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Le Dauphin: An Interview with Chef Mathieu Le Guillois

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Located on Church Street in the little town of Le Breuil-en-Auge, is award-wining restaurant, Le Dauphin, or ‘The Dolphin’. Framed by light cinnamon colored beams that would be described as ‘Tudor’ were they a few hundred miles north, Le Dauphin’s humble and provincial exterior belie a magnetism that’s very much international (and royal) in scale.…

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TreadRight Artisan Heritage Initiative

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Have you had a chance to watch our newest video featuring TreadRight Ambassador Celine Cousteau and her visit with Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a mano Giuditta Brozzetti in Perugia? To learn more about the Heritage Initiative or about TreadRight please visit treadright.org

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Travel planning

How to Book the Perfect Tour Holiday

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The decisions that go into booking a tour, from destinations to budgets, from choosing an operator to making sure fellow travellers are happy, require wisdom, time and all the diplomatic skills of the UN. Instead of breaking up friendships, crying over brochures and tearing your hair out over the unfathomable, make life a little easier…

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A Night Of Robert Burns

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A local account by Insight Tour Director Mike Doughty Off for a night out to celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet.  It’s strict dress code this evening so for me highland dress, white shirt, black bow tie, and a kilt in Widows Sons Scotland tartan. The venue for this evening…

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India

Packing for India: An Insider’s Guide

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Both a country and a subcontinent, India’s cultures and climates are almost as varied as its geography. This is brilliant news when it comes to exploring but it can be challenging when it comes to packing for India. To try and simplify things, Insight Vacations India Tour Director, Lalit Bhatt, explains the dos and don’ts…

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Celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans

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Nicknamed the greatest party on earth, when Mardi Gras hits New Orleans the ground shakes, hips swing and the celebrations last late into the night. Celebrate the carnival to end all carnivals with our guide to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the city with greatest amount of bars per capita in the US. Krewe of…

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Treasures of Ireland: In search of The Quiet Man

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During a prolific career that spanned nearly 60 years, the late John Ford, the iconic Irish-American film director who helmed 137 features, brought one of his projects “home” to Ireland for location shooting: The Quiet Man. A nostalgic tribute to Ford’s Irish ancestry, the 1952 film is a beautifully shot Technicolor presentation deserving of its…

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Madrid

Where to Visit in June

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Europe is always a smart destination to visit in June, especially in the north where Scandinavian countries enjoy lake-land parties, never-ending days and some of the best fishing spots in the world. Accommodation tends to be a bit cheaper than during the real high season, too. Elsewhere, the continent’s boot, Italy, possesses cultural pearls ready to…

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The Secrets of Hungarian Strudel

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One of Hungary’s favourite dishes, the humble strudel enjoys a prominent place in culinary culture across much of Europe. Tracing its roots back to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, strudel has featured in celebrations and festivities in Budapest for many centuries. The first bakery dedicated to strudel to open in the city, Strudel House are local experts…

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Manarola

Manarola: A Glimpse of Old Italy

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Celebrated in the paintings of Antonio Discovolo in the 20th century, Manarola, and the Italian Riviera that encompasses it, are special places even to the Italians. Here we take a look at what makes this part of Old Italy so unique. Vineyard House © PhotographyTTL/iStock Famous for its “love trail” – which sounds far more…

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