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The Algarve – Our Top 10 Cultural attractions

Portugal is a country with a rich culture and beautiful landscapes that will take your breath away. The Algarve, the country’s southernmost region, has these attractions in abundance. It is a destination of contrasts and one that offers plenty to see and do no matter what your interests may

February 2017’s Sunvil Supper Club – Feijoada Choco

As a celebratory dish, Feijoada is traditionally served on Saturday afternoons or for Sunday lunch and intended to be a leisurely midday meal. It is a stew of Portuguese origin and normally made with beef of pork, however as with this dish, you can use fish. To

Notes from the field – Svalbard, Norway

Our Greece expert, Stella, swapped the golden beaches and olive-clad hillsides of her beloved Greek islands to holiday in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago 807 miles south of the North Pole. Svalbard is the northernmost settlement in the world and is known for its rugged, remote terrain of glaciers

November 2016’s Sunvil Supper Club – Janssons frestelse

This dish, also known as ‘Jansson’s temptation’ is said to have been named for Pelle Janzon, a food loving Swedish opera singer of the early 20th century. The recipe was published for the first time in 1940 and this rich dish quickly became a classic of the

October 2016’s Sunvil Supper Club – Fried Neopolitan Pizza

The fried pizza is a typical street food in Naples. This method of frying pizza bases is how Neopolitans have made pizza  at home for generations in order to recreate the authentic taste found in a local pizzeria. Recipe courtesy of the Italian Tourist Board and Ricette

Exploring Puglia – along Italy’s heel

Puglia offers a refreshingly different side of Italy, compared to the well-worn paths around Tuscany, Rome and the Amalfi Coast. With its location at the south-eastern tip of the country, it’s hardly surprising that the region played an important role in the times of Ancient Greece, when

Put quite simply the Azores are stunning

Put quite simply the Azores are stunning. Only a three and a half hour flight from the UK the nine islands that rise from the middle of the Atlantic are bathed in the warmth of the Gulf Stream and so have good weather all year around. The

Notes from the field – Svalbard, Norway

There are few places on earth that even the most seasoned of travellers will have felt privileged to have visited, and one of these destinations is the high Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.  A joy to explore with a unique pulse and a magnetic pull. Now classed as

Island style: Luxury and boutique hotels in the Azores

  Think of the Azores and your first image may be of rugged volcanic islands jutting from the ocean, or of pleasant walks in the sunshine along quiet lanes bordered by blooming hydrangeas. The islands’ laid-back nature has been traditionally reflected in its accommodation options, with comfortable

An exciting glimpse of this year’s ICEHOTEL suites

Every year, artists from all over the world are drawn to the small Arctic village of Jukkasjärvi on the shores of the Torne River. The attraction is the magnetic pull of the ICEHOTEL, a world-famous structure that is as much an art installation as it is a hotel.