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Scotland – Games, road-trips and Skye

The 2014 Commonwealth Games was in Glasgow and I managed to get some tickets for a few of the events, after that the Highlands beckoned and we ventured as far north as mainland Britain goes at John O’Groats before checking out the otherworldly Isle of Skye.

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New York – Summer, hipsters and baseball

Back to New York for work, this time in the summer and it was in the 30s and HUMID. After slogging it out during the week, I got in a baseball game and then headed out to Brooklyn to stay with friends and eat brunch, endure the sweltering subways and give the MET a second look. Love this city.

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Glastonbury – Music, madness and mud

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.

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Sardinia – Beaches, mountain roads and donkeys

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.

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2014 Happenings – London, York & The Lake District

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.

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Andorra – More powder, steak and house music

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.

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Val Thorens – Powder, partying & proposals

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.

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Budapest – Stags, beers and baths

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.

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New York – Work hard, play hard

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.

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St Anton – Snowboarding, après and Liechtenstein

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.