May 4, 2016

Remembering Menorca, island of happy family memories

Remembering Menorca, island of happy family memories

This photo was taken by my brother, who lives on Menorca in 2007, during a very happy holiday with my son. Every year from when Alex was four months old we went out to stay with Graeme on this lovely Mediterranean island. We stayed in Es Castell, outside Mahon, the capital of Menorca, and spent […]

May 2, 2016

On seeing ‘Nocturnal Rainbows in the English Lakes’

On seeing ‘Nocturnal Rainbows in the English Lakes’

“If a picture paints a thousand words Then why can’t I paint you?” David Gates, BREAD Those were the words that came into my head as I tried to photo over 200 coloured LED lanterns slowly drifting across Coniston Water in the springtime dusk. Looming over the lake, the Old Man of Coniston, snow-freckled and shadowy, […]

April 27, 2016

How to work effectively with local bloggers

How to work effectively with local bloggers

  “We’d like to work with local bloggers but I’m not sure how to find them.” “I don’t know if we’d get value from our local bloggers” “I’d prefer to work with a blogger from London/America/Mars – anywhere other than someone I know …” OK, I’m paraphrasing that last one but these are some of […]

April 20, 2016

The Jumblies: a quirky travel poem

The Jumblies: a quirky travel poem

When my son was young, like many parents, I used to read to him at bedtime. Such a special point in the day, when we could snuggle up together, him all warm and cosy after a bath. He loved stories but also poems and one of his favourites was The Jumblies by that quirkiest of poets, […]

April 15, 2016

A Grand Day Out in Nottingham

A Grand Day Out in Nottingham

The East Midlands city of Nottingham attracts visitors from all over, and it is not difficult to see why. There really is something for everybody, right from the tourist who never gets tired of visiting museums, the architecture student who loves finding out about the history behind the old buildings, or the sports enthusiast who enjoys […]

April 10, 2016

Top 10 places on the Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland

Top 10 places on the Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland

It’s not often that a place truly exceeds expectations, is it? Often we’re a bit disappointed, having heard good things about a book, film, restaurant or place, which then struggles to live up to our imagination. The Causeway Coast on Northern Ireland not only exceeded my expectations, it totally blew them away. Having recently seen […]

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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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