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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.

The Mystery of the Missing Amber Room

Dubbed the 'Eighth Wonder of the World' the location of the original Amber Room is still a mystery. Gifted to Peter the Great by the King of Prussia in 1716.  This extraordinarily beautiful room glowed with tons of amber and other semi-precious stones and backed with...

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Best city in the world

San Miguel de Allende was voted best city in the world in 2018 by Travel & Leisure readers for an unprecedented 2nd time. This colonial-era city located in Mexico's central highlands has a thriving arts scene and is home to many weekend cultural festivals.  It's a...

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Panama celebrating 500 years

Panama celebrating 500 years in 2019 European conquest, a Welsh buccaneer, pirates, treasure, elegant hats and a disputed canal all conspire to create the modern story of Panama. These days, with a gentle stroll  you can circumnavigate the peninsula of Panama in less...

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Genuine Mexican Art

The Fair that Supports Genuine Mexican Art and Artisans by Mexperience The Mexican art scene is undergoing tremendous change. A culmination of circumstances which include low-cost machine-manufacturing, cheap import copies from the far-east, and artisans moving to...

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Early Bird Travel Deals 2019

It's that time of year again.   Early bird travel deals are now available.  Great bargains to be had on early bird flights to Europe and beyond.  Whether you fly economy or business it's worth checking online or with your preferred travel agent to secure the best...

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Saints and Shamans coexist in the Mayan World

Following the brutal Spanish conquest of the Americas in the 16th century the conquerors immediately set out to convert the indigenous people to Catholicism. Violence was the preferred method of persuasion of the Spaniards so, the Indians opted to incorporate elements...

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Amalfi Coast – Views to Soothe The Soul

Capri - Villa San Michele "I want my house to be open to sun and wind and the voice of the sea, like a Greek temple, and light, light, light everywhere" The words of Alex Munthe, Swedish physician, when he fell in love with the idyllic island of Capri off the Amalfi...

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12 Hidden Treasures in Rome

  12 hidden treasures in Rome Rome is full of so many 'must-see' sights it's easy to become overwhelmed.  For those people planning to spend an extended time in the Eternal City or on repeat visits here are 12 hidden treasures in Rome which will take you beyond...

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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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