Photogrpah: Jeff Eden, RBG Kew

Thirty minute Kew for Christmas

Amy Hughes Queen Charlotte, the original founder of Kew Gardens in west London, first dressed the branches of a Christmas tree in the 1790s, for guests to admire. The tradition was resurrected three years ago, when the Royal Botanic Gardens …

Emilia Romagna, Italy

Emilia Romagna – Italy’s bread basket

Amy Hughes There’s still one more month to get to Milan’s World Expo themed around ending hunger and food waste. While it offers a good glimpse (note: not samples) of food …

Karma St Martins, Scilly Islands, England

Be ministered to on Scilly Islands

Amy Hughes The harder it is to get somewhere, generally the more special the place. The Scilly Islands, 28 miles off Land’s End at the southwestern tip of England, is …