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Azienda Agrituristica Abbacca-là (Tuscany, Italy)

Azienda Agrituristica Abbacca-là is a small organic farm in Tuscany and  sits on a hill along Lucca’s beautiful northern countryside in the hamlet of Aquilea, with stunning views over the Valdottavo valley, the high peaks of the Apennines, and the National park in the distance. This is the ideal place to spend your holidays in relax. We met …

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B&B Rijsgaardhoeve in De Veluwe

Rijsgaardhoeve is an unique B&B in Elburg, at the edge of the Veluwe… You can sleep in a turf hut (quite unique in The Netherlands), enjoy a wellness arrangement or have your corporate seminars… This place is a wonderful base to explore the region… We had a meeting with Mr …

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Il Cardo Resort in Anghiari (Tuscany)

Fruit of a beautiful renovation around an old windmill, Il Cardo Resort is situated between Tuscany and Umbria, on the green hills of Valtiberina, a stone’s throw from the splendid medieval village of Anghiari. The place will seduce lovers of beautiful stones, bright skies and nature. It also offers an ideal starting point to radiate towards the …

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Villa Botanique Guesthouse in Brussels

Villa Botanique Guesthouse in Brussels  is based in a most magnificent estate located in the upper part of town, in the area called “Botanique”, next to the Botanic Gardens. This estate dates from 1830 and was built by an aristocratic family the same year Belgium was declared independent.​ The “Botanique” area …

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Staying in an authentic 17th century farm : Piaam State

Mrs Antoinette Groeneveld is the host of Piaam State  an authentic 17th century farm, ensuring a very comfortable stay in the Frisian countryside. You can choose to stay in one of the five spacious rooms with personal bathroom or in the luxury apartment. We enjoyed every second of our visit to …

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Jojanneke Dijkstra : “We offer 9 accommodations in Dokkum ! “

In the town of Dokkum, about 12km northeast of Leeuwarden, most people know Jojanneke Dijkstra. She was only 24 when she started her first accommodation in Dokkum and today she is managing nine of them. “Booking Dokkum” offers 9 accommodations, all in the historical center of Dokkum. Each accommodation has it’s …

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Blakes Bed & Breakfast in East Hampton

We sat together with Jeanie Baker, owner of Blakes Bed & Breakfast a comfortable 1810 farmhouse, situated in East Hampton’s Hook Mill historic district.  Jeanie opened her Bed & Breakfast back in 1988. She summered in East Hampton for several years. As she wanted to have a place at her own here, …

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Escape the Snow with the Page Terrace Beachfront Hotel

Beachgoers who are getting sick of winter weather already are encouraged to give the Page Terrace Beachfront Hotel a call today to escape the snow and get into the sand before the year ends. Gulf coast hotels in Treasure Island, FL are booking fast, so travelers are urged to call and reserve …

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Paris riots hurt French tourism

French stocks sensitive to the economy and to tourism fell in an otherwise buoyant market on Monday after the worst riots in decades swept Paris, stirring concerns about the possible damage from visitors steering clear of the capital. Supermarket Carrefour and highway operator Vinci were the worst-performing, down 2.1 and …

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​The Booming Tibet Tourism

Located in the west of China, Tibet is always the ultimate dream travel place for tourists either from home or abroad. Crowned as a holy site for Tibetan Buddhism believers, Tibet has hosted millions of travelers by its stunning natural views and unique traditional Tibetan culture. According to the latest …

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Discover Workum

Workum is one of the most beautiful Frisian Eleven Cities, Even if only for its beautiful facades, monumental buildings and water-rich surroundings. Saint Gertrude’s Church, weigh house and city hall are definitely worth a visit. Workum is popular among water sports enthusiasts because of its great location. Art lovers can …

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Discover Heerenveen

Discover Heerenveen, a quintessentially Friesian city full of beautiful monuments and unique structures set amid a stunning landscape! Heerenveen, which was founded around 1550, is the oldest peat channel village in Holland. It is located in the water-rich province of Friesland and a wonderful destination, particularly in summer. Not only …

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Friesland : Eleven cities tour : Don’t miss it

As soon as temperatures drop below zero the Dutch are brimming with excitement about the legendary Elfstedentocht, the world’s most prestigious speed and leisure skating events. When the temperature drops below zero for a couple of days, the eleven cities fever starts to spread in Holland. A minimum ice thickness …

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Museum Dokkum (Dokkum)

The glorious former Admirality building of Friesland and Groningen has been home to this regional museum since 1963. Built in 1618 this building was also formally known as the ‘sea office’ and was responsible for the protection of ocean going trade by means of escort or even naval war fare. …

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Must visit : Fries Museum (Leeuwarden)

Located in Leeuwarden, capital of the Dutch province of Friesland (Fryslân), the Fries Museum has a rich history spanning almost 190 years. In 2013, it moved into the first newly constructed Dutch museum building of the 21st century. As the main repository of Friesland’s material heritage, it is recognised internationally for …

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Potatoes go wild : Friesland and potatoes…

Throughout 2018, both Friesland in the northern Netherlands and Valletta in Malta are European Capital of Culture. The Potatoes Go Wild project illustrates the connection between these two cities, using potatoes. Perhaps this tuber is the most multicultural product of Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018! Much of the world’s potato production starts in …

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Rembrandt & Saskia in Fries Museum (Leeuwarden)

The Frisian Saskia Uylenburgh was the first great love of Rembrandt van Rijn. The couple married in 1634. Saske, her Frisian baptismal name, was born and raised in Leeuwarden. The most famous Frisian newlyweds ever are the theme of the exhibition ‘Rembrandt & Saskia: Love in the Golden Age’. On …

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