A Literary Weekend Break in Paris, France

A Literary Weekend Break in Paris, France

Paris Bouquinistes

The City of Light is one of my favourite destinations for a European weekend break. Paris is heaving with iconic sights and attractions but it’s also loaded with literary landmarks of epic Parisian proportion. Over the centuries writers have sought inspiration from the city, used it as their muse and as a backdrop for many brilliant novels, books and plays.

On your weekend break in Paris instead of rushing around to visit the city’s big sights why not focus on its literary legacy. Having always been a bit of a bookworm I was in my element! If you love getting lost in a book, or a city for that matter, come with me on a literary tour of Paris.

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Whale Watching in Monterey Bay – an epic boat trip

Whale Watching in Monterey Bay – an epic boat trip

One of my most memorable travel experiences was a morning spent whale watching in Monterey California. We’d already had a fantastic time the day before wildlife spotting in Monterey as we walked the length of the bay.

That paled in the shadow of the epic boat trip we took the following day. Whale watching in Monterey Bay was the most memorable day of our two-week road trip and one which I’d been looking forward to since we arrived in California.

Whale Tail Fin Diving

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Filzmoos Balloon Festival 2022

Filzmoos Balloon Festival 2022

Filzmoos Balloon Week takes place each January in Filzmoos, Austria. This pretty Austrian village nestles in the “ski amadé” region of Salzburgerland.The village lies in a pine-clad valley at the base of the Bischofsmütze Mountain surrounded by a winter wonderland of wooden chalets, fir trees and sparkling alpine scenery.

Filzmoos has so much more to offer than skiing, snow-boarding and hiking. It’s also known as Austria’s Balloon Village. I went along to Filzmoos Balloon Festival to find out all about it.

Updated September 2021

Filzmoos Balloon Festival

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