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!

Asia, City Break Travel Ideas, Laos

Wandering in Vientiane, Laos

The bijoux Laos capital may be small but its serenely Buddhist atmosphere is beguiling and sleepy Vientiane is full of charming surprises. Scattered with gleaming golden stupas and the faded elegance of French colonial architecture, Vientiane holidays have a relaxed sense of timelessness. Wander the tree-lined avenues of Vientiane, Laos, […]

French colonial Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
Asia, City Break Travel Ideas, Vietnam

Wandering in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

A heaving metropolis thronged with motorbikes and dotted with historic sites, Ho Chi Minh City positively vibrates with energy. From the elegant French architecture of historic Saigon to the bustling stalls of Ben Thanh market, experience the fusion of tradition and modernity in one frenetic and fascinating city.  With almost […]

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 […]

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