Julian McDonnell is the filmmaker behind the Joolz Guides series of videos about London. His work Take Me To Pitcairn has won three awards at tourism film festivals and is screened on Air Tahiti flights.
As a regular traveller and a photographer who often reaches for a tripod while underway I’m always keen to find and use reliable, lightweight equipment that packs down well into my luggage.
Love them or loathe them, it looks like face covers are going to part of everyday life for the foreseeable future. They have become must-wear items in certain circumstances, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Face coverings seem set to be the fashion item of late-2020.
The paper is thick, feels good to the touch and the quality of the image reproduction is high. The result is a photobook that I’m genuinely proud to leaf through.
Stuart Forster writes a product review of the PNY Mobee Gimbal Stabiliser for smartphones. Disclosure: Stuart Forster was gifted a PNY Mobee Gimbal Stabiliser for the purpose of writing this blog post, which PNY did not review or approve. Some of the links below, marked with a (£), are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional...
I love cooking, finding it a great way of relaxing. Planning a meal, prepping the ingredients and cooking is a way of shutting off from the outside world and being creative. I’m normally reluctant to adopt new equipment into my routine but have been highly impressed with the Ninja Foodi. I’ve used it frequently over recent weeks.
The device sent to me was a mobile hotspot that provides high-speed internet access. Smaller in size than an external hard drive, the Huawei E5577S-321 is a wireless terminal. It can connect up to 10 WiFi enabled devices at any given time.
Designed for use in sub-zero temperatures, the Torrent jacket is filled with Snugpak’s trademarked Softie® insulation. It is designed to provide comfort when worn in temperatures to -5°C (23°F) and for use in lows to -10°C (14°F).Importantly, the jacket is light in weight. The extra-large version of the Snugpak Torrent jacket that I can be seen wearing in the photos illustrating this article weighs 950 grams.
Lavender and Lovage is a hardback book that runs to 396 pages. The introduction conveys the author’s passion for tasty, no-nonsense food made with quality, fresh ingredients. It also hints at the global influences that have influenced Burns-Booth’s palette and style of cooking; she has lived in South Africa, Hong Kong, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, France and North Wales. As a food and travel blogger she has had opportunities to traverse the globe and taste dishes that have inspired some of the 160 recipes that feature in this book.
Research takes me to a variety of environments around the world. Sometimes it means spending time in comfortable surroundings reviewing luxury hotels. You’ll also find me jolting along in jungles or remote national parks. Inevitably, I want to feel confident that my laptop is as safe as possible from damage while on the road.