Americas

Discover the diverse countries of North America, Central America and South America in our content on Reading the Book Travel!

Canada

Peggy’s Cove to Lunenburg: Nova Scotia’s South Shore

Nova Scotia is about so much more than Halifax. A wonderful city though it is, and worth a day or two of your trip, it is also a jumping off point for exploring the rest of the province. Nova Scotia is a land of gentle hills, endless forest and rocky shorelines...

Halifax sightseeing: What to do in Nova Scotia’s capital

Nova Scotia. This peninsula on the eastern coast of Canada conjures up images of rugged coastlines, quaint fishing villages and a friendly people with a rich history. And at the heart of the province, in more ways than one, is the city of Halifax. Often overlooked by...

Wolfville, NS: The perfect Canadian food and drink tour!

An hour's drive north of Halifax, Nova Scotia, the small town of Wolfville and its neighbour, Port Williams, have gained a reputation for their high quality wineries, breweries and distilleries. Together with an active foodie scene, this region makes for the perfect...

USA

Unusual holiday destinations for Christmas in the USA

The holidays are fast approaching, and you fancy doing something a little different this year. Maybe you're a US resident who doesn't want to travel overseas; or maybe you're visiting the United States and would like to experience a true American Christmas with a...

Cuba

Traditional dance around the world

One of the joys of travel is to experience the best of cultures the world over. Music and dancing is a huge part of my life at home, and I’ve been lucky enough to experience it in many styles across the globe, sometimes as a display for tourists, sometimes in its most...

Weathering the storm in Cuba

Trinidad de Cuba, 23 October 2014   The following are notes I made during a memorably rainy night in Cuba, October 2014. My attempts to miss the wet season on this trip failed miserably, but it made it more of an adventure. The notes below have not been edited since I...

Brazil

9 Amazing animal experiences from around the world!

For me, one of the most rewarding things about travel is the opportunity to view and photograph wildlife I could never see at home. In this post I share some of the most memorable - and unusual - animal experiences I have had on my journeys around the globe. What has...

Traditional dance around the world

One of the joys of travel is to experience the best of cultures the world over. Music and dancing is a huge part of my life at home, and I’ve been lucky enough to experience it in many styles across the globe, sometimes as a display for tourists, sometimes in its most...

5 reasons you will love Brazil…

For the third instalment in this series, let's talk about a country that I just felt so comfortable in: Brazil. What's so great?

Uruguay

Crossing the river: a day trip to Uruguay

I am more than happy to admit to two borderline obsessions of mine. Firstly, I have always enjoyed poring over maps. In my childhood I had a world atlas which I would spend hours flicking through, daydreaming of the travels I didn't even know I would be able to make...

Argentina

9 Amazing animal experiences from around the world!

For me, one of the most rewarding things about travel is the opportunity to view and photograph wildlife I could never see at home. In this post I share some of the most memorable - and unusual - animal experiences I have had on my journeys around the globe. What has...

Traditional dance around the world

One of the joys of travel is to experience the best of cultures the world over. Music and dancing is a huge part of my life at home, and I’ve been lucky enough to experience it in many styles across the globe, sometimes as a display for tourists, sometimes in its most...