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Is organic agriculture really better for the environment?

The whole point of organic agriculture is soil. Farm in such a way that your soil stays healthy — rich in organic matter, nutrients and microbial activity — and you can grow crops without the synthetic fertilizers and pesticides used in conventional farming.<p>Organic farmers employ lots of techniques …

Italy without wine? There are plenty of other tastes to savor

A lot of things changed when my husband stopped drinking, including our choice of vacation destination.<p>Weekends in Napa became a thing of the past. Bordeaux was no longer enticing. And Italy's wine country fell off the radar — until last summer when we were planning for a few days of touring after …

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13 Crazy Cool Beach Towels

Summer’s here, and we’ve got you covered with all the essentials like bathing suits, cover-ups and poolside reading material. Now, all you need is a cute beach towel to toss into your tote and you’ll be ready to face those summer adventures head-on. Check out these 13 fun and colorful beach towels …

The perfect trip: Switzerland

Rocks and ice took the first steps in creating this mountainous land, home to a multitude of Alpine valleys, enchanting towns and the two best kinds of food to melt in a pot.<p>This 390-mile road trip begins at Lake Lucerne, the historic birthplace of Switzerland, before taking in the awe-inspiring …

Home - International Culinary Tours

International Culinary Tours, started over 25 years ago, is one of the premier, boutique tour operators specializing in food, wine and cooking tours …

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A Maldives you can actually afford

Thanks to recent changes in the local tourism laws, travellers can now experience the legendary beauty and gracious culture of the Indian Ocean islands for less.<p>I was on the beach, wiggling my toes in fluffy white sand, when a smiling woman brought me a <i>kurrun’baa</i> to drink. I hadn’t requested the …

Bedding Disrupters: Luxury Linens for Less, Online Edition

Last month we told you about seven mattress startup companies aiming to take a bite out of the multibillion-dollar American mattress trade. (See The …

Luxury Lifestyle

Telegraph readers' favourites: the best luxury hotels in the Caribbean

15 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

That's why we've rounded up 15 books by self-made billionaires. Learn how these masters of industry achieved the impossible, in their own words.

50 Global Entrepreneurs Recommend 50 Books That Forever Impacted Their Lives

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books, and I became more cultured, intelligent, informed and dare I say better looking. Books have the power to change lives. ( I feel like somebody needs to queue the <i>Reading Rainbow</i> theme song. “Take a look, …

The Grape Escape

From Mount Etna high to Napa Valley low, quench your thirst for wine adventure. Laithwaite’s Wine has teamed up with The Winerist to offer a …

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10 Elegant Homes You Simply Must Rent in Paris

These spaces are so lovely that you might just skip the Eiffel and stay in.<p>These spaces are so lovely that you might just skip the Eiffel and stay in.

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The Best Cheese Shops in Paris

From Camembert to Comté, there are hundreds of French cheeses. Each region has a specialty, but you’ll find them all at these top fromageries in Paris.

25 Best Personal Finance Books for Your Summer Reading List

<i>By Laura Woods, Contributor</i><p>While you relax in the sun by the pool this summer, make the most of your free time by checking out 25 of the hottest, newest and best-selling personal finance books. Learn how to catapult yourself to success and better manage your funds so that you can have even more …

The World’s Best Pâtisseries

Are you salivating yet? Wait for it….<p><b>1. Sweet Lady Jane</b> <i><br>8360 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, California, USA</i><p>This upscale bakery makes some of the best lemon meringue tarts, flourless chocolate cake, and cheesebread in the U.S. The decorated cakes are both visual and culinary masterpieces. Grab a seat …

Hidden flavours of Paris

Want to savour the French capital's best steaks, freshest baguettes, most welcoming bars and secret street markets? Discover the hidden gems of Paris' food scene with the help of the experts. The article, taken from an edition of <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine, shows you how.<p>The secret patisserie …

Britain's best ice cream parlours

A heatwave is upon us and what better time to experiment with the new trend in ice cream - scoops of deliciousness made from waste!<p>We are, of course, talking about food waste. Artisanal ice cream makers up and down the country are managing to come up with ever-more imaginative flavours ("mojito" or …

Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …

A foodie's adventure in Paris: Chocolate, cheese and Hemingway's wine cellar

By<p>There are few things in life better than cheese, wine and chocolate; and the French are masters of all three.<p>With this in mind, passionate tour …

Bon appetit! Cooking, castles and Cotes de Gascogne wine in the Tuscany of France

By<p>Little wonder Gers is known as the Tuscany of France. Armagnac and fruity Cotes de Gascogne wines originate from here, and locals refer to the …

Aurora Borealis Takes Top Spot On The Ultimate Travel Bucket List

If you could go anywhere, and we mean <i>anywhere</i>, where would you choose? A new survey suggests that your answer may well be Norway to see the Northern …

10 incredible Italian villa holidays for 2018

Our Italy experts reveal 10 of their favourite villa holidays for 2018. All prices are per week and are subject to availability.<p>1. Culture in Sicily<p>For families looking for a bit of culture with their sun, Sicily is the place to go. This island has long been a crucible of Mediterranean culture, and …