My previous festival experience has been a bunch of Big Day Outs and some music in parks, it was time for 5 days of awesomeness in the Sommerset countryside. Glastonbury is arguably the biggest and most famous festival in the world and it’s pretty unique to be able to see Metallica, Dolly Parton & Arcade Fire sharing the stage within 48 hours.
Admittedly Sardinia hasn’t really been on my radar in terms of places in Europe to visit, but after looking into somewhere to go for one of the May bank holidays Sardinia seemed like a strong choice. It’s got beautiful white sand beaches and glorious seafood with the italian touch.
We’re almost half way through the year and although I normally only post a blog when I get on a plane, I figured some of what England has served up so far in 2014 deserved some mention.
Snowboarding trip number 3 for 2014 and we headed to Andorra for a snow festival called Snowboxx. The week started in Toulouse then we drove down to Andorra which is nestled in the Pyrenees mountains between Spain and France.
Snowboarding trip number two for 2014 was back to the French Alps in Val Thorens which makes up one of the Les Trois Vallées. Another catered chalet for the week was on the cards with a great crew keen to sample the French après and powder. We lucked out with close to the perfect mix of bluebird days and storms dumping fresh snow.
A weekend in Eastern-ish Europe was on the cards to celebrate Blake’s upcoming wedding. Being a stag weekend, most of the photos taken are unpublishable, however these ones have made the cut and show off what is a really beautiful and thoroughly entertaining city.
My first trip to New York almost 5 years ago was spent seeing the massive list of famous sights that the city has to offer. When work flew me out for the week, outside of work hours it was cool to check out some bars and restaurants, catch some games at The Garden and spend some time off Manhattan hanging out with friends in Brooklyn.
The first of my three snowboarding trips for 2014, St Anton is part of the Arlberg ski area which is one of the biggest in the world. Add to that what is arguably the best après ski, a great crew and a catered chalet and it was a pretty awesome way to start the year.
November & December continued on at a hectic pace, plenty of sport to finish 2013 and a trip to Paris to see the All Blacks and see some of the things I missed out on last time I visited 2 years ago.
I love a good Christmas market, and so too do the Germans, so Hamburg was an excellent choice for a weekend out of London in December. Not even a full-on riot could dampen our spirits as we saw a few of the sights and had a few drinks of gluhwein (mulled wine) to keep us warm.