City Break Travel Ideas

City break travel ideas from around the world, from cultural European destinations to exciting Australian cities, find inspiration for your next city break and travel the world more!

Jane-Austen-Festival-in-Bath-England
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 […]

Khong-Si-Clan-House-Penang-Malaysia
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 […]

Oxford across the fields, England
City Break Travel Ideas, England, Family Travel Ideas, Film & Literary Travel Ideas, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

UK: Wandering with the Mad Hatter Oxford

This Spring or Summer spend a golden afternoon with in Oxford, discovering the magical world of Alice in Wonderland and Lewis Carroll with the Mad Hatter Oxford. Where else to discover the real inspiration behind the Alice in Wonderland books than in the English university town of Oxford? And who […]

Willow Tearoom Glasgow
City Break Travel Ideas, Scotland, United Kingdom

UK: Wandering in Glasgow with Charles Rennie Mackintosh

The shop windows are glowing brightly on Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street this cold pre-Christmas afternoon and upstairs in the Willow Tea Rooms the panes of glass display swirling black lines that form a rose design. It’s not quite Art Nouveau, it’s definitely inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, and it […]

Revolution in Havana Cuba
City Break Travel Ideas, Cuba, Film & Literary Travel Ideas, Unesco World Heritage Sites

Wandering in search of Greene’s Our Man in Havana, Cuba

‘Our Man in Havana’, Graham Greene’s classic “entertainment” poking fun at the British secret service abroad was published just before the Revolution changed Cuba forever. When I visited the Havana I was fascinated to find a city that lives up to its nostalgic reputation but demands to be engaged with […]

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