Author: Oli Lynch

Freelance content manager and CEO of Sentient Creative. Oli is a keen blogger, regular traveller and sports fanatic.

If you’re looking for a tailored suit, of course you could head to Savile Row or Milan… But for the frugal Global Playboy, there are lots of much cheaper places to buy a perfectly tailored suit. London is of course one of the world’s style capitals and yes you can get an awesome suit made on Savile Row or Jermyn Street. This is all fine and good, but you don’t always want to wear your £1000+ suit to every event. Jumping in and out of taxis all day in Singapore? Three weddings in a week? Got to fly from Rome…

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The pandemic has changed a lot of business habits. From board meetings to Zoom meetings, from 9 to 5, to work from home. And now it seems the work formal attire has had it’s time too. Linkedin News and the Wall Street Journal reported that business formal has almost entirely fallen out of favour in 2021, even in traditonally suited industries. Where once it was pressed shirts, buttoned suit jackets and trousers, now it seems it is perfectly acceptable to wear smart casual wear, such as collarless long sleeved shirts, chinos and stretch pants, or even t-shirts and cardigans. So…

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If you’ve been watching the crypto craze lately and wondering if you should be taking payment in crypto, this is for you. There are *A LOT* of cryptocurrencies, and not all of them are built for actual transactions. If you’re selling a service online though, or even via bricks and mortar shops for that matter, taking crypto can be a definite benefit. Although they are very volatile, with prices fluctuating my multiple percentage points on a daily basis, they can be considered ‘assets’ rather than actual money. This means that if you’re taking payment in crypto, some of your income…

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The list of countries hoping to attract remote digital workers to the shores just grows longer. Today, Malta has launched its initiative for digital nomads to work on this beautiful Mediterranean island nation. The cost of the visa will be €300, and will be valid for one year and can be extended. To apply, you need to be able to prove that you work remotely for an overseas company and have a contract as proof. Digital nomads also need to prove that they run a freelance business and make at least €2,700 per month. Applicants will also need to have…

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If you’re looking for a great inflatable stand up paddle board in 2021, you might have noticed that you’re spoiled for choice. There is a lot to choose from sub £500/$600. So, is the Aqua Marina Fusion a SUP that’s worth your attention? In this review of the 2021 edition of the Aqua Marina Fusion, I’m going to focus more on the real world usage. How does it feel to ride on the water? Is it a fast SUP? And can it carry much equipment or extra passengers? To start with, lets look at the technical specs before we get…

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If you’ve seen those headlines about €1 houses for sale in Italy, well… The country has another trick up it’s sleeve o encourage investment. The Italian government is planning to invest over €1 billion into attracting remote workers, or digital nomads, to the country’s shores in the coming years. Now, if you’re already packing your bags ready for some Dolce Vita, hold up and read on. Italy, like many European countries, has long struggled to keep it’s young talent in the country, and this also affects many of the smaller towns and cities up and down the country. And this…

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If you’re like a lot of other people during the pandemic, you’ve taken up a new sport to keep yourself from going mad. If that sport is skateboarding, and you’re not exactly a spring chicken any more, you might be wondering if you’ve made the right choice. Well, my friend… Yes, you have. I’ve been an on/off skateboarder all my life really. I got my first board when I was probably about 10, but stopped for some reason in my mid teens. I started again in my early 20’s when I was a monster pot head, and then stopped again…

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So you’ve been sucked into Crypto and like many new investors, you’ve gone straight for the the big Doge. And why not? Its fun, it has a a strong cult following and people have been making a lot of money from it. Meme cryptos also make an easy way to understand complicated financial projects. But if you’re looking to meme cryptocurrencies, the truth is the ship might have sailed for DOGE. Yes, Elon Musk seems to love it and his tweets and comments about it seem to pump the price wildly. And SpaceX have even announced that they’ll take DOGE…

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A splash of European colour in your summer drinks cabinet? Check out our Martini Fiero review… Vermouth is one of those drinks that doesn’t get much love outside of continental Europe. But, being a fan of Spanish culture,and having lived in Valencia for a short while, I have developed an appreciation for a good vermut casero (home made vermouth). Unfortunately these are hard to come by in the UK, so I was happy to spot that Martini have released their Fiero vermouth. Now, vermouth is traditionally a wine that has been steeped in spices with an added splash of a…

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With the Covid-19 pandemic changing the way many of us do things, more people are looking for solo sports. Keeping fit used to be a case of hitting the gym, playing football with your friends or maybe even signing up for yoga classes. But with social distancing the new normal, solo sports have seen a resurgence. Getting outdoors is, of course, a great reason to take up a new hobby, as is keeping fit. As a guy, you might be looking for a sport that you can play alone, but that allows for a bit of flair, or to look…

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Stress is a killer. True story. In the USA alone, around 120,000 people die each year from stress related issues. And that’s not counting those with other health issues, or even international figures. So, knowing how to relax is not just an important skill, it might actually save your life. Let’s be honest here too. The past year has been stressful for everyone, with the Covid-19 pandemic and all. Our usual channels of relaxation such as going out to party, taking a holiday or meeting up with friends, well.. They’ve been mostly off limits, right. So there are our seven…

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Let’s be honest, most of our good intentions went out of the window in 2020. It’s not been the best year to take control of your life and achieve your goals, with lockdowns etc. So, your new years resolutions for 2021 are a great way to wipe the slate clean and start again. Maybe you make new years resolutions every year, maybe you don’t believe in them. Or maybe you’re feeling like 2021 really is a big year to change the world and be a new better you… Or maybe you just wanna lose that beer belly. Whatever. We’ve put…

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Increasingly, sustainability is at the top of many tourists lists. And Japan is hoping to capitalise on the eco-tourism trend in the wake of the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic. There are already many fantastic sustainable initiatives in the country, all of which offer the famous Japanese hospitality and quality experience. We take a look at some of the most interesting of these eco attractions in the Land of the Rising Sun. Relax in a hydroelectric ryokan, Karuizawa The Hoshinoya Group, Japan’s premier luxury hotel chain, is known for offering the best of Japanese hospitality, elegance, and comfort in the most sought-after…

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You might only speak your native tongue, maybe you speak a few languages from your country, or perhaps you’re an experienced language learner. Whatever your experience with language learning, you’ve decided now is the time to pick up a new language. But, which language to learn? Often people have a romantic idea of learning the language and being able to converse fluently with the locals in just a few months. Quick reality check for you here; that ain’t gonna happen. But, here’s the good news. Learning a new language in your free time is great fun, can help you make…

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If there is one thing 2020 has shown us, its that we don’t have to be based in a city to make our money. Remote working is increasingly being seen as the new normal in a lot of roles, especially in the UK. In fact, the UK’s digital sector is worth £149 billion and is set to grow, as work from home has risen and more people have chased their dream of setting up a digital business. And as we don’t have to be based in London any more, where can you work from now? After all, if you don’t…

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Hot on the heels of our review of sustainable brands, we’re look at a UK brand Wasted Heroes. With 10 years under their belts, this ultra cool fashion brand has evolved to be one of the world’s most recognisable dancefloor and street wear brands. They’ve built a global audience who appreciate their unique style and hand-made screen-printed range. The Liverpool based independent studio has become an international label, creating countless iconic designs which are now part of electronic music culture, from festivals and clubs through to everyday wear. You’ll even spot them being worn by icons including Peggy Gou, Carl…

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Worried about the environment? Increasingly we’re all becoming aware that our shopping choices have an impact on the planet, and that we need to choose sustainable brands when shopping. But when it comes to sustainable or eco-friendly clothing brands for men, it gets a bit tricky. We all want to avoid excess chemicals in our clothing production, or slave labour to pick cotton or make our garments. Thankfully, more and more brands are taking notice and offering a look at their sustainability credentials. Yes, there are quite a few good eco-friendly brands out there. But, not all of them are…

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Fans of festivals and nightlife have not had a good 2020. In fact, the coronavirus pandemic has ruined the entertainment industry for many. But could the 2021 winter ski season save the music festival? The ski resort music festival scene has been growing steadily over the past few years, from a handful of relatively small events to big dance music extravaganzas. In 2020, almost all of these were cancelled. But the 2021 winter season sees the return of some of the biggest names in the ski and music festival calendar. Which one is worthy of your money and, above all,…

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Always wanted to have an exclusive retreat on your own private island? Well, you don’t need to be Richard Branson to have an island paradise just for you and your friends. There are actually several ways you can find private island rental around the world, or where you can visit for cheap or free. Planning a big party for your exclusive guests? Maybe you just want to feel like a castaway with your better half… Take a look at our list of places you can hire private islands, and check out our hacks for free private island stays… Island rental…

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The internet has created a whole new world of work, and it only looks set to grow. In fact, more and more of us are working in jobs that didn’t exist 20 years ago. Here at Global Playboy, we’re big fans of the digital nomad and remote worker lifestyle. And, with the current COVID-19 pandemic, we think remote working is going to become even more important to the global economy. But, it is always interesting to look at where we are and the jobs that didn’t exist in the year 2000. So, this is our just for fun list of…

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With pretty much the whole world shut down due to COVID-19, what are your options for travel planning in 2020? It might be that you were in the middle of planning a big trip, or perhaps you have business plans that require your presence in another country. Whatever the plan, it’s probably gone out of the window about now. As it stands, the flights around the world are running at close to basic level and many airports are shut completely. But, it is still possible to travel, should you need to. However this is where we need to highlight a…

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