A guide to how and where to travel in Croatia by ferry or catamaran

Croatia by ferry

If you are on a Croatian holiday one of the best ways to explore the country is by ferry or catamaran. The vast cultural treasure of Croatia with its diverse landscapes and thousands of islands has numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites. Croatia’s coastline boasts of thousands of islands each with their own unique landscape. If […]

7 Croatia World Heritage Sites to add to your Croatian travel itinerary

Croatia World Heritage Sites

Chances are, if you visit Croatia, you will inevitably visit one or more of the 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country. Whilst three of the sites are shared with other countries seven are contained within the country’s borders. Plitvice Lakes is considered to be one of the most beautiful national parks in the […]

The best Lake District books to read before you visit (fiction and non-fiction)

Lake District books - beautiful picture of the lakes

The home of, and inspiration to, numerous authors over the past few hundred years the Lake District in England is a popular destination for book lovers. In this article I have included a selection of books about the Lake District (or books set in the Lake District) for everyone young and old. Included are some […]

15 most beautiful towns in Switzerland to visit (includes map)

most beautiful towns in Switzerland

I have lived and worked in Switzerland and visited family living there many times so it is a country I know well. Some of the first things I am asked when people realise I have lived there are Where are the best places to visit in Switzerland? (Which are the best cities in Switzerland? The […]

A Lake District Itinerary – what to see and do in one day

Lake District itinerary view of lake and mountains

(This Lake District itinerary post was updated in July 2019) The Lake District is one of the United Kingdom’s most popular destinations attracting over 24 million annual day visitors. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017 the Lake District National Park covers an area of 2362 square kilometres and is England’s largest national park. […]

Visiting Blenheim Palace a UNESCO World Heritage Site

(This post about visiting Blenheim Palace was updated in July 2019)   Blenheim Palace, located a few miles north of Oxford, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Winston Churchill. This historic stately home is also home to Charles James Spencer-Churchill who is the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family. The […]