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Beautiful places of Italy – discovering Cinque Terre

The remarkable folded coastline of the Cinque Terre (Five Lands) stretches between the beach resort of Levanto and the port of La Spezia. It encompasses five impossibly beautiful tiny villages – Monterosso,Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore – which are spectacularly wedged into a series of coves between sheer cliffs – their comparative isolation, and the eye-wateringly dramatic nature of their positions, makes Cinque…

7 beautiful reasons to visit the Adirondack Mountains – America’s best kept secret

Being a Brit I’m ashamed to say I hadn’t heard much about the Adirondack Mountains before my visit, well apart from the semi-schlocky killer-animal flick Lake Placid which is set in the area of course (okay that’s even more embarrassing to admit). But to New Yorkers and beyond, this is bonafide backcountry – a place adorned…

10 beautiful reasons to add Montenegro to your travel list

A Balkan pearl of the Mediterranean and brimming with wild mountains, breathtaking Adriatic beaches, medieval villages and huddles of picturesque, orange-roofed houses small but perfectly formed Montenegro is for some the ultimate under-the-radar travel destination. Our guest blogger Sarah Pavlovic from Montenegro Pulse tells us why it should be added to your travel list… You’d be forgiven for not…

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