Our Travels: Quintana Roo, Mexico

For most travel writers, when they’re not glued to a laptop, the wider world beckons with adventures. The World Words writers and editors are no different – they can’t resist their itchy feet any more than the tug to write about their exciting journeys once their travelling feet come to rest. That’s why we created the Our Travels blog series.

This series of blog posts follow our team around the world, as writers share highlights of their recent adventures. There’s an extensive back catalogue of Our Travels blogs to enjoy, with topics including everything from hiking in the Azores to soaking up the sunshine in the Cayman Islands. This month, it’s the turn of our writer Nicole to share her tale of traversing Mexico for the first time and falling head over heels in love with Quintana Roo (naturally, the whole trip happened a while before coronavirus lockdowns came into effect). Scroll on to give her story a read…

Nicole enjoying one of the many sandy cycling tracks on the idyllic (and car-free) Isla Holbox.

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Our Travels: Luang Prabang, Laos

It won’t come as a surprise to learn that the editors and writers at World Words are addicted to travel. At any given time of year, you’ll find hordes of us are traversing different corners of the globe in search of new adventures. And then, we indulge our love of words with travel tales and tips to enhance the journeys of other fellow globetrotters.

The Our Travels blog series was created for just that purpose. It’s all about sharing the personal travel stories of our team, whether it’s spotting brown bear cubs in Alaska, exploring Scotland’s remote Western Isles, wandering Orccha’s historic cenotaphs, hiking the mountains around Kyoto… or relaxing at a riverside resort in The Gambia.

This month, it’s the turn of World Words writer-adventurer Nicole, who recounts a month living in Luang Prabang, Laos – amid chanting monks on the banks of the mighty Mekong River. Scroll down this page to read her story…

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Nicole crossing the Bamboo Bridge over the Nam Khan River and soaking up the serenity.

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