To Burgundy for wine and food

Porte Guillaume, Dijon's version of the famous Arc de Triomphe

Dijon, roughly in the middle of France, is the capital of Burgundy, and travel writer Ron Smith discovered more about why the region is famous for its focus on food and wine.

La Charité sur Loire is a French charm

Published: Fri 12 May 2017

The sobering war memorial in the town square

ROUGHLY in the centre of France, La Charit sur Loire is a very special place as travel writer Ron Smith discovered on his latest trip across the channel.

Vienna - spectacularly grand

Published: Fri 31 Mar 2017

The Parliament building is imposing and huge

It just doesn't seem right that a country with only 8.5 million people, should have such an enormously imposing capital. Vienna has a population of 1.7 million people who are justifiably proud of their city.

On the trail of Empress Sisi

Published: Fri 17 Mar 2017

The magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna

The story of Sisi, the Empress Elizabeth of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is well known throughout Europe as travel writer Ron Smith discovered on his latest trip.

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