Monthly Archives: January 2017

More Secret Skye

28/01/2017 by .

Secret  Skye

28/01/2017 by .

The most surprising thing about the Isle of Skye is that no matter how many times you visit, you never stop finding something you’d missed on previous visits.Here are a few off-the-beaten-track places you might otherwise pass by without knowing, and yet they will invest you with a true sense of place, something that takes you very much to the heart of Skye. This is Secret Skye

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Le Château de Candie

28/01/2017 by .

Chambéry has the distinction of once being the home town of the House of Savoy and the Savoyard capital for over 250 years. Unfortunately, like all good things it all came to end when the Savoys moved out and set up camp in Turin.

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Isle of Skye

26/01/2017 by .

Described on a visit in 1933 by the then Duke of York (later King George VI), as ‘the isle of kind and loyal hearts’, Eilean a’Cheo, the Isle of Mist, is second in size only to the Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Such has been the sway of the Isle of  Skye on the senses of visitors that it has assumed other names, too: the Isle of Enchantment, the Isle of Mystery, the Isle of Fantasy. But it is most widely known also as An t-Eilean Sgiathanach, the Winged Isle, because it can be viewed as a great bird with outstretched pinions, about to seize on its prey.

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Truffle Hunting in Uzès, South of France

26/01/2017 by .

If there’s one reason to visit the South of France in winter, when despite the brilliant sunshine, it’s freezing cold from the Camargue to the Cote d’Azur, it’s truffles.   Fittingly for an area associated with luxury travel, this – particularly the area surrounding the picturesque town of Uzès –  is one of the most prolific hunting grounds in the world for tuber melanosporum, as the black truffle of winter is known.

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Best Italian Carnivals for 2017

25/01/2017 by .

As carnival season approaches it is always good to reflect on where the best carnivals can be found. Yes we can always go to Brazil or Panama or perhaps Tenerife, considered to be the biggest carnival outside Brazil. But Italy has many excellent carnivals, including the great Venice masked carnivel. So here is the TripReporter guide to the best italian carnivals for 2017.

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