliving.net

08/25/2016 05:52:52 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel This is my first ever blog post on here in Polish, It’s coming towards the end of my second month in Poland and though, I have travelled around Pomorskie and into Kaliningrad in that ...

4 Ways You Can Make Money and Travel the World

08/23/2016 09:12:58 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel When you have a passion for travel, work should not be a barrier for you. If you want to travel, you will, as I have professed many times. See the world and do not be worried about the ...

Sunday’s Inspiration: A Change In Me – The Private Jonny Blair

08/20/2016 16:05:17 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “I know all about you” – Garbage. Today I reflect on something huge, and I know – it is time for change. It feels like I was living my whole life in the public eye. Of co

Thank You For Following Don’t Stop Living: What is This Website About From Now On?

08/18/2016 18:48:17 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel Dzień Dobry, Bout Ye, Hello, Buenos Dias, Welcome to dontstopliving.net! “Don’t Stop Living” – Jonny Blair (via High School Graffiti in Toronto, 2001). It might seem odd

Backpacking in Poland: Exploring Peaceful, Pleasant, Holy Pelplin

08/18/2016 11:41:18 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “In my hour of darkness, there is still a light that shines on me” – Paul McCartney. My oh my! When I continue to tell people about these places I have been, you can never quit

Backpacking in Kaliningrad: Top 25 Sights in Kaliningrad City

08/17/2016 16:37:03 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “Damn my education, I can’t find the words to say for all the things caught in my mind” – Noel Gallagher. This was a magical place – Kaliningrad. Another travel dre

World Borders: How to Get From Poland to Kaliningrad (Gdańsk to Kaliningrad City)

08/16/2016 17:49:49 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel Crossing world borders still has intrigue for me. It’s the adrenalin buzz and excitement of it all. As a Northern Irish nationalist, I love separatism and I detest land borders like ...

Five Countries That Border the UK, That You Might Not Have Heard Of!

08/14/2016 15:53:54 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel Are you serious? There are five countries that border the United Kingdom/Queendom and we have never heard of them? What are they? How can we get there? Do we need visas or passports? I ...

Sunday’s Inspiration: I’m Staying Put in Gdańsk, Poland

08/13/2016 16:41:46 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “Come on baby ’cause, there’s no name for, give it up and I got what I came for” – Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was a while back that I wrote an article called “

Backpacking in Iceland: Top 5 Sights Outside Reykjavik

08/11/2016 14:41:06 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “My Mum has gone to Iceland” – Bennett. I think the indie pop band actually meant the shop called Iceland, but of course I’m here to write about travel, yet when I was ba

My Last Night in A Dorm As A Long Term Backpacker and My Top 10 Memories From Backpacking

08/10/2016 16:40:01 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “When it’s done and all this has gone, just find a feeling, pass it on” – The Coral. That’s all folks! So it’s for real this time. Tonight is my last night in

Backpacking in Kaliningrad: My Wacky Stay at the Crazy Dog Hostel in Kaliningrad City

08/09/2016 12:34:40 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “You’re turning every modern theory on its head” – Gruff Rhys. Things are always a bit wacky with me. A little bit left of the middle, a bit obscure and a tad crazy. I ju

My Perfect Stay at the Ibis Kaliningrad Center in Kaliningrad, Russia

08/09/2016 10:51:59 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel When I finally crossed the border from Poland into Kaliningrad in August 2016, I was looking forward to my stay at the Ibis Kaliningrad Center. At the third time of asking, I secured an ...

Sunday’s Inspiration: Depression, Disillusion and Distractions

08/07/2016 05:04:13 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “Illusion never changed into something real” – Natalie Imbruglia. I promised I would write some more about the mental and psychological aspects of my travel lifestyle and I will but ...

Backpacking in India: Top Four Places to Visit in New Delhi

08/04/2016 11:36:20 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel India is an absolutely awe inspiring country, a test of your backpacking adrenalin and one of the most beautiful destinations to visit when traveling the world. And an added bonus is that ...

Backpacking in Poland: Staying at Hotel Nad Wierzycą, the Only Hotel in Pelplin

08/04/2016 10:38:32 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel On this journey through Poland’s Pomerania region, next on the hit list fell to the little village of Pelplin. This is so off the wall, I felt like I had climbed over it. This village ...

Backpacking in Poland: Top 23 Sights in Tczew

08/02/2016 12:54:08 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel When you tour cities you have never heard of, your journey is often lifted. I wasn’t feeling good when I first arrived in Tczew but I got perked up here and as I discovered, there was ...

How to Get A 72 Hour Kaliningrad Visa While Based in Gdańsk, Poland

08/02/2016 05:23:51 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel There are always a few tough beasts to crack in the visa world as we backpack it hardcore. Russia is a tough enough one to get, but luckily I have been there years ago (2007) so at least ...

My Stay at the Best Hotel in Tczew, Poland: Link Hotel

08/01/2016 04:08:31 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel In summer 2016, I stayed in Poland for a prolonged period and this was a special time in my life. It was the first time I had spent longer than a month in Eastern Europe in the same country. ...

My Stay at the Best Hotel in Tczew, Poland: Link Hotel

07/31/2016 04:08:31 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel In summer 2016, I stayed in Poland for a prolonged period and this was a special time in my life. It was the first time I had spent longer than a month in Eastern Europe in the same country. ...

Sunday’s Inspiration: My 24 Hour Friends

07/30/2016 11:05:04 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “We may never meet again, so shed your skin and let’s get started” – Split Enz. Whackpacking the world like some kind of lost lunatic (new moniker for himself) brings wit

The Day I…Got Loads of Spots on My Head in Senegal

07/29/2016 05:17:35 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel I had to double check the mirror time and time again. Spots were growing at a huge rate. I felt OK inside, I wasn’t ill and mentally I was fine. But externally, on the crazy border c ...

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 5 Bars in Starogard Gdański, Poland

07/27/2016 11:54:46 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel It has been a while since I did a proper Thirsty Thursdays on a city so today it’s back and we head to the remote town of Starogard Gdański in northern Poland – Pomerania Region. I’m ...

Backpacking in Poland: Top 20 Places to Visit in Starogard Gdański

07/25/2016 09:52:28 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel After my time in the beautiful city of Gdańsk, I knew it wasn’t quite off the wall enough in Poland for me. I needed another Polish city with a few less tourists and some new charms. ...

Backpacking in Poland: Staying at Noclegi Rekord in Starogard Gdański

07/24/2016 08:14:39 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel When you travel to the more obscure places, finding budget accommodation can be a problem sometimes and part of my backpacker’s dream is to end up every so often in cities or towns that ...

Backpacking in Poland: Staying at Hostel Cycle On in Gdańsk

07/23/2016 08:38:07 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel My return to Poland for my fourth visit meant a first time arrival in Gdańsk. This was a city that interested me through the years for many reasons. Firstly, back at Ards Tech. as a student ...

The Top Tourist Attractions in Puerto Rico

07/20/2016 03:07:03 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel If you are going to be taking a trip to Puerto Rico, you may start looking into just what you will have to do while you are there for your trip. Many people may not realize that there is ...

Songwriting in Poland: (You Have Your Life) Warszawa Skies – “This A Present From Stalin’s Reign”

07/19/2016 10:35:22 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “This; a present from Stalin’s Reign, but you have your life again” – Jonny Blair. Most people reading this travel blog will know me as a travel writer, or as someone who

Backpacking in Poland: Touring Sand Dunes and Cycling Through the Forest at Słowiński National Park

07/16/2016 13:00:35 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel Poland continues to excite, entice and inspire me. Into my third week in the country on this trip (cumulatively I’ve now spent about 6 weeks of my life in Poland) and we toured an area ...

Studying Saturdays: Learning Polish in Gdańsk

07/16/2016 09:50:29 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “Libraries gave us power” – Manic Street Preachers. It’s been ages since I did a Studying Saturdays post and I still believe that we are all perpetual students until the

My Poignant Visit to the Polish Post Office in Gdańsk: Where World War II Began

07/15/2016 09:53:06 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “Close your eyes. Clear your heart. Cut the cord” – The Killers. Life continues to provide us with ups and downs on the journey. Moments of high elation and happiness and mom

World Borders: How to Get From Andorra to Catalonia (Escaldes Engordany to Barcelona)

07/13/2016 08:41:08 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel Arrival into Catalonia after four epic days in the tiny country of Andorra was by bus and yet another magical journey on this here sphere. While based in Andorra, I decided to stay in the ...

Backpacking in Poland: Cycling in Gdańsk with Mika on the Road and Hostel Cycle On

07/09/2016 06:54:03 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel When I arrived in Gdańsk in Poland, I booked into the hostel Cycle On. Immediately from the title you get the idea that the guys that run the hostel, Piotr and Pawel are big cyclists. ...

Top 5 Reasons NOT To Become a Professional Travel Blogger

07/09/2016 06:05:42 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “I followed the stars and I sailed to the sun, I held it in my fingers. Alone on the beach on my own out of reach when you just passed me by. I’d give you the world if you’d t

Backpacking in Belgium: Staying at Charlie Rockets Hostel in Bruges

07/08/2016 15:47:20 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel In 2016, I finally gave some airtime to Belgium. Yes, I had been before but I breezed through it on a road trip with my German mate Rene. After Northern Ireland got knocked out of the Euros ...

My Polish Food Tour in Gdynia, Poland with Eat Polska

07/06/2016 03:37:28 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel My fourth visit to Poland took me on an exciting new adventure that I concocted in my mind during a history lesson at Ards Tech in Northern Ireland. You see, I remembered the “Free city ...

Backpacking in Australia: Top 5 Sights in Canberra

07/06/2016 01:58:38 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel As the six year mark on my last few days in Australia hit home this week, it is time to reflect on one of my favourite cities in Australia – the capital city itself. Canberra. Aside from ...

Backpacking in France: My Stay at Young and Happy Hostel in the Latin Quarter of Paris

07/04/2016 13:39:54 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel Paris grows on me, I admit that. While I’m not going to preach about the top backpacking sights in the most touristic city on planet earth, I am happy to share my adventures through the ...

Backpacking in Belgium: My Stay At Hostel 47, Ghent

07/01/2016 08:20:55 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel On arrival into Belgium, my friend Pol told me to try and visit Ghent. At the time I was enjoying the quirkiness of Brussels (yes I wee-weed against a church) and then I decided on a train ...

Backpacking in Belgium: Staying at Jacques Brel Hostel, Brussels

06/30/2016 06:45:14 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel Oh Brussels, this place certainly sprouted a surprise in my backpacking calendar. The reason being, 10 hours before I arrived in the city, I had no idea I would be here. It all relied on ...

How Casinos Attract Visitors to Las Vegas

06/30/2016 05:10:28 AM

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Urinating in Belgium: My Top Three Wee Wees in Brussels

06/28/2016 14:34:58 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel When you backpack endlessly through boring non-descript cities sometimes it’s the crazy stuff you buzz off and not the obvious sights. By the time I reached Brussels, I was done with ...

This is NOT a Travel Blog!! The Real Truth About Don’t Stop Living: What does “Don’t Stop Living” really mean?

06/28/2016 04:55:59 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “Don’t Stop Living” – Unknown Toronto-based High School graffiti artist, 2001. Rarely when you are aware of things in life, do you question their meaning or the reasoning

Backpacking in France: My Stay at Le Regent Hostel, Montmartre, Paris

06/27/2016 08:33:48 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel I’m not a romantic, nor is Paris really my type of city. But somehow on each visit, it grows on me. Perhaps it was the reminiscing I did when I was here. It’s a city that most peop ...

Sunday’s Inspiration: I Don’t Know Where I’m Going #gawa

06/26/2016 14:27:57 PM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “I look to the future, it makes me cry. But it seems too real, to tell you why. Escape from our history. Free from the memory” – Nicky Wire. I didn’t know what to write t

Pinacoteca di Brera Art Gallery Tour With Walks of Italy

06/24/2016 09:07:21 AM

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel Back into Italy again in 2016 and I was based in the city of Milan. This is a city steeped in artistic history and culture. Its reputation is well known in the world of art. It was the ...