Welcome to Offbeat Destinations!

Hi! I’m Jill, a British blogger who has been exploring the world for more than 15 years, visiting over 70 countries on 6 continents. I have a passion for unusual travel, whether that is visiting a popular destination in the off season, or discovering those places that most people have never heard of, let alone considered visiting.

Does that sound like you? Then join me as I explore the world’s Offbeat Destinations!

Reading the Book Travel was established by Jill, a British blogger who has visited more than 60 countries over 6 continents.

Welcome to OFFBEAT DESTINATIONS

Hi! I’m Jill, a British blogger who has been exploring the world for more than 15 years, visiting over 70 countries on 6 continents. I have a passion for unusual travel, whether that is visiting a popular destination in the off season, or discovering those places that most people have never heard of, let alone considered visiting.

Does that sound like you? Then join me as I explore the world’s Offbeat Destinations!

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Top Cyprus destinations: The perfect 5-day Cyprus itinerary!

Top Cyprus destinations: The perfect 5-day Cyprus itinerary!

The eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus is popular for a reason. With its hot, sunny climate, long coastline and EU and Eurozone membership (in the south and west of the island, at least), its beaches fill during the summer months with work-weary tourists wanting...

Must see Luxembourg: Top things to do in Luxembourg City

Must see Luxembourg: Top things to do in Luxembourg City

One of the smallest countries in Europe, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is often overlooked in favour of its larger neighbours - or considered simply a country to “tick off” on your European visit. But this little nation has a surprising amount to offer visitors, and...

One Day in Lisbon: Exploring Lisbon Castle

One Day in Lisbon: Exploring Lisbon Castle

Towering over the city of Lisbon, Portugal, Castelo São Jorge is hard to miss, and is surely the most strategically significant of all Portuguese castles. Perched on top of a hill to the north of the city centre, with views over the Portuguese capital to the south and...

Ile de Goree Senegal: Discovering West Africa’s slave heritage

Ile de Goree Senegal: Discovering West Africa’s slave heritage

Located a short ferry ride off the coast of the capital, Dakar, Goree Island in Senegal is a world apart. Discovered in 1433 by the Portuguese (although presumably known to the Senegalese far earlier), the island was initially named Palm Island for the number of palm...

Taking a River Gambia tour: the ultimate Gambian experience

Taking a River Gambia tour: the ultimate Gambian experience

Thinking of visiting The Gambia? Check out our sister site, Travel The Gambia, for things to do, practical information and more!I’m on a converted peanut boat in the middle of the Gambia river, exploring the less-visited side of this beautiful West African nation....

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One Day in Lisbon: Exploring Lisbon Castle

One Day in Lisbon: Exploring Lisbon Castle

Towering over the city of Lisbon, Portugal, Castelo São Jorge is hard to miss, and is surely the most strategically significant of all Portuguese castles. Perched on top of a hill to the north of the city centre, with views over the Portuguese capital to the south and...

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