August 12, 2015

Sunset at Polkerris Beach in Cornwall

Sunset at Polkerris Beach in Cornwall

There’s something essentially English about a beach in Cornwall. Maybe it’s in our DNA to hanker after a curvaceous bay with rocky pools brimming with sealife, a goldne beach on which to create transitory castles and a sea that obligingly provides waves big enough to surf on but not too mighty as to put off the […]

August 1, 2015

Become a Parisian during your trip to Paris

WOP Logo - We Own Paris

When it comes to Paris, the most romantic city in the world, you probably want to know everything about it. No doubt you’d love to grasp the authenticity of its secrets, enjoying your trip through the eyes of Parisian people. We Own Paris (WOP app) travels with you to make you appreciate things fully, while experiencing […]

July 28, 2015

Exploring British Columbia’s cultural heritage in Victoria

Exploring British Columbia’s cultural heritage in Victoria

The moon gazes down into a darkness full of ghostly figures with hooked beaks, outstretched wings, fierce faces and threatening demeanour. Beneath the moon is a woman with vacant eyes clasping a head to her stomach; there is an air of warning and unknown forces at work here … It’s a house post depicting the […]

July 25, 2015

The sights, sounds and sensations of an evening in Jerez

The sights, sounds and sensations of an evening in Jerez

Footsteps trot closer then receding along a narrow street. The stirring lament of a passionate singer, the staccato thrumming of a guitar, children laughing, the ping of a wine glass chinking another, zithering cicadas, a distant motorbike’s roar, animated discussion in a powerful dialect. The sights and sounds of an evening in Jerez de la […]

July 15, 2015

5 must-see cities in Italy

5 must-see cities in Italy

There are hundreds of interesting, historic, vibrant villages, towns and cities in Italy. Their very names resonate in our shared cultural knowledge – Rome, Venice, Florence, Bologna and so many more. Here are five other fascinating places to add to your list of ‘must-see’ cities in which to enjoy a luxury holiday in Italy. Milan […]

July 7, 2015

Food and drink trends 2015: infographic

Food and drink trends 2015: infographic

Food and Drink Trends What is in and what is out in the world of food and drink? Umami seems to be on everyone’s lips as are ‘artisan beers’. Food and drink trends vary almost as much as fashion. I found this handy infographic from The Food People whilst researching one of my recent workshops […]

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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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