Andrew Thompson

I’m a freelance travel writer and online marketing consultant based in Cape Town, South Africa. I spend most of my time helping companies in the local tourism industry improve and grow their online presences. But when the urge to travel takes hold, as it does frequently, I sublet my apartment, load up my small backpack, and go looking for adventures to photograph and write about.Website | Instagram

How to Spend 24 Hours in Lucerne



If you’re blitzing past Lucerne on a Swiss rail adventure, then you’re probably wondering whether it’s worth a stop in this beautiful city. The answer is most definitely yes. This ...

Best Events in Europe in October



It’s almost October, which means the glorious summer sunshine is on its way out, and fall is starting to take hold. This doesn’t mean that it’s any less exciting to visit Europe. I...

8 Incredible UNESCO Sites in Europe



UNESCO stands for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Since 1946, they’ve been recognizing key landmarks around the world that are importan...

5 Amazing Bars in Europe to Visit



The recipe for a decent bar is simple enough. Mix equal parts atmosphere, location, crowd, and good vibes, add a dash of reasonably-priced booze, and chances are you’ve got a prett...

Europe for Disney Lovers: 7 Must-See Places



When you’re hunkered down in a dark movie theater indulging in the guilty pleasure of a Disney film, it’s easy to think that these worlds are completely make-believe. But the good ...

7 of the Cheapest European Cities by Train



Planning a Eurail trip but concerned about your budget? There’s no need to skimp on your itinerary. With careful planning and the inclusion of some wallet-friendly cities, you can ...

14 Tips for Taking Better Photos from a Train



These days it’s almost impossible to have a profound life experience and not reach for your phone or camera. Though many will argue that it’s better to live the moment than attempt...

A Week in Slovenian Paradise



Slovenia is such a great little country. Its size, location, and rail network make it the perfect destination to explore by rail. It also sits as the perfect gateway between Wester...

Best Events in Europe in September



If you thought the summer events ended in August, I’ve got some good news for you. European Septembers are traditionally packed full of festivals and events — from the bizarre and ...