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The best of Puglia – the ultimate guide
Puglia (or Apulia) is a region that occupies the ‘heel’ of southern Italy and is home to historic towns (many of which have histories…Read the post.
Six spectacular road trips from Cape Town
The Western Cape of South Africa is one of my favourite regions in the world. It has everything I look for in a holiday:…Read the post.
Things to do around London Heathrow Airport
London Heathrow Airport isn’t much of a tourist sight unless you’re fascinated by airplanes. Yet it is one of the world’s busiest aviation hubs…Read the post.
My Rhône River cruise with Avalon Waterways
A river cruise in France has been on my wish list ever since my first river cruise experience in Europe. With its varied landscapes,…Read the post.
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I'm Keith Jenkins
Based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, I'm the Founder and Publisher of Velvet Escape. For a decade I had a successful career in corporate and investment banking. In 2008, I left the corporate world behind and embarked on a new journey to pursue my passions for travel, writing and photography. This led to the founding of the Velvet Escape blog in December 2008.Learn More
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