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Sicily, the home of Mount Etna, ancient ruins, the ‘friend of the friends’, beautiful food, delicious ice cream, and the Cefalù Gelato Festival…mmmm gelato. Read on for a compelling story about the world of gelato and the seaside town of Cefalù.

Over 20,000 kilograms of ice cream was devoured by an estimated 150,000 visitors to the Sherbeth Festival

Over 20,000 kilograms of ice cream was devoured by an estimated 150,000 visitors to the Sherbeth Festival

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Bridge to Lake Matheson

Bridge to Lake Matheson

I was reading a post the other day called Franz Josef vs. Fox Glacier which was about the decision travellers in New Zealand have to make in choosing between the two world-famous glaciers. It was on the excellent Inspiring Travellers and the post inspired me to recount my own tale of the time I paid the small Fox Township a visit and ended up seeing something I hadn’t quite expected.

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Picton - the gateway to New Zealand's South Island

Picton - the gateway to New Zealand's South Island

Picton is the small gateway to New Zealand’s South Island, the town many travellers only visit fleetingly as they step off the ferry from Wellington. But Picton deserves a few days of any traveller’s time.

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Rob Roy Glacier in all its glory

Rob Roy Glacier in all its glory

The Rob Roy Glacier trek is one of my favourite in New Zealand, a relatively easy but steady climb which takes about two hours to navigate. Well worth the effort, for the views are breathtaking.

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Lake WanakaThe little town of Wanaka is nestled between Crown Range and Mount Aspiring National Park.

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Books are often the starting point for many of our travel plans, whether it's reading about Jack Kerouac's life 'On The Road' or Tom Neale's desire to be 'An Island to Oneself', books and their authors inspire a restlessness in us all.

Books are often the starting point for many of our travel plans, whether it's reading about Jack Kerouac's life 'On The Road' or Tom Neale's desire to be 'An Island to Oneself', books and their authors inspire a restlessness in us all.

Travels books can be about any subject you can think of, in fact you can reason that almost any fiction and non-fiction book can be classified as a travel book. Authors have the unique advantage of always writing about people and places, whether you want to visit is a decision only you can make.

Eight books to inspire you to travel…

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