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Hemingway in Italy by Richard Owen part of the armchair traveller series by Haus Publishing

Review: Hemingway in Italy by Richard Owen

“It was northern Italy which gave him his first taste of freedom, of passion, of companionship under fire, perhaps too of the liberty from the Protestant constrictions of the American heartland in which he had grown up.” (Page 7) When people think of the great writer, how do they picture…

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There are several different cycling routes varying in levels of difficulty, making it accessible to all via @tbookjunkie

Cycling in Italy: Which Route Suits You?

Why would any cyclist not want to take a tour of Italy? With a range of picturesque routes from magnificent mountainsides to the crystal-clear coastline, there is something to suit everyone. Not only will you get a glimpse of the stunning scenery, but you can also enjoy fantastic food and…

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Glamping at The Nordisk Village near Venice, Italy

How many people can say that when they visit Venice they wake up in the morning to a cacophony of birds tweeting away, a family of rabbits waiting to greet them as they venture outside and a glimpse of a rare and endangered red squirrel?  Well, that is exactly what…

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Why Borghetto In Italy Is The Prettiest Village You Will Ever Visit

“There is a beautiful village in every country.” (Lailah Gifty Akita) Lake Garda is full of beautiful little towns and villages; some filled with quaint little cobbled streets and narrow buildings, their aged features causing people to stop and stare, others have mountainous views, fabulous hillside rambles and stunning lakeside restaurants…

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Are bookworms hoarding books they no longer need? We all love bookshelves lined with books, but when they begin to creak under the weight of novels is it time to give some away? Via @tbookjunkie

Are Bookworms Hoarding?

Sitting here today, I feel that I need to probably confess to being a bit of a hoarder, but it has always been with good intentions. You see… I am officially a hoarder of books. I have no doubt that my husband is going to completely agree with this as…

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How to celebrate Valentine's Day this lockdown via @tbookjunkie

How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Lockdown

Valentine’s Day this year is going to be a very different experience for many of us. I don’t know what you were all doing on cupid’s day of love last year, but I was sitting on the shores of Lake Garda sipping Laguna wine before enjoying a wonderful meal. Little…

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Learning during a pandemic: why we should all consider it via @tbookjunkie

Learning During a Pandemic: Why we should all consider it

Since the pandemic started, jobs have become scarce and across the world, almost everything has simply come to a complete standstill. At the start of the COVID outbreak, no one could have predicted how much of an impact it would still be having on our lives nearly a year on….

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Famous Cambridge writers that you will all want to read. From Poets and playwrights to novelists and historians, these authors cover a diverse list of genres and span across several 100 years. Via @tbookjunkie

Cambridge Writers: 23 People Everyone Should be Reading

Everyone has heard of Cambridge University, it is one of those universities that the most studious amongst us dream of being accepted into. People yearn to be able to wander the historic corridors, arms piled high with books on the way to a lecture by one of the greatest minds…

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A review of Borges in Sicily by Alejandro Luque. This travelogue will take you around the Italian island highlighting not only the towns and cities but also the literature, art and culture of the country.

Review: Borges in Sicily by Alejandro Luque

Borges or I should say, Jorge Luis Borges, was predominately a poet and short-essay writer from Argentina. Awarded a Nobel Prize for Literature posthumously, Borges was highly influential to 20th century Latin American Literature due to his stories that, in part, were laden with philosophical meanings.  What is possibly even…

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Which travel insurance covers Repatriation costs?

Which Travel Insurance Covers Repatriation?

The simple answer is that all travel insurance covers repatriation, which is standard coverage. Most of the time, the coverage is under the medical expenses category of the travel insurance policy. It is expensive, which can cover, at least, £1 million. But the most important thing you need to know…

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