Friday, 26 May 2017

Glastonbury 2017 - All the info you need to survive this years biggest music festival!

Glastonbury is set to kick off on the 21st of June 2017 with artists Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran headlining the event in Worthy Farm, Somerset.

The Glastonbury 2017 lineup:

The headlining acts are Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran, with supporting acts such as Katy Perry, Stormzy and The Jacksons...
For the full lineup, click this link to the Glastonbury lineup page.

TravelJohn's tips and tricks on surviving Glastonbury 2017:

Don't bring your expensive smartphone.

Although it might be temping to bring your flashy new Iphone to the festival, it will run out off battery in a few hours and there is always the chance you could drop it down the long-drop and never see it again. So its time to dig up that old Nokia out of you bottom draw and charge it up, it should last the whole festival while still doing basic calls and texts. If you really insist of risking your phone it could be wise to invest in a USB power bank to keep your phone juiced up.

At TravelJohn, we thought of this, we sell one time use mobile quick charge kits that offer up to 4 hour battery life in a lightweight package. You can purchase them here 

Pack some duct-tape!

This crazy simple item is so useful it's unbelievable so make sure you pack a roll.
Tent is ripped or got a hole it in? Put some tape on it.
Airbed got a hole in it? Put some tape on it.
Tent pole snapped? Put some tape on it.

Pack a bigger tent than you need

The number one advise is to add "1 extra person" to your tent, we don't mean pack a random dude in your suitcase, we mean buy a tent that can hold 1 extra person. This will come in handy when you have piles of soggy, muddy clothes and wellies and not to mention all the food and drinks you stick on your tent.

Make sure you eat a solid meal.

Raving all day and night takes a lot of energy, so make sure you eat properly. Try and eat a meal with lots of carbs before going on the all nighter. If you need a quick snack we recommend a cereal bar, they are quick and easy and milk is not needed.

Pack some spare dry clothes and leave them in your car.

After the festivals over and all your clothes are a smelly damp pile, you will at least have clean and fresh clothes to travel home in.

Pack only the most essential toiletries.

There is no need for fancy gels, creams and shampoos, just take a bar of soap! After all, showers are limited in Glastonbury. Remember, anything you pack means more weight being dragged from your home to the site.

Sandwich bags are your saviour.

Make sure to put all valuables such as you phone and wallet in these bags are they will save them if the camping field turns into a river.

Pack a extra layer of clothes.

Never underestimate the British weather, the nights can be really chilly so make sure to pack a extra jumper for the night 

Put your tent in a suitable location.

If you want to be the camping king in the field, then you might want to follow these tips...
Our number one tip is too get to the festival and camping field as early as possible if you want any chance of getting a good spot.
Don't pitch up too close to the toilets but also don't pitch too far away that you need to walk a mile to the nearest toilet at 4am in the dark. 
Never pitch up at the bottom of the hill, unless you want you tent underwater if it rains for 4 days.

Know where you are.

Now that you have (hopefully) found the perfect place to pitch your tent, it's time to get to know where you will be living for the next 4 days. Try and look for landmarks such as toilets or paths so when you are staggering back in the early hours in the morning, you can at least find you tent.

Take some emergency cash.

Although most bars and food vans will accept contactless payment it is never safe to assume so we recommend that you take some notes and keep them safe, in a wallet or stick it behind you phone case. It's also a good idea to keep you spending on track and don't buy useless things that you will only use for one day and throw it out.

Know where the toilets are.

Nothing is worse than wondering around at 4 am, still drunk and trying to look for a toilet. So we at TravelJohn have developed a reuseable, portable and disposable urinals and solid waste bags. We recommend the 18 pack so you can avoid the festival hell holes that are the toilets. We also have Vomit bags and Solid Waste bags so you can avoid the toilets for good.
And no, we didn't forget about all you lady's out their, we have TravelJane portable urinals dedicated for you, check them out here.

Wet wipes are the new toilet roll...

Forget the long wait for the shower and just use wet wipes, make sure you pack LOADS because they will become so useful in tricky situations.

If you are lucky enough to get a shower spot, you might want to try TravelJohn's all in one Shower, Shampoo and shaving bottle, and it's on offer for only £1.09. Buy it here

Setup a meeting point.

If you get lost in Glastonbury, which you might because it's huge, it's best to setup a emergency meeting point to walk too in case you or your friends get lost.  

Use a headlamps.

They are much easier to use than messing around with normal torches and it give you extra hand space to carry stuff. You will also look cool so that's a bonus i guess.

Don't go playing in the mud.

You might become internet famous for a few days but is it really worth it? You will be covered in smelly mud for days and have no real way of getting it off unless you want to queue for the showers..

Try and plan to watch one band and not half and half

Don't try and watch one half of a headliner and then go and try and watch the second half of another in a different stage, you will only get trapped in the crowds trying to leave as well and you will be losing time 

Bring a bag of Doritos but don't eat it, hmm.

This might seem strange but really it is a brilliant idea, you see, Doritos can be used as great kindling for a small fire. They are cheap and burn for quite a bit. We won't tell if you take one for your self though. 

If you want to get to the front, don't push from the back.

If you really really want to get to the front of the pyramid stage, well first, you should probably get there early but if you have arrived a bit late and want to get to the front, it's best to remember the pincer movement. If you want to get to the front, go in from the side, it will save you from barging pad thousands of people. We advise you don't go to the very front fence as the sound quality of the sound is reduced and you will no room and space to get out.

Leave the festival early or leave very late..

When the time comes and you have got to leave, it's great advise to leave the festival very early or have the chance of leaving very late with lots of traffic. It's best to leave in the night before everyone wakes up.

You will be very popular on Monday morning if you pack...

Jump leads! This item is quite often overlooked but it will become a lifesaver for you or someone else if you stick a pair in your car.

And last of all..

ENJOY YOURSELF!! We are sure that if you follow these tips, your trip to the Glastonbury festival will be a cracking one. Just don't get too drunk and forget it all.

How to get to the Glastonbury festival: 

There are a lot of different ways of travelling to the Glastonbury festival, the most common being by car and rail.

By Car:

From south London: M3 then A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP)
From Swindon: M4 then A350 onto the A361. (Sat Nav BA4 4LY).
From the North East: A1 or M1, M25 to M3 (Junction 12), then A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP)
From the Midlands: Preferably M40 and A34 to A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP)
From the North West: M6, M5 to A39 (Junction 23) then A361. (Sat Nav BA6 9XE)
From Wales: M4, M5 to A39 (as above) (Sat Nav BA6 9XE)

Car parks will open at 9pm on the Tuesday night before Glastonbury 2017, allowing Festival-goers to arrive throughout the night, when traffic volumes are low.

By Train:

The best railway station to reach the Festival is Castle Cary
For train times, information and tickets visit
It is advised to book early to get the best available prices and if you are using a rail card don't forget to bring it with you.

By Air:

If you are travelling from overseas or domestic flights, the closest airport to the festival is Bristol International Airport.

What accommodation is available throughout Glastonbury?

Most people chose to camp throughout the festival by making use of the numerous camping fields, all of which are included in the festivals entry ticket. There is also camper-van/touring caravan fields and Glastonburys own tipis.

If you don't want to bring your own tent, you can use one of the festivals pre-pitched tents on a new camping area called Worthy View. 

What is your favourite tip or trick? Please comment it down below! 

Do you have any tips that you would like to share? Please post them in the comments below. We would love to know!

Products Listed: 

TravelJohn Vomit Bags - 5 pack

TravelJohn Solid Waste Bag - 3 pack 

TravelJohn MoBeeGo Charger

TravelJane Products

Green Glastonbury 

Take your tent with you once the festival is over, otherwise it will just end up in landfill.

For more information on how you can help, please visit the green Glastonbury page  

Blog written by Connor L @ TravelJohn 

Monday, 18 July 2016

9 Peak District News That Really Fascinated Us

National Parks Week is approaching. The week, celebrating all things unique and wonderful about the UK's national parks, runs from Monday the 25th of July until Sunday the 31st of July.

To help raise awareness, we have compiled a list of 9 weird and wonderful news, all taking place in the beautiful Peak District over the last few years. We do love a good local news story, especially if it brings something unexpected to our attention...

Like this beautifully turquoise lagoon.

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Like these amazingly dedicated locals.

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Like these 17 devil worshippers, all living in Bolsover.

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Like this Toyota Yaris, unexpectedly buried under a rock. Which slided off a passing lorry.

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Like this massive (MASSIVE) sinkhole.

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Like these daringly intrusive wild boars.

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Like this attractive nuclear bunker, put up on eBay and sold for £20,600.

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Like this tea room, run by a real life Basil Fawlty!

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The sleepy but very viral labrador.

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Monday, 12 October 2015

We'll Be Exhibiting at the Trade Days Show!

This weekend CloserStill Meida will be presenting another business fuelled Trade Days show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham and we will be there!

If you're heading  down there on sunday or Monday, please stop by Stand B73, opposite the VIP lounge, for Travel John demonstrations, brand talks and possibly even some free samples.

We can help answer any queries that you may have surropunding our brand and work and we will be showcasing all of our travel essential products.

For more Trade Days information, head to their website here.

Let us know if you plan to stop by!

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Thursday, 9 July 2015



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Friday, 1 May 2015

The Travel John Lowdown

 If you're a regular traveller then the chances are, you know the struggle for finding an available toilet is real. You're driving down the motorway at rush hour and you find yourself stuck in a traffic jam after 10 glasses of water, you're desperate for the toilet, but unless you're okay doing your business on the side of the road where everyone can see you, you'll have to wait until you're at your destination.

If only there were some fantastic invention that could assist you in your hour of need.

Fear not! Travel John is here to save the day.

The Travel John demographic extends far and wide, much further than just festival goers and campers, but what situations will you actually need a disposable urinal? Below is a list of uses to help decide whether you'll be needing one soon.

- Campers        - Festivals        - Travellers        - Drivers
- Miners        - Roadtrip        - Underground        - Hikers
- Backpackers        - Cyclists        - Roadworkers        - RAF
- Long queues        - No bathroom access

For those of you who are still unsure as to what Travel John is, it's a range of products designed for those on the go. We range from disposable urinals to vomit bags to a foldable commode chair and a privacy tent. 

They are easy to use, absorbent and disposable.

If you're wondering where to use Travel John then the answer is; wherever is most convenient for you!
In the car, in the woods, underground or even on an airplane! You can use it anywhere as long as you don't mind an audience.

All that aside, the ultimate question here is, how do I use a Travel John?
This infographic shows how to test a disposable urinal, obviously resplace the water bottle with yourself when you actually need to use it!

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Thursday, 30 April 2015

The Go-To Summer Holiday Essentials Guide

// you are never alone // •
We're back with another essentials guide and this time it's all about that vacation abroad!

With holiday season looming, it's time to buy your essentials, plan out your activities and make sure everything is prepared for your trip. That includes making sure your passport is still valid!

This list is based on a trip abroad to a hot country, becasue that's where we'd all love to be right now. Some points are gender specific or are unisex ideas, there are also some points for families.
Perhentian Islands, Malaysia
Shampoo                                ✈ Conditioner                                 ✈ Shower Gel
Body lotion             ✈ Face wipes / make-up remover                ✈ Female care
Haircare                     ✈ Razor / shaving cream                      ✈ Hairspray
  ✈ Insect Repellent            ✈ First aid kit / products         ✈ Dry shampoo
Deodorant                ✈ Brush / comb                ✈ Wash cloth
✈ Cosmetics                ✈ Toothbrush                ✈ Suncream
                 ✈ Toothpaste             ✈ Aftersun                ✈ Perfume / aftershave

✈ Clothes                                 ✈ Underwear                            ✈ Footwear
✈ Jacket                             ✈ Swimwear                       ✈Sleepwear
✈ Hat                              ✈ Everyday bag
           ✈ Phone                           ✈ Chargers                          ✈ Extension Lead
✈ Plug Adapters                 ✈ Tablet                      ✈ Camera
✈ Hair Tools                         ✈ Mp3/music
 How to Pack the Perfect Carry-On | Short and Long Flights
✈ Passport                            ✈ Country Currency                           ✈ Flight Socks
✈ Sunglasses                        ✈ Travel Insurance                        ✈ Cosmetics
✈ Map                    ✈ Hotel/Travel Documents                    ✈ Bank Card
  ✈ Phrase Book                    ✈ Cellotape                    ✈ Notebook/Pens
✈ Sewing Kit                    ✈ Ear Plugs                    ✈ Safety Pins
Travel Medication                    ✈ ID                    ✈ Book
✈ Copy of Passport & Important documents

           ✈ Clothing                           ✈ Underwear                          ✈ Activity Books
✈ Baby food                      ✈ Baby milk/powder                      ✈ Pacifiers
✈ Sun Hat                      ✈Armbands/floating items                      ✈Toy(s)
✈ Everything you feel your little one needs

Is there anything you feel I missed off this list? Where are you off on holiday this year?
Drop a comment in the box below!

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Friday, 10 April 2015

The Ultimate Festival Packing List

Glastonbury festival crowd sunset
Coachella kicks off today in Indio, California and if I say I'm not jealous of every attendee, well I'd be lying. With a stellar line up, A-class festival fashion and 2 fun weekends in the sun, I'm definitely not alone in my envy.

However, with so many festivals happening over the coming months, we shouldn't be too jealous. If you're off for a weekend (or week in some cases) of music filled fun, then I've devised the perfect list you'll need to ensure you've packed all the essentials. There's nothing worse than being unprepared and stuck in the mud. Literally. 

Please bear in mind that this list will not suit everybody, especially you picky bods, and some are more gender specific, but only you know your absolute essentials. We just want to help you on your way.

Click the links below for my reasons why these items are essential!

One thing to really think about when sorting out your gear is that you have to physically carry everything with you, over dirty, hilly, muddy grounds, to your campsite. If you can't carry it then don't take it!

If you don't want to lose it then don't bring it. Losing stuff is a bind at the best of times, but when you're on a campsite with thousands of people then the chances of finding what you lost is like finding a needle in a haystack. You're much better off with a disposable camera, or an old compact, and an old phone that won't be too heartbreaking if it gets trodden into the mud.

There are also restricted items at each festival so definitely check out the list on their website, they all provide the do's and don'ts.

Most festivals operate age restriction and regulations for various things. Take your ID so you aren't refused anything you're old enough to have. No one likes being the sober one because they thought they looked old enough to be served without ID.

Sleeping bag
Cooking stove, utensils & food
Spare tent pegs

I can't pack your bag for you but here are a few things to consider;
                                                    ♫ Travel & Festival tickets - obviously        Directions/Map
                                                    ♫ Cash & Cards                                        Old phone
                                                    ♫ Compact camera                                   Wellies
                                                    ♫ Take extra clothes                                 ♫ Take clothes you can bear being ruined
                                                    ♫ Light-weight waterproof jacket               Wet wipes 
                                                    ♫ Hand sanitiser                                       Hat
                                                    ♫ Bandannas/floral crowns/headpiece/hair accessories
                                                    ♫ Toilet roll                                               Travel John
                                                    ♫ Bin bags & plastic bags                         Torch
                                                    ♫ Sun protection                                       Toiletries
                                                    ♫ Umbrella                                                Sunglasses 
                                                    ♫ Earplugs                                                Lighter/matches
                                                    ♫ Towel                                                     Chargers & Batteries
                                                    ♫ Books/Magazines                                   Eye mask

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And obviously anything else you desire!
Did I miss anything off? If you think I did then leave your suggestions in the comments below.

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