@magic_carpet_travel exists to promote small business owners who run their enterprises in the travel space (currently we do this gratis, so if you want a free shout out head over to our Facebook page and get involved in our community, link our bio). My passion is sourcing accommodation/tours that suits the specific needs of the traveller. I’d love you feedback on what you think it working well and what I could do better. 🧞♂️ And when I say ‘we’, it’s really just me. ‘We’ loosely includes my husband, who is supportive in a quizzical way, and my dogs, who snore at my feet when I am researching and posting.
When I am researching a post I usually select the picture first (either from the personals Instagram feed or one they provide me) and then I find out facts on the area, I read quotes about either the location or the subject of the picture, I think about how I feel when I look at the picture and try and imagine how you might feel when you see the pic. And I think of a question, or a hook, that might whet your appetite to learn more about the location or host.
Whilst preparing this post I was struck by a description I read on wiki ‘Plymouth is a port city in Devon … It’s known for its maritime heritage and historic Barbican district with narrow, cobbled streets’
Devon to me is hedged lanes and cups of tea and the grey grey sea. And, narrow, narrow cobbled streets. The sort of street that I want to take of my shoes and socks and feel the cool stone beneath my feet and wonder about the women (and men) who have walked on the grits previously. I wonder about who built the road. Slaves? Convicts? I wonder about their lives and their living conditions. As ever, I wonder where they defecated. Probably in this very street. And then I hurriedly put my shoes back on.
If you are travelling to Devon, for work or wanderlust, if you love sublime vistas, architectural details and sophisticated interiors, then @cremyllcottage might be the place for you.
DM Yvonne at @cremyllcottage for more information. And check out the amazing views from the cottage.
When was the last time you walked on cobbled stone streets?