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11 Top Travel Books to Inspire Your Wanderlust!

This post contains affiliate links. See disclaimers for more. It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I love books and travel. Travel books? Heaven. I always wanted to be an artistic novelist type, scribbling away on a cafe table on a city street and dreaming profound thoughts. Most of my favourite books areContinue Reading “11 Top Travel Books to Inspire Your Wanderlust!”

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VISIT: Notre Dame de Lorette and L’Anneau de la mémoire

This post on Notre Dame de Lorette is part of a series on the Great War sites of the Western Front in France and Belgium.   Notre Dame de Lorette Notre Dame de Lorette is the French Military Cemetery in the area. It lies close to the village of Ablain St-Nazaire so you may seeContinue Reading “VISIT: Notre Dame de Lorette and L’Anneau de la mémoire”

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VISIT: Lochnagar Crater (Grand Mine)

This post on the Lochnagar Crater is part of a series on the Great War sites at the Western Front. Pin images to bookmark!    Lochnagar Crater, 1 July 1916 Lochnagar Crater exploded into being at 7.28 a.m. on the 1st of July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. We remember that dayContinue Reading “VISIT: Lochnagar Crater (Grand Mine)”

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VISIT: Moeuvres Cemetery

    Moeuvres British Cemetery lies just off the D34A a few kilometres Southwest of Cambrai. It is a small cemetery with only around one hundred graves. Most of these are Commonwealth troops, with a few unidentified burials and four German soldiers. This area was in German hands from 1917 until the final Allied pushContinue Reading “VISIT: Moeuvres Cemetery”

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VISIT: Arras City Centre, Arras Memorial and Cemetery

  Arras City Centre The beautiful mediaeval town of Arras has not one but two gorgeous, Flemish-style central squares. It has the traditional cloth hall and belfry in Place des Heros. If you’re feeling limber and sound of knee, you could always climb the belfry. Since I’m not made of knees, I declined. Just around theContinue Reading “VISIT: Arras City Centre, Arras Memorial and Cemetery”

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FREEBIE: Ultimate Travel Planning Package

The Ultimate Travel Planning Package? Have I got a gift for you! Well, yes I do. When you join the mailing list, you’ll receive a bumper pack of travel planning goodies. Here you can sign up and find the ultimate packing checklist and so much more to play with. For peace of mind, print andContinue Reading “FREEBIE: Ultimate Travel Planning Package”

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Spoilers! Looking Ahead…

Post series still to come on WanderingWounded.com: First World War Battlefields, including: Visiting the Western Front in France Visiting the Western Front in Belgium More than 30 site guides from the Great War battlefields of France and Belgium Travel and anxiety, including: How to plan to minimise anxiety How to cope on the road SuccessfulContinue Reading “Spoilers! Looking Ahead…”

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VISIT: Somme American Cemetery

The Somme American Cemetery lies close to Bony, near the Aisne. It is one of the largest collections of American burials in France. It has a memorial chapel and a monumental flagpole along with over 1800 burials, marked by white marble crosses and other religious symbols. In the chapel the names of the missing lineContinue Reading “VISIT: Somme American Cemetery”

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VISIT: Lichfield Crater Cemetery

Lichfield Crater Cemetery is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery. As such, even though it is small, the site is beautifully tended with a pristine lawn. It was an ad hoc burial site during the war, with the number of burials sufficient to ensure that they were left in situ and the crater became anContinue Reading “VISIT: Lichfield Crater Cemetery”

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Expect the Unexpected: A Travel Project and My Mother

Amid all the other writing, I’m working on a book proposal. That really doesn’t fully explain the picture of the yak, does it? It’s about me, my equally limpy mother and occasional guest travellers striking out into the unknown. Travelling with a disability is possible for many people, and the costs and benefits need toContinue Reading “Expect the Unexpected: A Travel Project and My Mother”