Welcome to Reading the Book TravelDiscovering the world just off the beaten track
Hi! I’m Jill, a British blogger who has been exploring the world for 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.
Does that sound like you? Then join me as I explore the world just off the beaten track!
Travel is a privilege that I never take for granted. I’ve been lucky enough to explore the four corners of the globe – come along for the ride!
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Visit Sandringham Park, of the most popular destinations in Norfolk, and step into the shoes of the British Royal family, who use the lavish house and gardens as their holiday base over the Christmas and New Year season. Made up of Sandringham House and Gardens, as...
(Please note that this post contains photos of live snakes). If you want to check out some of the more unusual Gambia wildlife, a day trip south to the Kartong Reptile Farm is well worth the effort. Located around 1 hour south of the Serrekunda coastal strip, Kartong...
The Broads are one of the great outdoor destinations of southern England, and a Norfolk Broads boat trip is the perfect way to explore them. This network of waterways snakes across the landscape of eastern Norfolk and northeastern Suffolk, a total of 120 navigable...
Travel and COVID...
Reading the Book Travel explores every part of the world – so what happens when a pandemic hits? Well, we make our discoveries closer to home! As a UK-based blogger, I rarely have enough time to check out the charms of my home country. As the world gets back on its feet, expect more content from the United Kingdom, and share my discoveries of my birthplace in person or online!
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My Travel Highlights
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.
My top 3 destinations
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. There is so much to see here.
2. Bosnia & Herzegovina
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, together with spectacular landscapes, unspoiled beaches and bumpy roads, it’s a country which is hard to shake off.
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