Venice, a city of dreams and waterways

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 .....

We're missing out on Swiss delights

Published: Fri 17 Oct 2014

Historic fountain in Luzern.

LUZERN, in Central Switzerland, welcomes millions of visitors every year, with good reason. About half of the tourists are Swiss, who come for day trips, and then there are many bus parties touring and listing Luzern as a must, who stop for a day. Only 5% of the tourists come from the UK - we are missing out.

Arnhem and a bridge too far

Published: Tue 09 Sep 2014


ARNHEM is indelibly marked by the battle in World War 2 to secure the bridge over the lower Rhine. The complete story of this would take more than this article to tell.

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