Category: Away from the City

The grand houses of Provence with lush gardens

Cruising down Rhône with Provence’s wine

Ever since the publication in 1989 of Peter Mayle’s runaway bestseller A Year in Provence, this southernmost region of France A week in Provence's vineyards, cruising along the river-ways in…

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Japanese bridge and willows which featured in many of Monet's paintings

Normandy – Cradle of Impressionism

Follow the footsteps of Impressionism's great Masters I have often driven through Normandy and admired the landscape and rural architecture and promised myself I would explore the region in more…

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All aboard Japan’s luxury trains

Experience the beauty of the Japanese landscape with a one-of-a-kind luxury train voyage, thanks to the East Japan Rail Company’s Train Suite Shiki- Shima. Despite the country’s small size, there…

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At SwimVacation go hard or go easy

Wild Caribbean

Claim your buried treasure Welcome to New World mystery. Unleash your elemental wild side in this place, unlike any other in the world. Claim your buried treasure. Explore a few…

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Royal One Bed Suite Scenic Azure

The Jewel of Iberia

It’s easy to be enchanted in Porto. Perched on the cusp of the petulant Atlantic, at the mouth of the Douro River, Portugal’s ancient wine trading hub has always been…

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Azucar Sweetens the Spirit

There’s only one meeting today, with a hammock overlooking Monte Gordo. Your biggest, and only, decision is how good you’re willing to let this get. Grab a chilled coconut and…

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Boranup Karee Forest, David Steele

Margaret River, Wine, Food and Adventures in Nature

Western Australia has great appeal as it’s less than a six-hour flight from Singapore and its Mediterranean climate is most inviting. Drive three hours south of Perth to the Margaret…

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The Jewel of Iberia

A journey up the dramatic Douro River is an opportunity to delve into the rich history and traditions of the Portuguese heartland, discovers Nick Walton. 02d DSC_2929 02f DSC_3033 It’s…

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Blink, and You’ll Miss It

YOUR EMOTIONAL RESCUE BLINK, AND YOU’LL MISS IT You’ve been there - at the crossroads between the possible and impossible. Staring straight at what you love and don’t want to…

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Rustic Luxury Outside of Palermo

Leave the 21st century behind when you walk through the doors of Villa Valguarnera, an aristocratic villa where your host is a Sicilian princess. Three elegant reception rooms and the…

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