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Often called “The Venice of the North”, Stockholm lies picturesquely on 14 islands where the fresh waters of Lake Mälaren join the Baltic Sea. The charm of its unique setting lies in the mixture...

There is a part of Spain, within a day’s drive of the Algarve, that you may have never heard of, let alone visited. If I’m right, you have been missing something interesting.

I’m talking...

Copenhagen is a vibrant and clean capital city, full of history, culture, grand palaces, fine restaurants, ancient winding streets, beautiful canals and stylish modern architecture. This unique...

In Part 1, we described our exploration of Galicia’s Atlantic coast and lovely old towns of the wine-growing Rías Baixas region in the south. Our journey now continued along the River Miño to the...

As a child I was intrigued by the names of the sea areas used in the BBC Radio Weather Shipping Forecasts. Most of these names, like Plymouth, Portland, Wight and Dover, could be found on a map of...

We visited the magnificent, centennial, palatial guesthouse in Silves for an unforgettable getaway.

For many years, I’ve driven past the beautiful old building and thought how wonderful it...

As an American, albeit (after 47 years living in Europe) a real Ex-Pat, I have always wanted to see two of America’s most famous national parks – Yellowstone and the adjoining Grand Teton. A...

Our first bullet train journey took us from east coast Tokyo to west coast Kanazawa, home to the ancient Maeda clan, one of the most powerful samurai families. On our arrival at Kanazawa Station,...

One of the most interesting things we saw during our recent trip to China was a UNESCO World Heritage site that is actually an entire city. The old city of Pingyao, located about 715km southwest...

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