International Picnic Day: beautiful places to spread your picnic blanket

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It’s time to dust off the picnic basket, find a blanket and grab a bottle of wine. The 18th of June is International Picnic Day, a day when people around the world will be heading to local parks and gardens, with baskets filled with appetising delights. Whether you’re planning a romantic picnic with a bottle of champagne and somebody special, …

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Summer solstice: Barcelona style

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The Festival of Sant Joan is known as the ‘Nit del Foc’, or night of fire, and is held over June 23-24. A magnificent festival marking the beginning of summer, during which bonfires and fireworks illuminate the sky, it celebrates the heat given us by the sun; a symbol of fertility and wealth. It’s also said that the fire cleanses …

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Up-close-and-personal animal encounters around the world

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While many people are content to see animals from the safety of a vehicle or from behind a fence, there is nothing quite like being able to reach out and touch some of the world’s most beautiful creatures. For those who have a bucket list full of up close and personal animal encounters, there are some fantastic interactive animal experiences …

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A taste of Turkey

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Turkey is a veritable melting pot of a country; a combination culminated over many thousands of years, fed by different cultures and religions. As such, its flavours are many and diverse, with Turkey itself being cited as one huge open-air museum: it houses many archaeological sites, some dating back to the beginning of recorded time. Each of Turkey’s three coastlines …

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A foodie’s guide to marvellous markets of the world

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Local food markets are a must-see for any traveller, particularly if you’re staying in a self-catering holiday rental. Not only are food markets the perfect place to pick up fresh items for a picnic, or fresh ingredients so you can try your hand at making a local dish, but it’s also a great cultural experience. If you’re a foodie who …

KerrynA foodie’s guide to marvellous markets of the world