Hi – welcome to From the Coffee Shop Window. Thanks for visiting!

This blog started life in 2013 as my introduction to travel writing, inspired by the authors, journalists and broadcasters that I grew up with.

Now, in the spirit of playing to your strengths and writing about what you know, it’s changing. I’ll be focusing on travel planning and organisation – on designing memorable experiences, making the most of modest budgets and appreciating the simple things along the way.

Let’s see where this takes me. I hope you enjoy reading.

Oh, and the name? I gravitate towards coffee shops on my travels. I think they are a great place to people watch and get a flavour for a new location. And when I’m in a coffee shop at home in the UK, my mind will inevitably wander towards my next trip – and the one after that.

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Images and text © G Sandford 2013-2017, unless otherwise stated.