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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.

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: 1. Whether you’re...

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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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Traditional Handcrafts from Mexico

A group of women in a small town in the Mexican State of Guerrero is working to preserve their ancient handcrafts.  Using the traditional techniques of hand-spinning, dyeing and weaving they create the most beautifully embroidered and colourful huipiles, (highly...

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Look Who’s Coming to the Feria

If you’re interested in folk art, traditional artisan work, style and colour or interior design then you wouldn’t want to miss the Feria Maestros del Arte being held in Chapala in Mexico. Take a look at a selection of artisans who will be featured at the Fair this...

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History of Feria

The History of the Feria Maestros del Arte By Marianne Carlson Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico Feria Maestros del Arte is an art show conceived from a trip in 2002 when a friend and I took a “four-day-adventure-mega-shopping trip” to 16 artisan villages between Ajijic and...

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A Winter Stay in the English Midlands

A winter stay in the English Midlands Most people when they visit Britain tend to go to London, Edinburgh or maybe York, Bath or Glasgow.  The vast majority of the country is completely missed by overseas visitors. The Midlands, as the name implies, is in the middle...

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12 Point Travel Checklist

A quick 12 point travel checklist before you leave for your next overseas trip.  A little pre-planning before you leave can save a lot of stress when you're far from home. Always check the expiry date of your passport before departure and leave a copy with...

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