Visiting an Abandoned Zoo in LA

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Opened in 1912 and closed in 1966 was now an abandoned zoo in Griffiths Park, LA.  We got to experience what it was like being on the other side of the cages. Getting to go in the pits and cages where once the animals used to be was quite an experience.  This was like stepping back in time… [read here]

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San Francisco’s New Years Eve On A Fishing Boat

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Spending New Years Eve on a fishing boat whilst watching the famous firework display next to Golden Gates Bridge was Epic. We also got to witness the Zig Zag roads of Lombard Street and the notorious Alcatraz Prison [read more]

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Viva Las Vegas!

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The bright lights, the HUGE hotels and being massaged by water!  We drank beer out of Footballs, gambled on blackjack tables, rode on a roller-coaster threw a hotel and ate heart attack food. These are some of the things we did at this “24 hour” place [read more]

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Got My Kicks On Route 66!!

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It was time to join Route 66 in Texas. We  spray painted Cadillacs, drove threw a ghost town, saw a huge ass meteor crater, got scared by giant Ostriches, got amazed by the Gran Canyon and stayed in a room from the 50s. All this and more in my journey across this cool route! [read more]

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Hiring a car for route 66.

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Leaving the Megabus to one side, it was time to get ourselves a beast of a car to travel from Austin to  the West Coast via Route 66. The car was called Frederick and he was just what we needed to get our kicks on Route 66! [Read more]

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Riding along the Mississippi River via steamboat

DSCN0403Cruising down the Mississippi river whilst drinking beer and listening to a live Jazz band. Bec had her first voodoo reading and we experienced the best cocktail of them all. New Orleans you were so cool. [read here]

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Atlanta – A large ass fish tank and COKE!

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Our 4th backpacking stop. We witnessed huge Whale sharks in the largest aquarium in the world. We almost learnt about the secret ingredient in Coca Cola and Bec sang with a homeless guy. A trip to Atlanta [read here]

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Ribs, Blues and Elvis – My Trip To Memphis

IMG_0694Wow so i’ve just visited Memphis. I heard the sounds of Blues on Beale Street. Held Elvis’s Microphone and visited Graceland n Dr Martin Luther King assassination point. Memphis you were entertaining! [read more]

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Witnessed the lights and sights of CHICAGO!!

IMG_0441Our 2nd backpacking stop was Chicago. We witnessed some great musicians, got scared at the top of the Willis Tower, ate the “best pizza in Chicago” and saw a giant Chrome Bean [read more]

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Just visited Washington D.C

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So our first stop was the place with the big white building. We witnessed all the great sites such as White House, Lincoln and Memorial. We went to bars featuring over 250 Tequilas, Scorpions in bottles and Pacman. [read more]

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My Dining In The Dark Experience.

Eating in a Posh French Restaurant…in the dark…served by blind people was going to be a weird yet interesting experience!

Pouring Wine, eating a 3 course meal, trying to guess what it was that you were eating and nearly getting lost in the room were some of the difficulties we faced with this experience.

A trip to London saw us attending Dans Le Noir restaurant [read more]

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Joeytheexplorer.co.uk Officially Online!!

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Just Climbed The Wrekin – Blair Witch 3!

1379372_10151939156095460_852162643_nWe have just walked / climbed the Wrekin in Telford, Shropshire. It involved taking an off route path that led us up dark/misty forests where rain and slippery dirt were against us. We witnessed Yeti Footprints, a heard of sheep that herded themselves and a rope swing that smelt of poo. To read more [click here].

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My Trip To Rome – Mass in the Vatican

Experienced the beauties of the Colosseum, saw the great pictures of Michelangelo and Raphael in the Sistine Chapel, attended mass in the Vatican City church, got amazed by the water at the Trevi Fountains and felt more knowledgeable after a ride on the 5D back in time machine. Had my first 10 Euro Ice-cream and got to see the famous face made out of stone that’s supposed to bite ya hand off.  [read more]

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My Trip To Latvia – Riga!

Froze my ass off at the top of St Peters church whilst admiring the view, drank the local dirty shot in Kiwi bar, saw the sights from the top of the Skyline bar, had a race through the streets on a 3 person bike, drank 5 bottles of cheap champagne in a limo, attended an IT conference although not meaning too and chilling out on our roof terrace [read more].

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My Trip To Paris – Snails taste of soil!

Ate snails whilst listening to a french guitarist, witnessed the great Eiffel tower in the day and saw what happens to it at night, saw the beautiful Notre Dame in the Latin Quarter and Saw Peterpan run away with Wendy at Disneyland. Read about it [click here]

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My 30th Bday – Party 2 – 50s Fancy Dress!!!

1235195_10151693127626785_1128950661_n (2)It was my 30th Birthday and I was fortunate to have 2 different parties. This party featured the Wolves lot going down to Stroud where we would go back in time to the 50s. There were frilly dresses, Quiffs, Toothpicks, leather jackets, Shades and curly hair everywhere. The night involved beating up the 50s geeks, having blow up guitar competitions and tasting one hell of a DIRTY ASS PINT.  To read about it [click here]

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My 30th Bday – Party 1 at the JamHouse

17082013 Jamhouse Brum (85)It was my 30th Birthday and I was fortunate to have 2 different parties. This first party saw some of the Stroudens coming up this end. I was forced to wear Hawaiian props, I enjoyed 2 amazing cakes including a route 66 one and pair of old shoes. We ate amazing food, danced to Hey Jude and Rock N roll. My Mum put on an amazing buffet breakfast for us all. I received presents and a card that had instructions as to what to do with it. Read about it [click here]

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The Drink, The “Crack”, The Amazing Bands – My Trips To Dublin!

This place is precious to me as I first met my girlfriend in Gogherty’s dressed as the Grim Reaper, witnessed the craziness of Halloween celebrations,  had a Guinness painted on my face for Arthur’s Day, drank Guinness in the Guinness Factory, became a viking and Roared at people in a Viking Tank, snuck Kalpaki lager into the hostel, saw amazing Irish bands and found GOGHERTYS!!!  [ read more]

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Bratislava Visit – Where the film “Hostel” was based

Bratislava – Ate sausages with Chicks printed on them, witnessed the local mafia and their cars, drank 1 euro beer that gave us all the shites all holiday, saw locals dirnk vodka at breakfast,  witnessed how they don’t have locks on their doors in pubs and managed to find the “man in the hole” statue.  [read more]

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My Trip To Benidorm As An Extra

Benidorm – Appeared on the famous “Benidorm” show as an extra, ate fry-ups at 3pm, went drinking with the cast and crew of the Benidorm show, Saw the man who rides a very tall bike, witnessed my Dad have a panic attack in a submarine and sang karaoke.  Saw the famous Sticky Vicky reveal items from her “secret hiding place” and drank 1 euro a pint Fosters. Read all about it here.. 

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A Trip To Brussels

We drank beers in a cemetery bar with skeletons. We ate waffles with icecream and chocolate sauce. We drank beer in a place with over 2000 beers. Witnessed statues with Traffic cones on their heads and a car with street signs impaled in it. Topped off with a trip to some silver balls sculpture. [Read More]

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Amsterdam Review Added

So I visited the great Dam – it had to be done!  This trip saw me eat, smoke and drink some weird things.  I drank coffee in the famous GRASSHOPPERS Coffee shop. Stormed an appetite with all you can eat Ribs. Nearly threw up watching a 40 year old couple going at it on stage and learnt how Porn progressed threw time.  [read more]

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Oktoberfest Review Added

So Me n Bec decided to go on a camping trip abroad to the famous Oktoberfest. We travelled with a company named “Festival Adventures”. We took a couch out of the UK to Germany (ferry of course). We drank Steins of Beer with Germans and South Koreans. We chanted “we will rock you” along with 1oos of others at the HUGE beer tents. I tasted a lot of meat including a  HUGE Hotdog [read more]

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July 2013 – Mount Snowdon – Ranger and Rhydd Ddu Track

IMG_2437This was our 2nd time up Mount Snowdon, only this time we had heat against us! We camped and treked up 2 harder routes. There were back breaking, water guzzling, bear watching and many out of breath moments. I was armed with a gardner spray,10 waters,  rucksack, a million chocolates bars and 8 sandwiches – surely a recipe for a good mountain time?  [read more]

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June 2013 – Cosford Airshow feat Prince Harry in the Apache and Red Arrows

IMG_2086It was the 75th ANNIVERSARY of the Cosford RAF airshow. This was going to be cool! Gates opened at 8:30am. We already pre ordered our tickets for £20 online so figured we could set out later – boy were we wrong! The motorway was held up bumper to bumper with people.  The side streets were also bumper to bumper and it was NOT moving. We decided to then drive back to the center of Wolves where we parked the car and caught a train – so much  [Read More]

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May 2013 – Camping at Fforest Field

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First camping trip of 2013.   We drank with Bikers at the “No Bull Just Beer and Bikes” Rally festival and ordered Orange Henrys at the pub on the trail. Read about it by clicking here

 

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APR 2013 = Just had my 1st tattoo – managed 4 hours!! ROARRR

After weeks of trying to figure out what design I wanted, I finally came up with it and its now done.

This was my experience.. CLICK HERE

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April 2013 = Just walked the Long Mynd Hills and found my first Geo Cache!!

We saw waterfalls, had to build a bridge over a swamp to get a Geo Cache and we got lost adding 2 hours onto our journey.

Long Mynd we kicked your ass!!

Read about it by clicking here 🙂

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My 1st Person Film page has now been updated

2 new films have been added. VHS being one of them – mannn that was scary!!

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Just come back from Romania /Bucharest

Read all about it here … 

Frosty ended up in a police station – dodgyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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Feb 2012 – Dining in the Dark experience!!

Read all about it here

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Oct 2012 – Driving a Mustang GT along with other muscle cars

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Finally got to drive my V8 mustang amazing car!! Another Bucket list item ticked off 🙂

View it here

https://whatsjoeuptonext.wordpress.com/bucket-list/activities/driving-american-muscle-cars/

 

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July 2012 – Comic Con experience added

View it here

https://whatsjoeuptonext.wordpress.com/bucket-list/activities/comic-con-manchester/

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May – 2012 – Just attended Zombie Bootcamp!! roarrrrrrrrrr

Read all about it here.

https://whatsjoeuptonext.wordpress.com/bucket-list/activities/zombie-bootcamp/

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May – 2012 – Just come back from Belgium

Read the review here

https://whatsjoeuptonext.wordpress.com/bucket-list/travels-2/belgium/

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March – 2012 – Just come back from Riga

Read the review here

https://whatsjoeuptonext.wordpress.com/bucket-list/travels-2/riga/

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9/2/2012

Just come back from the Hot Tub in a Cabin.. oh and in Snow aswel .

Heres the link to the page to read all about it.

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It was great 🙂

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23/01/2012

Finally the flights for Riga – Latvia are booked with 3 of me mates. Now looking into Limos to take us about..hopefully can pull this off as its on my bucket list to ride in a limo 🙂

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20/01/2012

– Come back from Gym with guys in office stating how my Medium sized shirts are now really tight and im getting broader in the shoulders 🙂 and also to have seen they have drawn me on the drawing pad

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19/01/2012

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– Out with the boys for a mixed Indian BBQ. Tell them about Hamburg and Ramz tells us about the Beer Bike! How cools this! You all sit around the bar, pedal whilst a guy steers and you drink beer. What a great tour idea!! hehe

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09/01/2012

– Started me new training/diet plan. Aiming to get super dooper body for summer and 2013. Aim is to get bigger shoulders and six pack. Hate the normal Diet of salads etc as there boring, so constructed me own that will help me not only loose fat but gain muscle mass ..lets see if it works 🙂

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