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Coastal Gems in Le Marche, Italy

Coastal Gems in Le Marche, Italy

Some of the best coastal gems in Le Marche are in the north, near Ancona, several can only be reached by cycling, scheduled bus, or by boat. Monte Conero stands out, a nature reserve with dramatic steep limestone slopes, leading to lapping azure waters. Don't miss the neighbouring spectacular blue flag white sandy beaches of Sirolo and Numana.

 

Written by Colette Bett

posted Sunday, 29th July

Weekend Inspiration

Weekend Inspiration

When we were all down in the dumps about global finances some clever soul somewhere invented the ’Staycation’: An opportunity for weekend inspiration to do all the great things in your area which you never do because they’re local and you could do them anytime. But there’s definitely a next level to that invention. And that would be some kind of Stay-adventure. Let’s plan a break around one of the really memorable, bucket-list-y experiences in our local area!

 

Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Sunday, 22nd July

Summer Hotspots from The Hotel Guru

Summer Hotspots from The Hotel Guru

Summer holidays are about to kick in, still wondering where to head for? The Hotel Guru have come up with some top tips. How about ballooning in central Turkey? Or if you'd rather save that for a cooler season, then perhaps a beach lolling break with a hint of interest will tick the box? There's always culture and landscape of course, so whichever, we've got it covered.

 

Written by Colette Bett

posted Sunday, 8th July

Tip Top Lake Locations from the Hotel Guru

Tip Top Lake Locations from the Hotel Guru

There are no crashing waves, crowded beaches or wafts of sun cream here! Serenity reigns amongst the alpine lakes with stunning mountain views over still clear glacial waters. Churches and castles nestle into the shores, each with their own stories to tell. If activity is the name of the game, then Lakeside is where it's at, you just have to choose which Lake you'd prefer to visit.

 

Written by Colette Bett

posted Saturday, 30th June

7 Epic Algarve Beaches

7 Epic Algarve Beaches

This summer, destination Algarve! But do you really know where you're heading? Where are the beautiful sandy stretches of shoreline? Which beaches lie beneath the honey hued cliffs? How do you reach them? And are there any caves you can motor into over the warm quiet turquoise waters?

 

Written by Colette Bett

posted Tuesday, 19th June

Three Of The Best Things To See In Berlin

Three Of The Best Things To See In Berlin

Never been to Berlin ? Put it on the list and put it at the top. On the surface, a capital city much like any other, shopping, art, restaurants, museums etc but its twentieth century history raises it above any other city I can think of. It may be a cliché to say that you can imagine a jack boot round every corner and a Red under every bed, but it’s easy when you’re there.

 

Written by Hugh Graham-Watson

posted Friday, 17th November 2017

Where To Stay For Three Unmissable Museums in Naples.

Where To Stay For Three Unmissable Museums in Naples.

A snapshot of the Unmissable Museums in Naples, why the're worth the visit? Where to stay for easy access to most, with the added bonus of a memorable walk or fabulous view from others.

 

Written by Sophie Barling

posted Thursday, 12th October 2017

All That Jazz

All That Jazz

This year, France celebrates the 70th anniversary of the world's first jazz festivals, held in Nice and Paris in the summer of 1948. Now, you'll find festivals in Paris parks and Roman amphitheatres, village bandstands country meadows, medieval fortresses and Renaissance chapels.

 

Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Monday, 2nd October 2017

Best Restaurants in Avignon

Best Restaurants in Avignon

Avignon is one of France's most beautiful cities. It's also one of the most visited. Sadly, not many of those who visit stay long. As a result, it's all too easy to eat a mediocre meal in one of the restaurants that lure tourists with multilingual menus in the city centre. But follow the locals to quieter streets to have your faith in local cooking restored.

 

Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Tuesday, 30th May 2017

The Perfect Mortadella from Bologna

The Perfect Mortadella from Bologna

I've never been a fan of mortadella. Every version I've tried reminds me, greasily, of school dinners. But it's Bologna's signature sausage and this is my first trip to the city. Maybe, I think, the real thing will be different from the ersatz version.

 

Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Sunday, 9th April 2017