Author: Oli Lynch

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

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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If you’re wondering about becoming a travel blogger, there are lots of things you’ll need to bear in mind. Gonna jack in that job and become a full time travel blogger huh? Great idea. But can it pay your way around the world? What do you need to become a full time nomadic writer? And, HOW do you even become a travel blogger? These might sound like questions with fairly obvious answers but we’ll break them down for you. Of course, being a travel blogger is the very epitome of the Global Playboy (and Playgirl) lifestyle, so we wanna help…

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Planning to escape the UK and avoid the whole Brexit hoo haa? You’re not alone. As the date looms ever closer, Brits are increasingly looking at how to emigrate to escape Brexit. Since the vote on the whole thing in 2016 there has been a steady flow of people leaving the country, although looking at the general flow of migration, more have arrived in the UK than have left. Wandering where to go to escape Brexit? Well, it isn’t difficult and there are lots of options. In fact, if you’re of the global playboy persuasion leaving the UK for sunnier…

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It’s November 2018 and pretty much all the cryptocurrencies just jumped off a cliff. Is this your moment to invest, or should you run a mile? Well, it has been a funny week for the financial markets with pretty much everything going south. Oil has gone ridiculously bearish and pretty much every currency has tanked. Since that big peak in 2017, all cryptocurrencies have dropped in value and then been kinda steady since then. Some have even speculated that Bitcoin might finally be on its way to being a usable currency. Citing Venezuela and the coming Brexit-geddon as solid examples…

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Going away soon, but want to be able to converse? Language learning doesn’t have to be difficult, and actually with a bit of strategy you can nail the basics of ANY language in a week! Lets put this out there. Language learning isn’t hard. We all speak at least one language, and most of us have the bare bones of another language from school lessons. The problem is the school experience tends to put many people off learning a language – perhaps fair enough as school isn’t the best environment to learn a language. Here’s the thing. Language learning is…

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Who has time to lounge by the pool? There’s adventure to be had! If you’re the type who likes to get maximum experience on your hard earned break then we know what its like finding the best options. What do you want to do? Who is the best tour guide? Can you see and do all the things you wanted to do in that time frame? These days there is a whole industry catered to the adventure traveller who just wants to get the most out of their holiday. No time to fuck about haggling with random salesmen in a…

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Do you find that you’re working more and having less fun? You’re not alone! Here’s our tips to making the most of your life… Let’s be honest, life is short. Working is all fine and good, but if you’re looking at your reality and wondering about how the fuck you don’t get to have fun any more then don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Sure, business doesn’t sleep. And if you’ve got a schedule that is packed from now til next summer; how do you find time to do simple things like go to a gig, have a holiday or…

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Bath in Somerset is normally the kind of place people head to for day trips and Jane Austen tours. But we discovered that there’s a lot of fun to be had in this little city! I’m pretty hungover, but cruising along the River Avon is definitely helping to soothe my brain. In fact, it’s positively tranquil – what a way to spend a Thursday morning! “The thing I love about stand up paddleboarding is it’s so much more sociable than kayaking”, says Kyle, the founer of OriginalWild. I’m inclined to agree. Having been kayaking relatively recently I was assuming that…

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Love to get outdoors and capture the action? These budget drones will carry your GoPro and capture the action, all for chump change! The world’s most popular action camera, the GoPro has changed the game for sports enthusiasts the world over.  Capturing epic footage in first person is one thing but what about some aerial views to really wow your audience? These are some of the best budget GoPro drones available for under £500. If you’re travelling or hitting the slopes/mountain etc, these drones will also fit in your bag easily. Yuneec Breeze The Yuneec Breeze actually comes fitted with…

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The summer is here and you’re wondering how to get out and make the most of it? Get in one of these inflatable kayaks and explore the great outdoors… Inflatable kayaks have come a long way! No longer just for splashing around at the beach, now you’ll find compact, durable and easy to transport pieces of kit ideal for exploring rivers, lakes and even coast hopping. If you’re looking for a fun way to get on the water then inflatable kayaks are a great way to get fit and explore. And for under £100 you get a pretty solid kayak.…

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If you’re a frequent traveller, you might be wondering how to make your airport experience a bit smoother. One of the best options is with an airport lounge pass. Major airlines tend to offer business and premium passengers the option to use their lounges as part of the ticket. But, if you’re flying an airline that doesn’t have a local lounge, or you simply want to avoid the hassle of finding a seat in a busy airport, the airport lounge can be an affordable way to relax pre flight. There are several providers of airport lounge passes. Which is best?…

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If you really want to make the most of your down time, you can’t be following the herd. This is our Global Playboy selection of the coolest travel destinations for 2018. Bored of Barcelona? Vegas played out? Done Dubai? Well, luckily there are lots of uber cool places waiting for you to rock up this year. Here’s our pick of the best: 1. St Lucia This jewel in the Caribbean is a proper high roller’s playground. St Lucia has a lot going on this year with a glut of great festivals to temp visitors. Head for the Soleil Summer Festival…

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Are you looking to invest your money in a business but think an emerging economy would be best? There are lots of countries crying out for foreign investment. If, like most of the planet, you’re not a Russian Oligarch then you might have the feeling that foreign investments are beyond you. In fact, you can invest in businesses around the world and make a decent income and maybe even fund that elusive retirement or rat race escape. Many countries are crying out for investment, often in tourism, infrastructure or technology. If you have a few grand of your own to…

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Love having money but not so keen on work? That’ll be almost everyone then. Here’s our guide to escape the rat race. Spending too many precious hours of your life sat on public transport to your office job? Tired of standing in pubs or bars after work complaining about the job you’ve been at all day? Wondering why all that money you earn seems to go on overpriced rent and drinks you swear could be half the price? The rat race isn’t for all of us and if you’ve been wondering how to escape, there are plenty of options. Here…

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If you want to work remotely, you’ll need to be making money to support your digital nomad lifestyle. Graphic designer is a great choice for the remote worker. Although the income for a graphic designer in the UK or USA isn’t the most impressive, once you’re living somewhere with an affordable cost of living, your money will go a long way. At around £22,000-£30,000 a year, this may not quite be enough to buy an apartment in central London or downtown San Francisco. But, in Bali, Buenos Aries or Budapest – it’ll do nicely. What Does A Graphic Designer Do?…

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When you need to get away from it all what better than a tropical island? These are our top picks for tropical paradise breaks. Golden sandy beaches, barely a soul for miles, palm trees blowing in the breeze and an icy margarita to hand. Sounds perfect, right? We all need to get away from time to time and if you truly need a sun, sea and sand fix but you’re not too interested in the package tour masses, these are our top 5 picks. Our criteria: Not too touristyReasonably accessibleAvailability of quality hotels Pack the sunscreen and get ready to…

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Technology has made travelling a breeze. Read our list of the best apps for travel. Arriving in a new city you can find your way around, book a hotel and order food before you’ve even left the airport! These are the best apps for the modern traveller and global playboy. You’ll find these indispensable once you’ve used them a few times. 1.CityMapper The public transport navigation app has grown from a useful tool for Londoners to providing in depth and up to date travel info in most of the world’s major cities, now it’s one of the best travel apps.…

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