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I’ve just returned from the most wonderful adventure holiday in Italy, France and Switzerland.  My spirit and stomach were completely nurtured as I hiked the classic Tour Du Mont Blanc with KE Adventures, a travel company based in England http://www.keadventure.com/.  Over 6 days, we hiked 20 km. per day approximately 6-8 hours of up and downhill ending our days in little villages that surround the mountains.  This was definitely not “tenting” as we stayed in top lodges with local food, wine and great beds.  The stunning scenery, food and fitness makes this a must-do trek for everyone!

I began my “good dishes” trip however in the most beautiful place in the world–Lake Como, Italy–at Villa D’Este  http://www.villadeste.com/en/13/home.aspx  ranked by Forbes as the top hotel on the planet and I agree!  The gorgeous sculpture gardens, the best food my palate has experienced, the elegant rooms, and spa… this is a special oasis… filled with history.  Over 500 years old, this hotel is the holiday destination for royalty and celebrities.

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