Ebook Travel Europe

Launch of our first ebook

With the new year comes a new look and also a new direction. If you’ve been a follower of our blog for a while you would have probably noticed that things are now looking a little different. Although we’ve been heading that way for a while now, we’re now focusing much more on the under-the-radar travel niche as well as the beautiful and unique places to discover around the world. We very quietly changed and rebranded our website just before Christmas but didn’t want to make a huge fuss until we ironed out all the minor to medium glitches which comes with managing such a big project (whoever has changed over their WordPress template with a huge database of content will know what I’m talking about)!

Sienna City in Tuscany

Global Grasshopper is over seven years old now which can be pretty ancient in the world of travel blogging and I felt it was time for a change (and to be honest the old website was looking a little dated). We’ll still be covering a mix of narrative, magazine style and guest posts but our team of our talented bloggers will feature a lot more often especially in our list posts. It’s not always easy to be a travel blog covering destinations all across the globe, but together it makes it all possible! It also helps that we also have our own different interests within travel; Scott is a culture seeker and a bit of foodie, Lee is the adventurous one, Beth loves her bohemian and offbeat towns, Al is a wine destination expert, Emma has a huge fondness South East Asia and Holly has a soft spot for all things unique and quirky.

Another new change is that we’ve taken on a new and very talented videographer, Gary Nunn. Gary is an old school friend of mine (we used to joke about inappropriate things in art class) and he went on to be a very successful, award winning photographer notching up clients such as BBC, London Fashion Week, Sky and Vogue and he’s now also moving into videos. Apparently around 17 million people watch online video content at least once a day in the UK and that figure rises to 75 million in the US. So we thought we’d get on board! We haven’t featured many videos on the blog in the past, but now – thanks to Gary – that will soon change. I maybe a little biased but his videos are seriously beautiful and we’re very lucky to have him on the team.

Travel ebook GlobalGrasshopper.com

Not ones to do things by halves, we’ve also written our very first ebook. Well in fact two, sort of. Our first one is titled “The most beautiful, under-the-radar destinations in Europe to visit before you die” (excerpt above) and is a list of all our collective favourite alternatives to the crowded travel destinations which seem to blight some of Europe’s more popular spots. It’s filled with historical facts, descriptions about what makes each destination so special and recommendations for places to stay, eat and have a few drinks all accompanied with colourful images. In it you’ll find out about one of the most authentic and traditional Greek islands, England’s paradise-like secret cove and Italy’s most charming hidden gem…among many more.

This ebook is completely free to email subscribers (just add your email on our sidebar here to receive your copy) and if you want the full version titled “Secret Europe: 20 beautiful under-the-radar destinations to visit before you die” it’s available as a Kindle version on Amazon at £1.99 in the UK, but it’s also available in the US, Canada and many other countries.

Travel ebook Secret Europe

In this extended Kindle version you will..

  • Know where to find the most beautifully located city in the Baltic’s.
  • Uncover which historical city in France is the most underrated.
  • Find out about Portugal’s beautiful laid back alternative to the Algarve.
  • Know how to seek out Switzerland’s most picturesque hidden lake.
  • See Iceland’s most extraordinary isolated village.
  • Find out the most Europe’s most magical destination to spot the Northern Lights.

A belated happy new year to you all, and we hope 2017 is filled with many very special travel memories…

Born in England, with a few family roots from Bavaria, and a special fondness for Scandinavia I've always been a bit of a restless soul. My first true adventure began as a six month voyage around South East Asia as a fresh faced backpacker and ever since I've lived a semi nomadic existence, clocking up visits to over 40 countries. I'm a lover of US Road Trips, deserted beaches bathed in warm glow of a sunset, Cuban mojitos, travel destinations far away from the tourist crowds and all things Scandinavian - from cloudberry liquors to Nordic noirs. When not wandering the world, you'll find me walking my rescue dog in leafy South West London, strolling around the Brighton Laines on random day trips, hunting for photogenic landscapes or daydreaming about returning to my favourite places; Havana, Copenhagen, Italy, Thailand and the frozen landscapes of a wintry Iceland.


  • Miriam - londonkitchendiaries.com

    26 January, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Love the new look of the website – well done! Looking forward to reading about all your travel adventures in 2017 and will check out the new eBook!


  • The Dime Travelers

    20 January, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Just thought we would stop by to mention the new website look is great, and we’re looking forward to reading more of your writings as off the beaten path destinations are always the best to discover!
    Also, congrats on the new eBook! We’ll have to make sure to go check it out!
    The Dime Travelers


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