Caroline Mills

Caroline Mills


Caroline Mills is a freelance travel writer with a specialist knowledge of touring Europe. She loves to seek out less celebrated locations and the lesser-known features of popular places and writes on many subject areas as she traverses the continent. Camping, walking, the countryside, history and fine gardens feature regularly within her work, which includes articles for magazines, newspapers and websites plus travel guides. Taking pleasure in the simplest of things, a great day for Caroline is a hilltop walk with easy-on-the-eye views, allowing time to appreciate the scent of a wild rose or the colour and companionship of a native butterfly followed by a stroll around an abundant kitchen garden and an evening beside a crackling fire. At some point in time, there would be a frothy coffee and homemade cake!

Caroline is the author of Slow Travel: The Cotswolds, published by Bradt Travel Guides. As a lifelong resident of the Cotswolds, she loves introducing readers to the hidden pockets of this well-loved region. She is also the author (and photographer) of Cool Caravanning, offering a personal selection of the choicest English campsites with a view for campervans and caravans, and The Camping Pocket Bible, for enjoying life outdoors. Caroline has also contributed to travel guides on slow travel, walking and 1001 Escapes to Make Before You Die.

Caroline is a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers and Travelwriters UK. In 2018, she celebrated 30 years in publishing. You can find out more about her work at or follow her on Twitter at @CarolineMills99.

— Articles by Caroline Mills —

Magazine article

For the Love of Libraries: Leuven

by Caroline Mills
Libraries are much more than bricks and mortar, as Caroline Mills discovers during a visit to Leuven in Belgium. The vandalism of war has twice struck Leuven, with its university library set ablaze by marauding German troops in 1914 and again in 1940. Caroline recalls the tale of how her great-grandfather took the initiative in helping restore the library after the first conflagration.