May 25, 2015

A quintessential corner of Canada in British Columbia

A quintessential corner of Canada in British Columbia

I’m going on a bear hunt – (with camera only of course!) Wide open spaces. spectacular wildlife, exciting sports, contemporary architecture, adventurous cuisine, intriguing history and diverse culture. Everything you can think of when you hear the word ‘Canada’ all in one state – British Columbia. With a population of about 4.5 million and an […]

June 20, 2015

Is this the Golden Age of Travel?

Is this the Golden Age of Travel?

I can hear you scoffing at the question, “Is this the Golden Age of Travel?” You might be about to face the joys of a 21st century airport departure, with its lengthy queues, invasive security checks, draconian baggage limits and garish shopping malls. You’re herded onto a packed plane, squashed into a narrow seat next […]

June 10, 2015

7 charming seaside towns around Britain

7 charming seaside towns around Britain

The coast of Britain is a treasure chest of seaside gems. Every summer we rush headlong to our shores – the rugged coves of Cornwall,  the sandy bays of Dorset, the crab pools of Norfolk, the wild Lleyn Peninsula in Wales, the deserted beaches of the Scottish Highlands and jollity of Blackpool and other popular resorts. […]

May 27, 2015

Short breaks v longer stays: which holiday style suits you?

Short breaks v longer stays: which holiday style suits you?

Could short breaks be better for you than a long holiday? Should you take one long holiday this year to recharge those batteries, or a series of short breaks to take in a range of different cultures? When planning our annual breaks, one of the first questions we need to ask ourselves is how do […]

May 21, 2015

What is the value of culture today?

What is the value of culture today?

Abbot Hall is a slightly hidden gem, just off the main street in Kendal, an attractive Cumbrian town on the edge of the Lake District in north west England. It’s a provincial art gallery with a metropolitan vibe, a Georgian house with a contemporary ambiance and  it recently came alive to the sound of music, the flashing […]

May 9, 2015

5 fascinating places in Northern France

5 fascinating places in Northern France

Often when taking the ferry from Dover to Calais, we’re on a mission to get to Paris, the Cote d’Azur or heading off across Europe. However, it can make a pleasant change to hop across the Channel and take time to explore nearby Nord-Pas de Calais. Here are 5 places that epitomise Northern France in […]

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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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