with Nicholas Walton
Interest in the origins of our food need not wane when we travel. The Eat Well Guide, a free Web directory of thousands of farms, restaurants, cafes and stalls that specialise in fresh, locally grown produce across North America, started as a listing of sustainably raised meat and diary producers. It's now a one-stop green eating shop, with vegetarian restaurants, farmer's markets and a section that allows you to pinpoint places of culinary interest while planning a trip. Visit www.eatwellguide.org for details
With only nine rooms, consisting of six ocean-front suites and three villas (right) with plunge pools and butler service, the new Abaca boutique resort is an oasis of serenity in the Philippine holiday town of Cebu. What's so special about this slice of heaven is that it boasts all the amenities and class of a much larger resort but the exclusivity of a tiny retreat. Lounge in the 25-metre ocean-side infinity pool or try the award-winning dishes of executive chef and owner Jason Hyatt - you won't be battling a crowd. Visit www.abacaresort.com for details.
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Cultural Treasures - Deluxe Phnom Penh Package is a three-night trip to Cambodia, home to the Angkor Wat temple complex (left). Until April 30, fly with Dragonair and stay in the Hotel Cambodiana (standard; HK$6,250), Intercon-tinental Phnom Penh Cambodia (deluxe; HK$7,000) or Raffles Hotel Le Royal (state room; HK$7,780). Breakfast, insurance and airport transfers are included. Go to www.cxholidays.com for bookings.