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 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'Azure 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 […]

May 7, 2015

Winning Britain’s Best Culture and History Blogger

Winning Britain’s Best Culture and History Blogger

Winning ‘Britain’s Best Culture and History Blogger’ was a delightful surprise. I was very pleased to have been shortlisted in the DFDS Travel Blogger competition but felt awkward asking people to vote. However, when I saw the other bloggers nominated in various categories, including Travelator Media founder Heather Cowper (here we are in front of Salisbury Cathedral), I was […]

May 3, 2015

The everyday magnificence of Magna Carta

The everyday magnificence of Magna Carta

Now how to put this diplomatically? One doesn’t want to offend, but at the same time, one doesn’t want to eulogise without meaning it … The truth is, when I finally got to see the best-preserved copy of the most significant document in this sceptr’d isle’s history, in beautiful Salisbury Cathedral, I was somewhat underwhelmed. […]

April 29, 2015

Top 10 places to visit in South America

Top 10 places to visit in South America

South America’s such a massive country that many travellers panic when people ask them what they’ll be seeing. Should they spend all their time in Argentina, or Peru? Maybe Ecuador is their best bet? Brazil? Help! We’ve scoured the internet and found the top ten most exciting, overwhelming sights in South America that you can’t […]

April 26, 2015

Top 5 Luxury Safari Lodges in Tanzania

Top 5 Luxury Safari Lodges in Tanzania

In this month’s article from the Luxury Safari Company they highlight 5 unique and very luxurious Tanzania safari lodges where you can unwind in comfort and tranquility, assured of the very best Africa has to offer. Sadly since the downturn in tourism in Kenya, luxury safaris in Tanzania have flourished, although this is not surprising […]

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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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