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5 minute read

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Uncorking the delights of La Rioja

To many people, Spain’s province of La Rioja is immediately synonymous with its full and fruity red wine. Indeed, the wine culture of the area is the main attraction for many of its visitors – wine has been produced here since Roman times, and today there are over 500 wineries...

Jackie Cook

By Jackie Cook

26th Apr 2019

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4 minute read

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Escaping the crowds on a Venice city break

The unique city of Venice must surely be on everyone’s wish list of cities to visit at least once in their lifetime. A logic-defying marvel built on more than one hundred small islands in the Venetian Lagoon, this city of canals and bridges has to be seen to be believed...

Andy Wenham

By Andy Wenham

8th Feb 2019

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4 minute read

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Exploring the atmospheric towns of Portugal’s Silver Coast

My favourite kind of places to visit are those that achieve that fine balance of being vibrant and upbeat, yet remaining friendly and welcoming: I find this creates a unique, lovely and memorable atmosphere. I was delighted to discover these very qualities on my trip to Portugal, which was based...

Lisa Starr

By Lisa Starr

14th Jan 2019

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4 minute read

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Enjoying the quirks of local life in Umbria

For travellers wanting to experience the glorious art, culture and landscapes of Italy, Tuscany is a hugely popular choice, yet sitting right next door to this is the lesser-known but equally stunning Umbria. Aptly named the ‘green heart’ of Italy, the region is characterised by undulating hills lush with vegetation...

Laura Edwards

By Laura Edwards

8th Jan 2019

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