20 traditional English foods to tempt your taste buds!

English food - yorkshire pudding, fish and chips and pork pie

If you are planning a trip to England why not try some of the traditional English food the country is famous for? To help you I have put together a guide to some of the typical English food you have to try during your vacation!  I have also mapped out the best places to try […]

10 must-read books about France (or set in France)

A picture of a girl with the Eiffel Tower in the background reading some of the best books about France

  In 2018 France was the most visited destination in the world with over 82 million visitors. It’s capital Paris is consistently one of the top three most visited cities with only Bangkok and London attracting more. Culture, art, food, wine, history, lakes, beaches, mountains, wonderful villages, sophisticated cities, and more France has it all […]

Essential tips and things to know when visiting Venice (including 2 maps)

(This post about things to know when visiting Venice was updated in 2019)   The beautiful city of Venice is one of the most popular destinations in Italy and features on many bucket lists. If you are planning to visit it is useful to be aware of essential tips and things to know when visiting […]

Visiting Malta – travel tips to know before you arrive

View of Maltese town

Malta. A Mediterranean island archipelago that I guarantee will both charm and delight you. After visiting 5 times over the past 17 years I have come to know the island (and its smaller neighbouring islands of Gozo and Comino) well. When I first visited Malta in 2002 it was relatively unknown as a tourist destination. As […]

A selection of books about Italy (fiction/non-fiction/travel)

Best books about Italy featured by top international travel blogger, Tracy's Travels in Time

  Are you planning a trip to beautiful Italy? Or are you simply looking for some inspiration for your next travels? I love reading about new places before I go. It helps gain an understanding and a sense of the culture and history.  Actually seeing the places you have read about makes it even more […]