Yearly Archives :

2015

New Year

New Year Celebrations Around the World

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Ushering in the New Year used to be simple. Friends had the same dates and kept the same customs. Today, however, people operate in the midst of several calendars, they’re increasingly conscious that it’s celebrated…

Still Focused on Ireland

Still Focused on Ireland

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It’s not very often that my mind is still in a place I visited two months ago. But it is. My mind has been in Ireland since my visit in October on a trip via…

A Guide to Cava

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Cava is, in layman’s terms, Champagne made in Spain. The devil, however, lies in the detail. Champagne, as a region, is very different both in soil and climate to Sant Sadurni, where most Cava is…

Mostar Bridge

Exploring the Balkans with Insight Vacations Tour Director Hugh McMillan

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  Hugh McMillan may have been a late starter when it came to wanderlust, having first left Australia at 22, but he’s more than made up for it since. With a decade of travel industry…

first class

How to get an Upgrade at the Airport

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Few things are quite so pleasurable as walking through the doors of an aircraft and turning left, especially on the first day of your holiday. And when an upgrade is courtesy of the airline, and…

Venice

Inside The Bauer L’Hotel in Venice

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Venice, it is said, has the highest concentration of luxury hotels in the world. However, few truly capture the city’s well-developed sense of romance more ravishingly than the Bauer L’Hotel. Founded in 1880 as the…

An Interview with Insight Travel Director Chad Hartin

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Vancouver-based Chad Hartin has been leading tours across the globe for well over a decade. However, his thirst for discovery goes back much further – ever since a travel director came to his father’s beef farm…

St Peter's Basilica

Packing for Rome: An Insider’s Guide

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Every city offers its own unique set of challenges, but packing for Rome is particularly tricky; a fashion conscious city that demands a lot of legwork to fit in all the sights, with the added…

Český Krumlov

Where to Visit in April

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Sandwiched between the winter freeze and the hotter months of high season, April is an ideal time to plan that perfect trip, particularly across Europe and the United States. For many places, it’s the month…