Travel Quote Tuesday | Preparation

Braga Old Town - “As with most things in life, what you get out of a trip is equal only to what you put into it. Learning about a place is part of the excitement of travel. Without prior preparation your experience is diminished because you miss the significance of what you are seeing and doing.” Barrie Kerper

“As with most things in life, what you get out of a trip is equal only to what you put into it. Learning about a place is part of the excitement of travel. Without prior preparation your experience is diminished because you miss the significance of what you are seeing and doing.” ~ Barrie Kerper ... Read more »

No 3. Restaurant in Ross-on-Wye

No 3 Restaurant Ross on Wye - a review by Kavey Eats

This summer we spent a week near Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire to attend an intensive pottery throwing workshop. We were in the heart of Wye Valley, an area known for its outstanding natural beauty. We stayed in the most wonderful bed and breakfast (more on which soon) and our hosts there kindly recommended several local restaurants, ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | Don’t Indulge in Vain Wishes

Sally Lightfoot Crab in Galapagos Islands - “You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don’t let yourself indulge in vain wishes.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore I think all of us have a few daydreams that take the form of fantasies or wistful dreams rather than actual life goals. Some of mine include time travel and instantaneous teleportation, bionic ... Read more »

The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Japan

Daruma Doll (Best Souvenirs from Japan)

Japan is one of my all-time favourite destinations, I have absolutely loved the three trips we’ve made there so far, and am busy planning our fourth. It’s also a fantastic place to shop for unusual souvenirs. There are so very many things to choose from! Here are some excellent suggestions for the best souvenirs to ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu - “It’s an irritating reality that many places and events defy description. Angkor Wat and Machu Picchu, for instance, seem to demand silence, like a love affair you can never talk about. For a while after, you fumble for words, trying vainly to assemble a private narrative, an explanation, a comfortable way to frame where you’ve been and what’s happened. In the end, you’re just happy you were there- with your eyes open- and lived to see it.” Anthony Bourdain

“It’s an irritating reality that many places and events defy description. Angkor Wat and Machu Picchu, for instance, seem to demand silence, like a love affair you can never talk about. For a while after, you fumble for words, trying vainly to assemble a private narrative, an explanation, a comfortable way to frame where you’ve ... Read more »

Recipe: Thai Spicy Green Beans (Pad Ped Tou Kag)

Recipe for Spicy Green Beans (Pad Ped Tou Kag) from Easy Thai Cookbook

This post contains Amazon affiliate links. If you’re looking for an introductory cookbook to Thai cuisine, check out Easy Thai Cookbook by Sallie Morris published by Watkins and Nourish. Split into three sections, the book provides an introduction to key ingredients, equipment and cooking methods, 70 recipes with colour photographs, and twelve suggested menus for how to put the ... Read more »

Recipe: Chiang Mai Curried Noodle Soup with Chicken (Khao Soi Gai)

Recipe for Chiang Mai Curried Noodle Soup with Chicken (Khao Soi Gai)

This post contains Amazon affiliate links. If you’re looking for an introductory cookbook to Thai cuisine, check out Easy Thai Cookbook by Sallie Morris published by Watkins and Nourish. Split into three sections, the book provides an introduction to key ingredients, equipment and cooking methods, 70 recipes with colour photographs, and twelve suggested menus for how to put the ... Read more »

The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Italy

Venetian Lion Doorknocker from, Venice (Best Souvenirs from Italy)

I know I’m not alone in loving to shop during my travels – many travellers love to bring souvenirs back from their holidays; a little something to remember the trip. But what to buy from Italy? Here are some ideas about favourite souvenirs to buy in Italy from me and fellow travel bloggers. Souvenirs to ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | Catching Inspiration

Photo of Lebanon with quote by Maria Mitchell

“We travel to learn; and I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own.” ~ Maria Mitchell This photograph taken in Lebanon feels like a good choice for this quote about ... Read more »

Recipe: Thai Red Curry Paste (Krueng Gaeng Phed)

Chiang Mai Curried Noodle Soup with Chicken (Khao Soi Gai) - A review of cookery book Easy Thai Cookbook by Sallie Morris

This post contains Amazon affiliate links. If you’re looking for an introductory cookbook to Thai cuisine, check out Easy Thai Cookbook by Sallie Morris published by Watkins and Nourish. Split into three sections, the book provides an introduction to key ingredients, equipment and cooking methods, 70 recipes with colour photographs, and twelve suggested menus for how to put the ... Read more »