A Taste Of…

A Taste Of The Highlands – castles, lochs and breathtaking vistas along Scotland’s Great Glen.

Famed for its magnificent landscapes and wild beauty, the Scottish Highlands is a region steeped in legend and tradition. With ruined castles, ancient sites, mountains, lochs and glens seemingly at every turn, their splendour only enhanced by their links to a history filled with stories of proud defiance, betrayal and bloodshed. I finally got to …

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A Taste Of Portugal – sun, sea and history in the heartland.

  Beautiful memories of Portugal continue to haunt me. I’ve already written about how wonderful Lisbon was, a city I yearn to visit again. But Portugal is so much more than Lisbon and I had a chance to venture outside of the city during my recent visit. A smorgasbord of wonders with beautiful scenery, awe-inspiring architecture, quaint …

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A Taste Of Scotland – a day out on the Ayrshire coast.

On a recent trip to Scotland we ended up in Ayrshire quite by accident. Intending to visit the Highlands, a last minute mix-up meant we ended up going to Ayrshire instead. The birthplace of famous sons like Robert the Bruce, Sir Alexander Fleming and Robert Burns, the county of Ayrshire is a region of contrasts. Lying on the …

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A Taste Of France – postcard from Charente.

  From the Atlantic coast to the foothills of the Massif Central the beautiful Poitou-Charentes region of western France is an amazingly diverse landscape. With some of the mildest weather in France outside the areas on the mediterranean, it spans sundrenched beaches, estuaries, vineyards, rivers and woods. Breathtaking are the fields just resplendent with sunflowers their faces …

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