Who was Eva Perón? Understanding Buenos Aires

Sometimes the lives of a city and a character are inextricably intertwined. As travellers on a mission to get under the skin of our destinations, a little knowledge of a person’s life, their impact and legacy can be instrumental in understanding the places we explore. During a trip to Buenos Aires in December …

Did we Break the Curse of Lokrum Island?

The Curse of Lokrum Island In the shadows of Lokrum Island’s trees at nightfall, a monk stood waiting. In his ears rang the last mass he would ever attend on his beloved home, just off the coast of Ragusan, or Dubrovnik as it is known today. Filled with anger and sorrow, he pulled …

60-Second Gallery: Fonts Around Ludlow and a New Year Cottage

Fonts Around Ludlow

It is a truth universally acknowledged that New Years’ Eve in Manchester involves three things – partying, drinking and socialising. In a bid to try something different, I accepted a kind offer from a good friend to stay with her and some other folks at a picture-postcard cottage in Ludlow, Shropshire.

New Years’ Eve in Ludlow

Literally named ‘The Fairie Cottage,’ our base was a beautiful, low-ceilinged, wooden-beamed stone house tucked down a country lane in the centre of the sleepy market town.

Our New Year was spent ushering out the old and welcoming the new with the traditional first foot, which my grandma used to make us carry out with a piece of coal in-hand.

It also involved waving sparklers in the garden, drinking bubbles and setting the world to rights over cheese, wine and a roaring wood-burning stove. When it comes to painting a fantasy New Year in a remote countryside setting, it couldn’t have been more idyllic.

Colours, Designs, Signs and Fonts Around Ludlow

The next morning, we went on our usual irresistible hunt for colours, fonts, signs and designs around Ludlow to get a feel for the town. Check out our gallery for some of the fonts, typography, signs and designs we spotted. Though there’s a largely traditional approach taken to signage overall, presumably to compliment Ludlow’s ‘ye olde market town’ status, there were also some interesting and more contemporary spots. Enjoy! Also, we recommend a trip to Ludlow if possible and even better, a stay in a fairytale cottage. Happy 2017!

60-Second Gallery: Lisbon’s Street Art and Murals

Get your travel and adventure fix without leaving the room with our 60-second adventures photo gallery series. All gems discovered and all images taken by Travel.Art.Coffee on our way. Bon voyage!

Book Discovery: How To Make Coffee – The Science Behind the Bean by Lani Kingston

  Wandering Manchester’s Northern Quarter at lunch time is a great way to jump-start creativity and a quick duck into my favourite creative book store Magma always brightens the afternoon. I was delighted to find a little gem of a book this week, sitting among the kitchen accessories and miniature models. It not only wins on content but …

60-Second Gallery: Reykjavik’s Street Art

Get your travel and adventure fix without leaving the room with our 60-second photo gallery series. All gems discovered and all images taken by Travel.Art.Coffee on our way. Bon voyage!