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Boat sailing off the coast of Santorini

Is this your first time On the Luce? If you’re new to the site you can find all my posts organised by country on the Destinations page, or by city or region on my Where I’ve been page. Or here are my most popular and favourite posts to get you started…

Travel tips and guides On the Luce travel blog

First-timers’ guides: everything you need to know before your first ski, cruise and RV motorhome trip, as well as for visitors to the Cinque Terre or Petra in Jordan

What to see and do: the best things to do in some of my favourite places including Antibes, Annecy, Avignon, Salzburg, Sorrento, Catania, Seville, Santorini and Essaouira

Budget breakdowns: what does it cost for a trip to the Cinque Terre, South Africa, Jordan, Morocco, the Norwegian fjords and the Southwest USA?

Sustainability: tips for sustainable travel and swaps you can make, and how to reduce your environmental impact on a cruise or by offsetting your flight’s carbon emissions

City Guides On the Luce travel blog

Weekend break ideas: 10 inspirational ideas for weekend breaks in Great Britain and France, as well as 10 festive destinations to visit in Europe in winter

Budget city guides: how to save money in London, Edinburgh, Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna, Berlin, Prague, Copenhagen, Madrid, New York, Las Vegas and Cape Town

Self-guided walks: follow in the footsteps of movie legends on a film locations walk of London, New York and Las Vegas, or explore Paris’ Montmartre and St Germain districts

Dream destinations On the Luce travel blog

Beach bliss: Laze on stunning beaches in the Seychelles on budget, sip rosé on the sand in Antibes in the South of France, and discover the French Caribbean in Guadeloupe

Wonderful wildlife: Meet grizzly bears in the wild at Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest, go on safari in South Africa, and hang out with giraffes on a UK safari at Port Lympne

Fabulous food and drink: Learn to cook Moroccan food in Essaouira, make chocolate in Saint Lucia, take a food tour in London, or taste wine around the world

Train travel On the Luce travel blog

Rail itinerary inspiration: five ideas for a great one-week rail adventures travelling across Europe and around Britain (with links to detailed itineraries and how to book)

Epic train journeys: on board Switzerland’s Jungfrau Railways, Norway’s Flam Railway, South Africa’s Premier Classe, Wales’ Ffestiniog Railway, Scotland’s Caledonian Sleeper, Canada’s VIA Rail to the Rockies and a steam train on the Settle to Carlisle Railway

Train travel tips: money-saving tips for a European rail trip and for booking trains in the UK, and whether an Interrail pass saves you time and money

My favourites On the Luce travel blog

Unforgettable moments: Visiting real-life Death in Paradise locations in Guadeloupe, watching tennis at Wimbledon and seeing the temples of Petra lit with 1800 candles

Inspirational places and people: a moving visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland, 30 brilliant books for travellers, and tales of amazing women from the early days of travel

About me: I come clean with my travel confessions, look at how travel’s changed in the last 10 years and take a journey through time with my annual end-of-year travel reviews.