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THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX!

Award winning travel writer JOHN TREW sings the praises of oft-derided Essex, with its well-tended countryside and charming Disneyesque villages...

YOU WON’T believe it when I tell you that I have just spent a delightful break in Essex. This is an English county that gets a totally undeserved negative Press by snooty columnists and TV programmers for some reason. I was really enchanted by the well-tended countryside and Disneyesque villages we passed through on the 90 minute journey en route from Stansted Airport to Colchester.

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Palma - still charming and unspoilt

Award winning travel writer JOHN TREW found time for a return to one of his favourite cities, Palma, recently, a place he fell in love with 40 years ago...

PALMA DE MALLORCA has been one of my favourite cities since I first visited it in 1972. I was among the News Letter’s workforce of 400 who were sent there on holiday in weekly batches of 100 by a benevolent management as a reward for producing newspapers while Belfast seemed intent on destroying itself.

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These Gardens restored my health!

By Award winning Travel Journalist John Trew

I OWE MY LIFE to Mount Stewart, so it’s no wonder that I bought an early copy of my old colleague and friend David Kirk’s latest book which celebrates the National Trust’s flagship House and Gardens in wonderfully-crafted words and photographs.

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The Art of a great holiday in Brittany

In Part Two of his artistic French Odyssey, JOHN TREW explores the delights of little Pont-Aven, City of Art...

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Paradise for painters at world’s end

JOHN TREW discovers that there’s more than art to delight visitors to Finistère in PART ONE of a series on Brittany which will highlight the celebrated Pont-Aven art colony in the next issue...

FRANCE has been the world’s strongest magnet for international artists since the 1800s; no aspiring painters can claim to have completed their apprenticeships unless they have spilled their visions onto canvas in a Parisian attic, a yellow house in Provence or a little Breton hotel.

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