Italian Magic at Lake Maggiore

The Italian lakes stretch like Azurite gemstones, guarded by noble mountains in the southern frontier of the Alps. Everyone has their favourite. Some prefer the family-friendly Lake Garda, others the exclusivity of Lake Como, but British-based traveller Pete McDonnell fell in love with Lake Maggiore. Using its pleasant town of Stresa – The Pearl of Lake Maggiore – as a springboard, he discovers the majestic landscape of Italy and Switzerland by boat and train.

All aboard? Escape to Scotland on the Caledonian Sleeper

Aboard the Caledonian Sleeper by Dave Douglas Davis Inverness is the gateway to the north of Scotland and the Scottish isles. The ancient Gaelic city on the River Ness is a launching point for explorers targeting Loch Ness, Skye, the Outer Hebrides, the Orkneys, and even the Shetlands. And although there are many ways to get to the UK’s northernmost city, the most…