March 31, 2015

9 tips for a stress-free airport experience

9 tips for a stress-free airport experience

It’s well-known that the most stressful part of a holiday or business travel for most people is the time spent getting to the airport then dawdling in lengthy queues for check-in and security, whilst we wonder if we will ever actually get on the plane. Here are a few simple tips for a stress-free airport experience. […]

March 29, 2015

Dundee – a city of delicious surprises

Dundee – a city of delicious surprises

Historic Dundee on the Firth of Tay on the east coast of Scotland is having a renaissance after a tough period of change. I’d only been to Dundee once before, in the 1990s, so when Visit Scotland invited me to return as part of Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink, I was interested what improvements […]

March 23, 2015

A luxurious Shepherd’s Hut in the heart of Northumberland

A luxurious Shepherd’s Hut in the heart of Northumberland

There are some places that are hard to find. There are some places that are hard to find and when you do, you wish you hadn’t bothered. And there are some places that are hard to find and when you do, you wish you’d never leave. That was how I felt when I stayed in […]

March 18, 2015

Discover a wealth of culture in Amsterdam

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam - image Zoe Dawes

The only sounds were the soft splashing of water on water and birds singing in the newly blossom-budding trees nearby.  Gazing at an intricate globe suspended above an oval pool, it was the perfect place to relax on a spring day in the heart of one of Europe’s most lively and dynamic cities. Amsterdam is […]

March 9, 2015

Cheerful ‘Chalandamarz’ festival in St Moritz

Cheerful ‘Chalandamarz’ festival in St Moritz

The sound of children’s laughter ricochets along the road as round the corner comes a long processions of tiny tots, youngsters and teenagers, brightly dressed in colourful traditional Swiss costumes. They pass by arm-in-arm, wearing their outfits with pride, delight and some looking slightly sheepish. The sun shines over the chic town of St Moritz, […]

March 1, 2015

Top travel safety tips for holidays

Top travel safety tips for holidays

Going on holiday abroad or in your own country can be a joy, but it’s always sensible to take a few precautions to ensure you say safe, don’t lose precious possessions and return home in one piece. Here is some practical advice based on personal experience. Make sure your luggage has secure locks. I once had […]

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Hi, I’m Zoë; welcome to my quirky world…

QUIRKY TRAVEL is about seeing the world from a different angle, looking at things from all sides, finding the unusual, the interesting, the fascinating. It’s about quality combined with classiness, it’s about being curious about everything and wanting to know more…

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