5 things to know about a Buckingham Palace garden party

Following a surprise Royal garden party invitation to an event we attended this past week, here’s what it’s like at a Buckingham Palace garden party… If you’re invited, you’ll need to know: Buckingham Palace garden party need to know When to arrive at the Queen’s garden party What to bring to a Buckingham Palace garden party What to wear to [...]

Milan to Varenna train – how to day trip to Lake Como and Bellagio

I had to dig around to find out how to get to Lake Como easily and cheaply, only to discover the Milan to Varenna train trip was my answer. In the hope we can save someone else the hassle of figuring out how to see Lake Como and Bellagio in a day trip from Milan, details [...]

A Milan to Venice train travel adventure

It’s a special year for me, so I requested a week long trip to celebrate, which is how Milan to Venice train travel became a ‘thing’ this April. Why the train? A friend inspired me to explore Italy by train. She highlighted that it’s relatively inexpensive (see thetrainline.com) and stress-free compared with driving. Many of Italy’s major [...]