A pilgrimage to Brussels

Grand Place Brussels

Brussels is an odd place. It does not feature much on lists of holiday destinations, but it is well worth an exploration, and it holds a direct link with Aberdeen from 390 years ago. First Ron Smith will tell you about how to get there in comfort and style ......

How Swiss life copes with snow

Published: Tue 17 Feb 2015

Old and new rotating cable cabins.

HERE in Britain we are having a wee bit of snow, and everything stops. Schools close, trains and planes are cancelled, roads are blocked, it is the end of the world. So how do other countries cope? Travel writer Ron Smith went to Engelberg in Switzerland to see .....

Venice, a city of dreams and waterways

Published: Tue 27 Jan 2015

The famous Rialto Bridge.

Travel writer Ron Smith ventures to Venice and finds out why millions each year visit a city known for its unique history and for its canals which provide the waterways for everyday living.......

On the trail of General Suvorov

Published: Tue 02 Dec 2014

The house where General Suvorov stayed on the 5th October, 1799.

Travel writer Ron Smith follows in the footsteps of a Russian general who led his army over the Alps in the dead of winter with the French giving chase. Step back in time with this fascinating tale and enjoy today's breath-taking scenery .......

Strasbourg earns its place as a centre of Europe

Published: Tue 04 Nov 2014

The European Parliament building in Strasbourg.

It is known as one of the two homes of the European Parliament, but travel writer Ron Smith finds Strasbourg in France steeped in fascinating history, with must-see sights and offering a tempting taste for quality food and drink .....

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