Travel Destinations

Covering over 50 countries, this travel blog is a mine of useful and inspiring information about travel destinations around the world.

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 […]

Pulau Sapi, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo
Family Travel Ideas, Malaysia, Rock climbing travel ideas

The best Malaysia beach holidays

Visiting Malaysia is a unique journey packed with culture, history and natural beauty. There are so many places to visit in Malaysia: within the country’s 13 states are age-old forests, beautiful coastlines, misty hills and majestic mountains. When it comes to unwinding on Malaysia’s incredible beaches, there are plenty to […]

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 […]

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