Destinations

Discover new destinations and places in the UK, Europe and around the world. Handpicked for solo travellers and singles who like to explore in style.

claude monet, studio, giverny, travel blog

Queueing up for days at Claude Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny

An updated travel guide to Claud Monet's house and gardens in Giverny, France based on my recent visit, complete with tips and beautiful photographs to inspire you and help you plan your visit.
sandringham house, lawn, daffodils, spring, marc le penn

Windmills, boats and stately homes in North Norfolk

An impuls decision to swap the Stamford Town Fair for a long weekend away, turned into my first "proper" holiday since the death of my partner. I went to North Norfolk and here is what I got up to:
Château de Cheverny, The Arms Room, tapestry, cabinet, artefacts, travel blog

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

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.

Before the heavens opened at Château de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley in France

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.

Driving off the edge of a cliff at Rocamadour

An updated travel guide to Rocamadour in France, based on my recent visit there, complete with tips and beautiful photographs to inspire you and help you plan your visit.

Road Trip Diary Day 10: Driving off the edge of a cliff, trying to...

It all started when I decided that I knew better than the SatNav and the warning signs. I was convinced that there was a...
al fresco lunch, sarlat, foie gras, goats cheese, duck, salad, travel blog

Road Trip Diary Day 11: Food challenge and eating with the locals on my...

Another slow start to the day today. I was on a mission to go back and visit a village, my partner and I used...

Felbrigg Hall – my first visit to a National Trust property this year

My first visit to a National Trust property - Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk. Here are my thoughts, recommendations and plenty of photographs for you to enjoy and share on social media ;)
flower displays, Château de Chenonceau, travel blog

Top 3 châteaux in the Loire Valley you should visit

The Loire Valley in France is famous for being the valley of the thousand chateaux but not everyone has the time (and can afford) to visit all of them. here is a list of the The Top 3 châteaux in the Loire Valley you should visit.
Le Manoir Saint Thomas, Amboise, Loire Valley, France, hotel review, travel blog

Road Trip Diary Day 3: I’m going to sleep in my car tonight

Day 3 of my road trip through France when I was left without a hotel, in the middle of nowhere in the Loire Valley and without a signal on my phone. What's the worst that can happen? Sleep in my car?

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Le Château d'Etoges, Champagne, France, luxury hotel, castle hotel, palace hotel

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

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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.
hotel entrance, Le Manoir Saint Thomas, Amboise, loire valley, france, travel blog

Le Manoir Saint Thomas in Amboise (Loire Valley, France) – an honest hotel review

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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.
La Chartreuse du Bignac, luxury hotel review, travel blog

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

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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, Brantôme, France, hotel review, travel blog

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

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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.