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Inspired by Lake Garda

Aug 9th, 2018 | By

Patricia Cleveland-Peck looks at some of the poets and writers who have taken inspiration from this beautiful Italian lake.

Il Vittoriale degli Italiani: a very curious monument

Jul 22nd, 2018 | By

Patricia visits Il Vittoriale degli Italiani (The Shrine of Italian Victories) on Lake Garda in Italy

On the Red River

Apr 18th, 2018 | By

Patricia completes her river journey in Vietnam by cruising along the Red River

Vietnam – six rivers of the north

Apr 15th, 2018 | By

Patricia continues her river journey in Vietnam by travelling from Halong Bay to the Red River in the north by way of five smaller rivers.

Cruising in Halong Bay

Apr 12th, 2018 | By

Patricia begins her three part tour of cruising Vietnam on a riverboat by crusing in one of the country’s top destinations – Halong Bay

Beau Double Monsieur le Marquis

Dec 20th, 2017 | By

Patricia looks at Beau Double Monsieur le Marquis, an exhibition by the hard to categorise Sophie Calle and Serena Carone at La Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris and which many critics believe to be the must-see show in France.

The shock of the loo

Apr 24th, 2017 | By

Patricia Cleveland-Peck investigates one of the necessary hazards of a travel writer and holidaymaker’s life.

Following the Wexford Garden Trail

Mar 24th, 2017 | By

Patricia and Dennis Cleveland-Peck enjoy following part of the Wexford Garden Trail.

Trastevere: a fascinating Roman neighbourhood

Feb 16th, 2017 | By
palazzo and S Maria in Trastevere

Patricia and Dennis Cleveland-Peck visit one of the neighbourhoods of Rome – Trastevere – and find that there is a lot this small part of Rome has to offer.

New Ross, County Wexford

Oct 12th, 2016 | By

Patricia and Dennis Cleveland-Peck complete their exploration of Ireland’s ancient east and reaches New Ross.

Enniscorthy: Rebellion and Relaxation

Sep 24th, 2016 | By
croppy boy model

Patricia Cleveland-peck explores Ireland’s ancient east and starts in Enniscorthy.

Giudecca – The SoHo of the Lagoon

Apr 5th, 2016 | By
venice at night

Patricia and Dennis Cleveland-Peck find a peaceful alternative to the hurly-burly of Venice – Giudecca..

The fairy tale castle of Peacock Island

Jul 23rd, 2015 | By

Patricia and Dennis Cleveland-Peck take a trip out of Berlin and discover a fairy tale castle on a tiny island – Pfaueninsel

Silverskär and Sviskär: Life on your own private island

May 10th, 2015 | By

Particia achieves a fantasy and holidays on her “own” island in Finland’s Åland archipelago.

Flavours of Helsinki

Nov 15th, 2014 | By
Helsinki cathedral

Patricia and Dennis Cleveland-Peck explore the food scene in Finland’s charming capital as the guests of Visit Finland

Margate with Mr Turner

Oct 30th, 2014 | By
Timothy Spall as JMW Turner

As Mike Leigh’s new film about Turner opens tomorrow, Patricia and Dennis Cleveland-Peck discover there is more to Margate than Turner and sands.

In search of historic New York

Sep 8th, 2014 | By

Most travellers to the Big Apple are looking for all that is new and trendy, Patricia & Dennis Cleveland-Peck however, went in quest of the city’s historic heritage.

La Réunion: France – but not as you know it

Aug 21st, 2014 | By
La Réunion coast

Patricia heads for La Réunion, an island of scents, spices and flowers tucked away in the Indian Ocean.

Green Knowe

Jun 26th, 2014 | By

Patricia visits the Manor House, Hemingford Grey, south east of Huntingdon which is, reputedly, the oldest occupied house in the UK.

Art in Grenada: a lasting souvenir

Apr 21st, 2014 | By

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Grenada Arts Council. Patricia Cleveland-Peck investigates the very vibrant art scene in this lovely Caribbean island

Austria’s wonderful white horses

Feb 25th, 2014 | By

Patricia Cleveland-Peck achieves a long-held ambition to visit the Spanish Riding School in Vienna and has the additional treat of a trip to the Stud Farm in Styria where the foals are born.

The homes of New Hampshire

Jan 23rd, 2014 | By

Patricia finds not only plenty of fascinating historical sites on the other side of the pond but a magical little garden out in the ocean- about which a film has just been made.

France and the Sussex Plan

Jul 20th, 2013 | By

Patricia recalls meeting some of the survivors of the Suusex Plan, a little-known saga of WWII which happened in Northern France and which is commemorated in a small museum in Alsace

Languedoc-Roussillon: a place to remember

Jul 16th, 2013 | By

Patricia visits Languedoc-Roussillon and decides that the the countryside and the food is somewhere to return to time and time again.

Spring in Kyoto

Jun 14th, 2013 | By

For centuries cherry blossom time has been celebrated in Japan, so it was with excitement that I found myself bound for Kyoto, cultural centre of Japan. It is great gardens for which Kyoto is famous and the first anyone wants to see the Zen dry garden Ryoan-ji.

The Borromean Isles: magical gardens on Italy’s Lake Maggiore

May 7th, 2013 | By

Patricia Cleveland-Peck gazes in wonder at Isola Bella, a baroque garden shaped like a ship floating on the lake, is entranced by Isola Madre, a romantic garden full of flowers and enjoys a lunch of lake fish on Fisherman’s Island

Palermo: a destination to feed the senses

Jan 4th, 2013 | By

Palermo, a strange and heady mixture of beauty and neglect, is an addictive city

Spotlight on Helsingbord

Dec 27th, 2012 | By

Helsingborg is a charming corner of Sweden, says Patricia Cleveland Peck