Film & Literary Travel Ideas

Travel ideas from around the world inspired by films and books. Literary travel ideas and movie travel ideas.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Traditional Myanmar puppets in Bagan
Austria, Belgium, City Break Travel Ideas, Czech Republic, Family Travel Ideas, Film & Literary Travel Ideas, Indonesia, Italy, Myanmar, United Kingdom, Vietnam

Top 10 traditional Puppet Theatres around the world

The puppetry arts are an ancient creative form, with archaeological evidence from early civilisations, and although some people may think it ‘old hat’, in parts of the world special artists and craftspeople strive to keep the magic of traditional puppet theatre alive. Puppet theatres nurture a truly unique artistic language […]

View of Verona Italy
City Break Travel Ideas, Film & Literary Travel Ideas, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites, Veneto

Wandering in romantic Verona, Italy

Is Verona the most romantic city in the world? The romantic appeal of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has always seemed a bit dubious. Young lovers and doomed love; destroyed by fate or unlucky chance. Why would you want to model a relationship on that? Or is it Juliet’s challenge to […]

Nga-Tapuwai-o-Toi hike Whakatane New Zealand
Adventure Travel Ideas, Family Travel Ideas, Film & Literary Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, New Zealand, North Island, South Island, Wine Tasting Travel Ideas

The ultimate one-month New Zealand trip itinerary

Here is my ultimate one-month New Zealand trip itinerary. I have included a mix of the main attractions and places that will not appear on a travel agent’s New Zealand itinerary! A few tips for planning your New Zealand trip itinerary Overall, when planning your New Zealand vacation, aim to […]

Venice street sign windows Italy
City Break Travel Ideas, Film & Literary Travel Ideas, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites, Veneto

If you’ve only got one day in Venice, Italy

Obviously I am not actually recommending that you only spend one day in Venice but what if your travel itinerary allows you only enough time for one day in La Serenissima? Venice in a day is still worth doing! “So now, thank God, Venice is no longer a mere word […]

Mirabell Gardens Salzburg Austria
Austria, City Break Travel Ideas, Family Travel Ideas, Film & Literary Travel Ideas, Unesco World Heritage Sites

The ultimate Sound of Music tour Salzburg, Austria

This summer Wandering Kiwi Jr and I fulfilled a dream. We are both huge Sound of Music fans – me from childhood and, well, she is a child – so we decided to indulge our inner von Trapp and experience the ultimate Sound of Music tour Salzburg. I’ve been to […]

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