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Truffle Breaks in Piedmont

  Autumn is an important time in the Italian region of Piedmont. Unlike the neighbouring region of Liguria with its plethora of coastal towns, Piedmont comes alive with activity in the colder months. There’s one delicious thing at the centre of this energy: truffles. In particular, the White Alba truffle, which is available nowhere else … Read more

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Island Hopping: A Caribbean Cruise

  Three weeks before Christmas, I board a plane to Barbados to escape the worst floods and storms Britain has seen in years. What awaits is the Caribbean at its best: temperatures that don’t drop below 27 degrees during my stay, an assured and vibrant culture, and my first taste of cruising. Island-hopping my way … Read more