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Ben Hammersley

Life coaching apps and gadgets: do they work?

Thursday, April 3, 2014

A string of new devices and apps allows us to monitor every aspect of our lives (and even our pets'). But are they a help or a hindrance? asks Ben Hammersley

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What's wrong with being a tourist?

Monday, March 10, 2014

Why do some tourists try so hard not to be tourists? asks Ben Hammersley. There's no shame in visiting the Uffizi Gallery or taking a trip up the Empire State Building

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Allow yourself to be changed by travel

Monday, February 17, 2014

The key to stress-free travel is to submit to the unknown, says Ben Hammersley. 
Fight to hold on to your own alternative reality and you may regret it...

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Launching my own DIY space mission

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Launching a satellite is no longer the preserve of first-world governments now that you can buy a kit off the internet to create your own. Ben Hammersley is giving it a go...

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How does a loyalty card work when you're not a local?

Friday, November 1, 2013

You can get yourself a loyalty card for the local market, but it doesn't necessarily make you a local, says Ben Hammersley. So just how long does it take to qualify?

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Flights of fancy: King's Cross

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The area at the back of London's King's Cross station is undergoing a transformation. But it's nothing compared to what could have happened 80 years ago, says Ben Hammersley

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How to feel at home when travelling for work

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Constantly travelling around the world, Ben Hammersley finds himself missing home comforts. (Note for app developers: there could be an opportunity in this)

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