My Chinese Singaporean friend and I recently travelled to the south of France, which is an absolutely stunning region. It’s sunny, peaceful and has lovely beaches and architecture. The only thing that ruined it for us was the attitudes of...
Marta Bausells of The Guardian stated in her article that four of the Top 10 Independent Bookshops in the world were in America (as of 2015). Starting out in San Francisco, California, I intended to travel across North America,...
The rise of cheap, readily available flights has in the past made the ‘staycation’ appear to be a much less popular travel option and looked down on as being not a ‘proper holiday’. Travelling in your own country, however,...
Holidays to China always felt like I was travelling to a foreign land instead of returning to my motherland. I could never understand why my mother would always choose China as our annual holiday destination until now. As a fourth...
Whilst there are many reasons why people travel, for me personally, many of my travel experiences have been centred around food. Whether it be fond memories of developing a slight obsession with ‘Gateau Basque’ or ‘Basque cake’, a hybrid between...
In answer to the question ‘why do people travel for history?’ I would argue the answer to be ‘why do people travel at all?’ It is impossible to fully appreciate a new place without first recognising the significance of its...