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Venice: a taste of the invisible city

Charlotte Carlton provides a gastronomic yet wallet friendly guide to Italy’s most alluring city… In Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, Marco Polo tells the Emperor Kublai Khan of the city of Zobeide, founded after men of various nations had the same dream of pursuing a woman through an unknown city. Each man goes in search of … Continue reading

City Guide: Riverside London

Louise Alexander takes to the Thames to conjure up a perfect day out taking in many of the capital’s iconic attractions… The great River Thames flows through the heart of London and harbours much of the city’s history, as well as providing a very pleasant alternative highway, giving the crowds and delays of the tube … Continue reading

Ten Great Places for Summer Skiing

Alex Narracot, Founder and CEO of Much Better Adventures, confides their top recommendations for year round winter sports… Many people think of skiing as a winter activity, after all, it does require a little of the cold stuff that isn’t normally associated with summer. However, you do not have to restrict your adventures on the … Continue reading

The gastronomic delights of the Camargue

Vanessa Cutts explores one of southern France’s most beautiful regions…  It’s difficult to decide what the most iconic thing about the Camargue is: Van Gogh’s sunflowers, the wild white horses or perhaps the bullring at Arles loved by Picasso. Arles has a rich association with art and is well known as the home of Van … Continue reading

A taste of Newquay’s attractions and eateries

David Frederick offers a guide to some of the best that the popular Cornish surf spot has to offer…  One of the UK’s favourite coastal towns and an increasingly popular holiday destination, Cornwall’s Newquay has something for everyone, regardless of age and interests. Blessed with a plethora of beautiful beaches, it’s easy to see why so … Continue reading

Bath according to Jane Austen

Angela Youngman provides literature lovers with a tour of one of England’s most beautiful cities…  If you love Jane Austen and her books, then you just have to visit Bath. The elegant, genteel streets filled with pretty yellow stone buildings still bear a resemblance to the Bath that Jane would have known. Walking the streets … Continue reading

Turkey: underneath it all, they sure seem like us

Paul Michelson is won over by Turkey’s colourful characters… I was excited. We were finally packing for Turkey. It was a place I’d wanted to see ever since I’d read the Golden History of the World as a kid. But I was also a little apprehensive. I knew Turkey is no theocracy, but I also … Continue reading

Exploring Sarajevo

Emma Higgins gives us a guide to one of the urban jewels of the Balkans… The word Sarajevo always conjured up in my mind visions of wide streets and chic residents strolling through them. And when I arrived in the Bosnia and Herzegovian capital, I was not disappointed. Some travellers going around Europe might believe … Continue reading

Unique exhibition in Peniche this Easter

Hip and homely Surfers Lodge Peniche in Portugal is welcoming guests over the Easter weekend to an intimate exhibition of surf, sport and travel photography by lifestyle photographer Tobias Ilsanker, as well as ingenious art by Xandi Kreuzeder and surf board making with Waveglider specialist Nico Smith. The exhibition is taking place on the lodge’s roof … Continue reading

New hiking and cycling tours in Armenia help ensure local conservation

Go Barefoot recently announced a new sustainable tourism project in Armenia to protect the biodiversity of the Southern Caucasus… The ambitious project will be used as a model for similar initiatives across the Caucasus, in partnership with the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC). The two organisations have developed ecologically and culturally … Continue reading