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31
Aug

The Magical Vineyards of Beaune, Burgundy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On my first night in Beaune, Burgundy I fell in love. I wasn’t expecting or looking for it, it just happened. Just like that. The waitress placed the plate of cheese on our table and I felt my stomach turn. I’d eaten my bodyweight in cheese the previous week during my barge trip and I truly believed I’d tasted every cheese known not only to Burgundy, but to man himself. As it turned out, I had not.
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29
Aug

Countryside Breaks

I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or the fact that I live in the city, but I’d take a holiday in the countryside over a city break anytime. Walks around hidden, tranquil lakes and grassy mountain trails, drinks by the fireside in small, local bars and drives along narrow, country roads with random pitstops in tiny villages and towns. Read more »

15
Aug

Food and Wine Destinations – France, Italy and Basque Country

When I arrive in a village, town or city I seek out the best places to eat. I don’t need crisp, linen tablecloths, chandeliers or michelin stars. A good meal rarely needs such frills, it comes down to the chefs use of good ingredients, passion and love for food. Read more »

7
Aug

Saving Money On Holidays

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s face it, we’re going through a recession and things aren’t what they used to be. No longer are we able to take a long summer break in some luxurious resort abroad, then hit the slopes for the ski season and fit in a few mini-breaks in the months between. Read more »