About Dave Holcroft

He's seen a bit of the world on a shoestring shorter than you can care to imagine. He writes with flair, comedic value in a satirical and often thought provoking manner. He also enjoys writing in the 3rd person...

The Top 10 Countries to Live In

We all dream of moving away to far off destinations in search of our ideal lives. Whether that be a better work life balance, better pay or just the chance to give our children a better upbringing. The grass always seems […]

Luxury Travel Apps – Paris in the Palm of Your Hand

A romantic weekend away used to require a baffling amount of planning but nowadays the trusty smart-phone has revolutionised the entire process. Let’s pick Paris as our amorous adventure, it’s an ideal long weekend destination from the UK and has […]

Travel Guide to New Orleans – Living Life NOLA Style

Guide to Livin’ Life NOLA Style
 Looking for a place that dishes up unique culture, tons of entertainment and doesn’t require the study of a foreign language? When you go to New Orleans, you’ll feel as if you stepped into another […]

Fun Travel Post Alert – Keep Calm And Find Your Gap in Bolivia


Afternoon Everyone,

You’ve all seen the Keep Calm posters, originally created as a piece of governmental communication to keep British anxiety levels under control and boost morale as World War 2 beckoned in 1939. Well, they also make for a pretty […]

18 to 25? ICS Government Backed Volunteering Opportunities in Developing Countries

Volunteering with the International Citizen Service
International Citizen Service (ICS) is a once-in-a-lifetime volunteering opportunity open to all 18 to 25-year-olds and it’s backed by the UK government. It gives young people the chance to work side-by-side with local volunteers in […]

Part 1 – Globodave’s Guide to Backpacker Jobs and How to Find Work When Travelling

Backpackers Working for a Living? Surely Not!
The art of backpacking isn’t all beaches, bungees and beers by the campfire. Unless Mummy and Daddy keep supplementing the credit card then even the crustiest of backpacker can’t ignore the capitalist methodology of having […]

Part 2 Globodave’s Guide to Backpacker Jobs and How to Find Work When Travelling

Part 2 – Globodave’s Guide to Backpacker Jobs and How to Find Work When Travelling!
Welcome to the second installment of my guide to finding work abroad in the guise of a backpacker – you’ll find part 1 here. This shorter section will […]

Preventing infection on board a cruise liner

Preventing infection on board a cruise liner

Preventing and controlling infections can be a real challenge for cruise operators. While at sea, ships can quickly become breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses. In large part, this is due to the logistical […]

Things to do in Jacksonville, USA

Jacksonville is a cosmopolitan and vibrant city in Northeast Florida with a lot to offer tourists. The downtown area is full of attractions, sporting venues, historic landmarks, awesome hotels and entertainment. Don’t know where to begin? Start with this guide.

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The Lowdown on Pheonix, Arizona

Planning a Trip to Pheonix

If the Wild West is your next travel destination, don’t miss the chance to visit some of the area’s historical attractions that tell the story of Native American tribes. You can also exploremodern art museums and […]