• French comfort food: The ultimate feast

    When the temperature drops, the temptation to hibernate kicks in. Ugg boots, open fires, blankets, classic movies and a belly full of good food can be all it takes to convince you to stay indoors for the weekend.

    Why not spend this weekend whipping up a feast of French comfort food. Start with a bowl of French onion soup topped with cheesy croutons and end with a light, fresh smoked salmon and basil tart.

    Lock the doors and succumb to the aromas of simple French cooking this weekend.

  • A little look inside Provence

    Between Bastille Day and Le Tour, France is really starting to get under our skin! The sunshine, the vineyards, the rolling green hills, the charming villages...and don't even get us started on the food.

    If you're already feeling tempted to head over and see it for yourself, this blog will probably be the straw that broke the camel's back!

  • Image of the week: Prague

    As the sun sets on another day in Prague, you can kick back and enjoy a world renowned, locally produced beer and spend the evening people-watching in the square.

    Spend your days marvelling at Prague Castle, watching the Astronomical Clock tick over and munching on some hearty Czech cuisine. 

    Take our Splendours of Eastern Europe trip and experience the magic of Prague.
     

  • My self-guided cycling trip through France

    Lance Armstrong I am not. In fact, my most recent bike riding has been limited to the occasional commute to work when the sun is shining, and even then I never really work up much of a sweat.

  • Italy's feast for the senses

    My poor senses! Upon arrival into the coastal town of Levanto by train from Florence, they were a little overwhelmed by it all. The coffee, the wine, the seafood, and  the Mediterranean. What a heady cocktail they did make! Not to mention the view.

  • Best of the Fest: Cannes

    if you're hunting for the rich and famous, head straight to Cannes. Located on the French Riviera, it is a popular hangout for rich, yacht-owning leisure seekers all year round. But in May, a plethora of bright young things descend for the Festival de Cannes (Cannes Film Festival) turning the entire town into one of the world's most exclusive parties.

  • Take your mum to Europe

    Central Europe is the Europe you would have imagined all your life. There is something hauntingly spectacular about cities like Vienna and Prague that make you see what classic beauty truly is. 

  • Feast cookalong: 12-hour roasted lamb with pistachio and green olive tabbouleh

    Alix Clark is the editor of SBS food magazine Feast. In this regular series, she will choose a different dish from Feast magazine and recreate it in her own kitchen:

  • Great day trips from Lisbon

    Although Portugal is no longer Europe's best kept secret, you can still escape the busy crowds. The capital, Lisbon, is a magical place to start your Portuguese sojourn - anyone fancy a riverside wander along cobblestone streets framed by looming cathedrals? Time spent in Lisbon either before or after a tour is well worth it, here are some incredible day trips so you can explore more of Portugal’s precious sites.

  • ANZAC Day: A day of remembrance

    Turkey is a land of sparkling beauty and arresting sights – but no other moment can match the raw power of Gallipoli on 25th April, ANZAC Day. 

    It is a day of remembrance, one of Australia’s and New Zealand’s most important national occasions, and an emotional, sobering travel experience. ANZAC Day stays emblazoned on the memory of all those who have experienced Dawn Service on Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula.

  • Why We Love It: Spain

    Here's the next in our Why We Love It series. In each of these blogs, we ask a Peregrine team member to tell you about their favourite place in the world. Today's blog has a focus Spain:

    Spain moves to a different rhythm than the rest of Europe. ‘Africa begins at the Pyrenees’ was the old saying of Europeans to the east and north of Iberian Peninsula. As demeaning as that sentiment might be, there is something ‘other’ about Spain and the Spanish. And that’s why I love it.

  • A local's guide to Istanbul

    Jessica Tamtürk is a journalist who has lived in Istanbul for five years. She has the first-hand knowlege and insight to help travellers make the most of their time in this fascinating country. She sat down and answered a few questions that might help with your next visit. 

  • Explore the Dordogne

    Visiting the Dordogne for the first time is an experience few forget. This enchanting region of France seems to exist purely for those who enjoy the simple things in life - walking, eating, history and stunning landscapes.

  • Croatia's charming coastal towns

    With more than 5,000 kilometres of coastline and 1,200 islands, one of the true highlights of a trip to Croatia is exploring the historic, charming, medieval towns dotted along the coastline. Jump on a boat and go island-hopping, where you'll enjoy some of Croatia’s famed fresh seafood and crisp regional wines as you meander along its sun-drenched Adriatic coast.

  • Eating your way through Italy

    Italy’s rich food and wine heritage is as diverse as it is delicious! There’s no better way to experience the authentic culture and tradition of Italy’s regions than by following your nose and your tastebuds on the Italian food trail.

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