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Pacific Coast Highway

July 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Travel, photography

The stretch of Pacific Coast from a few miles north of Cambria up as far as Carmel by Sea is, quite simply, one of the best driving roads in North America. It even rivals some of the best found in Europe. The journey (over the drive) up the Pacific Coast Highway is best done in [...]

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If you will spend a weekend in New York…

April 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Travel

…stay at The Palace. This incredibly understated Madison Avenue masterpiece is the perfect location for a weekend get away. A few blocks from the crass and overly glitzzy Waldorf, The Palace is, in the centre of the world of New York’s Elite. Avoid the paperatzi and 15 minutes of fame found at those New York [...]

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If you will search for Lolita style corsets….

April 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Insanity, Travel, photography

… then you should shop in the Harijuku district of a Tokyo. This eclectic district makes London’s Camden Town seem tame. Not because of the incomprehensible Japanese signs, or the hordes of tourists photographing the barley legal teens wearing provocative anime-inspired costumes normally reserved for the bedroom lives of the slightly more adventurous. But because [...]

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42 Hours at SxSW

March 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Conferences, Insanity, Nights Out, Travel

Yes, that’s right, I spent an entire 42 hours at South by Southwest Interactive 2009. For this experience I travelled over 10,000 miles, took 4 aircraft, spent 2 hours in holding patterns, and ended up with one very tired body… Was it worth it? Without question, absolutely.
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BIL Conference - LON, LAX, SFO, LON in 100 Hours!

February 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Conferences, Insanity, Nights Out, Travel

The latest instalment of my crazy life took place on the west coast of the united states, a place generally quite close to my heart, not only for being geek mecca, but because I genuinely feel at home in San Francisco. But I jump ahead. The plan was a long weekend stateside at BIL Conference, [...]

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West Coast Weekender

February 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Conferences, Insanity, Travel

This is going to be short and sweet because I don’t want to spend my precious little time in San Francisco on the interwebs. I’ve been at BIL conference this weekend and it was amazing. I don’t think I can actually put my thought about it into words right now even if I wanted to. 
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The Morning After - From Malaga to Gibraltar

November 20th, 2008 · No Comments · Conferences, Travel

The conference I was attending in Malaga, unsurprisingly, threw their closing party the evening before I was due to fly back to London. This combination normally works well, you come home late, pass out, wake up and take a cab to the airport a few hours before your flight leaves. This doesn’t work so well [...]

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Virgin Atlantic Innovation Event: V-Jam

November 15th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Events, Travel

The other day I had an interesting conversation with someone at Virgin Atlantic about how they are trying to engage with their communities of travelers and technologist alike. They are really keen to learn from the community about developing tools that can help improve people’s travel experience, in an open and transparent way. It’s really [...]

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Last minute trip to Paris

November 14th, 2008 · No Comments · Travel

In the wee hours of early morning, sunday 9th november 2008, I was suddenly inspired to head away for the rest of the weekend. I had been toying with the idea of Manchester to go and see some friends, but it didn’t quite fit. I’ve been searching for a level of excitement in my life [...]

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My First Speaking Gig - FOWA Dublin 2009

November 13th, 2008 · No Comments · Conferences, Travel

I’ve been invited by the guys at carsonified to speak at their latest addition to the conference circuit, FOWA Dublin 2009. I’m totally excited about this, and simultaneously petrified at the same time, given that I’m going to be talking about “The future is Ruby without Rails.” And DHH will also be speaking at the [...]

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