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Anne-Sophie Redisch

Anne-Sophie Redisch is a bilingual writer who loves hopping off a train in a new city. Her two daughters often come along, enlivening the travel experience. She has lived in the USA, New Zealand, and Norway, and her work appears regularly in in-flight magazines and various Scandinavian and English media. She blogs at Sophie's World and tweets as @SophieR.

A Trip to Le Marche to Taste Lacrima, the Crying Grape

The Italian region of Le Marche is not very well known. It’s a secret almost, delightfully free of loud advertising and tourists – for now. The region is also home to Lacrima di Morro d’Alba, a grape that has been around since Roman times. At the Luigi Giusti winery, Giovanni Giusti guides us through the …

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Liechtenstein Tourist Information

Only 160 square kilometres (a little smaller than Washington DC), little Liechtenstein is the 4th smallest country in Europe. The head of state, Prince Hans-Adam II von und zu Liechtenstein, is a very successful banker who presides over the family business — leading the government of  the only remaining absolute monarchy in Europe.  He has, though, left the …

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The Allure of the Azores

The plane is descending, flying low over a volcano. Steam rises. Cat, my youngest daughter, is excited. “Look, you guys! The earth is boiling.” And it is! Like the other islands of the Azores, Sao Miguel is volcanic. It’s also verdant and utterly beautiful. The Azores Archipelago is in fact the visible part of the Atlantic …

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Lovely Little Herm Island

After reading a beautiful little book called The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, my two daughters and I chose to spend the summer holiday in the Channel Islands. Nothing inspires travel quite like a good book. In the English Channel, off the coast of Brittany, are the islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark …

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