On our travels (real and virtual) we have found some excellent information online for independent travellers and groups, for readers and writers.
The sites below are chosen because their authors are sharing their passion and a detailed knowledge of their particular subject.
They provide an authentic guide, and enable you to get in contact with a real person, who is knowledgeable, full of enthusiasm and ready to answer your questions.
Art and Creative Writing Courses
The Old Olive Press
Set in a mountain village in Alicante Province of Spain a modern Arts Centre running fully inclusive residential and holiday courses as well as non-residential workshops in Creative Writing, Photography, Painting and other Arts.
Island Mountain Arts
a non-profit art school, offering creative writing and publishing courses. Located in the foothills of the Cariboo Mountains, Wells, BC provides an inspiring retreat into silence, fresh air and stunning landscapes.
Destination Guides and Travel Resources
Amazing South America
Examine amazing photographs, read wonderful stories and enjoy great tips on how to prepare yourself to travel to South America.
Moscow Russia Insider's Guide
Interested in Russia? Need advice on Moscow? Anton's been living there for ages, and can surely help you out! Learn Moscow better than locals, and stun your Russian friends with insider knowledge!
Russia Ukraine Travel
Russia travel information and services in over 60 cities throughout Russia, Ukraine and the former Soviet Union.
We Love Crete
A comprehensive guide to the Greek island. Exploring unique corners of the island and her lifestyle; from the coves to the mountains, and including the cuisine, architecture, art and nature of this historic yet cosmopolitan island.
Detailed, real information about Crete and her culture, music & villages.
Chattanooga Tennessee Charm
presents full travel, vacation, & holiday information, hotels & other accommodations, attractions, restaurants, and special events info, and real estate agent recommendations for Chattanooga, famous destination of the 'Chattanooga choo-choo'.
A visitor guide to Dorset's historic coastline.
Writers and Artists
Poet, novelist, book designer and workshop tutor.
Diamonds in the Lines
Take This Waltz: Leonard Cohen and Federico Garcia Lorca
Leonard Cohen in his own live words. Site by Marc Gaffie