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 […]

A selection of books about Italy (fiction/non-fiction/travel)

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 […]

20 Best Destinations in Europe to Visit (Part 1)

Best destinations in Europe - Venice Rome and Copenhagen

Friends and family often ask me for the best destinations in Europe to visit. Having spent 33 years living and travelling the continent there are so many amazing destinations in Europe that it was difficult to choose my top 20. Some of the European destinations I have chosen are of historical significance, some are UNESCO World Heritage sites […]