Destinations

Brittany

The Oysters of Brittany

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Exports form a tiny percentage of total oysters farmed in Brittany. And no wonder, since every cove, bay and harbour in the area claim their local oysters are the non plus ultra in taste. Here,…

Vatican

Italy Unlocked: An Interview with Insight Vacations Travel Director Bradford McEwen

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Italy is often peddled in predictable packages as a raven-haired vision of pasta, machismo and melodrama. Insight Vacations’ Travel Director Brad McEwen sets the record straight and outlines a more complicated country that blends light…

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Morocco

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Morocco’s mountains, coastline, desert, oases, souks and cities, give the country a topological diversity to match its demographic one. With Arabs, Berbers, Saharawis and Europeans all sharing this sliver of land in North Africa, the…

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…

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…

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…