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      May 2012

What?” I hear you cry. Don’t worry – it’s just one of many colourful mnemonics that we learned at school as a catchy way of remembering the colours of the rainbow and the order in which they appear. (Though I have to admit I was taught 'Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain', referring to the defeat and death of Richard, Duke of York at the Battle Wakefield.) Read the full post
Posted: 29/05/2012 11:19:15 by Peter Williamson, Inntravel | with 0 comments

Walking holidays in the UKOne of the best ways of seeing a place ‘as the locals see it’ is to time your holiday to coincide with a local fiesta, carnival or other celebration – colourful bustling streets, happy smiling faces, good food and drink, and great music and dance.

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Posted: 25/05/2012 15:15:59 by | with 0 comments

Walking holidays in TurkeyYou never forget some hotels. Maybe it’s the fantastic food or the view and location; maybe it’s the friendly, helpful people who work there – or maybe it’s simply the décor, which is so wonderful / unique / delightful / surprising / zany / quirky (stop me when you get to the right adjective) that the memory of your stay never fades. In Istanbul, there’s just such a place… Read the full post
Posted: 24/05/2012 16:48:28 by | with 0 comments

Walking holidays in the UKHave you been watching the new BBC TV programme on Chatsworth? This captivating three-part series has been taking a behind-the-scenes look at the day-to-day running of one of Britain’s greatest stately homes. Filmed in 2011, the programmes follow various members of the huge staffing team that help make the house such a popular visitor attraction. Read the full post
Posted: 24/05/2012 09:15:02 by | with 0 comments

Walking holidays in EuropeNot many people know this, but it was the great Dr Samuel Johnson (English poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer) who first espoused the idea of 'Slow holidays' in an advisory letter dated 28 July 1782 to his friend, Mr Perkins, who was about to embark upon a trip abroad. Sound advice as it turns out, and advice that we heartily endorse... Read the full post
Posted: 22/05/2012 16:48:17 by | with 0 comments

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