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My seventh year On the Luce
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My seventh year On the Luce

The sun’s shining, the Champagne’s on ice and there’s a double birthday celebration for both me and the blog. On the Luce has reached it’s seventh anniversary (and I’ve reached a slightly older age!) after another big year –…

Food in Saint Lucia in the Caribbean
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Food in Saint Lucia: From market to plate

The food on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia is a real mixture of influences – take West Indian produce and Creole cooking techniques, add a touch of French flair, some British imports and a pinch of African and…

My travel confessions
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My travel confessions

After 30 years of travel, 50 countries and seven years of blogging, you’d think I might actually be good at this travel thing by now. Travel’s my passion, and I love being able to share my advice and experiences…

Auschwitz-Birkenau
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A haunting visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland

The skies are dark and moody as we pass through the gates of Birkenau, part of the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp not far from Kraków in Poland. As we walk across this huge, bleak stretch of land a cold…

5 reasons to visit Krakow, Poland
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5 reasons to visit Kraków, Poland

When you book a spring weekend away in northern Europe you never know what you’re going to get. Rain, sun, snow – a bit of everything? So you need a destination that ticks a few boxes. Small enough not…

Colmar: France's fairytale town
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Colmar: France’s fairytale town

I have a weakness for canalside cities – Annecy, Bruges, Amsterdam, Venice. But one of my all-time favourites is Strasbourg in France’s Alsace region, a city overflowing with half-timbered medieval buildings and flower-lined canals. So when I heard that…