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Caffè La serra | Our Favourite Cafe in Venice

Caffè La serra | My Favourite Cafe in Venice

Cafe culture is quintessentially Italian, and that certainly holds true in Venice. There are a thousand cafes in Venice in which to enjoy a cappuccino, espresso or macchiato, (or tea, beer or soft drinks if you prefer) and we paused in several during our recent visit. Many Venetian cafes offer light meals and sweets, perfect ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | Leave Only Footprints

“Take only memories, leave only footprints.” ~ Chief Si’ahl. Also known as Chief Seattle (an anglicisation of his actual name), Chief Si’ahl was a leading figure among his people, the Suquamish and Duwamish Native Americans. The city of Seattle in Washingston state was named for him, in celebration of his efforts to forge a positive relationship between his peoples and white immigrant settlers ... Read more »

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 »