Author: Oli Lynch

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

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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Whatever your plans have been for 2020, chances are you’ve cleared your diary for the coming months. Wherever you are in the world, the coronavirus outbreak has affected everyone and many people have lost their jobs and are in self isolation. If you’re wondering how to make money during the coronavirus lock down, there are plenty of options for all walks of life. This list will look at some of the best self isolation activities for those who are in lock down to make some money. They might involve learning a new skill, with a view to making money after…

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If you’re planning to quit your job and build your own business, good on you. The joy of the digital era is that it’s easier than ever to build your own business, wherever you are in the world. But, finding clients isn’t always the easiest part. But that’s where Linkedin comes in… You’ve probably heard all about how Linkedin is great for finding business clients, maybe you feel like you’ve missed the boat on it. Not at all. Finding clients for your business on Linkedin is simply a matter of understanding what the platform really is, how you should present…

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I didn’t actually realise until I moved to Valencia how great this city is for running. And, that’s why they call it the Cuidad del Running (the city of running). Yep, it’s not just a clever name. In fact, it’s quite easy to do a casual triathlon in a day without really planning it. In fact, in the summer I realised that we may have come pretty close to doing just that… If you love to go jogging, or you’re looking for somewhere where you can swim, cycle and run at a leisurely pace (and refuel with epic food after),…

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Regular travellers will understand only too well how big an issue language barriers can be. But with a new range of pocket translation tools, could gadgets like Pocketalk be the solution? I’ve been using the Pocketalk classic for a few weeks now, so this review is more a look at first impressions. Living in Spain, my first language is English, although my Spanish is pretty good (definitely not fluent though), and I often come up into situations where I need a little clarification. This is where a tool like Pocketalk classic can be very useful. But how does it stack…

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If you’re one of the millions of people who woke up on December 13th 2019 and has just had enough of British politics, never fear. Brexit, a Tory government, non stop rain and incessant Christmas songs might be getting you down, but you can still escape. We already looked at the best countries to avoid Brexit and keep your EU status. But, with just a month or so to go, these are the countries that are easiest to emigrate to from the UK Australia British in outlook, great weather and an enviable lifestyle. Yes, its a long way from friends…

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If you’re a digital nomad, Valencia in Spain might have popped up on your list as a good place to base yourself. It’s fast becoming the ‘new Barcelona’, as people leave that city due to rising costs, overcrowding and unrest. And Valencia has many perks for digital nomads or those simply looking for a nice lifestyle in a cosmopolitan city. It’s got access to the sea and the mountains, the cost of living is still relatively cheap, it’s got that Spanish lifestyle and there is a good community of expats and digital nomads. For remote workers, you’ll find most places…

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Got a free weekend and need to get to the slopes? These are the best weekend ski breaks you can head to in Europe. If you’re in need to get your winter sports fix but you’ve only got a few days, no problem. There are several great ski resorts just a short transfer from some well connected airports across Europe. The criteria for best weekend ski breaks is: Short transfer time (less than 1 hour from the airport). Good selection of slopes for intermediates. Good airline connection to the UK. So, get your salopettes and your goggles, it’s time to…

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