Spring has sprung
Hooray! This is a picture of our next door neighbour’s magnolia tree just about to explode in full bloom. Isn’t it magnificent? I love how all the bulbs are coming up out of the cold ground in a riot of colour too.
My favourite of these was a road trip I did with a friend following the life of Jane Austen. The English countryside looks magnificent at this time of year and you can just imagine your favourite characters swishing down country lanes in their Regency era dresses.
Thanks to all the wonderful posts from last week’s Faraway Files we have even more inspiration to draw on. My favourites from last week:
I always love Lori’s beautiful posts of storybook German towns but I really fell for Rüdesheim am Rhine with its vines, half timbered buildings and delicious looking pastries.
Kat’s account of her trek on The Overland Track in Tasmania took me back to my own expedition there as a teenager. It’s an incredibly beautiful part of the world but this hike tested me physically and mentally and I consider completing it as one of my life’s achievements. Thanks Kat!
A visit to Cambodia and the temples of Angkor Wat is high on my travel wish list. I loved all the practical information Keri shared in her guide.
My post for this week is one of the prettiest towns I ever saw. I first visited Lucerne in the heart of Switzerland many years ago and was captivated by its incredible position on the lake that bears its name. Home to a beautiful old town of medieval architecture and the oldest covered wooden bridge in the world, it’s easy to feel like you have stepped into a fairytale as you wander its streets. I hope you enjoy reading my postcard from Lucerne.
About Faraway Files
Faraway Files is a weekly file of the best travel ideas on the web. We want to dream of faraway places, make new travel plans and share our travel secrets. Inspire us to travel to new places or revisit a place we thought we knew. We know that you can feel faraway even when you’re close to home so share your experiences of travels near and far wherever you are in the world.
We’d love you to join us in building a supportive community who will inspire and share each other’s posts. All three hosts will try to read and comment on every post and we’ll share them on social media too. Each week we’ll choose our favourites and highlight them on our blogs and social media channels using #FarawayFiles.
How it works
✪ This week Clare from Suitcases and Sandcastles hosts the link up so head over to her Faraway Files post to join in. Link up one travel-related post and add the Faraway Files badge available on Suitcases and Sandcastles to your blog or link back to the hosts.
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