Before the heavens opened at Château de Chenonceau in the Loire...

An updated travel guide to help you plan your visit to Château de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley in France, complete with tips and beautiful photographs.

Road Trip Day 1: Panic attack at a Michelin star restaurant...

Today is going to be a long and challenging day, involving a lot of driving and quite possibly - a lot of crying en...

Greed left me red-faced at Château de Cheverny in the Loire...

An updated travel guide to help you plan your visit to Château de Cheverny in the Loire Valley in France, complete with tips and beautiful photographs.

Accommodation

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.

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 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.

Road Trip Diary

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.

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 7: A rainy day in Brantôme

It’s a rainy day in Brantôme today and I shall use that as an excuse to stay in my hotel room writing and planning next week’s adventures whilst I binge on room service.