The Gadabout Girl, Caroline Crutchley hopes that the following travel pages will help you enjoy her wanderlust and writing .
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December Feature – Stilton Cheese. An insight into the history and manufacture of the ‘king’ of cheese. A visit to a creamery in Leicestershire, England. Read more
November Feature – The Azzure Coast of Southern France will be saying goodbye to the last rays of summer sun. It is a chance to sample a dish that also goes well with autmn foods too. With good wines and food in abundance St. Tropez, Cannes and Toulon are strung along the coast. A wonderful experience for an autumnal driving holiday. Read more
October Feature The olive harvest in the Mediteranean is now in full swing. The Gadabout Girl discovers a bright future for a white olive…. once lost and now found again. Read more …
September Feature This month I take you to the city of Istanbul which straddles the waters, one foot in Europe and one in Asia. Read more…
August Feature: The Gadabout Girl is once again back in Sicily discovering archeological remains in Orazio’s garden…. read more
July Feature – romancing Romania A stunning european country saved in a time capsule. Go before it is gone the way of other EU countries. read more
Delve into to history and culture that make this part of Spain so special. Enjoy the mountains , white villages on mountain tops and beaches this summer.
May Feature – Hull of all places is not normally onthe tourist hot list but The Deep is one of the top most visited attractions in UK. Delve a little deeper and there is something for the whole family… read more
The gardens of England should be coming into their best – if it were not for the snow. Miss H is the matriarc of British garndening techniqies in a time when the womans place was at home….. read more.
Istanbul lies between two worlds and has great historical value. Does it face to the east or west in the future?
Only the people will decide…… read more
February Feature – La Dolce Sfida in Modica Alta, Sicily
The first edition took place on 2nd and 3rd of February in the lofty alleys of the old city of Modica Alta. The Association of Casabelvedere brought together a feast for the eyes and stomach with six local pasticcerie vying to create a winner for a panel of six judges and the popular vote of the locals. Read more
Istanbul is a vibrant city that is becoming westernised. Catch it at its best…. read more
It is the month of advent and Christmas. Discover the truth and myth of Father Christmas in Bari, Italy …read more
Yorkshire Uk takes on a new look for the winter, but whatever the season it is what is called ‘God’s own Country’. If you visit the sheer magnitude of the beauty lies before you. Read More
A salt free diet is a must for many Lupus sufferes. Anthea found her own solution and now is blending and selling her own Made All Natural seasonings for everyone. Read more….
September Feature: A Taste of Sicily. Sicily is the fruit basket of the world, producing foods that taste of heaven.It is this time of year that the wineries of Sicily are gearing up for harvest. A new wine vintage begins… read more
They say all things in life are scary when you do them for the first time. Being a first time buyer in your own country is no mean feat. Planning, buying and moving to another country are no different in my mind than just moving house in your native homeland. They say the stress level is on par of that of a marriage failure but so what. In a foreign land the language, the law and the procedures may all be alien to you and should not be entered into blindly unless you want to be featured on one of the TV disaster programmes. Read More….
July Feature: Gadabout Tours take off Since the specialist small group tours started in 2011, they have grown in popularity and frequency. Special trips to the wineries and beautiful countryside of Sicily have been the most popular.
New tours in August include visits to the Baroque cities of Modica, Noto and Scicli. With Jazz, folk and Tuna fish festivals there will be time to enjoy the culture and food with a stunning backdrop of Baroque. Check out The Gadabout Girl on Facebook.
June Feature – Painting YorkshireAn ideal destination for painting the landscapes made so famous by David Hockney.
May Feature : The Passion of Andalusia
A previously published article that sums up the passion of the people of Andalusia. I have just returned from one week in this special place and enjoyed the Feria of Sevilla. The week long party is a must on your lists to do before you die.
January Feature: Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
A visit to the Red cows that produces some of the best cheese in Parma area of Italy.
February Feature: Bubble Fish Spa Malta
A visit to the Bubbles Fish Spa in Malta
March Feature : Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire
For the start of spring I have chosen an article on the beautiful gardens in Oxfordshire, England.
April Feature: Easter In Modica, Sicily
First published in the Sunday Times this article covers the festival of Vasa Vasa that draws huge crowds to Modica.
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