Never again!

That’s what I say every time I fly these days…  “Never again!” …and then the time comes to get from A to B and I think, “it must be better this time…” OK, let me backtrack on this particular journey… While my apartment in Sligo on the Irish west coast… Read more

Leigh (Bella) St John

First Class Overnight Train from Vienna to Roma

Ostia, here I come! My wonderful limousine company picked me up from the lovely hotel in which I stayed while in Vienna and deposited me at Wien Hauptbahnhof, more commonly known as Wien HBF – the main train station in Vienna. …and btw, those of us old enough to know what… Read more

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Airports – Delightful and Horrid!

Airports – viva la difference – or NOT! As you may know, I usually avoid mainstream commercial flying unless I can help it – preferring trains and boats to the hustle-bustle of long lines, security checks and more… Well, on this trip from England to Vienna, I decided to take… Read more

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Steam Train Travel Through Devon

Glorious Steam Train Travel! Being a lover of the Victorian era, it is not surprising that I adore steam trains… Yesterday, I went via regular train from Torquay to the next stop being Paignton where I boarded the Dartmouth Railroad’s “Braveheart” steam train, bound for Kingswear, then across by ferry… Read more

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Vienna to Italy via First Class Rail

Roma, here I come! Well, note quite yet, but my First Class rail tickets just arrived by courier today and I must admit I am very excited. This will be the first overnight rail journey I have ever taken in Europe and I will be travelling from Vienna, Austria to… Read more

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Devon Road Trip

What a FABULOUS day!!! Road trip from Torquay through Paignton, Chirston, Kingsweir, Dartmouth, Slaptop, Stokeham, Chillington, Charleton, Frogmore and Salcombe. Read more

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Travel Security for less than $10.00

Travel security and peace of mind is something close to the heart of many a traveller, but how do you achieve it – in this case, specifically for your luggage – without spending a fortune? When travelling solo (since you don’t have a partner or companion to be a lookout… Read more

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What is a Staycation?

Staycations – What are they and why are they sometimes better than a vacation? A staycation is essentially a short period of time – even if it’s simply a weekend – where you either stay home, or you book into a hotel somewhere near where you live. Many families prefer a staycation… Read more

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