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Marc Atchison is a veteran journalist and a seasoned traveller with more than 20 years of travel writing experience. As the former Travel Editor of the Toronto Star, Canada's largest newspaper, and now Editor-in-Chief and Senior Writer for TraveLife magazine (Canada) and travelife.ca, Marc has been to over 100 countries in the world. Japan is one of his favorite destinations and he's been there on numerous occasions.
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Magical Meissen a work of art

Magical Meissen a work of art

Marc Atchison visits the fairytale city of Meissen and is treated to a demonstration by artisans in the delicate craft of porcelain making, which dates back centuries here.
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Munich purveyors earn seal of approval from shoppers

Munich purveyors earn seal of approval from shoppers

Marc Atchison visits Munich's purveyor shops, which have been supplying high quality to Bavaria's royal court for decades.
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Waking up to history in Florence

Waking up to history in Florence

Marc Atchison spends a night at the exclusive Relais Santa Croce by Baglioni Hotels and wakes up to a museum-like experience.
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Swiss celebrate the grape in a happy Vallée

Swiss celebrate the grape in a happy Vallée

In 2019, Switzerland celebrates its long history of making wine in Alpine regions like Vallée with lots of festivals planned and Marc Atchison gets a sneak preview.
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Borough market is back in business

Borough market is back in business

Marc Atchison visits London's famed market a year after it was attacked by terrorists. The market is pretty much back to normal now but the scars of that attack remain.
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Tuscan love story for food lovers

Tuscan love story for food lovers

While on a visit to Tuscany, Marc Atchison visits a famed Michelin-star restaurant in a tiny wine town and is introduced to a chef whose love story is for food lovers.
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Skiing in Swiss clouds at a cable car hotel

Skiing in Swiss clouds at a cable car hotel

Marc Atchison visits a unique ski-in, ski-out hotel tucked away in the Swiss Alps overlooking Crans Montana which used to serve as a cable car station.
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German car museums are country's most popular

German car museums are country's most popular

Park it here! That's what Marc Atchison did when he visited Munich and Stuttgart, where Germany's famed car companies have set up ultra-modern museums that pay tribute to their incredible history and products.
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Touching the 'flysch' in Basque country

Touching the 'flysch' in Basque country

GETARA, BASQUE COUNTRY — The lovely coastal highway (N634) that runs along Costa Vasca (Basque Coast) is dotted with some fascinating pit stops, and David, my guide, insists we visit each.
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Munich ready for a friendly 'brewhaha'

Munich ready for a friendly 'brewhaha'

MUNICH, GERMANY — I watch in amazement as Frau Singh slaloms around some drunken Hofbräuhaus patrons while clutching four large glass beer steins in her slender arms.
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