The UK boasts an amazing network of rivers and canals which is ideal if you want to plan a journey on the water. As many people are opting for people powered modes of slow travel, canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding are on the up. If you are planning on exploring more of the UK sans roads, we have selected some of our favourite guides, maps and accessories to help you take to the water:Read More Canoeing, kayaking and Paddleboarding in the UK
2018 marks the 25th anniversary of DK Eyewitness Travel Guides and the most in-depth redesign since the series launched in 1993; based on extensive global consumer research, these beautifully practical new books have been designed with the consumer in mind. Read More New DK Eyewitness Travel Guides launched
Sunday 30th September 2018 is the first ever National GetOutside Day.
Organised by Ordnance Survey with the aim of getting 1 million people active outdoors across the UK , it sees a huge range of events taking place across the country in a bid to improve the health of the nation by getting more people, more active, more often. You can join an event near you, or create your own adventure outside with family and friends.
Ben Fogle, GetOutside Champion, broadcaster, traveller and adventurer said, “We want to get everyone moving and people should spend more time outside. You’ll feel better for it. When I’m outside I smile more, and it’s the one place that’s repeatedly proven to be good for both body and mind.”
To help you get inspired ahead of the big day, we’ve put together a list of recommended reads by Ordnance Survey’s very own GetOutside Champions. Read More National GetOutside Day Recommended Reading
Whether you are packing a book in your suitcase and after some in-situ reading or if you are staying at home and travelling vicariously through books, we’ve chosen some fiction that will take you places:
Born in Aracataca, Colombia, on this day in 1928, Gabriel García Marquez is hailed as one of the pioneers of magic realism and perhaps the most prominent voice of Latin American literature. He has received international recognition for his novels, works of non-fiction and collections of short stories and in 1982 he won the Nobel Prize in Literature. As today would have been his 91st birthday, we thought we would show you some of our favourite books by Gabriel García Márquez. Read More The Master of Magical Realism: Gabriel García Márquez
It’s been a good year for those with ornithological reading tastes. Here are a few of our favourites: Read More Stanfords Staff Selects 2017’s best books for bird lovers
‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry. Let us take you on a culinary tour of the world as we review 10 food and drink books and select our favourite recipes. Read More A taste of Christmas with our favourite Food and Drink Books
If, like us, you’ve often wondered what it might be like to travel around China with your cross-dressing language teacher, China in Drag by Michael Bristow is a perfect addition to your reading list. Ok, so we hadn’t wondered it at all until we hosted the launch of this book last Wednesday, but now it’s all we want to do. Read More Book Launch: China in Drag
Last night we hosted the book launch for Nick Hunt’s new book Where the Wild Winds Are. Mixing travel and nature writing, Nick walks the path of four of Europe’s winds across the continent. Read More Book Launch: Where the Wild Winds Are by Nick Hunt
Our floor manager Lizzie has selected her favourite fiction from 2017 so far. Read More Stanfords Staff Selects