Category: Recreation

Camping in Style


There are still people out there who think that “camping” is merely something for those who cannot afford a “real” vacation and that camping overall would mean lots of stress and hassles.

I am sure those people have never seen one of the like in the picture above. RVs and camper vans today can be so impressive and luxurious that they might make your grand home at home look like a shack in comparison. Depending on the size of your wallet you can well spend a fortune on a RV but then will get luxury in exchange that sure is worthy for an Arabian Oil Sheik.

A gold-plated bath tub and whirlpool? No problem! Several big-screen TVs built into the wall? Sure! A bathroom made from the finest Italian marble? You can have it if you want! Heck, if you have the change you can even get a camper van with a built in garage for one of your Ferraris that you can take with you on your travels!

Obviously, for most of us, our budget is far below so that we likely won’t ever be able to afford such an indulgence but this doesn’t mean that a “normal” camping van for mortals would be less van, excuse the pun, fun!

For little money you can get a decent VW camper that will have everything you need for a cool vacation. I am talking about a built-in kitchen, a washroom, a sleeping place and so forth.

The cool thing, in my opinion is that camping gives you almost limitless freedom. If you don’t like one place you can leave and go to the next one if you like. You are not reliant on hotels in overcrowded tourist spots. You can see the wonders of the world and places that your average tourist will never see.

For me, camping is the best way to travel and I wouldn’t exchange any Hotel’s King’s suite for it!

Pilates in Hackney

If you ask me,  I think it’s not easy to find a good place for Pilates courses in London today, especially in East London. I don’t know how many gyms I checked out during the last few months preparing for my annual “spring fitness binge”.

To me it looks that there is ever more of those giant gym chains popping up in the capital these days.

This in itself wouldn’t be bad if this just wouldn’t also mean that quality and friendliness have also rapidly gone down, as I see it. It’s really as simple as that the cheaper the gym is, the worse is what they offer.

Would you believe that I have been in several gyms recently where they didn’t even have someone on site that could give you tips when you do your exercise? This is what you’re getting is the fitness industry is overrun by large companies that fight each other for the cheapest memberships.

Now, back to my search for the best place for Pilates. Obviously, it didn’t take long until I realised that I’m only choosing one of the few remaining smaller gyms where I know that the people there are committed to their customers. This also means friendly service and most of the time better equipment and on also a much better selection on fitness courses.

For my Pilates I found London Fields fitness in Hackney one of the best gyms I’ve been to recently. Possibly the best location in East London for , if you ask me.

If you happen to be from the area, feel free to add to this list if you know of any other good gyms where they still care for their customers!

Two Cool Must-Haves

Who doesn’t like gaming?

Most guys like gaming although there’s the age-old debate amongst PC gamers and those who love consoles. Nevertheless, today I have two cool gadgets which I’d consider a must-have whether you like gaming on your PC or your PS4 or X-One.

The first one is the Logitech G 930 Dolby 7.1 Wireless headset. This one is considered one of the best, if not the best gaming headset you can get today.

The Logitech G930 Dolby 7.1 Wireless Headset

The Logitech G930 Dolby 7.1 Wireless Headset

What’s special about it is that a) it’s entirely wireless which means you won’t get  bothered by annoying cabling while you game or when attend a call via Skype and b) that it is a Dolby 7.1 channel headset which means you get full immersion into modern games unlike you can get with any other headset today. When you ever tried out this cool headset you will never want anything else, take my word!

The second cool tech gadget for today is something truly useable if you travel a lot and don’t want to be without your or Xbox 360 wherever you go.

It’s the Gaems Vanguard Console Carrying Case

The Gaems Vanguard Console Carrying Case

The Gaems Vanguard Console Carrying Case

Gaems really outdid themselves with this amazing case because it’s so much than just a carrying case for your console.

It has a built-in HD monitor and speakers and you can get customized versions for your very own console too.

This is a great accessory to take your console wherever you go and it’s for sure a great eye-catcher with it’s super-cool design!