10 best South African books to read before you visit

(This post about best South African books was updated in March 2019) I have spent a number of years both living and working in South Africa (and Botswana) and love reading books about South Africa especially when I am a little homesick. I love reading about destinations before I go as it gives me a […]

10 non-fiction books about Canada to read before you visit (or move there!)

  For this particular books about Canada post I have included only a non-fictional selection. I seem to have chosen books of a more humorous nature of which there seem to be quite a few! If you want to BE Canadian this list will certainly help you – though the constant marrying together of the words […]

7 Awesome books about Australian Animals

Australian animals - echidna, koala, kangaroo and wombat

  A selection of the best books about Australian animals. Find out about some of the most amazing and unique animals on the planet including koala, kangaroos, platypus, wombats and echidna! Whether you are visiting Australia and want to know more about the wildlife you can expect to see or are simply interested in knowing […]

10 must-read books about France (or set in France)

best books set in France

  In 2018 France was the most visited destination in the world with over 82 million visitors. It’s capital Paris is consistently one of the top three most visited cities with only Bangkok and London attracting more. Culture, art, food, wine, history, lakes, beaches, mountains, wonderful villages, sophisticated cities, and more France has it all […]

Things to do on Vancouver Island – an insider’s guide!

Vancouver Island

(This guide to things to do on Vancouver Island was updated in March 2019)   Vancouver Island is located on the south-west coast of Canada and is famed for it’s diverse geography and natural beauty. At 400 km long and 100 km wide, with a population approaching 800,000,  it is the 43rd largest island in […]