Wednesday 21 August 2019

Global Village: Travel quotes to broaden the mind

Strangers and friends: Shirley MacLaine has come up with a gem of travel wisdom
Strangers and friends: Shirley MacLaine has come up with a gem of travel wisdom
Julianne Moore
Tugo cup-holder
Music fans at Glastonbury

Anna Coogan

"To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted," wrote Bill Bryson in The Best American Travel Writing.

Travel quotes are a great source of inspiration for getting us to book a holiday.

"Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world," said Madame Bovary author Gustave Flaubert.

Actress Shirley MacLaine said, "The more I travelled, the more I realised that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends."

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing," wrote American author Helen Keller.

While the Dalai Lama said, "Once a year, go some place you've never been before."

Julianne is so chic in Cannes

Oscar-winner Julianne Moore, below right, recently popped across to the Cannes Film Festival, where the 54 year-old actress donned her hat as L'Oreal Paris ambassador and sampled the pleasures of the resort town on the French Riviera.

No doubt she'll have done some people- watching along the Promenade de la Croisette, the famous main road in Cannes which attracts the most colourful locals and bling guests, thanks to having the most popular shops and restaurants in the area.

La Croisette is also well known as the location of the Cannes Film Festival. And if you want a break from the catwalk atmosphere of the town, you can head 15 minutes offshore to the Iles de Lerins - Ile Sainte-Marguerite and Ile Saint-Honorat - two small islands which are free from bling, and where you can breathe easy and relax.

The Musee de la Castre, a monastery overlooking the Bay of Cannes, offers exceptional views of the coastline.

Your coffee on the go just got clever

You know that feeling when you're gasping for a tea or coffee at the airport, yet don't feel you can manage a takeaway cup on top of all your luggage?

It might be time to invest in a Tugo cup holder. This nifty little product stops your coffee from spilling over as you whizz around the airport, and while you're picking up your reading material and making any last-minute calls before getting on the plane.

The pliable cup holder securely nestles a drink between the upright pair of handles on your rolling luggage.

You simply thread and tighten each side of your Tugo onto your rolling luggage - then pop in any take-away coffee or tea cup, and away with you. It costs about €12.

Pack well for festival fun

Conde Nast Traveller has come up with 10 music festival essentials for the woman who wants to enjoys the party and yet doesn't want to be in a panic about looking good.

(1) Sunglasses.

(2) A straw hat to keep the sun off and prevent sunburn.

(3) A knitted jumper for those breezy moments which threaten to blow away high spirits.

(4) Lip balm.

(5) Sneakers, the more funky and fun the better.

(6) Rinse-free hand wash, as soap can run out on these occasions.

(7) A denim skirt.

(8) Sun block to prevent burning and wrinkles. (9) A throw for either wrapping around yourself in or sitting on.

(10) Fun, removable tattoos.

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