Want a break before Christmas? How about a little food and wine in Italy…

  Lake Garda and Trentino Food Festival NOVEMBER 3rd to 5th 2017 Three days devoted to the gastronomy of  The main local delicacy is Carne Salada (salted meat), but the region also showcases extra virgin olive oil, broccoli from Torbole, fish from the lake, vegetables from Val di Gresta, beers, wines, coffee and cakes.What’s not to like… Merano Wine Festival and Culinaria Food Festival NOVEMBER 10th – 14th 2017 A festival of wine at the Kurhaus, the Art Nouveau building in the heart of Merano, South Tyrol with more than 500 selected Italian and international vintners and over a hundred … Continue reading Want a break before Christmas? How about a little food and wine in Italy…

Planning a big gathering? Price reductions on seven luxury holiday homes

Original Cottages have just sent me details of big reductions on seven of their most luxurious large group holiday homes and I thought I’d pass it on. It’s not a personal recommendation as I haven’t stayed in any of these cottages or booked with the company, but I thought it might give you some ideas if you were thinking of celebrating a big birthday (I don’t have those any more, just hardly noticeable wee little birthdays that are hardly worth counting), or planning a family reunion or a getaway with friends. As you’ve probably guessed, the big savings come during … Continue reading Planning a big gathering? Price reductions on seven luxury holiday homes

Meet T Rex and the Tree People in Scarborough and discover the wonders of the Dinosaur coast

The annual Yorkshire Fossil Festival in Scarborough on September 22 to 24 is a weekend of free, fossil-focussed, family-friendly fings to do…(Ok, I’ll stop with the alliteration) And it all takes place at the Rotunda, one of the world’s first … Continue reading Meet T Rex and the Tree People in Scarborough and discover the wonders of the Dinosaur coast

New walking tours for 2018 – from the Andes to Newfoundland and the Carpathian Mountains

Walking and outdoor holiday specialist, HF Holidays have annouced five new tours. Andes and Coast in Colombia A tour around Colombia, stopping off at the country’s capital Bogota, the port Cartagena, and the Zona Cafetera coffee region. It’s a chance … Continue reading New walking tours for 2018 – from the Andes to Newfoundland and the Carpathian Mountains