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5 Great Latin American Road Movies


Beyond The Motorcycle Diaries, here are 5 of the all-time best road trip movies of Latin America. With roads stretching across continents, wild jungles, soaring mountains, barren deserts, and icy lands, when it comes to the best road trip movies, Latin America is the place to film. But while Walter Salles’ 2004 hit, The Motorcycle Diaries, … Read more

Spinning Fairytales in Sintra, Portugal

Visit Sintra

Inspiring visit to Sintra, Portugal The air was warm, just a slight breeze rustling the treetops, and fat flies were buzzing around a stone cross. Trying to combat my phobia of anything invertebrate, I focused on the view. Out of the dense hilltop forests rose a ridiculously fantastical, multi-colored castle, and not for the first … Read more

Culture, Cafes and Crosswords in Berlin

Cafes Berlin to visit

I’ll let you into the secret of the perfect city break: stopping every afternoon to sink into a café, drink coffee, eat cake and do a crossword. At least, that’s what three friends and I did on our recent trip to Berlin, and it worked very well indeed. We love city culture, finding out about … Read more

Weekend adventures in Languedoc-Roussillon

My best friend and I were in Languedoc-Roussillon, a region of southern France that is often overlooked in favor of the far more popular Riviera. For the discerning travel belle, however, Languedoc-Roussillon is the place to be. It’s got all the sand, sea and sun of the Riviera, but with the addition of the Pyrenees and charming towns barely touched by tourism.

Chocolate And Castles In Astorga, Spain

Like many girls, I am in a long-term love affair with chocolate, and have a weakness for fairytale castles. Imagine my delight when I happened across a small town which combined the two. Not so surprising, you might be thinking, if I were in Belgium, or Switzerland perhaps. In fact, I was in northwest Spain, in a town called Astorga.

Portugal’s agricultural region: O, Alentejo

Portugal Alentejo region

O, Alentejo! The wonder of Portugal’s big nothing “O Alentejo?” It’s hard to pull off a disdainful expression when you’re smudged with plaster dust, but somehow Luis manages it. Then he shrugs dismissively and turns back to his grouting. “There’s nothing there. Fields. Sheep. Sun. I went through it once on a train. Wouldn’t bother.” … Read more

Literary travel through reading and the imagination

Let me take you on a journey. We’ll stop in five countries on three different continents. We will sample the most evocative, sensuous and fabulous food and drink on offer. But wait, put your passport down, don’t stress about packing. The only thing you need for this adventure is a good imagination.

Going Gluten Free in Paris


For travelers with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance, going gluten-free in unfamiliar cities can feel like a minefield and can take some of the spontaneous fun out of city breaks. I’ve been traveling gluten-free for 6 years now, so with a few gluten-free guides of popular destinations, I hope to show that no gluten … Read more