Review of Eyewitness Top 10 Lisbon Guide from Dorling Kindersley

27 February 2013
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As I’m a working girl who blogs and travels on the side, I like to make the most of the time I have for travelling. I love making short trips to European destinations that are easy to reach from Bristol where we have a local airport with excellent connections to Europe with low cost airlines. One of my preferred guide books for this kind of trip is the Top 10 series of travel guides from Dorling Kindersley and on our trip […]

Travel quotations to inspire you from The Quotatious Traveler

20 February 2013
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A quotation can be a bit like poetry – and those in this e-book, the Quotatious Traveler, sum up what you’re feeling in a few choice words and make you think – yes, that’s so true. Add travel into the mix and maybe these quotations can inspire you to reach out, go beyond, search out new horizons, travel well. Dan Calamai must be one of those people that loves to gather together these little pearls, the ones that I remember […]

Review of Clean Breaks by Richard Hammond and Jeremy Smith

18 February 2013
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If you’ve ever travelled yet felt you didn’t quite get the best out of a place, then Clean Breaks, by Richard Hammond and Jeremy Smith, will open your eyes to a different way to travel. This book’s for anyone who had a packaged holiday experience or spent a long weekend ticking off the ‘must-see’ sights, only to feel vaguely dis-satisfied. It’s for all you out there who want to leave a small environmental footprint and leave something good behind, whether it’s a local community that’s […]

Luxe girl’s guide to London – luxury travel tips

14 February 2013
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If you’d like a short cut to the most fun, funky and cool things to do when visiting London and a host of other cities then read on for my Luxe guide review … Let me introduce you to my new best friend – let’s call her Luxe girl. She’s petite and perfectly formed and she’s going to be our guide while we’re in London. She’s lived here all her life and knows all the fab places to go. Darling, […]

E-book Review – A guide for girls travelling solo by Stephanie Lee

9 February 2013
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If you’re an independent minded gal who’s been longing to leave it all behind and head out to see a bit of the world then The art of solo travel, a girl’s guide by Stephanie Lee could be just what you’ve been waiting for – read on for my review…. Stephanie Lee’s story is one that many women can identify with – a career girl who had travelled for a week or two at a time but always limited by […]

My Vacation iPhone app review – My trip to Alexandria & Siwa in Egypt

9 February 2013
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I’ll admit to being a late starter where iPhones are concerned. While every blogger in the world seemed to have one, I hesitated at the expense, until one day my husband took matters into his own hands and just bought me one. Now I’m really happy with my iPhone, it goes everywhere with me and although it wasn’t love at first sight, I think we’ll be together for years to come. Since an iPhone is nothing without a few apps […]

Duende by Jason Webster – the passion of flamenco

11 January 2013
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Duende – the overwhelming passion and emotion that you feel when you’re in love, or when you’re swept away by the spirit of Flamenco. I’ve been introduced to it through Jason Webster’s book Duende which charts his journey from a life of academia to Spain in search of Flamenco. On the way he falls into a passionate affair with Lola, a flamenco dancer and flees from Alicante to Madrid when her husband threatens to uncover their affair. Through his journey […]

Pocketcomms travel communication aid – Review

8 January 2013
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If you’re going off the beaten track where English isn’t widely spoken, travelling through multiple countries or just worried that your language skills aren’t up to it, then you’ll be interested in hearing about the Pocketcomms global communicator. I met James Wyatt, the inventor of Pocketcomms at a Travel Blogger’s camp in London, and he explained how he’d come up with the idea. As an army reservist in the British Territorial Army, James had found himself in Afghanistan, trying to […]

Moo business cards for bloggers

2 January 2013
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When you’re out and about in the real world spreading the word about your blog, you’ll find these cute little Mini cards from Moo are just the ticket. I find myself regularly handing them out on my travels as I talk to people about my blog. It helps to explain why I ask so many questions and take photos of everything that moves. I’m now on my third box and have great fun each time choosing new photos from my most recent […]

Which books inspire you to travel?

30 December 2012
The Mapmaker's wife

As I enjoy both reading and travelling, one of the ways that I get the most from the places I visit, is to take along a book to provide extra enjoyment and inspire my travels. I don’t mean the travel guidebooks, but rather a novel or travel story that will let you soak up the atmosphere before you even reach the airport, or adds richness and understanding to the experience while you are there.