August 29, 2014

Win a holiday for 2 in marvellous Majorca with Travel Republic

Win a holiday for 2 in marvellous Majorca with Travel Republic

When you’re planning a holiday to get away from work or rubbish weather, the last thing you want is the headache of slogging through endless travel sites that all claim to have the best deal. That’s why Travel Republic‘s ‘lowest price guarantee’ promises to take the strain out of finding cheap holidays and flights, so […]

August 12, 2014

On Mykonos: Cavafy keeps Ithaka always in your mind

On Mykonos: Cavafy keeps Ithaka always in your mind

Ithaka The last of the summer sun flooded the beach and filtered through the open widows of the Ithaki Restaurant on Ournos Beach, Mykonos.* It was Oxi Day, the 28th October, a national holiday in Greece, celebrating the day they said ‘No’ to the Italian dictator Mussolini in 1940.  (He demanded they allow German forces to […]

August 3, 2014

5 reasons to be a travel blogger

5 reasons to be a travel blogger

So you want to be a travel blogger? You love travel, enjoy adventure and having new experiences.  Maybe you follow a few travel blogs and have seen some fab photos by travel bloggers around the world. You have a desire to communicate your passion online and want to earn money from blogging, turning a pleasant hobby into a […]

July 29, 2014

A tasty trio of Europe’s culinary delights

A tasty trio of Europe’s culinary delights

After the weather, food and drink are probably the subjects you will be talking about most after your holiday. As one of the most accessible ways to sample a country’s culture, eating and drinking is not only a pleasure but a requirement of any well-rounded holiday. While a lot of places around the world serve […]

July 28, 2014

Quirky Travel Photo: Seals at Ohau Point, New Zealand

Quirky Travel Photo: Seals at Ohau Point, New Zealand

We could hear the honking as soon as we got out of the car.  We could also smell the pungent whiff of rotting seaweed and salty sea air.  There before us were dozens of seals of all ages.  Bulls lolloping around like pashas in a harem, females with flippers in the air enjoying the intermittent […]

July 22, 2014

See The Quaker Tapestry in Bath this summer

See The Quaker Tapestry in Bath this summer

The Quaker Tapestry is a modern day masterpiece of story-telling in stitches.   It’s also one of the largest and most significant, imaginative and collaborative community textile projects in the world. Its 77 panels made by 4,000 people from 15 countries celebrate life, people, such as famous Quakers Elizabeth Fry and Mary Fisher and important events […]

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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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