Celebrating momentous occasion on the Matterhorn

Published: Fri 03 Jul 2015

The majestic Matterhorn from the town of Zermatt

Award-winning travel writer RON SMITH returns to Switzerland, to the town of Zermatt and the Mattherhorn mountain, conquered by climbers for the first time 150 years, which is currently a cause for celebration there......

A Canterbury tale by rail

Published: Mon 08 Jun 2015

The inside of Canterbury Cathedral has the wow factor.

Ron Smith takes a break within the UK, letting the train take the strain in heading for Canterbury which proves a treasure trove of unique buildings and experiences .......

Koblenz - the German Corner

Published: Fri 15 May 2015

The Deutsches Eck (Germany Corner), with the rivers Moselle and Rhine.

Award-winning travel writer RON SMITH heads for Koblenz in Germany, which sits at the junction of two of the world's most famous rivers .........

Martigny, St Maurice and the St Bernard dogs

Published: Tue 21 Apr 2015

The breath-takingly beautiful St Bernard Pass.

THE Valais is a little known region of Switzerland that has many claims to fame. It has 300 days of sunshine a year, 45 mountains over 4,000 metres high (13,130 feet) out of Switzerland's total of 48, produces most of the wine in Switzerland and all of the saffron, it has "Herens" breed cows that fight each other and several glaciers, and produces no end of apricots.

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