Portugal is connected to half of the world by air, when travel becomes a reality again. It’s home to some of the biggest waves you will find anywhere in the world, friendly locals, sweet bakeries with yummy goodies and 101 ways to eat fish. However, lockdown doesn't mean that you can't start to imagine graffiti splashed trams, coffee that will have you jumping, cobblestoned streets, and a serious wine culture.
The classics have been noted. Now it's time to look at the more recent offerings to tempt those restless travel feet for when you can actually go out exploring the world. Think of reading about travel at this torrid time as a cathartic release of pent up emotions, especially for peripatetic souls that are on the verge of withering away in despair.
Weathering the COVID-19 virus has given new meaning to stress & boredom, at opposite ends of the spectrum. In Manhattan, where I’ve been cooped up in solitude since mid-March, I came across a way to discover the city I call home (hint: it doesn’t involve going online) but can’t explore at the moment.
As we can only dream about travel at the moment, the best way to transport your mind to another place is to settle in with a good book. Find your cozy space: curled up on a couch or soaking in the bathtub with one or more of these classic travel inspired books.
Whether you have your bags packed and are wetting your pants with excitement to get on the plane to South America, or if you are merely armchair travelling, below you will find an inspirational list of books to get your teeth into if you are over
Paris may be the obvious destination for a first-time visitor to France, but if you’re looking to see more of this diverse country, where should you head? Whether you’re looking for mountains, countryside or beaches, we’ve suggested six completely different French towns to discover.
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