About JV

About JV

Hello fellow travellers.

Jon Vanags (JV) here. I’m a globetrotter, travel photographer and drone pilot. I’ve been to 41 countries so far and still have many more to cross off the list. I’ve been travelling on and off for the last 25 years or so. This blog is a way for me to document my travels and share my wealth of experience and advice with like-minded travellers.

At the time of writing (July 2018) I’ve published about 50 blogs on this site. I’ve got at least another 200 waiting to be published so please keep coming back to see what’s new. It’s a labour of love and I’m determined to get everything published by the end of the year.

So far I’ve been around the world twice. I’ve taken hundreds of flights and stayed in hundreds of hotels, motels, B&B’s, hostels and guesthouses; ranging from the worst fleapits to some of the best accommodation in the world.

Currently, I have a portfolio of 33,000+ photographs which I’m in the process of sharing with the world through a host of social media platforms and via my own photography portfolio sites. I’m also in the process of building up a library of drone footage which is pretty exciting; as drone photography and video has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for me.

FYI – Any links on this site to third party websites (such as Booking.com and Expedia.co.uk) where you can book hotels, flights and trips will be affiliate links. If you click on these links and make a booking I will receive a small commission. Like Tesco says ‘every little helps’!

Feel free to get in touch through social media and I’ll do my best to respond.

All the best with your travels.



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