Sawyer Mini Water Filter (a mini review)

Sawyer mini filter

Never buy bottled water again. (There is a version of this article on the Guardian) I'm pleased to say I haven't had to buy bottled water for a while. There are so many reasons why I think we shouldn't buy water in plastic bottles. For starters, it's not good for us or the planet we live on and seem to be trying to ruin so effectively. We consume 50 billion bottles of water every year. 30 Continue Reading

Lifesaver Bottle 6000UF (Primed and tested.)

Lifesaver Bottle 6000uf

Since the early 90's I have always carried some form of water purification when travelling. This stems from nearly dying of Amoebic Dysentery in India. Not long after that adventure I found myself responsible for 18 travellers and myself as I would tour around Lake Victoria in Africa. The route would take us from Kenya, through Tanzania, Uganda and Zaire. The prolific waterborne parasites and Continue Reading

Dinastia Vivanco – A temple to wine

Last week I suddenly found myself on a plane to Spain. With the assistance of wine expert Robert McIntosh (@thirstforwine) we took a trip to the Region of Rioja to learn more about one of the Twestival sponsors, Dinastia Vivanco. I was asked to video blog their wine culture museum and vineyard. I have been to museums before.. But nothing could have prepared me for this. I ended up shooting loads Continue Reading

Thirst For Rioja

I’m in Spain! In Rioja to be precise.. We landed here last night for a quick in-out social media commando mission to visit the Dinastia Vivanco winery and it's wine culture museum. I have never really explored this region and so far i am mightily impressed. I am here with Rob McIntosh (@thirstforwine) and he has explained out basic goals on his blog here.. In a Continue Reading


On the 25th of September 2008 myself and Matt (@Barnstormed) found ourselves at the first ever Twestival at the Doon Bar, Trafalger Square London. Here is one of the videos we shot that night. On the 12th of February 2009 Twestival really grows up, as cities all around the world will be hosting their own Twestivals bringing together Twitter communities not just to party but this time to raise Continue Reading