Europe

Summer on Korcula

Thursday, January 2, 2020

We chose the island of Korcula for its location on the idyllic Dalmatian coast, the perfect place to day trip around the surrounding islands. My friend’s family came from the small town of Racisce so we decided that even though it was small it would be lovely to come back to after days of exploring,…

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Tastes and Sights of Lisbon

Friday, July 5, 2019

Our tour with local historian and keen foodie guide from Context Tours was great, a quirky and different way to be introduced to Lisbon.  We visited a local bakery to see Portuguese Tarts being made and sample some of course.  Tasted the sweet wine, Moscato, and paired it with cheese which was a delight.  We…

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At Home In Tuscany

Monday, June 24, 2019

We arrived at our little Tuscan retreat and immediately felt welcomed by our hosts, Paolo and Peter and the lovely staff.  Our home for the next few days is Villa Fontelunga, a beautifully restored home with sweeping views across the Tuscan countryside. We sat and enjoyed a local Prosecco by the pool and watched the…

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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is the romantic iconic train made famous by Agatha Christie’s novel ‘Murder on the Orient Express’. Those who have read the book or watched one of the movies will have memories of this beautiful train winding its way through the snow-covered Alps from Paris to Istanbul. The Belmond company synonymous with luxury,…

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Walking Old Town Dubrovnik

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Arriving into Dubrovnik I had no expectations, I was just excited to visit a new city. I knew it would be hot, historically interesting and busy, but as I was in the taxi curving around the bend with an aerial view of the town, I was not expecting how beautiful and breathtaking it would be….

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Glavica Hill Hike in Stari Grad, Hvar Island

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

After being on a sail boat for 4 days I was eager to stretch out my land legs again and brave the sweltering summer heat that Croatia is known for. A few of my friends and I set off mid-afternoon on a beautiful summer day with the intent of hiking up Glavica Hill for a…

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Port, Picnics and Pinhao: Portugal Is Waiting

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Historic hillside towns, gourmet tapas tours, private yacht sailing and candlelight concerts. Portugal has a lot to offer and we wanted to share some of our favourite experiences with you. “Situated on the banks of the Douro River is the charming northern city of Porto. I loved discovering the city’s laneways and old buildings winding…

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The most beautiful city in Europe!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Budapest is without a doubt my favourite European city so far. From the moment we arrived, driving around the city and exploring Buda Castle blew my mind. We first explored the castle complex on the Buda side of the city. The history is amazing, and Fisherman’s Bastian which was once used as a place for merchants…

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Walk Between The Villages Of The Cinque Terre

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

This morning we left the sanctuary of the iconic Grand Hotel Miramare in Santa Margherita on the Italian Riviera, and drove to Monterosso.  Travelling by car high up on the hilltops was a great way to enjoy the views across the ocean and explore the often-unseen countryside inland from the coast.  After encountering several cyclists…

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Marseille and Millau, An Old City and A New Bridge

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Marseilles you may ask – Why Marseilles? Maybe its that edgy seedy reputation that has some appeal that makes it fascinating and even more of a curiosity. Sure the city has a gritty side, after all it is an ancient port city, no nonsense and with purpose. I had a private guide and delved into…

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