Author Archives: Rupert Parker

Green Adventures in Vermont

17/09/2018 by .

I’m standing near the top of Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest mountain contemplating a descent down the world’s fastest and most exhilarating zip line experience. It’s around two miles to the bottom and, although I’m the timid type, Vermont is spurring me on to all sorts of outdoor craziness.

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Star Clippers Cruise, Cannes to Rome

11/09/2018 by .

Hornblower would be proud.  I’m at the railing, watching the waves lit by the full moon, the only sound the wind in the sails, the vessel gently rolling and making good progress. But, unlike those sailors of yore, I’m not about to return to my hammock amidships, but instead have a luxurious cabin complete with comfortable bed and shower.

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Hiking Gear Update

25/08/2018 by .

Gear manufacturers are a creative bunch and they’re always bringing out new and improved versions of their staples. In my travels, I’m also keen to test out lightweight hiking gear, particularly those items that I can stuff in my hand baggage, so I can start walking whenever the mood takes me. Here’s a recent selection.

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Las Caldas Villa Termal

12/08/2018 by .

Asturias is a rural part of Spain relatively unknown to Brits, yet its capital, Oviedo, is well worth a visit. Las Caldas, situated in beautiful countryside, just outside the city, first opened its doors way back in 1776. People having been coming for its healing waters ever since, attracted by the high standard of service and the peaceful surroundings.

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Nevis Mango and Food Festival

19/07/2018 by .

I’m standing in the middle of the main street in Charlestown, the tiny capital of Nevis, with my apron on, facing a frying pan and a collection of ingredients. Curious locals wander past intrigued by what’s going on. Fortunately, I’m not alone and New York Chef, Seamus Mullen, is directing eight of us to cook Mahi-mahi with mango.

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Northern Germany by bike

15/07/2018 by .

Rupert Parker explores the three north German cities of Lübeck, Lüneberg and Hamburg on two wheels 

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