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

best books set in 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

TOP TIPS for visiting Malta featured by top international travel blogger, Tracy's Travels in Time

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 […]

Best books about Italy

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 special […]

Top 9 best books about Norway (or set in Norway)

Best books about Norway

Think of Norway and immediately snow covered peaks, glaciers, stunning fjords, the northern lights and of course fearsome Vikings spring to mind. And possibly the term Nordic Noir! Norway with its population of just over 5 million receives 9 million plus visitors a year with the majority of those arriving over the summer months. Popular […]

A guide to traveling on the Bernina Express

the-bernina-express | A Trip on the Bernina Express featured by top internation travel blog, Tracy's Travels in Time

(This post about traveling on the Bernina Express was updated in 2019) The Bernina Express is consistently found in lists of the most scenic train journeys around the world. The Bernina line runs from Italy to Switzerland (or vice versa) starting/ending in the Italian town of Tirano and starting/ending in the Swiss town of Chur. […]