Information and Inspiration for Independent Travellers

Do you love to travel but don’t always want to follow the crowd? Like to scratch beneath the surface and discover places for yourself? Interested in history, architecture, countryside, food and more? You’re in the right place…

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WorldWideWriter is owned and managed by Karen Warren. I have been writing and travelling for many years (almost 60 countries at the last count). I’ve visited every continent except Antarctica (I still hope to get there one day…), and my current favourite destinations are Italy, Spain and North America. This website is my attempt to inform and inspire other travellers, and to share some of the things I’ve discovered along the way.

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BOOKS FOR TRAVELLERS

Books make great gifts for the traveller in your life… or for yourself.

This is the first of an occasional series on “Books to Read Before You Visit…” I always like to prepare for a visit to a new country by reading as much as possible. Not just history and guidebooks, but fiction as well…

Italy is a major destination for British and American tourists, and there is no shortage of books for the curious traveller. So my problem in compiling this post was not what to put in but what to leave out…

I always find I get more out of my travels if I read about a place before I visit and, when it comes to Spain, there is no shortage of books to choose from. Here is my personal selection of books to read before…