Cultural Travel Ideas

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

City Break Travel Ideas, Cultural Travel Ideas, London, United Kingdom

Wandering in Leighton House Museum, London

Leighton House Museum is one of my favourite London Museums – definitely one of those “hidden gems” that most people have never heard of but which I have returned to again and again over the years when visiting London. The reason I’ve never written a post about Leighton House Museum […]

Plaza Mayor, Trinidad Cuba
Adventure Travel Ideas, Americas, City Break Travel Ideas, Cuba, Cultural Travel Ideas, Unesco World Heritage Sites

25 photos that will make you want to visit Cuba

With scheduled travel services to Cuba starting in 2016 and the political environment improving consistently, there has never been a better time to visit Cuba. Gorgeous architecture, a fascinating history, mesmeric music, beautiful beaches and most importantly the warmth of the Cuban people make Cuba an incredible destination. Here are 25 […]

Isola Bella Taormina Sicily
City Break Travel Ideas, Cultural Travel Ideas, Italy, Sicily

Italy: Wandering with Florence Trevelyan in Sicily

I’d never heard of Florence Trevelyan before I visited Sicily. But her story has become one of my abiding memories of my time here, beginning with wandering around the Isola Bella. Florence Trevelyan was an upper-crust Englishwoman who became the talk of the town in Edwardian England after she had an affair […]

Shanklin Beach, Isle of Wight
Cultural Travel Ideas, England, Family Travel Ideas, Foodie Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Top 10 Things to do on the Isle of Wight

I do love a good island holiday and the Isle of Wight off the south coast of Britain is an easy voyage. There are many Isle of Wight attractions but here I have chosen my top 10 things to do on the Isle of Wight. Basking off the sunny English south […]

On board the Leao Hollandes, Lisbon
City Break Travel Ideas, Cultural Travel Ideas, Portugal, Unesco World Heritage Sites

Portugal: A sailing trip in Lisbon

I have written before on the top day trips you must make from Lisbon, once you have exhausted the many delights of the Portuguese capital. But after my recent return visit I wanted to write some more about experiencing Lisbon itself. Now that it has had more opportunity to sink into my […]

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand
Cultural Travel Ideas, New Zealand, North Island, South Island, Unesco World Heritage Sites

Where was Lord of the Rings filmed in New Zealand?

I received a Christmas card from my mother-in-law in New Zealand that features a postmark “From Middle Earth”. Does that give you an idea of how big a deal the filming of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movie series was for New Zealand? The landscapes of this little […]

Normandy D-Day landing beaches, France
Cultural Travel Ideas, France, Normandy, Unesco World Heritage Sites

France: Touring the Normandy D-Day beaches

The coast of Normandy is a funny sort of place, one of those places that manages to combine being a receptacle of the world’s memory with beautiful scenery and family beach holiday fun. On D-Day (June 6th 1944) this was the venue for history’s greatest amphibious assault and an invasion that […]