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The Best Beer Festivals In London In July 2018

  BY DAVE HASTE There’s lots of variety in London’s beer gatherings this month. We’ve rounded up the most notable here. 11-14 July: Ealing Beer Festival One of the larger annual CAMRA beer festivals, the Ealing Beer Festival in Walpole Park, returns for its 29th installment. The comprehensive online catalog of booze contains more than 400 cask-conditioned ales, about …

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Overlooking Baden-Baden.

The Wilds of Nature and Wellness in Baden-Baden

  by Deirdre Frost… The Black Forest National Park is one of the famous primeval woodlands in the state of Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany. With extensive habitats for many plants and wildlife species, this stunning treasure borders the Rhine Valley and is the sanctuary of ancient trees that is filled with folklore. These gentle, giant …

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Overlooking the Vineyards in Hautvilliers. Frances Champagne district..

Splash, Bubble, Fizz – The Champagne Region

 by Deirdre Frost     Captivated by the rolling hills, forests and patchwork of vineyards full of lush grapevines, my journey to the Champagne Region of France is heightened by the sounds, sights, and smells of the spectacular countryside as the train travels from Paris to the Champagne-Ardennes.   This adventure is heightened by the …

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Italy

Ciao, Italia! – Two glorious weeks in Italy

Life experience and photos by Jeff and Stephanie Sylva… “Oh, my God! It’s straight down,” exclaimed one passenger. His friends laughed, but it was easy to detect a nervous undertone to their merriment. Another passenger tensely uttered, “This is scary. I hope he stays on the road.” We just looked at each other and smiled. …

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