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Our tips on hot destinations, interesting websites and the best early-bird deals, as well as other stories, recipes and travel tips from our experienced travel advisors.

Designing A Perfect Small Group Tour

A perfect small group tour Designing a perfect small group tour requires a different focus from other group tours where seeing as much as possible with as large a group as possible in a limited time frame is what’s usually on offer.   Lots of early morning starts,...

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Isola Comacina

A medieval curse and an exorcism with every meal Isola Comacina is the only island on  stunningly beautiful Lake Como.   For centuries it remained uninhabited.  It was abandoned after the destruction of its fortifications and buildings in 1169.  One of the casualties...

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Travelling around Mexico

One of the biggest surprises about Mexico is the quality of their inter-city bus services. They boast one of the most modern bus fleets in the world. Buses run every 15 to 30 minutes between the major cities and key places of interest. Even in small towns and villages...

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A Day in Andorra

This week's trip from our home in L’Escala was to Andorra. We went there once before – many, many years ago – and had been, how shall I put it, underwhelmed. From the border and into the capital, Andorra La Vella, is just one long traffic jam; it is almost impossible,...

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Duck Recipe

Crispy duck breast with easy orange sauce and roast potatoes Serves 2 1 x large (350/400gr) duck breast with skin on sea salt and freshly ground black pepper a little duck fat (or butter) for frying Sauce ingredients: 1 rounded dessert spoon of duck fat (or ca. 50gr...

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PARIS Hidden Treasures

As Audrey Hepburn so aptly said ‘Paris is always a good idea’. For those of you who have visited Paris before and worked your way through the usual ‘must see’ sights then this list if hidden treasures is compiled just for you. After all, who would visit Paris just...

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An Extravagance of 20th Century Art

From the images of Montmartre nightlife and the iconic artistic posters of Toulouse Lautrec in Albi to the home of Salvador Dali in Catalonia via a small medieval town home to the most important movement of modern painting of the twentieth century. The Palais de la...

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Day out in the Pyrenees

It is currently high summer here in Catalonia. Fortunately it doesn't get nearly as hot here as it does further south in Spain, but sometimes you just feel like going up into the mountains for some fresher air. Last Monday was just one such occasion. It was 35 degrees...

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Finding the Right Travel Insurance

Travel insurance has become an essential packing item for travellers, but finding ‘the right one’ is not always so simple. There are various travel insurance policies you could purchase and each may offer different benefits and apply different exclusions. “Travel...

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Greenwich Village – and the beat goes on …

10 not to be missed highlights of ‘the Village’. On its way to being gentrified Greenwich Village, artists’ haven, Bohemian capital and the birthplace of the 60’s counterculture is still home to some of the best music, food and architecture. Home to some of the city’s...

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7 Reasons to Visit Brooklyn, NYC

Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan and you’ll end up in DUMBO – Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.  This relatively small and walkable neighbourhood punches above its weight in must do experiences. Here are a few of my favourites. Whether you’re a...

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Paris to Barcelona in just 6 hours

The new France-Spain TGV Duplex is now operating between Paris and Barcelona and you can now travel in daylight hours and enjoy the spectacular scenery. The options include Paris-Barcelona in just over 6 hours, Lyon-Barcelona in 5 hours (if you’re in Lyon don’t miss...

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The 'Shame of Italy' transformed.
Matera, until the 1950's, was a place of poverty and disease where people lived in caves without electricity or running water. By the late 1960's most of the population had been re-housed.
Located in a remote corner of southern Italy this now UNESCO World Heritage listed town has remained relatively unknown to foreign tourists.
The ancient neighbourhoods are formed by a series of grottoes carved out of limestone hanging spectacularly on the edge of a ravine.
Whilst some of the caves have now been transformed into small hotels and restaurants the labyrinth of narrow alleyways reveal the site of original homes and cave churches.
This is one of the most unusual and spectacular places in all of Italy. Why not join us in September as this fascinating region is revealed in our small group tour of the heel of Italy and on across to the splendours of the Amalfi Coast.
Take a look at the full itinerary for this very special tour at www.bigyellowsuitcase.com.au
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Just saw this show in London. Fantastic renditions of Dylan songs built into a great script. Loved every moment. Don't miss it if you're going to be in London. ... See MoreSee Less

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