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Getting There

SailSterling to great wines

Enjoy a luxurious week long sailing itinerary taking in the Sicilian Aeolian Islands on fully skippered catamarans, each with its own private chef and hostess. SailSterling, the company, behind these brand new sailing tours, has personally crafted the immersive itineraries through their expertise and knowledge of the area. Spectacular Sicilian Aeolian islands The six night […]

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France

Cheers to Beer

In spite of all her protests friends of Anna Hyman still maintain that her visit to the Nord-Pas- de -Calais region of France to learn more about brewing was actually one glorified pub crawl! There used to be scores of small local breweries in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of Northern France but with the decline of […]

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Germany

Cruising to wine, chocolate and beer

A river cruise is the perfect way to relax as Anna Hyman discovered. What’s not to like -cruising along beautiful rivers at a gentle pace, mooring at quaint riverside wine towns and villages, and on board ship fabulous food and a great crew. We were standing in the Pfaiz Historical Museum in Speyer gazing somewhat […]

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Americas

Discovering Charleston

It was April and Charleston, South Carolina was bathed in warm sunshine – perfect weather for exploring. Anna Hyman set forth to find out what this historic, enchanting city had to offer. ‘I think I am going to move to Charleston’, I said one morning to the delightful waitress, ‘I love this city, it’s really […]

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Europe

Belgium on a plate: a restaurant and a book

Some of the best meals we have ever eaten have been in Belgium. Apart from it being a delightful country to explore, it is also a great destination for food lovers.

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Europe

Guernsey – a Map, Duke of Richmond and Victor Hugo

The pretty Channel Island of Guernsey, with its lovely beaches, country lanes, association with Victor Hugo and fascinating history proved to be a great choice as a short break destination for Anna Hyman and Joan Brown. Why, I wanted to know, was the splendid St Peter Port hotel where Joan and I had stayed whilst […]