Wildlife of the Antarctic

The first thing that comes to mind when you hear Antarctica might be ice.  And rightly so.  Miles and miles of ice, sub-zero temperatures, heavy winds, Antarctica is home to some of the most extreme conditions on the planet.  But despite these conditions, the Antarctic is full of life.  Some of the most amazing and […]

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Piermont Retreat at Swansea, Tasmania

If your pocket doesn’t stretch as far as Saffire, and you are looking for a spot of sense- soothing & serenity, then Piermont is certainly a welcome choice. This sanctuary of understated luxury & comfort is hidden on Tasmania’s East Coast on approach to the Freycinet Peninsula. Perfectly located as a base to explore the […]

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The Polar Bear & Other Treasures

“Walking on thin ice” Looking for the iconic polar bear is a bit like searching for your favourite book in the library. You are lucky if you find that precious book, but it’s the other treasures you discover on the way that make the hunt so worthwhile. I’ve been subscribing to Nat Geo mags since […]

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Villa Umbriana

Villa Umbriana is set like a gemstone in the heart of Umbria, close to one of the region’s most celebrated towns: Todi. From our garden you can see Todi perched up on a hilltop. The gleaming white early Renaissance church stands out against the town’s medieval spires and towers. I set out to find my […]

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