Thursday, 8 September 2016

A New Look

Welcome to my new look blog, and to its new title which reflects my passion for travel; especially when it involves exploring new places and indulging my passion for beer.

Some of you will be aware that I also have a second blog, called Paul’s Beer Travels, which has been running for nearly as many years as this one. My posting on the secondary blog was always rather erratic, and looking back I see that my last article appeared over a year ago. The total number of posts between 2009 and 2015 was just 32, and 19 of those were made in 2010.

It therefore seemed a little superfluous to be running two interrelated blogs so last night, in a moment of inspiration, I decided to combine the two. Whilst this is reflected in the new name, rest assured the subject matter will remain pretty much the same, ranging from the topical to the downright quirky and from purely local news to international or even global events.

Beer will still be the underlying theme, along with brewery visits, developments in the brewing industry plus my own personal selection of the best pubs and bars in which to enjoy good beer.

From time to time I may re-run a few of the posts from the old “Beer Travel Blog”, just to give them an airing and a little more exposure; especially if I feel they would be of interest to readers, but before I end, here are a few more reasons for the change in style and the slight change of emphasis which is integral to this “new look” blog:

Paul’s Beer & Travel Blog combines two of my main passions; namely beer and travel. Both passions complement each other; finding a nice place to enjoy a local beer, whilst visiting a new or interesting location, is the icing on the cake as far as I am concerned.

Travelling to a new or interesting location, in search of, or specifically to find good beer, and the sense of anticipation associated with this, is something which still excites me today. Alternatively, re-visiting somewhere familiar, in order to renew my acquaintance with a good pub or an interesting local beer is an activity I find equally enjoyable.
I enjoy writing about these beer and travel experiences in order to remind myself of some great times. I also write to share these experiences with others; like minded people, of course, but also those not as passionate about beer as me, with a view to kindling an interest in what is often described as "the best long drink in the world."

Well that’s probably more than enough for the time being, and we shall have to see how this pans out. In the meantime I sincerely trust you will enjoy this new look blog, and look forward to receiving any comments, suggestions or even criticisms you may have.


RedNev said...

I'd say that running a beer and travel blog makes as much sense for you as a beer and music blog does for me, and for similar reasons: combining beer with another favourite activity. I like the new look.

Paul Bailey said...

I’m glad to hear you like the new look blog, Nev. As with your blog it made sense to combine two interests, and the fact that there was so much overlap between this blog, and my old Travel one, often made it difficult deciding where to place things.

If I had known before how easy it was to change the title and layout, I’d have done it a long time ago!

John Larkins said...

I've enjoyed your writing for several years. Glad you are keeping it up! Cheers