The Thoughtful Travellers Book Club for 2020

One of my goals for the year is to read 12 great travel books, and what better way to make sure I do than lead a book club doing just that, right? Over on the Thoughtful Travellers Facebook group, I asked for some ideas for which books we should read (and I'll continue to ask and add to this … [Read more...]

Reading Books to Inspire Travel – Episode 153 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Is your shelf full of travel books - whether they're travel guide books, travel memoirs, novels or other stories simply set in a great destination you've been to or want to visit? I know my shelf is (who am I kidding - my shelves, multiple!) and reading books has been an important complement to my … [Read more...]

Armchair travel to Germany: Books on Germany to read before your German trip

I love Germany, I love reading and I love meeting people through my blog who I have lots in common with: and Kati of Queensland & Beyond is one of those people! I don't even remember how we first got in contact but I've since interviewed her for the podcast as well has had heaps of interesting … [Read more...]

On being a travel blogger and how I write

I'm part of a "blog hop" about how I write, thanks to the lovely Leyla at Women on the Road. Since I always explain that my route into blogging and social media all came about because I wanted to be a writer, I thought this was an interesting one to take part in! If you've heard me talk about … [Read more...]

25 years ago in Europe: Greyfriars Bobby made me cry

Nearing the end of our circumnavigation of Western Europe, my family and I ended up back in the British Isles after taking a ferry from Bergen in Norway down to Scotland. Next stop: Edinburgh, and most memorably for me, this statue of Greyfriars Bobby*.For those of you not in the know, Greyfriars … [Read more...]