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100+ Books for Globetrotters, Dreamers & Armchair Travellers

Front Cover Jacket of Wild Ruins: The Explorer's Guide to Britain Lost Castles, Follies, Relics and Remains Paperback – by Dave Hamilton

Books make great gifts! Our guide recommends over 100 books full of travel inspiration, ideas and advice. Enjoy classic guide books; travel memoirs full of wonderful stories; educational books about a place’s history, culture and people; photography books showcasing the world’s wonders; and even fiction through which one connects with a story’s setting… There are books to suit full-on adventurers as well as armchair travellers! ... Read more »

The Little Ships Restaurant & Cafe, Ramsgate

The Little Ships opened its doors earlier this summer, and is already a popular addition to Ramsgate’s restaurant arena. It’s owned and run by the Royal Harbour Hotel, where we stayed during our visit and is their second restaurant after The Empire Room. Offering all day dining, customers can order from a dedicated brunch menu until noon, ... Read more »

Our Favourite Traditional Restaurant in Venice

Mixed cold cured meats - Nevodi, a fantastic traditional restaurant in Venice's laidback Castello district.

Although we had several fantastic meals during our week-long visit to Venice, there was one restaurant that we enjoyed so much we booked a return visit for dinner on our last night. In my previous posts, I’ve talked about how to find great food in Venice, shared our favourite places to eat cicchetti, and favourite ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | Open Your Mind

"If I'm an advocate for anything, it's to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else's shoes or at least eat their food, it's a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move." ~ Anthony Bourdain

“If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.” ~ Anthony Bourdain ... Read more »