2021 – A Year in Travel

I was just sitting down thinking about this last year of travel. Covid has played a huge role again in 2021, and at first I was thinking I’ve not been anywhere worth mentioning. Maybe I could find five highlights and post them on Facebook. And then I started looking through my photos. Not the ones … Read more

Christmas Gifts for Travellers in 2020

Christmas Gifts for Travellers 2020

Are you wondering what gifts to buy the travellers in your life this year for Christmas? It’s probably a harder year than ever to come up with just the right gift since everything surrounding travel is just so uncertain. This year it’s all about dreaming and inspiration, as well as items that can be used … Read more

Revisiting the Past with Travel

Why do we travel? We travel for fun, to explore, to learn new things. We travel to visit friends, take up a new job, to relax, to learn about other cultures.  Another reason to travel is to revisit the past. We all have those nostalgic memories from when we were younger, but is it a … Read more

Hundertwasser Around the World

I first discovered Hundertwasser when I was researching for my visit to Vienna, Austria, a few years ago. I was immediately hooked on his quirky, colourful style. Since then, during my travels I’ve been keeping an eye out for Hundertwasser around the world. Who is Hundertwasser? Friedensreich Hundertwasser was born Friedrich Stowasser in Vienna in … Read more

10 Places That Have Sparked Joy in My Travels

When travelling, in between all the stress of getting around, the language barriers and the crowds, there are moments of pure joy. Something about the place you are in just sparks, and you have this wow moment. Sometimes it’s those bucket list places that you just know you are going to love, but more often … Read more

A Personal Update – 6 Months On

Many of you will have read my previous post (you can see it here) about life throwing me a bit of a curveball. In October last year I was diagnosed with breast cancer. While I’ve not been writing about that here on my travel blog, I thought now would be a good time to give … Read more

The Fear of Getting Lost – A Traveller’s Perspective

It’s interesting when talking to other people, particularly those who don’t travel a lot, to discover aspects of travel that don’t even cross my mind. I was surprised to hear recently from someone that one of the reasons that they don’t travel very often, especially not by themselves, was that they were afraid of getting … Read more

Inspirational Travel Books

Inspirational Travel Books

Recently at a large party as we entered we were handed a name tag and a pen. We were told to write our name, how we knew the birthday boy and our favourite thing. It took me all of a nanosecond to add “travel” under my name. A close second on my favourite things to … Read more