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Hi! I’m Jill…

…and I’m a British blogger who has been exploring the world for more than two decades, visiting over 70 countries on 6 continents. I have a passion for unusual travel, whether that is visiting a popular destination in the off season, or discovering those places that most people have never heard of, let alone considered visiting.

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Top Destinations

It’s almost impossible for me to pick my favourite destinations, not least because I’m an eternally positive traveller who embraces the beauty and the craziness everywhere I go.

Cities like London and Paris always pull me back, while Rio de Janeiro, Taipei and Seoul hold a special place in my heart. But here are 3 countries which are some of the most special for me.


More than just the Taj Mahal, India is a vast country with many different landscapes and cultures. Rural Tamil Nadu is a spiritual gem, while Gujarat’s deserts and wildlife are awe-inspiring. Add in the vibrant colours and buzzing temples, and there is so much to see here.


Rarely has a country surprised me as much as Bosnia & Herzegovina. From the history of Sarajevo and the picturesque streets of Mostar’s old centre, to tumbling waterfalls, ancient castles and religious shrines, there is so much to discover.


The wildlife documentaries on TV only tell half the story of wonderful and blighted Madagascar. A huge island with a culture and fauna all its own, spectacular landscapes, unspoiled beaches and bumpy roads, it’s a country which is hard to shake off.

Reader’s Thoughts

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“Lovely blog and you have really traveled all over the world. The photos are wonderful and loved reading about your various adventures.”

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“Excellent stories and photos! I love digging into your guides and getting inspiration on places to add to my bucket list!”

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