Author: Oli Lynch

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

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 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 can be very useful. But how does it stack up? What…

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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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The internet has changed the way we work. Gone are the days of the office cubicle, as more and more people become remote workers, or digital nomads. But, in this increasingly huge market, the trick is securing enough remote work to keep your lifestyle going. I often see posts asking how people find clients for remote work. Whatever your job, from freelance programmer to content writer, or social media manager, there are plenty of ways to find remote work. As a copywriter and marketer for the past few years, these are the channels that either I have used, or that…

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Finding a good backpack as a digital nomad is a tricky proposition. First up, of course, it has to have space for your laptop. And then it’s all about access, extra pockets, capacity and durability. Looking for a great travel backpack can be an arduous task, with lots of options. With the Nayo Smart EXP, we think this might be the bag you’re looking for. The EXP in that title stands for expandable and we’ll find out why soon… I’ve been using the Nayo Smart EXP as my standard bag while working in Valencia, Spain for the past few weeks.…

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Last night of freedom? Make it a wild one with our list of the world’s absolute best stag do or bachelor party destinations… Cheap drinks, wild parties, sexy ladies, tons of fun? Oh yes! All of these great stag do destinations have all of the above in absolute spades. Our list covers destinations across the world, so if you’re looking for a stag do party, one of these epic places will easily fit the bill. So if you’re planning the big night out and you need some stag do destination inspiration, let’s talk specifics. First of all, what are the…

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Barcelona is a fascinating city, but sometimes you don’t want to be in the thick of the chaos. We found a fantastic four star boutique hotel in a quiet neighbourhood, just 10 minutes from the centre of BCN. Nestled a short walk down a leafy street from the Les Tres Torres Metro stop, you’ll find the unassuming but fantastic Hotel Primero Primera. A tranquil and upscale residential neighbourhood, just north of the hustle and bustle of downtown Barcelona, Les Tres Torres is the sort of place you can enjoy ‘the real’ Barcelona. Hotel Primero Primera The hotel itself is four…

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Need to transfer money around the world? Avoid un-necessary fees and additional costs with these handy global money transfer tips. If you’ve ever sent money from your bank account to a different country, you’ll be aware that those bank transfers fees can sting. Fees can range from 0.5% up to around 5%, or you can pay a flat fee, anything in the region of $50 or more. Add into that a less than favourable exchange rate and you probably feel like you’re getting shafted. So, being the 21st century, there must be a better way… Right? For sending any amount…

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Travel can be a distraction, and you can easily lose those gains while travelling. But, you with some proper planning, you can stay in shape, and maintain a healthy lifestyle when on the road. At home, it’s easy to get in a routine. But when you’re in a different city every few days, maybe out meeting new people or getting stuck into the culture, losing sight of your fitness can happen fast. Just a few parties, or maybe having too many business meetings (plus that booze and food), and before you know it, you’re on a slippery slope. Maintaining your…

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Looking towards a winter break that’s packed full of sun, fun and good times? We look at the luxury options available in the British Virgin Islands. Known for fantastic Caribbean scenery and as the location of Richard Branson’s Necker Island, the BVIs make the perfect winter escape. After being quite badly hit by Hurricane Irma in 2017, the British Virgin Islands have been revamped and redeveloped. Now is the perfect time to book that luxury holiday… Blessed with 60 stunning islands and cays, great hiking trails and fun nightlife, these are the 7 best luxury experiences you can book in…

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If you been near the sea, or even lakes and rivers lately, you’ve probably noticed stand up paddle boards. But what does it involve? And where can you try it? Stand up paddle boarding, commonly referred to as SUP, is the world’s fastest growing water sport and a great sport to enjoy solo or with company. This new board sport first appeared in Hawaii, with surfers using bigger boards when there was only little surf. It then developed from a niche into a full blown global sport, with paddle boards appearing almost everywhere from the early 2000s. Although the sport…

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A global city with key industry headquarters, excellent links and world class entertainment? London has got to be the best city for any aspiring business, surely? No matter what industry you’re in, you want to be based somewhere its easy to do business. What do I mean by easy to do business? Access to large corporations such as media, banks, shipping etc.A pool of highly qualified and experienced people to network or work with.Effortless transport links to everywhere in the world.Good quality of life and low corruption. Sure, there are several cities which fit the bill, but London may be the…

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If you’ve had enough of office politics, your home town or just the same ol’ same ol’, it’s never been easier to get out there and be a remote worker. But before you cast off those ties and burn those bridges, it’s handy to know how to set yourself up for success. After all, the life of a digital nomad looks glamorous, but if you don’t prepare right, it can be a proper pain in the ass. There’s a lot of books out there which tell you about how to live the digital nomad life. The 4 hour work week,…

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Guys who travel regularly will know that there are a few things you can’t live without on the road. We take a look at some of the essential items for your suitcase or backpack in 2019. It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s about how you look when you arrive, right? Staying fresh and looking fresh are essential if you’re on a business trip, or even if you’re just going on a city break for a few days. Keep these men’s travel essentials to hand whenever you travel to ensure you arrive in style! Braun M90 Foil Shaver Shavers don’t…

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GP are not long back from a trip to the Snowboxx Festival in Avoriaz, France. 2019 saw the seventh installation of this bass heavy end of season celebration, high up in the French Alps. So whats the verdict? Avoriaz is a curious resort. Purpose built in the 1930’s, today the town is geared almost exclusively for the ski crowd, with no vehicle traffic permitted in the streets. In fact, the only thing you need to keep an eye out for is horse and carts, snowcats and wayward skiers. Global Playboy headed to Snowboxx festival in late March 2019 to see…

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If you’ve been craving some bass then don’t fret. There are a whole host of awesome music festivals on the horizon. From cool UK festivals, to ski resorts and beach parties. Tickets are still available for all of these awesome spots as of March 2019. So pack your bags and get ready for a whole heap of fun at some of the best music festivals coming up this year. Snowboxx, Avoriaz 23rd-30th March 2019Avoriaz, FranceSnowboxx.com Photographer: www.lukedyson.photography The 6th edition of Snowboxx is due to kick off in the ski resort of Avoriaz in France. Think awesome dance and electronica…

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A Valentines getaway is a great excuse to get in a bit of a holiday and max your time for some luurvin’. But where to take her? February in Europe isn’t the best time for a beach break. So impressing your loved one (or your current squeeze) with a romantic Valentines break does mean thinking outside the box a little bit. If you’re wondering what makes a good romantic break we reckon these are some of the best features for a Valentines escape. Luxury accommodation. This is pretty much the minimum expectations for a Valentines break so make sure you…

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