10 beautiful places to visit in Northumberland England

places to visit in Northumberland

Northumberland is the northernmost county of England and borders Scotland to the north and the English countries of Durham, Tyne and Wear and Cumbria. With a population of 320,000 and no major cities Northumberland is the least densely populated county in England.   The site of many battles between the Scots and the English Northumberland […]

Things to do in Lake Bled Slovenia

(This post about things to do in Lake Bled was updated in October 2018)   One of the most popular destinations in Slovenia is Lake Bled. Situated only 55 kms north west of the capital Ljubljana. The lake and adjoining town of Bled can be found on the edge of Triglav National park. Surrounded by the Julian […]

Top 20 Beautiful Places in Europe to Visit – Part 2

Top 20 Beautiful Places in Europe to Visit featured by top international travel blogger, Tracy's Travels in Time: Prague in winter

After living in, and working in, Europe on and off for over 35 years I am always asked what are my favourite destinations. Choosing just 20 amazing and beautiful places in Europe to visit was really difficult and I can’t imagine how I would choose if I was visiting Europe for the first time! Perhaps a […]

The Best Iceland Books

The best Iceland Books to read before visiting Iceland featured by top international travel blogger, Tracy's Travels in Time

    Are you planning to visit Iceland? Why not prepare for your trip to Iceland by reading some of the fantastic novels set in this stunningly beautiful country! In this selection I include some of the best Iceland books – fiction and non-fiction – about Iceland to help prepare you for your visit. Elf […]

The Best Croatia Itinerary: Dubrovnik to Zagreb

Croatia itinerary - view of Dubrovnik

If you are planning a trip to Croatia this post will provide you with a comprehensive itinerary including places to visit, what to see, where to stay and recommended tours to ensure you make the most of your time in this beautiful European destination. A 7 to 15 DAY CROATIA ITINERARY The first decision to […]

20 Best Destinations in Europe to Visit (Part 1)

Best destinations in Europe - Venice Rome and Copenhagen

Friends and family often ask me for the best destinations in Europe to visit. Having spent 33 years living and travelling the continent there are so many amazing destinations in Europe that it was difficult to choose my top 20. Some of the European destinations I have chosen are of historical significance, some are UNESCO World Heritage sites […]