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Greetings from Schiermonnikoog, the unpronounceable Dutch Frisian island, a sort of “Dutch Hamptons”. Literally its name can be translated into “Grey Monk Island” . The island’s first known inhabitants were the monks of Klaarkamp Abbey, a Cistercian monastery near Rinsumageest, on the mainland. “Monnik” means “monk”, “schier” is an archaic word meaning “grey”, referring to the colour of the monks’ habits, and “oog” translates as “island”. A National Park of breathtaking natural beauty, the island, 16 Km long and 4 Km wide, can only be reached on foot or by

Incorporating wildlife and nature treks into luxury holidays has surged in popularity in recent years, and has also provided a welcome opportunity for many much-loved destinations to showcase their less familiar natural resources and riches. For many enthusiasts, birding is the most obvious, quick and accessible entry for deepening their acquaintance with Tuscan wildlife. Although beautiful birds can be seen all over the region, the marshlands and mountains are particularly good starting points for ornithology enthusiasts. The wetlands of Padule di Fucecchio outside Florence boast varieties including many herons and

While some families prefer to sit back and spend two weeks relaxing by the pool, others are all about activities, adventures and non-stop fun. If you’re the type of clan that can’t stand the thought of sunbathing for the entirety of your trip, read on for an overview of some of our favourite spots for active families this summer. Disclaimer: Relaxation is not on the cards here. It’s all hiking, mountain biking, scuba diving and exploring until the very last second. Ready, set, go! Valais – Switzerland Nestled in the