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For those who care about the people, places and cultures they visit. 


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Learn savvy travel skills and receive unique stories from around the world. 

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A LUXURY TRAVEL BLOG FOR THOUGHTFUL TRAVELLERS


Enjoy insightful narratives built on a sustainable and responsible travel philosophy.
 Explore hidden destinations, boutique hotels and unique recommendations all around the world.

June 22, 2021

A new hotel opening prompted me to head to southwest London and ... Read more

June 20, 2021

A collection of wonderful hidden gems in Italy and your guide to ... Read more

June 17, 2021

The Osprey Farpoint 65 Review It's a common travel conundrum. You want ... Read more

June 16, 2021

Looking for the perfect, printable bucket list for summer? It's here! Why ... Read more

OUR STORY

I'm Abi, a doctor turned writer who's worked with National Geographic, the BBC, Nat Geo Traveller, UNESCO, NASA and more and travelled to over 60 countries. Go behind the scenes here.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Travel can and should be a  force for good in the world. We bring you authentic and sustainable travel through curated travel tips, hand-crafted travel stories and useful and beautiful travel guides. We believe in the benefits of sustainable tourism.

OUR THOUGHTS ON THE PANDEMIC

 Is it wrong to talk about travel during the Covid crisis? Here's why we won't give up.

And here's how to build your perfect bucket list for summer, plus a food and drink trivia quiz to keep you busy while we're grounded. 

Your Travel Toolbox

Download an entire toolkit of resources to help you travel more easily, with more purpose and more joy after all the upheaval of Covid-19.


Yes, even if you're travelling solo. Yes, even if you have a young child.

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"Bringing the world closer is the mission for Abigail King, doctor turned writer, whose thoughtful travel blog is an inspiration. Not only is it crammed with informative features and practical advice, it covers the whole gamut of travellers, from solo and family groups to adventure and even business trips. Lively, intelligent and utterly absorbing, you’ll want to follow her round the world" Italia Magazine.


PLANNING YOUR TRIP


The Ultimate Holiday Packing List (With Printable Checklist)

The Best Travel Websites for Thoughtful Travellers – 2020

"One of the best travel blogs in the world," LONELY PLANET



SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL

Five Powerful Ways Travel Helps the Planet – Time to Rethink Earth Day?
It’s Time to Talk About the Kindness of Strangers
Is it Wrong to Talk About Travel?

How to find your focus


F ind your creative focus and fulfil your dreams with our range of resources for creative careers. 

If you're not sure where to start, try our signature online writing course and online writing retreat.


CITY IN FOCUS: NEW ORLEANS

Let the good times roll in New Orleans, birthplace of jazz, Creole cuisine and the intricate latticework of the French Quarter.


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Are you looking for practical information? Like how to plan your New Orleans itinerary, where to find the best swamp tours in New Orleans or how to put together a great big Louisiana New Orleans Road Trip?



Surprising Stories

Enjoy independent travel writing and narratives from around the world.

If you like these, you'll love our Patreon area for members.

The People Who Are Older Than The Bible. Kakadu, Australia.
The Madaba Mosaics Jordan – Making the Broken Beautiful Again
What Do We Value the Most? Quito, Ecuador, Has Surprising Answers

Fire up your imagination and inspiration with our collection of the best travel quotes that you don't already know. Find road trip quotes, travelling alone quotes and stay entertained with 101 Fun Road Trip Questions for your next drive.

WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO?

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