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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 Auschwitz concentration camp near Kraków in Poland. As we walk across this huge, bleak stretch of land a cold wind whistles by…

5 reasons to visit Krakow, Poland
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5 reasons to visit Krakow, 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.…

Colmar: France's fairytale town
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Colmar, Alsace: A guide to France’s fairytale town

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

Travel highlights On the Luce in 2017, including skiing in Bulgaria, European rail trips, Cinque Terre views, summer in New York, discovering Prince Edward Island and much more.
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On the Luce in 2017

Christmas Day has been and gone, and I’m pretty sure my body is about 90% prosecco and cheese right now. But I love this part of the year, when you look back at what you achieved last year before…

A foodie road trip through South West Wales
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A foodie road trip through South West Wales

South West Wales was where I spent my first-ever holidays, all beach days and rockpooling. But I can’t say I really appreciated the area’s foodie side, unless you’re talking about choosing my favourite ice cream flavour. But this part…