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Pain and pleasure: Hiking the hills of the Faroe Islands

Take a walk for more than a few minutes in the Faroe Islands and you’re guaranteed to come up against a big hill. The terrain of the 18 islands of this sub-Arctic archipelago is so uneven that pretty much anywhere offers a view of an intimidating mountain

Utö – a Swedish island escape

The island of Utö is barely 50 km from the bustling centre of Stockholm, yet for those who escape to its tranquil shores, it feels as though it’s a world away. The 10 km-long narrow island has for many decades been a popular retreat for Stockholm residents,

Farmers’ Market in Funchal, Madeira

Wherever we travel, one of the best places to get a glimpse of local life is in a market. With a daily rhythm of buying and selling, shouting and cajoling, along with the colourful produce on sale and the outfits worn by the traders and shoppers, markets

5 day trips from Copenhagen

Copenhagen has, for several years, been growing as an increasingly popular city break destination. The Danish capital offers visitors a pleasing diversity of cultural attractions, along with one of Europe’s finest selections of fine dining restaurants. And despite its rich history, it remains an easy-going city which

5 Ideas for Spa Breaks in Portugal

A holiday to Portugal can involve a lot of energy-busting activity, with long-distance walks and bike trails helping to build up visitors’ appetites – even a day of sightseeing up and down the steep hills of Lisbon will burn off enough calories for the occasional custard tart.

Exploring the magic of Sete Cidades on Sao Miguel in the Azores

The island of Sao Miguel is the largest of the nine which make up the Azores archipelago. Look at a map of Sao Miguel and you’ll see two mountain ranges in the west and the east of the island; when lava from volcanic eruptions first peaked above the

Syracuse – Exploring the historic treasures of Sicily

While Athens is widely considered the centre of the Ancient Greek world, for over two centuries Syracuse in eastern Sicily was an equal, if not more powerful and prosperous rival. In fact when the Athenian army was defeated in a botched invasion of Sicily in 415 BC, its

February’s Sunvil Supper Club: Chicken Cacciatore

Cacciatore means “hunter” in Italian. In cuisine, alla cacciatora refers to a meal prepared “hunter-style” with tomatoes, onions, basil, olives, and wine. It’s a delicious, easy to make, rustic Italian casserole. Cacciatore is popularly made with chicken thighs but you can also use rabbit as a substitute.

Wild landscapes of Svalbard – a photo post

  If you travel to a place that’s 80 degrees north of the equator and only 800 miles from the North Pole, there are certain things you can expect to find: snow, ice, polar bears, and a distinct lack of people. True, the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard

January’s Sunvil Supper Club: Sopa de Couve

Not to be confused with Caldo Verde, one of the best known soups in Portuguese cuisine, Sopa de Couve (Kale Soup) is a primary go-to dish for a family in the azores and very similar. More stew based, its delicious, hearty and packed with anti-oxidants it’s perfect