Reading the Book Travel

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page”

St. Augustin

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Welcome to
Reading the Book Travel

Discovering 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 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 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. There is so much to see here.

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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