Food and drink

Foodie Weekend in Porto – Couples Travel Article

Foodie Weekend in Porto A few weeks ago I went to Porto on a foodie and wine tour with the folks from AtWill Tours. It was a couple of days of food, wine, port, and wandering around this fantastic city. I had no preconceptions whatsoever about Porto. I went with a fresh perspective and I loved it! A city full of food, culture, architecture, and of course, the home of delicious Port, a fortified wine that if you have yet…

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Gingerbread houses at ArkDes Museum in Stockholm – Scandinavian Travel Article

Gingerbread houses at ArkDes Museum in Stockholm On November 30, 2017 the annual exhibition of gingerbread houses will open at ArkDes, the architecture and design centre in Stockholm. ArkDes is located on the “museum island” of Skeppsholmen, next to the Moderna Museet. This year’s exhibition is the 27th. It will run until January 7, 2018. Free entry. More info www.arkdes.se ArkDes is the new name for what used to be the Architecture Museum.   Hotels in Stockholm Book now: Hotels, hostels,…

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Chefs pair three Dom Perignon vintage champagnes with a six-course dinner on two ships of Oceania Cruises – Cuba Travel Article

Chefs pair three Dom Perignon vintage champagnes with a six-course dinner on two ships of Oceania Cruises A revelation of tastes By David G. Molyneaux, editor TheTravelMavens.com Three Dom Perignon vintage champagnes and desert on Oceania Riviera (Photo courtesy of Oceania Cruises) In the latest extravagance at sea, Oceania Cruises has introduced a six- course Dom Perignon dinner that pairs three vintage champagnes with a remarkable chef’s tasting menu. The meal, during voyages on Oceania Marina and Oceania Riviera, is…

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Cooking luxe in the Algarve – Scribbler in Seville – Spain Travel Article

Cooking luxe in the Algarve – Scribbler in Seville Lola, chef Lucia Ribeiro, and me at Mimo Algarve.The natural setting of Pine Cliffs Resort is stunning – atop a sandstone escarpment looking onto the sea. Pine Cliffs Resort, near Albuferia on the Algarve coast of Portugal, has a hotel, villas and apartments.Ceramic tiles are used to decorate both the exterior and interior of Portuguese houses.If you and your family like to stay at beautiful, tastefully designed beach resorts close to…

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The Feast of St. Lucia, December 13 – Scandinavian Travel Article

The Feast of St. Lucia, December 13 The Feast of St. Lucia, December 13, is perhaps the most cherished of all Swedish traditions. A celebration of the “bearer of light in the darkness,” it is marked by stunning candlelit processions of girls in white gowns wearing wreaths of candles in their hair. These days the candles are battery-powered, but the atmosphere is the same – filled with an uplifting spirit of fellowship and joy. Lucia in a Swedish school St.…

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