Notes from Poland

Welcome to 'Once Upon A Time In Kraków', I'm Tim. I left my native Australia in 1998 and moved to Europe. I love the 'Old World'. I've spent the last 23 years travelling the continent as a freelance travel & tour director, introducing awesome people from all over the world to amazing travel experiences. Along the way i met my wife Sabina in Paris, and moved to Kraków in her native Poland. We now live with our children in 'the village', close to Kraków, in the mountains of Southern Poland. When I'm not travelling with Insight Vacations & Luxury Gold  guests through Europe, I'm likely seeking out adventures with my family in Asia, Africa, and here on the continent.

The travel expertise I've gained over the past two and a half decades is greater than anything you'll find in a guide book or online. I know the cities and towns of Europe as if they were my hometowns.  In 2019 I was recognised by the World's leading travel magazine, 'Wanderlust', with the 'Highly Commended Award' at the World Guide Awards, held at the Royal Geographical Society in London. My expertise is available to you in the services below.

People always tell me that I should write a book. My response was usually that I don't have time. Well, thanks to Covid, it seems that now I do. So it's here too. A blog rather than a book, with no real beginning and no idea where it might end. Stories and notes about life in Poland, timeless Kraków, 'the village', travels & adventures. 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy it!



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Country Roads of Poland

25th March-7th April 2022

Join myself and Insight Vacations for an in-depth and 'off the beaten path' journey through Poland in Spring 2022!

As well as the major highlights of Krakow, Zakopane, Wrocław, Gdansk & Warsaw, we will visit smaller towns and experience village life!

This is a one-off custom itinerary. click below for more info.