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The best of Puglia – the ultimate guide
Puglia is a region that occupies the ‘heel’ of southern Italy and is home to historic towns (many of which have histories that go…Read the post.
The spectacular Carrières de Lumières
“A light and sound show?”, I asked, with a hint of disdain. Gayle turned her gaze to me and began to describe the Carrières…Read the post.
Self-drive day trips in Lanzarote
Lanzarote is an extraordinary island off the coast of Morocco. One of the Canary Islands archipelago that is part of Spain, Lanzarote covers approximately…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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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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