Le Manoir Saint Thomas in Amboise (Loire Valley, France) – an...

The perfect hotel to explore the Loire Valley and its thousand chateaux. An honest review of my stay at Le Manoir Saint Thomas as a paying guest.

Travelling as grief therapy: A road trip through France – the...

It took me just over three years to get here. I vowed to do that when my partner died - to go on a...

La Chartreuse du Bignac in Bignac, France – an honest hotel...

Read this if you wonder what it's like to stay as a guest at a "proper" French Chartreuse. An honest review of my stay at La Chartreuse du Bignac as a paying guest.

Accommodation

Le Moulin de l’Abbaye in Brantôme, France – an honest hotel...

Read this before you book a stay at a French watermill with its own Michelin Star restaurant. An honest review of my stay at Le Moulin de l'Abbaye Brantome.

Le Château d’Etoges in Champagne, France – an honest hotel review

Read this if you wonder what it's like to stay as a guest at a "proper" French Château. An honest review of my stay at Château d'Etoges as a paying guest.

Road Trip Diary

Road Trip Day 2: Living in a French château with vineyards...

Today has all the makings of a slow and uneventful one. Time for me to recover from the long drive and yesterday’s panic attack....

Road Trip Diary Day 8: Revisiting old places and creating new...

Today is the day I go back to the gîte we used to rent for our summer holidays. To say that I am apprehensive...

Travel Diary Day 6: My first “proper” Instagram mission to The...

Photobombing tourists, SatNav failure and trying to escape the rain on my first Instagram mission. But first - room service breakfast in bed with lots of coffee.