Welcome to Reading the Book Travel!

I’m Jill Bowdery, a British blogger who has been travelling for more than 15 years, visiting 70 countries on 6 continents. I love to travel both solo and with groups, and to discover the cultures and peoples of the countries I visit. And I love to share a good story or two along the way!

Reading the Book Travel was established by Jill, a British blogger who has visited more than 60 countries over 6 continents.

Welcome to Reading the Book Travel

I’m Jill Bowdery, a British blogger who has been travelling for more than 15 years, visiting nearly 70 countries on 6 continents. I love to travel both solo and with groups, and to discover the cultures and peoples of the countries I visit. And I love to share a good story or two along the way!

Latest posts from Reading the Book Travel

A Moselle River cruise from Remich to Schengen, Luxembourg

A Moselle River cruise from Remich to Schengen, Luxembourg

Luxembourg may be one of the smallest countries in Europe, but that doesn’t mean it is short of things to do. If you are looking to explore the country beyond the capital, Luxembourg City, why not head down south for a day in the Moselle river valley? Known as La...

Must see Luxembourg: Top things to do in Luxembourg City

Must see Luxembourg: Top things to do in Luxembourg City

One of the smallest countries in Europe, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is often overlooked in favour of its larger neighbours - or considered simply a country to “tick off” on your European visit. But this little nation has a surprising amount to offer visitors, and...

One Day in Lisbon: Exploring Lisbon Castle

One Day in Lisbon: Exploring Lisbon Castle

Towering over the city of Lisbon, Portugal, Castelo São Jorge is hard to miss, and is surely the most strategically significant of all Portuguese castles. Perched on top of a hill to the north of the city centre, with views over the Portuguese capital to the south and...

Ile de Goree Senegal: Discovering West Africa’s slave heritage

Ile de Goree Senegal: Discovering West Africa’s slave heritage

Located a short ferry ride off the coast of the capital, Dakar, Goree Island in Senegal is a world apart. Discovered in 1433 by the Portuguese (although presumably known to the Senegalese far earlier), the island was initially named Palm Island for the number of palm...

Taking a River Gambia tour: the ultimate Gambian experience

Taking a River Gambia tour: the ultimate Gambian experience

Thinking of visiting The Gambia? Check out our sister site, Travel The Gambia, for things to do, practical information and more!I’m on a converted peanut boat in the middle of the Gambia river, exploring the less-visited side of this beautiful West African nation....

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One Day in Lisbon: Exploring Lisbon Castle

One Day in Lisbon: Exploring Lisbon Castle

Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon, is a destination which is beginning to make its mark on the popular tourist trail. Located halfway down Portugal’s western coastline, Lisbon has it all: big city hotels and shopping, beautiful buildings, traditional music and more...

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About Reading the Book Travel

Reading the Book Travel inspires travellers of all ages to head just that little bit off the beaten track.

Via a mixture of solo travel and small-group adventures, discover unusual and less-visited destinations from every corner of the globe. Reading the Book Travel is not about scaling mountains or taking risks, it’s about exploring those everyday places that will open your eyes to the wider world.

The world is a book – and those who do not travel read only a page.

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