8 of the Best Switzerland Scenic Train Trips: a Complete Travel Guide (includes map)

Best Switzerland Scenic Train Trips featured by top international travel blogger, Tracy's Travels in Time

Think of Switzerland and beautiful mountains, stunning lakes and jaw-dropping scenery immediately come to mind. Swiss chalets decorated with bright flowers clustered in quaint villages and towns on valley floors or perched on mountain sides or on the edge of its many lakes.  Over the last 30 years I have lived and worked in Switzerland […]

Things to do on Holy Island (Lindisfarne) in Northumberland

LINDISFARNE CASTLE

  If you are visiting Northumberland and driving the Northumberland Coastal route one of the absolute must-visit destinations along the coast is the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Only three miles long and one and a half miles wide this tiny island with a population of less than three hundred welcomes over half a million visitors […]

Planning a Drive Up the Northumberland Coastal Route

Northumberland Coastal Route featured by top international travel blog, Tracy's Travels in Time

(This post about driving the Northumberland Coastal Route was updated in May 2019)   Beautiful Northumberland is England’s northernmost county. It is not only one of the most lovely of counties to visit during the day with many wonderful places to visit  but also at night! Northumberland has the largest protected area of night skies […]

A Novel Experience – A Visit to Barter Books Alnwick

(This post about visiting Barter Books was updated in May 2019) If you are visiting Northumberland there are lots of beautiful places to visit and things to do. One of our favourite places to visit is Barter Books in Alnwick. Barter Books in Alnwick is the most magical place for book lovers and is somewhere I […]

Top tips when visiting Paris France for the first time

(This post about visiting Paris France for the first time was updated in May 2019)   Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world in THE most visited country in the world.  An estimated 85 million people head to France every year with a large number of those heading for Paris. Paris […]