A small selection of travel features from over the years. Not all train related.
If you're planning on exploring Europe by rail, consider including at least one of these island destinations.
Slovenia is only a few hundred kilometres across, but this spectacular central European country seems to have it all.
France is bigger and more diverse than many people realise. Paris is a destination worthy of the endless praise it receives, but there’s a seemingly endless number of cities to visit in all corners of the country.
December in Europe means two things: Mulled wine and atmospheric Christmas markets.
Europe's best train stations are much more than just functional arrivals halls - they're beautiful architectural marvels that deserve more than a hurried glance. These are some of my favourite train stations in Europe.
Some of the most beautiful rail routes in Switzerland country don’t have fancy names or floor to ceiling spotless glass windows, but there’s something quite dramatic about boarding a train called the Glacier Express in the shadow of a mountain called the Matterhorn.
If you’re a fan of scenic rail routes, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Europe. The continent will treat you to an array of spectacular scenery, from dramatic mountains to crystal clear lakes, through vast forests and along stunning rivers. There are dozens of scenic train routes in Europe that have the potential to captivate and excite you, but here are 7 of the best.
Many European cities and towns now have excellent bike sharing schemes so look out for them wherever you travel. But if you’re visiting any of these major centres you’re in for a treat because these are five of the best bike share schemes in Europe.
You only need to hop aboard your first train in Europe, bound for somewhere you’ve only ever dreamt about traveling to, to know that this is the best way to get around the continent.
Spain was a late bloomer when it came to rail transport. The country only finished its main-line rail network in the late 1800s – a good 25 years behind Britain. These days, you’ll find very few signs of this sluggish start to rail travel in Spain, particularly if you travel between major cities.