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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

6 Scenic Amtrak Train Trips to Take in the USA

a6 Scenic Amtrak Train Trips to Take in the USA, featured by top international travel blogger, Tracy's Travels in Time: mtrak across america

As someone who loves traveling the world by train I have a bucket list of scenic Amtrak train trips I can’t wait to experience in the US. In this article you can find out about some of these great train journeys and perhaps find some inspiration for your next trip. Have you have taken any of […]

A Novel Experience – A Visit to Barter Books Alnwick

(This post about visiting Barter Books was updated in May 2019)   Barter Books in Alnwick is the most magical place for book lovers and is somewhere I could happily pass a day (week/month) or two curled up in a chair devouring a book. As a child I experienced worlds beyond my imagination through the books […]