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4.9
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There is no better way to buy French wine than direct from the maker’s vineyard. Here’s how to swill, sniff, spit and talk like an expert, and the best hotels to stay in... read more »
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5
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Both are full-blooded cities of southwest France, with accents forged by cassoulet, fighting and rugby football. Toulouse is bigger, Carcassonne more visited. So which is the short-break favourite?... read more »
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5
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Whether you see Nessie or not, you can have a monstrously good time in Inverness. A long way north, but well worth it, the city will wine you, dine you, dance your socks off and send you home happy... read more »
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5
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Destination: New Orleans
Trip type: Food and Drink
Creole and Cajun still rule OK in New Orleans - but hot new chefs are now challenging the old guard with innovative fare... read more »
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5
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Spain - a tour around the top tapas bars uncovers the best of Barcelona’s gastronomic scene, which tantalises the taste buds while you mingle with the locals... read more »
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5
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Iceland is delightfully surprising; it's pristine and beautiful, friendly and quirky. In summer, the sun never sets, and there’s plenty to do, whether you're feeling sporty, lazy or just plain hungry... read more »
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It's as far from well-trodden Machu Picchu as you can get: Iquitos, deep in the Peruvian Amazon and 3,000km from the river's mouth. Fancy roast parrot, anyone? Believe me, that's tame…... read more »
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5
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When I decided to ask my girlfriend to marry me, I shunned proposal hotspots Paris and Venice as too cliché. Instead, we headed to Slovenia, where Lake Bled provided the perfect romantic backdrop... read more »
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Rating:
5
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Destination: Estellenchs, Palma
Trip type: Food and Drink
The fresh produce on Majorca is second to none, and there are all sorts of little gastro gems just waiting to be discovered. Check out my chef's guide to eating off the beaten track... read more »
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Rating:
5
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Destination: Cornwall
Trip type: Food and Drink
With fantastic places to eat (especially if you love fresh fish) and wonderful places to stay, Cornwall is well and truly on the foodie traveller's map... read more »
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5
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A driving tour of Cork and Kerry, in the southwest of Ireland, takes in breathtaking scenery, magnificent vistas and cosy pubs. Plus, you've got a ready-made soundtrack to sing along to as you go...... read more »
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5
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Destination: Rome
Trip type: Food and Drink
The Italian capital has Michelin shrines aplenty – but for a taste of how locals eat, head for Prati (near the Vatican), the Ghetto and Testaccio, for pizza, Jewish specialities and hearty, meaty fare... read more »
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5
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Manchester's Mecca of spice, Rusholme, boasts the highest concentration of Asian eating places in Europe. For foodies with a penchant for fiery, it's time to discover the city's famous Curry Mile... read more »
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5
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Edinburgh is full of great restaurants to suit all budgets. Scottish food is world class and the restaurants highlighted here all have one thing in common - they are fabulous!... read more »
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5
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Discover my favourite ski runs, hotels, restaurants and the rich Royal and celebrity heritage of Klosters in Switzerland... read more »
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5
(2 comments)
Home to the Dalai Lama, Dharamsala is a taste of Tibet in India. Head into the foothills of the Himalayas, and you can catch a glimpse of His Holiness himself and sample the cuisine of Tibetan exiles... read more »
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Rating:
5
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Destination: Beaune
At the heart of Burgundy's famous Cote d'Or wine region is the pretty and historic town of Beaune – the perfect base for a French food and wine break, and easily accessible from the UK by train... read more »
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Rating:
5
(2 comments)
Destination: Amalfi Coast
A few hundred tourists can turn the steep cliffs, coves and narrow roads of Positano and Amalfi into human cattle runs. For a taste of the Italian good life and how the peninsula used to be, head west... read more »
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Rating:
5
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Native ingredients, fresh seafood and a traditional meat and dairy industry give New Zealand an edge on the culinary front. Where better to try the results than Auckland and the capital Wellington?... read more »
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5
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A flotilla holiday is a relaxing way to sail – most of the time, anyway. Joining the fleet in Skiathos, we set a course for Loutraki, the bay of Pelagos and a hilltop restaurant high above Glossa... read more »
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