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Winter adventures in northern Sweden

As if the prospect of seeing the magical Northern Lights aren’t reason enough to make plans to head to northern Sweden in the winter, there are plenty of activities on offer for visitors beyond staring in the sky in search of bright colours. The winter landscape of

Holiday Choices in the Alentejo

There’s not much that’s consistent or predictable about the holidays we choose. There are always just too many things to consider – what time we can go, whether we’d like somewhere new or somewhere familiar, whether we want to be up and active or relaxed and replete. And how much (or little)

Porto Santo – an island escape from an island escape

Madeira has for many years been a popular holiday destination for those looking for a peaceful island with a gentle pace of life, a mild climate and a spot of relaxation. For those who like the idea of a Madeiran holiday but who prefer their islands even

Falsterbo: the Swedish Riviera

By Maxine Sheppard If you’ve seen the Scandi-noir TV crime series The Bridge you’ll be familiar with the remarkable feat of engineering that links Sweden and Denmark across the Öresund strait. Like me, you might have been chilled to the core by some of the gruelling scenes

Dining in style on the Italian Lakes

The importance Italians attach to food and drink makes any holiday in the country a treat. The sheer variety of Italian cooking means there’s always something for every taste – and when staying on the lakes be sure to try local specialities. Where to eat Traditionally, a trattoria is

7 Facts about the Northern Lights

1. What are the Northern Lights? “High energy protons and electrons spill over into our atmosphere; they get through our magnetic shield where it’s weak, at the poles.” “I don’t care what causes it… it’s still beautiful.” Fans of the 1980s film Local Hero might recognise the

Sweden: Scandal and sculpture on Skåne’s west coast

By Maxine Sheppard Queuing up to buy a plate of freshly fried herring, I noticed a small crowd of people alongside Mölle’s harbour wall, pointing smartphones at the water as it slopped back and forth. What was lurking? Lunch in hand, I wandered into the throng and

A view on Lulea

If you want a totally unique experience and go to a region where nature dominates, the land has vast open spaces & is totally breath taking, fly into Lulea & visit Swedish Lapland. I took a SAS flight into Stockholm, followed by a short 1 hour 20

An Introduction to Terceira

Although its name literally means ‘third’, Terceira is the Azores’ second island, at least in terms of population. It derived its rather mundane name from the fact that it was the third island discovered by the Portuguese in the 15th century, despite originally being named the Island

August’s Sunvil Supper Club: Kjøttkaker (Meat cakes)

Nothing is as Norwegian as Kjøttkaker. Loosely translated as ‘meat cakes’, they are very similar in texture and composition to Swedish meatballs but the added spices make them unique. kjøttkaker are very traditional and are apart of everybody’s diet, and will appear on dinner table’s at one