A guide to the best things to do in Venice Italy

THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN VENICE ITALY I have visited Venice in Italy  5 times and it never fails to delight. I can think of no-where else on earth quite like Venice. I love the crossing from the mainland to Venice on the train and walking out of the train station to the view of the Grand […]

My top ten travel tips for Italy

PRE-BOOK TICKETS AND TOURS Number one travel tip for Italy is to always book your tours way ahead of time.I pre-booked a number of tours long before our last holiday in Italy. It is extremely busy in Italy in summer so if you don’t want to spend hours in queues to visit famous sites/museums I would book […]

Top sights to add to your itinerary for Rome Italy

Rome – the Eternal City – has always been my favourite city in Europe. One of my favourite quotes describes it beautifully ”Rome was a poem pressed into service as a city.” (Anatole Broyard). So what is it about Rome that makes it so special? There are lots of amazing and beautiful cities in Europe but […]

A time traveller’s tale

Marketa watched through the window as snowflakes swirled around the approaching couple. As they pushed open the old wooden door the duo were met with the stares of twenty pairs of unblinking eyes, each seemingly imploring them to enter quickly and shut out the icy breeze which was their uninvited companion. They waved their tickets […]

My all time top ten New York sights

New York City aka the “Big Apple” – who doesn’t want to visit this East Coast US city? It is a familiar sight from television programmes such as “Sex and the City” and “Friends” and it is a city that has so much to offer the visitor. Great sights, great shopping and of course great food! […]