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. […]

Best books about Croatia (or set in Croatia)

books about Croatia

If you are visiting Croatia soon why not take a look at some of my recommended books (both fiction and non-fiction) to read before your trip? A great way to learn about the country, its history and culture and prepare to make the most of your Croatian experiences. With an incredibly complex history (which I […]

French shopping vocabulary quiz – how many can you get right?

FRENCH SHOPPING VOCABULARY - PATISSERIE SIGN

Take my quick 5 minute French shopping vocabulary quiz and test your knowledge of basic French words needed for shopping. This quiz focuses on the names of shops and some of the items you may wish to buy when shopping in France! Let me know how your result in the comments. More French vocabulary quizzes […]

The Ultimate Guide To The Best Mt Pilatus Tours

Mt Pilatus tours

If you are visiting the beautiful city of Lucerne in Switzerland do not miss the opportunity to take a day trip to Mount Pilatus. There are some great day trips from Lucerne but visiting Pilatus is my personal favourite. Having visited Lucerne on at least 20 occasions and also lived in Switzerland this is one […]