• The Cinque Terre: the most charming towns in the world?

    A region renowned for its beauty and sun-drenched splendour; Italy’s Cinque Terre is one of Europe’s most alluring seaside areas. The five towns that make up the Cinque Terre – Riomaggiore, Monterosso al Mare, Coniglia, Manarola and Vernzazza – provide a perfect insight into Mediterranean life. Everything from the surrounding vistas and the atmosphere, to the hospitable locals and the cuisine perfectly embody the laid back nature of the Italian Riviera.

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  • Turkish treasures: Peregrine leader Ergun Akkan

    If you want to see the real Turkey, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone better to show it to you than Peregrine leader Ergun Akkan. The leader of seven years loves telling his family and friends about all the interesting people he meets on his trip – and Peregrine travellers love telling their family and friends about Ergun!

    How long have you been a Peregrine guide and how did you first get involved with Peregrine?

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  • Image of the week: Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Dreaming of a white Christmas?

    The Europe earlybird gets the worm. So book your 2013 escape today and see Christmas how Bing Crosby described it. Today’s image is of Mostar Bridge in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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  • Our picks: Hotspots for 2013

    Take a look at two of our favourite, can't-miss destinations for 2013. The hardest part is choosing where you'll go first!

  • Feast cookalong: Lemon brulee tart

    I’ll be totally honest – this tart was absolutely delicious, but it was despite me, not because of me. Which says a lot about the robustness of Matthew’s recipes. Let me explain – I had three baking projects on the go as I was cooking this tart: a chocolate cake for a helpful neighbour; a panforte to take to a dinner party; and this lemon tart. All three were happening simultaneously and, while the chocolate cake and panforte were recipes I had made before, the lemon tart was all new.

  • How to eat and drink like a European

    All around the world people observe traditions when it comes to eating and drinking. In Europe, every country seems to have one custom or ritual that stands out. Master this one thing, and you'll feel like a local in no time.

  • Europe's Top 5 unique architectural secrets

    It's no secret that Europe is home to some of the world's most incredible architecture - The Colosseum, Notre-Dame de Paris, Sagrada Família among others. But you don't need to be an expert to enjoy some of the lesser known marvels.

    Take a look at these five examples of some of Europe's hidden architectural secrets. Get off the beaten track, veer away from the crowds and come home with a little bit of culture under your belt.

    The Dancing House, Frank Gehry - Prague

  • Insider tells: The hidden secrets of Positano

    When most people look at a picture of Positano, they see the famous beach, the gorgeous waters of the Mar Tirreno or the beautiful buildings stacked one upon the other in the town’s signature fashion.

    But Peregrine local leader Francesco Carpegna saw something quite literally beyond the obvious; the mountains behind Positano, and the untold possibilities they held.

    A lifelong passion
    Francesco has been leading Peregrine trips in the area for five years and the Lattari Mountains are his passion.

  • 5 best picnic spots in Paris

    Renowned Parisian blogger and cookbook author Clotilde Dusoulier of Chocolate and Zucchini reveals her favourite picnic spots and food shops in her iconic city:

    Parisians would be reaping gold if picnicking was an Olympic sport. At the first glimmer of sunshine, they head outdoors with blankets, cutlery and a tote bag full of edibles. In the company of like-minded friends, they celebrate the arrival of les beaux jours and savour the unique sense of freedom that comes with eating en plein air in the heart of a bustling city.

  • Inside knowledge: A travel expert tells all

    Glenyce Johnson is the Managing Director of Peregrine, and she's also one of our most passionate travellers. Glenyce has been to over 100 countries, and her next big challenge will be to tackle the Camino Trail in Spain next year.

    I sat down to chat with Glenyce and was swept up in her world of adventure, exploration and discovery. I also learnt that you can never underestimate the power of a good gin and tonic at the end of a long day!

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