Be curious - discovery, exploration and travel inspiration

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Our Hub of Inspiration for the Independent Traveller 

Welcome to The Home of Curious, the place that all our stories start from and come back to. Here you’ll find our monthly Curious Guides, where we take a deeper look at some great destinations and our equally curious Journeys, in which people who share our love of the offbeat and the amazing inspire and excite us with tales of their travels.

Sharing and championing independent, adventurous travel is what we’ve been doing for 20 years since our founder, Alastair Sawday, decided to write up the notes from his life as an itinerant tour guide in France and produced our first book. These days it’s a bit more digital of course, but the principle remains the same. We still visit every place we recommend. 

So if you’re looking for inspiration, then you’re in the right place. If you’ve found it, then be a part of our curious community by following us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and using the hashtag #BeCurious to share your discoveries.

See you out there.