A guide to 10 of the best train journeys in India

I am excited to share this guest post from Rohit who shares his guide to 10 of the best train journeys in India. If you are planning to travel to India I am sure this post will inspire you to include some rail journeys into your itinerary.    I’m a huge fan of train journeys. […]

The best Lake District books to read before you visit (fiction and non-fiction)

Lake District books - beautiful picture of the lakes

The home of, and inspiration to, numerous authors over the past few hundred years the Lake District in England is a popular destination for book lovers. In this article I have included a selection of books about the Lake District (or books set in the Lake District) for everyone young and old. Included are some […]

Best Travel Coloring Books to Inspire Wanderlust

A selection of travel themed coloring books

  If you are traveling there are inevitably times when you will want something to do to keep you occupied. Whether this is during down time after a day exploring or during long flights or train journeys. I am a huge fan of quizzes and puzzles which is one reason you will find them on […]

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. […]

Visiting Blenheim Palace a UNESCO World Heritage Site

(This post about visiting Blenheim Palace was updated in July 2019)   Blenheim Palace, located a few miles north of Oxford, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Winston Churchill. This historic stately home is also home to Charles James Spencer-Churchill who is the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family. The […]

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 […]