Faraway Files #22

Magnolias blooming - spring in London

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.

Spring is a great time to travel in Europe. The weather is improving and the crowds are not too crazy. Last year we visited Amsterdam, Berlin and Copenhagen as well as day trips close to London.

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.


Kapellbrucke or Chapel Bridge - Things to do in Lucerne

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 travel link up hosted by Katy from Untold Morsels, Erin from Oregon Girl around the World and Clare from Suitcases and Sandcastles.

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

✪ The link up will go live every Thursday at 8am, UK time, until midnight on Friday. It will alternate between Untold Morsels, Suitcases and Sandcastles and Oregon Girl Around the World.

✪ 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.

✪ Link ups work best if everyone shares so please comment on all three of the hosts’ posts and at least one other.

✪ Tweet us your posts (@suitandsand, @UntoldMorsels, @oregongirlworld) using the hashtag #FarawayFiles and we’ll retweet to our followers

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3 Comments

  1. 16th March 2017 / 2:02 PM

    Thanks for featuring my post Katy 🙂 I can’t believe you did the track as a teenager… you’re adventurous (and probably way less whingy than I am)

    • 16th March 2017 / 2:17 PM

      Actually it was my parent’s idea and I am not sure I have forgiven them for it… Anyway, it contributed to character building or something like that!

  2. 16th March 2017 / 9:37 PM

    Thanks for the shout out! So glad you enjoyed that post and hope you can go one day! 🙂

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