Following in the footsteps on Don Quixote on the vast plains of Castile-La Mancha, central Spain

On a quest to restore chivalry to the nation, Spain’s greatest literary hero, Don Quixote, roamed the Spanish region of Castile-La Mancha. This stark landscape, with its dramatic plains and hidden caves, forms an inspiring backdrop to a new canon of stories.

The future of travel: Hay Festival authors discuss a responsible return to global exploration

Lockdown has left us with itchy feet, but it’s also taught us the value of local community. How will this affect the way we journey in the future? Six authors scheduled to speak at the online Hay Festival (26 May to 6 June 2021) share their visions for the future.

Six destinations every Agatha Christie fan should visit

The crime writer’s life was full of mystery and adventure, her novels even more so. We take a closer look at six destinations that shaped the life and works of the legendary Queen of Crime.

A guide to the books of Jan Morris, a travel writer who tried to understand the meaning of everywhere

Acclaimed travel writer Jan Morris died aged 94 on 20 November 2020. We take a look at the life and work of the author, historian and journalist whose career spanned seven decades, two genders and countless countries.

How to plan a walking tour through literary Oxford

Alice, Aslan, Lyra and Lord Voldemort — literary tales abound on a walking tour of the City of Dreaming Spires.

Notes from an author: Matthew Woodward on Siberia

Crossing one of the world’s remotest borders by train proves to be a challenging experience — not least when faced with a language barrier.

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