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 See Spain In 2 Weeks (By Train)



By now you’ve probably heard all the great reviews about Spain. The tales of beautiful beaches, a perfect climate, unbeatable tapas, the constant flow of sangria, and never-ending ...

Solo Travel Stories: The Benefits of Going Alone



Anyone who’s done it will tell you – there’s something pretty incredible about traveling alone. Actually, there are several things incredible about it. Sure, nothing quite beats sh...

Best Events in Europe in November



It’s almost November in Europe, and that means winter is fast approaching. But don’t despair! There are still plenty of things on the go across the continent. There are festi...

Your Guide to Train Travel in Slovenia



Slovenia is best known for its splendid natural beauty. You’ll find mountains, lakes, ski resorts, characterful towns, manageable cities, and an efficient and comprehensive railway...

8 Things to Do in Belgrade for First-Timers



Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is a city on the rise. It’s had tough reviews in the past, with some claiming that it lacks beauty or charm, but I beg to differ. This intriguing c...

6 Famous Streets in Europe to Walk Along



If you’re about to embark on a rail journey, you probably favor tracks over tarmac. But don’t reject roads simply because they lack the charm and efficiency of rail. Here are six f...

10 of the Best Wine Capitals in Europe by Train



Wine is a source of pride throughout Europe. There are dozens of wine regions that boast ideal conditions for growing the grapes used in wine production, but these aren’t alw...

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 ...