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  • Basque Country tour with a side trip to the Rioja region
    Basque Country tour with a side trip to the Rioja region

    In the Spanish Basque Country, both lovers of architecture and gourmets will get their money's worth. Here are our tips for a tour of the Basque Country. The post Basque Country tour with a side trip to the Rioja region appeared first on travelmemo.com. Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Gourmet tour through Basque Country and Rioja wine country
    Gourmet tour through Basque Country and Rioja wine country

    Basque Country is paradise for gourmands. Hardly any other region can claim so many Michelin-starred restaurants. Here are my tips for a gourmet tour: The post Gourmet tour through Basque Country and Rioja wine country appeared first on travelmemo.com. Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Golfing in Spain’s Basque Country and La Rioja
    Golfing in Spain’s Basque Country and La Rioja

    The Basque Country in Spain beckons with 11 varied golf courses. Together with the La Rioja area it offers a fascinating region for golfers, wine lovers and gourmet lovers. The post Golfing in Spain’s Basque Country and La Rioja appeared first on travelmemo.com. Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Bilbao: from industrial ugly duckling to designer swan
    Bilbao: from industrial ugly duckling to designer swan

    Thanks to the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao has transformed itself from an ugly industrial duckling into a designer swan. Here's a few of its eye-catchers: The post Bilbao: from industrial ugly duckling to designer swan appeared first on travelmemo.com. Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Culinary flights of fancy in Castelfalfi Resort
    Culinary flights of fancy in Castelfalfi Resort

    Tuscany is a paradise for gourmands. Regional specialties range from wild pig to Pecorino cheese and truffles to the renowned cantucci almond cookies. In the mountain village of Castelfalfi we tasted our way through the exquisite Tuscan cuisine: A short time ago we took a marvelous short vacation... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Touring Tuscany with Pinocchio
    Touring Tuscany with Pinocchio

    Art, culture, tradition, and delights for the palate in the midst of painterly landscapes: Tuscany is one of the most popular vacation regions in Italy. And it’s where Pinocchio hails from! Pinocchio, the wooden puppet with the long nose, was born in Tuscany. Come along with us and the little... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • The new Cantina Antinori — cultivating wine spectacularly in Tuscany
    The new Cantina Antinori — cultivating wine spectacularly in Tuscany

    No journey through Tuscany is complete without a visit to a winery. There are too many in the home of Chianti Classico to count. But there is one that stands out from the rest: the Antinori family vineyard estate. Just 40 minutes by car south of Florence the Nuova Cantina Antinori is an... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Castelfalfi – romantic resort in the heart of Tuscany
    Castelfalfi – romantic resort in the heart of Tuscany

    World-famous Tuscany — cypresses, green hills, art, culture, wine, truffles, pasta and … Pinocchio. Pinocchio!? Definitely! the little guy made of wood that always fascinated me even as a kid. Now he’s casting his spell over me again. But this time not just in my imagination, but right... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Shangri-La Hotel – Breakfast over the rooftops of Tokyo
    Shangri-La Hotel – Breakfast over the rooftops of Tokyo

    We knew from the beginning that Shangri-La would be by far the best hotel on our trip to Japan. But what we experience on the 37th floor of their high-rise exceeds our expectations many times over! The Shangri-La Hotel is centrally located, right next to Tokyo Station (Tokyo Central Station). In... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • The Rock on Gibraltar — Guaranteed to be amazing
    The Rock on Gibraltar — Guaranteed to be amazing

    New Zealander Justine Tyerman discovers it’s not far to The Rock on Gibraltar. We stayed at The Rock on Gibraltar last week. It was surprisingly easy to get there, and did not require a long-haul plane trip from New Zealand to the other side of the world. In fact, it’s just walking distance from... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Winter wonderland “4 Vallées” – snow sports paradise in Valais
    Winter wonderland “4 Vallées” – snow sports paradise in Valais

    The “4 Vallées» (4 Valleys) tourist destination in the Swiss canton of Valais ranks among Europe’s largest ski areas offering limitless snow sport possibilities. I just had to see it once again. Verbier, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, and Thyon make up the 4 Vallées tourism region. All four valleys... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Oh man, Oman – how you surprised us!
    Oh man, Oman – how you surprised us!

    Ideas for a one-week Oman road trip. Tour the mountains near Nizwa, overnight in the desert dunes, relax on a beach-side holiday at The Chedi Muscat. The post Oh man, Oman – how you surprised us! appeared first on travelmemo.com. Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Desert Nights Camp – a detour into the desert
    Desert Nights Camp – a detour into the desert

    We highly recommend going on an adventure to a desert camp not far from Al Wasil. It it only takes a 15-minute drive from Al Wasil to get there. So, here is how we experienced our detour to the dunes: The dunes and dromedaries (isn’t that what they call those one-humped camels?) are the real... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Glacier Boutique Hotel in Grindelwald:  Design meets the Eiger North Face
    Glacier Boutique Hotel in Grindelwald: Design meets the Eiger North Face

    An ex-base jumper and her cross-triathlete husband together open a boutique hotel in Grindelwald. How will that work out?  Justine Pyott, pert base jumper from Paris popped the question in Grindelwald’s Glacier Restaurant if the hotel above it was for sale. Her husband Jan Pyott wants to take... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Hiking the Eiger panorama trail from First via Bachalpsee to the Bussalp
    Hiking the Eiger panorama trail from First via Bachalpsee to the Bussalp

    The Eiger panorama trail is one of many hikes around Grindelwald First. It promises an overwhelming view of the Eiger north face — so long as the weather cooperates… With the imposing mountain scenery of the Eiger and the Wetterhorn surrounding it, Grindelwald in Switzerland’s Bernese... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Grindelwald glacier gorge – roaring water and a blue spider’s web!
    Grindelwald glacier gorge – roaring water and a blue spider’s web!

    Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland offers an unbelievable number of getaway destinations. One of them is the impressive glacier gorge at the foot of the Eiger north face. Jungfrau trail mix Grindelwald is surrounded by a spectacular mountain scenery that centers on the dramatic Eiger north face... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • The sleep-over at Wings Hinterland Retreat
    The sleep-over at Wings Hinterland Retreat

    The chefs lose the plot at a luxury THIRDHOME on the Gold Coast… Justine Tyerman reveals all. ‘Quel drame!’ I was deep in conversation with the lovely LJ (Laura-Jade) and Kellee when the chefs suddenly appeared from the kitchen and started smashing pots on the dining table – literally. The... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Nostalgic surfer chic meets Miami catwalk cool
    Nostalgic surfer chic meets Miami catwalk cool

    Justine Tyerman discovers the extraordinary QT Gold Coast which makes other hotels literally pale by comparison… Element of surprise You are never alone in the elevators at QT Gold Coast. They are populated by beach babes in a variety of poses befitting the 1950s. Despite travelling in the... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • WHITE Exclusive Suites & Villas – as if summer never ends
    WHITE Exclusive Suites & Villas – as if summer never ends

    As I was googling places to stay for our Azores trip, I came across the WHITE Exclusive Suites & Villas. A “wow!”, escaped from my lips. I browsed a bit more in the picture galleries and I knew right away — this is it, let me at it! Book it! Looking at this white villa... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • São Miguel Island in the Azores – not your average green isle
    São Miguel Island in the Azores – not your average green isle

    São Miguel, the main island of the Azores chain is also the largest one. It is often called “the green island” because of the flora that covers it. I like to think of it as more of a blue-green island. Read my highlights and tips to find out why! We had actually planned a trip... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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