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The Lakes, Mountains and Forests of Slovenia

A land enshrouded in mist and legend, dragons, imps and witches. Lakes that appear in a matter of days only to disappear once again as the seasons change, dragging thwarted lovers deep into the dank bowls of the earth. Majestic mountains climbing high above the clouds. Serene lakes and fairytale castles. Rivers that hurl themselves…

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Beyond Cancun: 5 Cities in Mexico Begging to be Discovered

When most people think of Mexico they envision the white sand beaches of the Mayan Riviera or the Pacific beach towns such as Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco. However, it could be argued that these parts of Mexico have done so much to lure tourists in that they have lost a great deal of the unique culture that symbolizes the country. While these regions definitely have their charms, Mexico is a big country and offers much more to be discovered.

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The Grizzly Bears of Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest

We’ve be looking for hours, or so it seems, staring intently at the grass-like sedge that grows along the banks. Drifting along on the water with just the occasional slosh from the oars, we pass trees clad in wispy moss, part of the ancient forests of cedars and spruce that surround us. Low clouds creep around the upper slopes of the tree covered cliff-faces. A light rain is falling but our cameras are at the ready. And then I see them, two round fluffy brown ears, peeping up from behind the sedge. In perfect unison two of us point at the same spot on the bank and softly exclaim “Bear!”

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A taste of Sicily

From the sun dried tomatoes of Ispica to the chilli chocolate of Modica, I recently spent a fabulous week discovering new flavours and meeting the wonderful people behind a delicious assortment of food in Sicily.

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The Cotswolds in Black and White

When I recently visited the Cotswolds, a particularly lovely region of England famous for its honey-hued limestone cottages and the most charming of villages, I was very disappointed that the weather forecast predicted rain. A clear blue sky and sunlight really brings...

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Volcanoes, cave houses and the lost city of Atlantis

Exploring the island of Thirassia, the little sister of Thira, better known as Santorini, is like stepping back in time. And what better way to discover the real Santorini than on foot, with a hike across the island from Manolas to the hidden village of Akrilia.

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Instagramming Santorini

Early this morning I arrived back from a really magical week in Greece. I've had a superb time with my sister exploring the beautiful island of Santorini and neighbouring Therasia. Flying above the clouds to Santorini. I've wanted to visit for a very, very long time...

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Corsica, the island of beauty

"If you feel like working, sit down, it will soon pass." Corsica, a laid-back, sleepy island off the west coast of Italy. While for the last two hundred years or so it may well have been French, to me it has always been simply... Corsica... unique, beautiful, dramatic...

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Top 10 things to eat in Italy

From artisan gelato to fresh homemade pasta, Italian cuisine is renowned the world over, but beyond the pizza, pasta, and ice cream, there's a never-ending gastronomic journey to discover including superb cheeses, succulent roasts and legendary desserts. I've been...

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Athens, a multifaceted diamond in the rough

What do you see when you visit a city like Athens? The grime and dirt, the scrawling graffiti, the homeless man with his bedding spread out in a shop doorway? Or do you see the pretty lilac-coloured flowers of the jacaranda trees that line the avenues, the lively bars...

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La Gomera, the ancient forests on the island in the clouds

Over 12 million years ago a series of oceanic rifts allowed molten rock to vent onto the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. As they piled higher and higher a series of islands formed off the north African coast. One of the last islands to emerge from the ocean was La Gomera...

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Norwegian Arctic Highlights

When I was invited to join a Hurtigruten cruise in the Arctic, as you can imagine I eagerly accepted and if you followed my journey on Instagram or Twitter you'll know what a wonderful time I had. The biggest highlight has to be the husky dog sleigh ride, which I...

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Sardinia, the heart of the Mediterranean

Life in Sardinia is probably the best a man can wish: twenty-four-thousands kilometers of forests, countryside, shores immersed in a miraculous sea, this corresponds to what I would suggest God to give us as Paradise. Fabrizio De Andrè, 1996 Last September I spent a...

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Guide to The Gambia

Why Visit The Gambia? As well as the recent new look to welcome in 2014, a new feature of Travel with Kat, that I hope you will enjoy, will be my audio podcasts, starting with my Guide to The Gambia in West Africa, a fascinating country that I have been visiting...

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Discovering Mallorca on the Isabel Maria

I awoke on my first morning in Mallorca to a clear blue sky and the warmth of October sunshine. The sea outside my window was calm and inviting. As I ate my breakfast on the Hotel Illa d'Or's seaside terrace, a beautiful vintage yacht moored up on the jetty. I smiled,...

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Instagramming Emilia Romagna

Yesterday, my week in the blogville apartment in Bologna, Italy came to an end. I've had a superb time, made great new friends, seen, tasted and learnt about many wonderful things, from visiting the breathtakingly beautiful Ravenna mosaics to learning how to make...

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My top 5 things to do in Australia

When I saw a competition recently to win a dream trip to Australia it really got my imagination going. There are so many places I'd love to visit but Australia, I think, would prove wonderfully different from anywhere I've been before. It's a huge country so how...

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Top 10 things to do in The Gambia on a budget

The Gambia is a fascinating place and it's just 6 hours flying time from the UK, in the same time zone and much cheaper to visit than the Caribbean or other well-known winter sun destinations. At this time of year, when the main season has ended, you can pick up some...

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