Brian Johnston

Brian Johnston seemed destined to become a travel writer and author: he is an Irishman born in Nigeria and raised in Switzerland, who has lived in Britain and China.

Relaxing in the Persian Garden wellness area of a Celebrity ship 2.

The Shipping News

A global event brings out-of-the-ordinary offers and ideas to customers cruising for a bargain.

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Beautiful view of the old town of Orvieto, Umbria, Italy. Photo: Canadastock/Shutterstock

Mouth-watering: Italy's six most gourmet towns

All of Italy is a top destination for lovers of gourmet holidays, but some of its smaller cities and towns provide particularly restaurant-dense, mouth-watering food scenes and rich cuisines.

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