Faraway Files #24

Faraway Files 24

I love travelling by train. It is so relaxing compared with flying. We went to Paris on the weekend on the Eurostar and I loved the whole experience.

There is less of a dash to get through security. You are comfortably seated for the journey and are free to move about the cabin at all times. And if you need Wifi, there’s connectivity. Your journey is a breeze.

Then, as if by magic, you are transported to the centre of a completely different country in a matter of hours. Ooh, la la. Magnifique! As an added bonus train travel is way better for the environment and ticks many sustainability boxes.

Having enjoyed the trip so much I threw down the gauntlet to my car loving husband to plan our upcoming travels using only rail. To be fair, he likes trains too. Let the planning begin!


Thanks to everyone who joined our Faraway Files link up last week. I am always thrilled to read your posts, discover new destinations and ideas for our trips. Last week my favourites were:

Cindy’s snapshots from Granada showed me the city beyond the famous Alhambra. I know my whole family would enjoy the flamenco show and tapas too.

I have a lot of Maltese friends in Australia and would love to visit the tiny country soon. Many people from Malta emigrated Down Under in the 1960s along with Greeks and Italians. Tracy’s guide to visiting Malta, Gozo and Comino was just the prompt I needed to start researching flights.

Galleries that make an extra effort to engage children in art get a big thumbs up from me. After reading Bumble Bee Mum’s post, I feel like we could spend days at the National Gallery Singapore


Sacre Coeur view Paris

I was so excited to take our children to Paris for the first time last weekend. It was a Mother’s Day treat for me to see their eyes open in wonder at this most beautiful of cities. As is the case with family travel, we saw another side to Paris that we would not have enjoyed without the kids.

My top finds were the rooftop at Printemps where you can sit champagne and watch the sun set over Paris while your kids play and the incredible views from the big Ferris Wheel in the Place de la Concorde. So my Faraway Files post this week is our guide to Paris for kids.


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 I’m hosting the link up on Untold Morsels so link up a travel-related post and add the Faraway Files badge available below 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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10 Comments

  1. 30th March 2017 / 8:52 AM

    Oh that the train to Paris were only a few hours from Copenhagen! Actually that might be bad – for my wallet AND my waistline. How exquisite to travel by train. I adore it as well. Cheers!

  2. 30th March 2017 / 9:17 AM

    I love the Eurostar too and when I lived in Paris I used to jump on it for weekends in London and Kent! You know you can take it from London to Marseille in the summer….just saying….(in the hope it’ll get you planning a trip down here!)

  3. 30th March 2017 / 10:03 AM

    Thanks very much for featuring my Granada post! 🙂

  4. 30th March 2017 / 1:37 PM

    I wish train travel was more popular here in the States cause it is so much easier (and more fun!)

  5. 30th March 2017 / 5:42 PM

    I agree with you, although I like to travel by plane, trains will always come first. Next year I would love to do train euro trip also with stop in Paris. 😉

  6. 31st March 2017 / 12:02 AM

    How nice to be able to just pop over to Paris for the weekend.

    • 31st March 2017 / 6:47 PM

      I know, the Melbourne train system is going to take some used to when we go back 🙂

  7. jphowze
    31st March 2017 / 10:10 AM

    Fab line up of posts. I could spend all day reading them!

    • 31st March 2017 / 6:44 PM

      I agree Jen, there’s so much talent out there

  8. dananicoledesigns
    31st March 2017 / 10:00 PM

    I prefer train to flying as well! Plus the views from the window are always so beautiful 🙂

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