Fiction Map of the World – New Zealand

by Travelbag on 16 September 2014, 08:09AM Fiction Map of the World – New Zealand This week we’re exploring New Zealand, one of the last major landmasses on the planet to be populated and home to the most southerly capital city, Wellington. With its distinctive Maori culture recognisable throughout its artistic history it has a fascinating catalogue of work to enjoy. Essential Holiday ReadingFor holiday reading in New Zealand I'm going to recommend The Bone People by Keri Hulme, winner of the 1985 Booker Prize and another example of a novel turned down by several publishing houses before being accepted and going on to enjoy great success. A story about the turbulent interlocked lives of a young mute boy, his adoptive father and a female hermit it has strong themes of both isolation and love. Focusing on the relationships between the three, both the abuse and lo...
Fiction Map of the World – Cuba

Fiction Map of the World – Cuba

When you think of Cuba your mind shoots to cigars, Castro and communism, but the second largest island in the Caribbean also has a deep literary, cinematic and musical history for us to explore. Essential Holiday Reading For holiday reading I’m going to recommend a book commonly held as the classic Cuban novel: Cecilia Valdés by Cirilo Villaverde (sometimes published in English un...
by Travelbag on 09 September 2014, 13:09PM



Top 5 Days Out in the Middle East

Top 5 Days Out in the Middle East

1. Aquaventure, Dubai Spend the day with your loved ones, engaging in some wicked wet and wild fun. Enjoy 17 hectares of crazy fun, drift along the lazy river, shoot down the Tower of Poseidon or dare to ride the Aquaconda! With plenty of opportunities to eat and drink, you can keep going all day; a great family day out and a must do when in Dubai.  2. Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi The larg...
by Ellen Morgan on 04 September 2014, 15:09PM



Visiting Dubai in the Winter

Visiting Dubai in the Winter

With the summer now drawing to a close, it is time to escape those inevitable cold weather blues with a well-earned trip to sunnier climes. It is time to ditch the stormy skies and steadily darkening evenings of home for an overdue fortnight in the sun. The question is, where are you going to jet off to? Dubai has become one of the most popular destinations for winter travel, due to the fantastic ...
by Travelbag on 03 September 2014, 17:09PM



Fiction Map of the World – Mexico

Fiction Map of the World – Mexico

Today sees us explore the artistic talents from the fascinating and colourful Mexico. From ancient civilisations, revolution to the modern day, Mexico has a rich history which is reflected in the work of its highly original artists. Essential Holiday Reading In between seeing all the amazing sights in Mexico you might find time to read. I’d go with Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo, a short nov...
by Travelbag on 29 August 2014, 12:08PM



Get your culture fix in Norfolk, Virginia

Get your culture fix in Norfolk, Virginia

Norfolk, Virginia oozes fun, vibrant entertainment and culture, delicious cuisines. Enjoy stunning views across Chesapeake Bay as you savour the freshest seafood or sip on some of the best wines from Mermaid Winery – Virginia’s first urban winery. Norfolk hosts numerous events year-round, however the clear stand out is The Virginia Arts Festival.  The Virginia Arts Festival packs...
by Lia Holloway on 29 August 2014, 10:08AM



The Best Rollercoasters in the US

The Best Rollercoasters in the US

The United States is home to some of the biggest, toughest and downright gnarliest rollercoasters on the planet. We think that it’s time you took a deep breath, steeled your nerves and jumped on-board. For those who seriously relish rollercoasters, the US is a haven of adrenaline pumping adventures. There are freaky thrill rides of a calibre that you can barely imagine scattered all about t...
by Travelbag on 29 August 2014, 09:08AM



Fiction Map of the World – Canada

Fiction Map of the World – Canada

Today’s article will focus on Canada. Being the second largest country in the world by land mass you’d expect it to provide plenty of inspiration for its creative inhabitants. Luckily for us it has! Essential Holiday Reading For holiday reading I’m going to suggest a book that inspired a generation and gave the 90s a couple of its favourite phrases, McJob and Generation X. Th...
by Travelbag on 27 August 2014, 14:08PM



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