The subtitle to Only in London summarises the nature of this guidebook. It is ‘a guide to unique locations, hidden corners and unusual objects’ around the British capital.
At the 2015 World Travel Market, held at the ExCeL London, I pulled on a headset and took a look at the future of tourism. Virtual Reality – or VR as it’s known to insiders - seems set to become the next big thing in the travel industry.
Testing an Eyefi Mobi wireless SD memory card with the Eyefi Mobi app that provides access to the Eyefi Cloud prompted me to think about how photos are now shared.
Bridges of Paris, a coffee table book, tells the story of the 37 bridges crossing the River Seine in France’s capital. Michael Saint James, an American photojournalist, is the author and photographer behind this attractive book.
The Snugpak ML 3 Softie Smock is a lightweight, insulated piece of outdoor clothing developed for use during climbing, hill walking plus other activities exposing individuals to cold weather.
Despite the chill in the air and overcast sky, we’re told spring is on the way to the United Kingdom. I’m planning to get out and walk a lot more frequently during the weeks ahead, so currently in the process of updating my equipment and outdoor clothing.
Dickies Medway Safety Hiker boots bridge a gap between hiking gear and work wear. As someone who has suffered from plantar fasciitis - a painful, long-term injury affecting the heels and soles of my feet - I’m keen to wear only quality, comfortable footwear.
The Craghoppers lifestyle travel bag is a multi-pocket, over-the-shoulder, satchel style bag with a canvas exterior and adjustable shoulder strap. It’s suited to everyday use and urban travel.
The uppers consist of lined, abrasion resistant, breathable grey waterproof membrane and navy blue suede. The soles feature a rubber compound produced by Vibram, an Italian company, and have a calibrated nylon midsole providing torsional support. These unisex boots are available from size 41 (a British 7.5/US 8) to 47 (British 12/US 12.5) and come with a tube of Nikwax sponge-on waterproofing, that takes a few minutes to apply and should be allowed to dry prior to going for a walk.
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.