Hello there! I’m Sophie, wanderer, wonderer, dreamer, storyteller, negotiator, mum.

Welcome to Sophie’s World – a blog about the world’s curious and often unsung corners. And travel with kids. Perhaps unusually for a travel blog, the kids often share their take, too.

Looking for travel inspiration? You’ll find travel articles from Africa, the Americas, the Arctic, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia/Oceania.

Perhaps you’re interested in magical cities, ghost towns or spooky places, counting cats in Zanzibar, horse riding in Mallorca, or how to make chocolate? Jump right in and start clicking on anything you want.

“We picked our favourite bloggers around the world and featured their content on the Lonely Planet website… Lonely Planet wanted to shine a light on the very best travel writing and photography on the planet.”

We aim to inspire you with stories, perhaps most especially from places that may be less familiar. At Sophie’s World, we’re fascinated by the more remote and often unsung spots, such as Skopje, Chisinau, Vaduz, Pristina, Maseru and Nuku’alofa. (Heard of them? They’re all national capitals). Other interesting and remote outposts we’ve been fortunate to experience include Arctic Svalbard, the Faroe Islands, Norfolk Island, the five lesser-known Arab emirates, the Azores, the Caucasus, and the somewhat obscure non-country Transdniestr.

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