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Austria: Sensational Skiing

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Posted in Arts and Culture, Austria, Sightseeing, Skiing, Soft Adventure, Spectator Sports, Winter Sports

Austria’s Ski amadé is a sensory experience; a colourful explosion of blue sky, white snow and emerald green trees; interspersed with aromatic aromas of local cuisine and the silken taste of Austrian wine (their secret weapon!). It sharpens your senses – it’s chaotic, intoxicating, raw, in-your-face and utterly exciting. Like
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A Walk Through Sussex, England’s Wine Country

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Posted in Arts and Culture, Culinary, England, Photography, Sightseeing, Soft Adventure, Spectator Sports, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, Wine Country Tours, Wine Tours

Now is the time for wine and nature lovers to rejoice; not only do Sussex vineyards produce beautiful wines, they also provide opportunities to sample, tour the vineyards and meet the Vintners. Fizz On Foot, who offers guided walk and wine tasting tours, combine the great outdoors with walks through
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Alternate Route to Europe from the UK

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Posted in Europe, Last Minute Travel, Photography, Rail Passes, Rail Tours, Rail Travel, Sightseeing, Spectator Sports, Uncategorized, United Kingdom

EUROSTAR Forget short-haul flights, delays and the rigorous security inspections that come with it – take the train instead! Train travel is not only environmentally friendly but pleasurable and remarkably quick too. It’s easier than flying and you get to see the country you’re traveling through. Eurostar is the high-speed
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Europe Through the Windscreen (Part Two)

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Posted in Architectural, Arts and Culture, Belgium, Culinary, England, Europe, France, History Tours, Photography, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, Upscale Travel

DEAL (COUNTY KENT) & BENTLEY Like all of England, the rural landscape is manicured, clean and precise – the habits of an old and fastidious land where the great British tradition of an afternoon tea in a quirky worn-around-the-edges Tea Room is a prerequisite. Driving a Bentley Continental GT Speed (Conti
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Europe Through the Windscreen (Part One)

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Posted in Around-the-World, Arts and Culture, Castle Tours and Stays, Culinary, Driving Vacations, England, Europe, Italy, Photography, Sightseeing, Spectator Sports, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, Upscale Travel, Wales

WALES & LOTUS Wales is home to Tom Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta Jones, the world’s oldest language and more castles per square mile than any other place on Earth. It’s an old and fastidious land of charmed, dreamy landscapes; farmhouses and snug villages tucked away amongst deep woodlands in
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A ‘Strangeland’ Musical Trail through East Sussex, England

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Posted in Accommodations, Holiday Travel, United Kingdom

Keane is an international super-group who herald from East Sussex. Bexhill, Hastings and Battle are the towns that will forever be remembered collectively as ‘Strangeland’, the name of the band’s fifth consecutive number-one album, which speaks of places that influenced their lives. Now, a local initiative together with Keane, share
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Fighting Ethnocentrism by Going to Europe: Travel as a Political Act with Rick Steves

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Posted in Accommodations, Adventure, Europe, European Rail, Food Tours, Historical travel, History Tours, Planning

The name Rick Steves has become synonymous with savvy, frugal, no-nonsense travel. He’s established a veritable European travel empire, including dozens of guidebooks, tours, apps, travel products and even the beloved PBS series, complete with its own theme song. But in the case of Rick Steves, “empire” isn’t really the
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British Blooms at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens

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Posted in Architectural, Arts and Culture, England, Fall Foliage, United Kingdom

My plan, upon finding myself in London with a day off, was to indulge my inner Downton Abbey fan with a trip to Highclere Castle. The Jacobethan “country home” that housed the fictitious Grantham clan was, however, closed until spring so I decided to trudge from my friend’s flat in
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Cumbrian Food Trail

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Posted in Accommodations, Culinary, United Kingdom

From sticky toffee pudding and gastro pubs, to farmers markets and heritage meat farms, our editor Cindy-Lou Dale rekindles our national love-affair with Cumbria, seeking out purveyors of fine food and taste-testing her way across the Lake District. If you’re an inquisitive cook you’ll no doubt like exploring new tastes
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Kensington: How to Spend a Rainy Day in London

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Posted in 18-35 Youth, Activities, Archeology, Architectural, Arts and Culture, Europe, Holiday Travel, United Kingdom

If you know better, you avoid London’s Victoria and Albert Museum like the plague when it rains, especially if that rain happens to be falling on a Sunday afternoon when most of the world finds itself at the start of Spring Break. You especially avoid the V&A if a new
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Five Carnivals Around the World

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Posted in 18-35 Youth, Activities, Around-the-World, Arts and Culture, Brazil, Destination Weddings, Ecotours, England, Europe, European Rail, Exchange Students, Family Travel, Festivals, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Gay-Lesbian, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Honeymoons, Italy, Last Minute Travel, Louisiana, North America, Perfoming Arts, Photography, River Cruises (European), Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sightseeing, Singles, Soft Adventure, Solo Travel, South America, South and Central America, Spring Break, Style, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America, Women Only

People from all over the world tend to seek out vacations where they can bask in the sun and enjoy a climate that’s much hotter than then they are used to on a daily basis. But how about you double your pleasure by visiting your chosen destination when they celebrate
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Offbeat Venice

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Posted in Accommodations, Arts and Culture, Historical travel, History Tours, Italy, Jewish Heritage, Romance

If you come away from Venice thinking, “It’s too crowded and it smells,” you’re doing it wrong. Sure, the labyrinthine city’s glory days are long gone, and many of the palazzos along the Grand Canal have been converted to restaurants or left to rot, their first floors already reclaimed by
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The Northern Lights: 6 Tips for Catching a Glimpse

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Posted in Astronomy, Escorted Motorcoach Tours, Iceland, Photography

The Northern Lights are one of Iceland’s top tourist attractions, and for good reason. They’ve fascinated peoples from around the world for thousands of years, from the Inuit of Nunivak Island in the Bering Sea to the Laplanders of northern Scandinavia. In Iceland, Viking lore maintained that the dancing Aurora
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Chez Tante Fauvette: A Tiny, Disheveled Restaurant that Oozes French Charm

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Posted in Activities, Destinations, Europe, Food Tours, France

Northern France is a bit of a secret place for foodies. Its gourmet reputation is well known, but only amongst those who live there. Saint Omer for instance, just 30 minutes inland from the French port of Calais, has a great little bistro in the old town – Chez Tante
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