Europe

Beyond Munich: The surprising origins of Oktoberfest foods

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More than six million people flock to Munich each fall to take part in Oktoberfest, the annual 16-day celebration of Bavarian culture. Fitting then that Oktoberfest food (think sausage, cabbage and finger-licking Bavarian pastries) is…

Behind the scenes: Ardgowan Estate

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Sir Ludovic Shaw Stewart 12th Baronet of Greenock and Blackhall, or “Ludo” as he insists to be called, is a man on a mission when it comes to restoring and managing his family home, Ardgowan…

Top Tips For Traveling Responsibly

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The world has become a much smaller place, meaning we are more easily connected to family members living at other ends of the world and more direct flights and accessibility to exotic destinations means we…

10 phrases to get you talking the local lingo in Ireland

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Famous for its alluring coastlines, rugged wilderness and legendary folktales, this captivating country’s backdrop, culture and history were made for grand storybooks. Make the most of your visit to this poetic paradise by picking up…

REMEMBER WHEN: SIX STYLISH TRAVEL REVOLUTIONS 

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From boutique hotels to smartphone apps and personalized services, traveling and staying in style is a far cry from the paper tickets of the 80s or key cubbies of the 90s. Exploring your favorite destination…

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Why You Need to Visit Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Hellenic ruins of the Valley of The Temples stand on a cool and breezy hilltop looking out across the Ionian Sea. Throughout history, Sicily has been subjected to frequent…

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Easy Pace France – A Featured Staff Review

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Though I had been to Paris before, I had not seen much more of the country. I decided to take the Easy Pace experience to France as it gave me greater flexibility to do what…

A Literary Guide to the Lake District

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From the heights of Scafell Pike to rolling farmlands, verdant meadows, shimmering lakes and charming hillside villages, the Lake District offers creative inspiration in spades. A region that has inspired numerous poets and writers, from…

A Guide to San Michele Island

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The Venetian islands are steeped in history, famously inspiring some of history’s most eminent artistic figures. Located directly across the lagoon from the Fondamente Nuove, San Michele Island is Venice’s cemetery island, formed of two…