December 7, 2014

Grizedale Arts ‘Anchorhold': Conversations on culture in Cumbria

Grizedale Arts ‘Anchorhold': Conversations on culture in Cumbria

It’s a real pleasure listening to people talk about their passions. They become animated, articulate and  engaging. Their enthusiasm is infectious and can be a catalyst for change. In recent weeks I have been chatting to a number of people closely linked to the cultural scene in Cumbria and each person had a unique perspective to […]

December 5, 2014

Win daily treats in December with Cruise Deals Advent Calendar Competition

Dream Holiday

December is always such a busy time of year, with all that rushing round trying to get your Christmas shopping done and work out arrangements for the big day itself. Sometimes it feels like that little bit of chocolate popping out of the Advent Calendar each morning is all that’s getting you through it! With […]

December 2, 2014

Take a leisurely cruise along the Yangtze River

Take a leisurely cruise along the Yangtze River

This month’s World Travel Blogger is Keith Kellett, a free-lance writer and photographer, originally from Cumbria, but now living in Southern England, a short distance from the ancient stones of Stonehenge.  His travels have taken him to most of Europe, Cyprus, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Kenya, the Gambia and Australia. Here’s his account of a recent cruise along […]

November 25, 2014

Songs of praise to the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

Songs of praise to the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

The sound of a hundred voices rose above the flowers, trees, plants and water in a fond farewell. Neigen sich die Stunden  (Now it’s time for leaving) sang the choirs of South Tyrol.  Dressed in traditional Tyrolean costume these singers had been serenading a very appreciative audience at the Day of the Choirs in the Gardens […]

November 18, 2014

Zambia’s Top Luxury Safari Tented Camps

Zambia’s Top Luxury Safari Tented Camps

This month our guest blogger The Luxury Safari Company shines a spotlight on Zambia for a look at some of their luxurious tented camps. Idyllic places to relax after an exciting day out looking for wildlife. Zambia has long been known as one of the secret places in Africa to take a luxury safari, but […]

November 15, 2014

Celebrating Lakes Culture – a new arts initiative for the Lake District

Celebrating Lakes Culture – a new arts initiative for the Lake District

“Why do you visit the Lake District?”  When asked that question, there are a variety of responses, the most common being to walk, enjoy the scenery, eat good food, stay in a lovely hotel, have a break from work, escape the city, climb, swim, get a decent pint. What you’ll seldom hear, is “go to […]

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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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