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10 of the best London food tours and tastings
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10 of the best London food tours and tastings

Food tours and tastings are one of my favourite things to do when I’m travelling – from Thai street food tours to Swiss chocolate tastings they’re a great insight into a new destination. But some of the most interesting…

British Airways Concorde plane
Travel tales

On board Concorde: A tour of an aviation legend

Engineering marvel, design icon, synonym for luxury – Concorde is the supersonic plane that made the world a smaller place. She was built as a joint project between Britain and France, and gets her name from the French word…

Sherlock Holmes statue
Travel tales

Following the Sherlock trail across London

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous creation, ‘consulting detective’ Sherlock Holmes, has had a few different incarnations over the last 125 years. But one of the latest is in the BBC’s fantastic series Sherlock, which has taken the old stories…

Port tasting samples in Porto, Portugal
Travel tales

Just a drop: A port wine tasting in Porto

It’s in both the name of the country and the city – there’s no escaping port on a trip to Porto. I’m a huge wine lover and have tasted my way around wine regions across the world, but for…

Climbing Vesuvius’ crater
Travel tales

Inside the volcano: Climbing Vesuvius’ crater

‘We’re going where?’ After trudging up a kilometre-long stony, dusty track as it looped its way up the side of the volcano, we had reached the top of Vesuvius. Or so I thought. To our right a neatly fenced-off…

Champagne cork
Travel tales

A taste of bubbly: Touring the Champagne vineyards

If you’re staying in Reims, it’s easy to visit a few of the big-name Champagne producers found around the outskirts, like Pommery or Taittinger. But if you want to discover some of the more unusual small producers and taste…

Pommery Champagne house
In pictures

The weird world of Pommery // In pictures

I’ve been on a few winery tours and they usually follow the same format – a tour of the cellars, a talk about how the wine is made and a tasting – so was expecting more of the same…