Entries by Rupert Parker from 09/2012

Planet Appetite: Cycling the Turku Archipelago Trail, Finland

| Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The city of Turku is easily accessible by air from the UK and is both the beginning and end of the route. It's worth spending at least a night there before you head out to the archipelago. Now I'm going to cheat slightly, as I only have a few days to spare, so I won't be cycling the whole route.

Planet Appetite: Hiking the Mountains in the Valais Region of Switzerland

| Posted 09.17.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Most people see Switzerland as a winter destination, a place for winter sports and apres-ski, but it's also glorious for walking all year round.

Planet Appetite: En Gard! Culinary Explorations in the South of France

| Posted 09.25.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Cheese is a cottage industry here with Pelardon being the king of the goat's cheese. Methods of production have remained unchanged for centuries and I visit Celine Mourgues to find out her secrets. She keeps 80 goats and milks them twice a day.

Planet Appetite: A Gourmet Weekend in Lausanne, Switzerland

| Posted 09.27.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Of course Lausanne prides itself on its wine and the beautiful terraced vineyards of Lavaux, just outside, are packed with wineries offering a warm welcome and a chance to try some of their vintages.