My Media Experience

I have been a writer for over 20 years since first publishing a football fanzine for Belfast team Glentoran in 1990. I am a published author having written three travel books as well as having written a chapter for a football book and been featured in another football book. I have also written stories for over 250 different travel, football and music websites. In my working career, I have been a UK PR assistant for Apple computers, managed a rock band and been the chairman of a successful football supporters club. I have done Travel Podcasts, FM Radio Shows and appeared on television shows and television interviews. I have written for newspapers, magazines and fanzines.This page contains MOST OF my media experience and appearances through the years.

I have appeared on numerous media outlets including the BBC, Sky Sports, Wanderlust, Boots ‘n’ All and the Belfast Telegraph.

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Jonny Blair – Media Appearances.

Online Media Appearances – Jonny Blair

2015

January
1st – Article on Inspiring Destinations – Antarctica for Andrew Passport Chronicles
15th – Featured in an article on Islamic Destinations on Maroc – Why Visit an Islamic Country in 2015?
16th – I have some chapters included on a book on Crossing World Borders in South America
17th – I am featured for my article on a bus tour of Vilnius Lithuania
21st – I submitted a photo from Iraq to a post on The World Through People’s Eyes on Due Cuorie Unaciccions.com
22nd – I submitted my trip to Persepolis in an article on disappointing travel destinations for Getting Stamped with Hannah and Adam

1st – Don’t Stop Living is included in a best travel blogs of 2015 list on First Site Guide
25th – I am interviewed by Coleraine Traveller Abbi Morrison on her website Life in a Rucksack’s Travel Talk Series
26th – One of the craziest sites I’ve appeared on yet all about my hike in the part with a rock shaped like a man’s willy in China – Hair on my Penis

March
I am mentioned on Jude Malone’s Creative blog based on the Top Northern Irish Travel Blogs
I contributed to an article by Stephanie Mayo on European Art and details on A Lady’s Travel Blog
8th – I contributed to an article by Jonny Duncan on amazing experiences in Iran – http://backpackingman.com/travel-stories-from-inside-iran/
I was interviewed by Stefanie Daneau on Dare to Adventure Community
9th – I am interviewed by traveller, writer and airline stewardess Jenn Grahams on a feature about a Life of Endless Travel
10th – I am interviewed by Nathaniel on Daily Travel Podcast about visiting 100 countries
11th – I am featured on the excellent site Love Belfast in Northern Ireland in the article Ulster Travel Writer Visits 100th country

15th – I reveal my 100th country in an exclusive interview with the Belfast Times
17th – I contributed my time working in Australian Irish Pubs to a post on St. Patrick’s Day on Wandering On with Noelle and Brian.
21st – I am featured on the Austenasian Times the day I became the first ever tourist or backpacker to visit the nation.

April
2nd – I am included on a feature on Tingly Travel Website on Travellers sharing lessons on the road
17th – My tips are included in an article on MSN Travel Jonny Blair
22nd – My tips are included in the online list of online travel resources on Tinggly
23rd – I am featured on the Flying Yak on my story and interview about What Happened in the Broccoli Fields?

May
6th – An interview feature on my old University’s website Bournemouth University feature on 100 country journey
10th – I am interviewed on Karolina and Patryk’s site about travel
28th – I am included on blogs that inspired Martin Anthony on Overland Metalhead.com

June
1st – I am included on Lash World Tour’s list of Top 100 Solo Male Travel Blogs (number 37)
2nd – I am featured on Belfast Live in an article about my travels through 100 countries as a Northern Irishman
12th – I am featured on Justin Egli’s Ikimasho based on my trip to Austenasia
14th – I am interviewed on Michelle Reiman’s Travel Blog Inspire Section
23rd – I am included on Joao Leitao’s Biggest List of Travel Blogs on the internet in the list of Top Solo Male Travel Blogs (number 17)
29th – I am interviewed on British Site Travel Trolley – Jonny Blair a lifestyle of travel interview

July

6th – I am included on a post by Chris Walker-Bush about Over-Rated Destinations on Aussie on the Road
8th – I am included in a post about the best places for ex-Pats to live on Nomad Girl.co
16th – I am interviewed on Michelle Reiman’s Travel Blog Inspire Section, Lights Camera Travel
22nd – I am included in an article on best destinations in Sri Lanka on Olanka.

25th – I am interviewed on Elite Travel Blog
28th – I contributed El Salvador to an article by Chris on Aussie on the Road about Under-rated destinations.

August

1st – I am this month’s featured travel on the cool app I’ve been working on – Vadovia August Feature
10th – I am featured on the website of HK Radio 3 based on my recent travel radio show with Noreen Mir on the 1,2,3 show
17th – I contributed travel in French Guyana to a road trips post on Our Oyster.com

September
5th – My story on waterfalls in Guyana is included on Kirk Beiser’s blog The World Is Not That Big
7th – I am included in a list of top 7 solo travel bloggers to check out on Low Cost Holidays Blog.
9th – I am included in a list of top 3 travel blogs to follow on The Wise Traveller.
28th – I am included in a list of 10 favourite travel blogs on One Weird Globe with Chris Backe.

October
3rd – I’m included as an Expert for Flipkey: Jonny Blair
3rd – My guide to Sydney in Australia features on Flipkey
7th – I’m included in an article about teaching English abroad on ICAL TEFL
15th – Don’t Stop Living is in the top 11 adventure blogs on Adventure Junkies, listed as one of the best Adventure Blogs on the internet
17th – I’m featured on the front page of the online and printed version of the Adammia Express ahead of my visit to the country.
21st – I was on tour with Forest Holidays and featured in their Forest Foraging photo album
28th – I am included on an article about Scotland on Traveling Savage as part of London City Airport #nofilter campaign.
29th – I am featured on a video documentary about the Forest of Dean by photographer Sean Tucker.

November
3rd – I’m featured on the front page of the online and printed version of the Adammia Express after my visit to the country.

2014

January:
2nd – Appeared on the daily Iraqi Kurdistan newsletter on my post about getting a visa for Kurdistan.
2nd – Appeared on the Love Affair Travel Website with a link to my latest travel interview from Yerevan in Armenia (this also appeared on iTunes and as an online Podcast)
2nd – Appeared on the Kerala website as a contestant in their Win a Trip to India competition.
4th – Featured as one of the top posts from December 2013 on Sam and Zab’s Indefinite Adventure site.
6th – I’m interviewed on Allan Wilson’s site Live Less Ordinary where he describes me as The Best Travel Blogger in the World.
7th – Three of my articles on backpacking in Iraq are featured on the site GoKurdistan.com
7th – Contributed to an article on staying safe in South America on Sam and Zab’s Indefinite Adventure site: Safety in South America.
8th – A few of my articles are featured on Travel Iraqi Kurdistan website including my report on Amadiya.
10th – Interviewed as an inspiring traveller on Mapping Megan – Inspiring Traveler – Jonny Blair
10th – Featured on Alexandra’s Cool Site Travel Fashion Girl – Interview with Male Traveler Jonny Blair
11th January – Interviewed on Mighty Travels: Interview with Jonny Blair of Don’t Stop Living
15th – Featured on an article about workers on Overseas Job Centre Workers of the World page
22nd – Featured on Wanderlust Wednesdays on Used York City.com in an article called 10 Bloggers Share Their Most Anticipated Trip of 2014 .
24th – Featured on a series about Beers around the World on eTramping: Beers Around the World – Petra in Jordan.
30th – Featured as the Thursday Traveller on Amanda’s Site A Dangerous Business: Thursday Traveler – Jonny Blair from Don’t Stop Living

February:
8th – My Travel Podcast and interview appears on Love Affair Travel: Jonny Blair unstoppable travel Mindset
8th – View my Travel Podcast on iTunes from Apple: Jonny Blair Travel Podcast iTunes
17th – My meal in Kurdistan, Iraq is included in an article on Backpack Me Around the World in 80 Dishes
21st – My weeding in Tasmania post and idea is included on Rudolph Musngu’s site 10 Cool Job Titles
27th – My tickets for Oasis gigs in 1996 and 1997 plus a short report are included in an awesome “12 Moments of Nostalgia in Ireland’s Love Affair with Oasis” post on Daily Edge.

March
5th – Featured on Zofia’s site The Piktures on Ex Pat Wednesdays – Jonny Blair in Hong Kong
10th – Interview on the Curious Nomad Website: How They Did It, Meet Traveller Jonny Blair of Don’t Stop Living
14th – My Travel advice from my recent Iraq trip is featured on Boots’n’all – Iraq Travel Guide
25th – Featured in an interview on Tripoto proving you don’t need to be rich to travel the world.
27th – My article on football which includes a bit about my passion for Northern Ireland and my trip to Uruguay is featured on UFWC: Can Northern Ireland Become UFWC Champions?
27th – I was interviewed for my local newspaper the Ards Chronicle, appearing in their printed paper and online version: Business Backpacker Targets 100 Countries
28th – I’m interviewed on the website A Brit and a Southerner: Interview with Jonny Blair – Don’t Stop Living
29th – I wrote an article for Young Pioneer about North Korean football: We are the Champions – North Korea’s winning ways.
31st – Included as Influencer of the week on The Midgame: Jonny Blair of Don’t Stop Living – Influencer of the Week

April
3rd – My article and review of Soweto Backpackers in South Africa is included on eTramping’s Best 35 Hostels in the world
4th – My bookable backpacking tour to Iraq is now on Tripoto and can be booked for $800 US for an 8 day guided tour
6th – My first ever photo essay for Erohisms: Antarctica Photo Essay by Jonny Blair

10th – I am featured on a list of bucket lists on Annette White’s website Bucket List Journey – 15 Travellers Pick Their Bucket Lists
10th – I answer 5 questions on Calabrisellamia – Jonny Blair of Don’t Stop Living
16th – I’m featured as an interview with Noelle and Brian on Wandering On
20th – Thanks to my time drinking in Indonesia I am featured in a post about Non Muslims in Indonesia!
20th – Listed at number 5 in the World’s Top Travel Experts on Runaway Guide
25th – I’m featured in a photo with Swaziland Ladies on Fans Share.com
24th – I’m up to 6th on the top travel blogs on Wesley Travels Site
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7th – I have written an article on lessons I’ve learned from blogging for the Professional Travel Blogger’s Association
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9th – My article on avoiding student loans appears on Jobs Arnlweb.com

May
1st – I contributed my visit to Garni Temple in Armenia to eTramping’s Article 30 World’s Most Beautiful Temples.
1st – My article on Hyena Feeding appears on the Young Pioneer’s May magazine: Feeding the hyenas of Harar
8th – I am featured on Travel Blogger Thursday on Justin plus Lauren
10th – I am featured on Backpacker Adventures by Anthony Karakai in an article on travelling in Iraq
11th – I am included in the top 100 travel blogs in the world on The Affordable Entrepreneur
11th – I am included in an article on the Northern Irish Ulster Fry on The Departure Board
13th – My article on Chinese Visas in Hong Kong is included on Gateway to China
15th – I wrote a guest post for the World On My Necklace on Top 10 Things to do on Sark
23rd – I am included in a feature on Workers of the World on The Working Traveller
23rd – I wrote a preview of Uruguay v. Northern Ireland on UFWC
24th – My article on touring Amna Suraka in Iraq appears on Crossing World Borders.
27th – My article on top 5 things to do in Belfast is featured on Hostelling International’s Blog
29th – My Article on hiking in Tasmania appears on We 12 Travel: Freycinet Park, Tasmania, Australia
30th – My article about the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan appears on Hopper.
31st – My report on the Northern Ireland v. Uruguay match appears on UFWC: Uruguay 1-0 Northern Ireland 2014

June:
14th – My interview on the Love of Travel for Peanuts or Pretzels: Jonny Blair Love of Travel Interview
30th – My interview appears on Banker in the Sun: Jonny Blair Travel Interview

July:
1st – I’m entered in for the Big Blogger Exchange – vote for me here:
Jonny Blair – Big Blog Exchange
3rd – A “selfie” I took in Antarctica appears on eTramping.com
6th – Travel Memories from my childhood on The Travel Tester.com: http://www.thetraveltester.com/travel-memories-jonny-don-t-stop-living/
8th – My article on meeting my girlfriend in Antarctica appears on Amazing Dates on the Road by Anna Everywhere
14th – My interview goes live on Jetsetter Joe – Travel Blogger Spotlight Jonny Blair
16th – My article on watching the World Cup in Brazil appeared on UFWC: Following the UFWC at the World Cup
20th – I’m featured on the Visitor Page from the Mexican City of Oaxaca after my stay there: Wikispaces Oaxaca

25th – My Profile on Plansify – Jonny Blair travel expert
30th – My Podcast goes live on Brian Tells Stories and iTunes, talking about Antarctica: Jonny Blair Podcast

August:
13th – My interview on the Gift of Travel – Interview Jonny Blair of Don’t Stop Living
14th – My interview on A Southern Gypsy – Meet the Gypsies: Jonny Blair DSL
20th – Featured in an article on Open World Mag: 15 Financially Successful Extreme Travellers

September:
2nd – Interview on Travelling King with Samantha – Travel Blogger Tell All with Jonny Blair
2nd – I included Antarctica on a feature by Ronald Robbins – Top 5 hidden beaches around the world
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October:
20th – Featured in an article about being a nomad in Hong Kong – One Weird Globe Hong Kong
21st – Featured in an article about my visit to Armenia on Zofia’s site The Piktures

November:
12th – Travel interview on My Tan Feet: Travel Interview with Jonny Blair

December:
12th – Interview on Travel for Hotels Cheap.org – Jonny Blair on Hotels Cheap

2013

January:
9th – Shockingly my article on doing a shit in a broccoli field made it onto “Tent Camping Fun”: Doing a Shit in a Broccoli Field
11th – I got nominated for a Shorty Award: Jonny Blair of Don’t Stop Living
Ongoing from January 2013 – Writer and Blogger on We Blog the World: We Blog the World – Jonny Blair

February:
2nd – Guest Post on Almost Fearless Backpackers about Antarctica: Visiting the British Base at Port Lockroy, Antarctica by Jonny Blair
3rd – Guest Post on Teach English Travel Overseas on Teaching English in Hong Kong: Teaching English in Hong Kong – Interview with Jonny Blair
21st – Guest Post on Santa Fe Travelers: A Wee Guide to Northern Ireland by Jonny Blair

March:
2nd – Article on Antarctica on Inspiring Travellers Arrival on Antarctic Mainland
10th – Featured on the DFR (Double F**king Rainbow) as an awesome site: The DFR
18th – Interview on Getting Stamped: Meet a Traveler – Jonny from Don’t Stop Living
31st – Nominated for a Super Sweet Blogging Award on Accelerated Stall

April:
3rd – Listed on The Working Traveller in the post Travel Blogging Until They Die
4th – Guest Post Short Travel Tips on my arrival in Antarctica: Epic Arrival on Antarctic Mainland by Jonny Blair
8th – Interview for The Professional Hobo on A Week in the Life of Jonny Blair
17th – My photo from the top of Mount Kinabalu is featured as the first “Wordless Wednesday” on Accelerated Stall: Wordless Wednesday – Mount Kinabalu
19th – Interview for Teaching Travel on Travel, Teaching in Hong Kong and being Northern Irish, From RTW Travel (Even Antarctica!) to Teaching in Hong Kong
26th – Interview about my home country on Uniquely Northern Ireland: Interview with Northern Irish Blogger Jonny Blair of Don’t Stop Living

May:
3rd – Interview on “The Travel Ten” on Gotta Keep Movin’ : The Travel Ten – Jonny from Don’t Stop Living
9th – Interview for Victoria of Pommie Travels on “Travel Bloggers Who Rock”: Travel Bloggers Who Rock – Jonny from Don’t Stop Living
18th – Included in Tripologist’s Pick of the Week for my Doing Antarctica on the Cheap Story
19th – Interview for Flip Nomad in his “Meet The Nomads” series: Meet the Nomads – Jonny Blair of Don’t Stop Living
23rd – Guest Post on Suitcase Stories on the Best Things to do in Northern Ireland: The Best Things to do in Northern Ireland by Jonny Blair
27th – Interview with Adam Finan – The Tropical Nomad: Interesting Interviews – Jonny of Don’t Stop Living
29th – Guest Post on We Said Go Travel on top 5 things to do in Deception Island: Top 5 Things to See and Do in Deception Island, Antarctica
31st – Guest Post on eTramping on 10 Reasons to Visit Antarctica: 10 Reasons to Visit Antarctica
From May 2013 – Contributed Articles to TripGoggles: China Rice Fields

June:
3rd – Interview for the Grown Up Gap Year: If We Can Do It So Can You with Jonny Blair of Don’t Stop Living
4th – Contibutor to Essential Travel.co.uk with an article called 10 Ways to Organise a Budget
6th – A guide to getting a Chinese Visa on Visa Nerd: A Guide to Getting A Chinese Visa in Hong Kong
11th – Interview with Dave and Vicky on A Couple Travelers: Interview with Jonny Blair
19th – Interview on My Destination: Big Blogger Interview – Jonny Blair of Don’t Stop Living
25th – Featured for my advice on saving money on internet and Wi-Fi usage on Round the World Expenses: Essential Tips to find free wi-fi or internet service
25th – Interviewed on Almost Fearless Backpackers: Tuesday Talks with Jonny Blair of Don’t Stop Living
26th – My Happiness Story on Adam Pervez’s site Happiness Plunge: Stories of Happiness Pursuers – Jonny of Don’t Stop Living
28th – Included in Nomadic Samuel’s Top 100 Travel Blogs – Don’t Stop Living in at 96 on Alexa.
29th – Signed up and posting articles for Trip Goggles: Trip Goggles

 July
1st – Featured Travel Expert on Think Places: Travel Experts – Jonny Blair
10th – Interviewed on Santa Fe Travelers: Meet the Travel Bloggers – Jonny Blair of Don’t Stop Living
12th – My Working Wednesdays feature is included on Francsa’s WordPress Page: 12 Phrases that mean Big Travel Savings
17th – Interviewed on Mo Saffer: Get Inspired – Interview With Jonny Blair of Don’t Stop Living
19th – I am interviewed by The Good Web Guide: How Travel Changed My Life
19th – I wrote an article on China for Asia Rooms: 5 Unusual World Heritage Sites in China
22nd – I wrote and article for Ian at Borderless Travels on 5 Incredible Activities You Shouldn’t Miss in Antarctica
23rd – Interviewed on the Globetrotting Canuck: A Fellow Traveller – Jonny from Don’t Stop Living
From July 2013 onwards – Featured Itinerary Writer on Vadovia.com

August
4th – Interviewed on Clover Signs Blog: Signs of a Real Irish Pub
14th – Interviewed on Super Nerdo: Funding my Travels – Jonny of Don’t Stop Living
16th – Included in a list of Blogs that want to interview you on The Working Traveller
16th – Interviewed on Go Power Kick: Today’s Traveler – Jonny Blair of Don’t Stop Living
21st – Guest Post on Wanderlust Wednesdays: Travel Talk – Backpacking in Antarctica
22nd – Interview on Oh Hey World! Inspiring Travelers: Travel Inspiration – an interview with Jonny Blair
22nd – Interview on RiteSim Sim Card Website: We chat with Jonny from the Don’t Stop Living Blog
22nd – Contestant in a competition to travel the world for free: Travel the world for free Jonny Blair
23rd – Featured on the Working Traveller: Worldwide Worker Jonny Blair teaching English in Hong Kong and other jobs abroad
26th – Guest Post on Living That: 5 Things to see and do in Northern Ireland
27th – Guest Post on the Easy Hiker: Hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge in China
29th – Featured on Essential Travel.co.uk with 5 other travel bloggers: The Truth Behind Travel Blogging
29th – Interview on a World To Travel: 50 Jobs on the Road with Jonny Blair of Don’t Stop Living
29th – Interview in Espanol (Spanish) on Mindful Travel By Sara: Entrevista viajera con Jonny Blair de Don’t Stop Living
29th – Interview in English on Mindful Travel By Sara: Travel Interview with Jonny Blair of Don’t Stop Living
29th – Guest Post on Mapping Megan: Arrival in Barrientos Antarctica by Jonny Blair
30th – Mentioned on We Said Go Travel for the interview with Lisa and George.

September
1st – Featured on Visislife: 7 Continents, over 70 countries and a life of travel with Jonny Blair
1st – Included on Blogs I Still Bother Reading on Jarrlemen’s Blog.
2nd – Contributed to an article on Renegade Travels: Do You Really Need Travel Insurance?
9th – Featured on BBC Northern Ireland online based on my travels around the world with my Northern Ireland flag: Bangor man travels the world with Northern Ireland flag.
13th – Featured as a Guest Writer on Travel Wonders with my article on: 5 Off the Beaten Track World Heritage Sites in China
14th – Featured on Young Pioneer Tours Website for my review of the Mass Games on National Day: Jonny Blair’s review of Mass Games
19th – I wrote a Guest Post for Top 10 Things to do: Top 10 Things to see and do in Belfast, Northern Ireland
25th – Featured on My Morning Routine, sharing how I spend my mornings: Jonny Blair’s Morning Routine.
26th – Featured on Backpack Me’s Travel Blog Exchange.
27th – Interviewed on Travel Blogger Interviews: Interview with travel blogger Jonny Blair
30th – I nominated the Northern Irish Ulster Fry in this post by Agness and Cez at eTramping.com: Breakfasts From Around the World

October
4th – Interviewed on Travel Buzz: Interview with Jonny Blair
4th – Guest article on After Globe: A Weekend in Belfast, Northern Ireland by Jonny Blair
7th – Travel Blogger Interview on Backpacks and Bunkbeds: Jonny Blair Travel Blogger at A Lifestyle of Travel
8th – Travel Writer Interview with Kristin Mok: A Conversation with Jonny Blair
11th – A few of my job tips for travelling the world are featured on the Working Traveller: Workers of the World
13th – A conversation with the guys at Travel Writing 2.0 Blog: A Conversation with Jonny Blair of Don’t Stop Living
14th – Travel Blogger Interview on the DFR Blog (Double Fu#king Rainbow): Blogger Talk – Don’t Stop Living
19th – Featured in the Bournemouth University Alumni Magazine online PDF (also appeared in print), talking about backpacking, travelling and working: Jonny Blair in Bournemouth University Magazine
21st – “The 5 Easiest Jobs to Travel With” wins Blog of the Week on Wanderlust: 5 Easiest Jobs to Travel With.
25th – Featured on an Azerbaijan Website thanks to my recent story on the Mud Volcanoes Near Baku: Silkyway Travel Blog – Mud Volcanoes
28th – Featured on Asia Rooms as a blog of the month: Best blogs of the month on Asia Rooms – Don’t Stop Living
28th – Nominated in the Babble Top 100 Travel Bloggers of 2013: Best Travel Blogs Jonny Blair
28th – Interviewed on Next Stop Who Knows: Travel Tales with Jonny Blair of Don’t Stop Living
29th – Featured Travel Expert on Tripoto: Jonny Blair on Tripoto
31st – Featured on Jewish Heritage for a video from Bethlehem University.

November
6th – Finished in the Top 5 Newcomers Category on Asia Rooms 2013 Blog Awards: Jonny Blair on Asia Rooms
6th – Interview on Suitcase Stories: Interview with a Traveler – Jonny at Don’t Stop Living.net
13th – Included on a Feature on weird foods on A Luxury Travel Blog: 10 More of the World’s Weirdest Foods Eaten By Travel Bloggers
14th – Article on the Global Grasshopper on China: 10 off the Beaten Track Spots in China by Jonny Blair of Don’t Stop Living.
18th – Interview on Relaxing Travel on Soothed in the City: Chilled Travel with Travel Blogger Jonny Blair

December
6th – My article on “Broccoli Fields Forever” is featured on the Working Traveller’s Workers of the World Post
13th – Featured on Digital Mint’s Top 100 Travel Blogs
13th – Article on We Said Go Travel on my trip to Hebron: Two Sides of Hebron, Palestine
14th – Featured on a list of 50 Awesome Travel Blogs on Want to Discover.com
27th – I contributed to an article on Coffees of the World on eTramping.com
27th – My post on holding two passports was shared on the Friday Link Round up on Go Click Travel

2012

August:
17th – Interview for No Place To Be series “Meet a Random Traveller: Jonny from Don’t Stop Living

November:
5th – Guest Article on Backpacking Spirit: A Peek into a Backpackers Journal – Antarctica – Foyn Harbour and Cuverville Island
12th – “How to Do Australia on the Cheap” wins Travel Blog of the Week on Wanderlust: “How to Travel Australia on the Cheap

December:
12th – Article on Watching Hong Kong v. North Korea on the Unofficial Football World Championship Website: “My First UFWC Match

2010
October: Interview for No Place To Be series “Meet a Random Traveller: Jonny Blair

Television Appearances – Jonny Blair

2004 – Appeared as a contestant on Nerve TV’s “The Lock In” (A Big Brother Spoof) in Bournemouth, England
2005 – Starred as a contestant for Nerve TV’s “Locked Out” (A Survivor Spoof) in Bournemouth, England
2005 – Appeared on BBC Northern Ireland in central Warsaw, Poland ahead of a football match
2007 – Interview on Estonian TV from Wembley, England ahead of a football match
2008 – Interview on Slovenian TV from Maribor, Slovenia
2008 – Featured on a 10 minute documentary on BBC Northern Ireland on white water rafting in Bled, Slovenia (appeared in full online and part on the TV)
2010 – Interview in Montevideo, Uruguay as a tourist learning Spanish
2013 – Fluke background appearance on a TV Cooking Show in Hong Kong
2013 – Interview on Sky Sports in Baku, Azerbaijan
2013 – Interview at the Palestinian Beer Festival in Ramallah
2013 – Interview at Iran Heritage Site Kharanaq

Radio Appearances – Jonny Blair
1996 – Guest caller on Atlantic 252 Show, Ireland
1997 – 1998 – Radio DJ on College Show “Jonny Blair on the Air: Radio Belvoir”, Belfast, Northern Ireland
1999 – Guest caller on Radio Ulster’s Across the Line show, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2004 – Appeared on an Irish Drama show on Birst FM in Bournemouth, England
2003 – 2008 – Radio DJ on Nerve Radio (I did over 50 FM shows and over 200 shows in total) in Bournemouth, England
September 2013 – Interviewed on BBC Radio Ulster for being a travelling Northern Irishman
August 2015 – I am featured on HK Radio 3 on a travel radio show with Noreen Mir on the 1,2,3 show

Magazine (printed) – Jonny Blair
2004 – 2006 – Contributor to Nerve Magazine (articles on sport, travel and politics)
2011 – 2014 – Column writer for the Glentoran Gazette
2013 – My photo from Chongqing China appears in Cathay Pacific In flight Magazine
2013 – An article on my lifestyle design and backpacking appeared in Bournemouth University Alumni Magazine

Newspaper Appearances – Jonny Blair
1997 – Report on a trip to Glasgow Scotland with my mates in the County Down Spectator, Bangor, Northern Ireland
1998 – Several reports on rugby, football and music in the County Down Spectator, Bangor, Northern Ireland
2006 – Article and interview on Isle of Wight Beacon
2006 – Article in Dorset Echo on football supporter’s club
2006 – Article on Isle of Wight in the Ireland’s Saturday Night, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2013 – Featured in local newspaper The County Down Spectator as one of three Bangor bloggers up for the Blog of the Year prize on Wanderlust
2014 – Featured in local newspaper The Ards Chronicle as a Business Backpacker who is on the way to visiting 100 countries.

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One of my recent media features in my local newspaper in Newtownards, Northern Ireland.

Football Programmes Appearances – Jonny Blair
2007 – Article in the Alphington FC programme, England
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Article in the Colchester United FC programme, England
Article in the Weymouth FC programme, England
Article in the Cheltenham Town FC programme, England
Article in the Portland FC programme, England

2011 – 2014 – Regular column writer for the Glentoran Gazette, Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

 

My First Ever Travel Blog from 1991

My First Ever Travel Blog from 1991

 

Book Appearances – Jonny Blair
2008 – Interviewed in Green and White Army Book, Northern Ireland
Green and White Army: The Northern Ireland Fans
2010 – I wrote a full chapter on Belarus in Shaun Schofield’s Albania to America Book, Northern Ireland
2015 – I wrote a few chapters for the book South America borders on Amazon
2015 – I released my First Ever Travel Blog from 1991 on Amazon – My First Ever Travel Blog: School Trip to the Netherlands, 1991

2015 – I released an e-book called the Backpacker’s Guide to the Inca Trail

 

 

Podcasts – Jonny Blair
January 2014 – Interviewed by Travel Love Affair on their Podcast Series based on long term travel and lifestyle design
April 2014 – Interviewed by Brian Parry on his Podcast Series
February 2015 – Travel Interview with Danny Flood Podcast for Open World Mag
February 2015 – Travel Interview with Nathaniel Boyle for Daily Travel Podcast

Football Fanzines – Jonny Blair
1990 – 1991 – Produced our own football fanzine called “One Saturday Afternoon At The Oval” (for Glentoran FC) with my friend Michael McClelland, in Bangor and Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1994 – 1996 – Article writer and contributor to Northern Ireland fanzine “Arconada…Armstrong!”
1997 – 2004 – Produced our own football fanzine called “Here We Go…Again” with my friend Michael McClelland, in Bangor and Belfast, Northern Ireland. I was the main editor of the publication.
2004 – Article in the AFC Bournemouth fanzine “The 8:44 to Waterloo”
2004 – 2005 – Article in the AFC Bournemouth fanzine “View From the Tree”
2005 – 2009 – Article writer and contributor to Northern Ireland fanzine “Happy Days”

Music Fanzines – Jonny Blair
1997 – Contributor to Manic Street Preachers Fanzine “Terrible Beauty”
1997 – Contributor to Music Lifestyle Fanzine “Milan When I Was  Kitten”
1998 – Contributor to Manic Street Preachers Fanzine “Repeat”