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A taste of South Africa’s Cape winelands
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A taste of South Africa’s Cape winelands

I love a good glass of wine, but like a lot of people I have my faithful favourites – a crisp New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and a dark Argentinian Malbec are mine. When it comes to South African wine…

Log house luxury in the Cotswolds
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Log house luxury in the Cotswolds

Driving past lake after lake as we crossed Ontario on my Canadian road trip last year, I’d spot the occasional  log cabin, tucked between the trees and reflected in the water. Usually with a boat moored up and sometimes…

On and off the slopes in Bansko, Bulgaria
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On and off the slopes in Bansko, Bulgaria

Skiers in brightly coloured jackets weighed down by boots and skis stagger along the pavement, overtaken by a horse and cart and watched by a group of old ladies chatting on a bench by the roadside. Not a sight…

What's it like skiing in Bulgaria?
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What’s it like skiing in Bulgaria?

For many people, skiing in Europe means the Alps. It’s where I learnt to ski and I’ve been back again and again. France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy are home to Europe’s best-known ski resorts, but they come with a…

Day in the life of a safari at Naledi Bushcamp, South Africa
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A day in the life of a safari in South Africa

A safari is a real wishlist trip, and something I’d been dreaming about doing for years. But even when you’ve picked a location there are so many different options – self-drive or guided, private reserve or National Park, tented…

Relearning the art of patience on safari
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Rediscovering the art of patience on safari

It’s the last of our five game drives in Balule Game Reserve, just after our final coffee stop and at the end of  15 hours out in the bush on safari in South Africa. We’ve been weaving our way…