How to experience a great day visiting Stonehenge

Stonehenge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an English Heritage site (the National Trust cares for the surrounding landscape) and is situated in the county of Wiltshire close to the cathedral city of Salisbury. Travelling to Stonehenge from London takes approximately 2 1/2 hours. Visiting Stonehenge seems to be high on many wish lists for visitors to […]

What to see and do when visiting Cromford Mills in Derbyshire

Why are Cromford Mills which are found in the Derwent Valley in Derbyshire, England so important that they merit being listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site? To understand this we need to find out a little about a certain Sir Richard Arkwright. He is recognised as the founder of the factory system.  He made […]

Motel One Berlin-Hauptbahnhof

I booked the Motel One Berlin Hauptbahnhof  for a 3 night stay during a holiday by train around Europe. I booked through booking.com as usual as you get free cancellation up to 24 hours before. Motel One’s are a chain of luxury budget design hotels. We were staying in Berlin as part of our London- […]

All you need to know about traveling by train London-Berlin-Prague

When it comes to organising any holiday there are a number of planning stages we all go through. It is no different, though perhaps a little more complex, when that involves a multi-centred holiday and the means of transportation is by train! I love travelling by train for lots of reasons – its easier, a lot […]

Ultimate guide to things to do in Prague in winter

(This post about visiting Prague in winter was updated in September 2019)   Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and whilst it is lovely to visit in summer it becomes a fairytale destination during the winter months.  If you are planning to visit Prague during winter you should expect chilly weather […]

Top things to do in Berlin for your ultimate Berlin itinerary

If you are planning to visit Berlin then read on – this post includes all the top things to do in Berlin and tips to help you make the most of your time there and put together the best Berlin itinerary! We visited Berlin as part of a train journey around Europe travelling from London […]