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City Break Travel Ideas, Derbyshire, Dorset, England, Film & Literary Travel Ideas, London, Sussex, United Kingdom, Wiltshire

The ultimate England tour for Jane Austen fans

Readers of my blog will know that I love to walk in the footsteps of my favourite authors and witness the settings of favourite novels. From Dickens and Shakespeare to Tolstoy’s War and Peace and Alice’s Oxford, stepping into the shoes of literary heroes and places described in novels is […]

City Break Travel Ideas, Food Tasting Travel Ideas, Malaysia

Top things to do in Penang, Malaysia

Long known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Penang has been an important port and vibrant settlement for centuries. Nowadays this extraordinary island state is a place of fascinating contrasts, where the skyscrapers of George Town rub shoulders with British colonial architecture, traditional Chinese clan halls, and wooden stilt house […]

Kites and rice fields in Ubud Bali

Wandering in Ubud, Bali

The beating cultural heart of Bali, Ubud embodies a blend of nature and history, overlaid with a refined sense of beauty and wellbeing. Perched in the hills above Bali’s beach resort areas, this is a serene oasis like no other and the centre of Bali’s art scene.  Despite the inroads […]

Where to stay in Seminyak Bali

Things to do in Seminyak, Bali

The upmarket resort area of Seminyak is one of the most delightful in Bali, with its many luxury hotels, high end shopping and dining scene, and vibrant nightlife. The broad beach, with waving palm trees and relaxed activities like cycling and horseback riding, perfectly complements the boutique shops and fashionable […]