The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Portugal

The latest in our series of guides to the best souvenirs to buy around the world, here we are sharing some of the best ideas for souvenirs to buy in Portugal. From traditional tiles and jewellery to classic food and drink items like tinned sardines and egg custard tarts, there are plenty of ideas to ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | My Dream Became My Address

“When I went to Venice my dream became my address.” ~ Marcel Proust. I’m always surprised when I hear a traveller tell me they didn’t think much of Venice, that they didn’t feel its magic or fall for its beauty. For me, it’s a dream destination, and one I can’t imagine being bored by! ... Read more »

Feeding The Hype | Din Tai Fung Opens In London

A very hotly anticipated launch, Din Tai Fung opened its first London restaurant to huge hype and queues. Like many who’ve tasted DTF’s famous Xiao Long Bao (soup dumplings) before, my friends and I were keen to find out whether the London branch would live up to our memories. Find out if it did! ... Read more »

Ramsgate Restaurant | The Empire Room

The Empire Room, within the Royal Harbour Hotel, in Ramsgate is a popular restaurant not only with residents of the hotel, but those looking for a good restaurant for a delicious meal. Located in a basement beneath The Royal Harbour Hotel, The Empire Room doesn’t suffer from its lack of windows; it’s been decorated with a ... Read more »

Recipe: Japanese-Style Mabo Dofu (Tofu with Spicy Miso Pork Sauce)

Japanese-style Mabo Dofu Recipe from The Japanese Larder by Luiz Hara | Bringing Japanese Ingredients Into Your Everyday Cooking

You may already have read my recent review of The Japanese Larder by chef, food writer and supperclub host Luiz Hara. The publishers have kindly given permission to share three great recipes from the book with you. The first, for crispy and deeply savoury Marmite Chicken, is already up. Here’s Luiz’ Japanese-style mabo dofu. And the third, ... 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 »

72 Amazing Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers

A Maleden leather travel journal - Epic Amazon Gift Guide for Travel Lovers

The older I get, the more I prefer to do more of my gift shopping online! If you’re looking for gifts for travel lovers like me, this guide is full of my personal travel essentials plus a few extra items I’m currently coveting. ... Read more »

The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Taiwan

Taiwanese Oolong Tea - The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Taiwan

Pete and I loved our all-too-brief visit to Taiwan a couple of years back. We bought home Taiwanese oolong tea and pineapple cakes, but wish we’d known to look out for the rest of these great souvenir suggestions from fellow travel bloggers. ... Read more »