Share great autumn foodie destinations in Europe for a chance to win a £200 hotel voucher

Share great autumn foodie destinations in Europe for a chance to win a £200 hotel voucher

Amazing seasonal foods are celebrated with harvest festivals, rituals and traditions at this time of year. Tell us about the best on mainland Europe and in the UK Autumn is a fantastic time for a foodie trip as festivals and restaurants across Europe celebrate the harvest season. And in many rural areas, old traditions of foraging – for berries, mushrooms, chestnuts and truffles – put dishes on the table that aren’t around at other times of the year. Tell us about your favourite places in Europe to visit in autumn…

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An oasis of orchids, animals and architecture in Medellín, Colombia

An oasis of orchids, animals and architecture in Medellín, Colombia

A striking shelter hosting an orchid collection – and the odd wandering iguana – is the centrepiece of a tropical paradise rescued from developers in the 1970s Amid the hustle and bustle of Medellín, Colombia, are the Joaquin Antonio Uribe botanical gardens. The 35-acre site is free to enter and home to thousands of plants, a butterfly farm and a peaceful lily pond. The dense shrubbery acts as a barrier to the thrum of the city, and turtles, sloths and iguanas also call these gardens home. Continue reading… Read the…

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The It factor: exploring Stephen King’s Maine

The It factor: exploring Stephen King’s Maine

With the film of Stephen King’s It breaking box-office records, we tour the brooding locations in and around his home town that inspired the ‘king of fright’ It would be wrong to say the recent film release of Stephen King’s It has brought about a resurgence of interest in the writer. Because for the past 40 years the interest has rarely gone away. Sure, he shuns the literary spotlight but culturally, socially and politically, he has been ever present. Not least now, as he calls out Donald Trump on Twitter…

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