First-time visitor to Sarlat, guide, the dordogne, france, travel blog

Sarlat is not the place I thought it was

It turns out that Sarlat is a place I have never visited before. So, here's my first-time visitor to Sarlat guide plus tips and advice, based on my recent visit. Read, plan and go to Sarlat! It's too beautiful to miss.
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

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.
SatNav failure, Curemonte, instagram fail, travel blog

SatNav failure at Curemonte

My Instagram mission to photograph some of the most beautiful villages in The Dordognes ended with a SatNav failure in Curemonte.
Bunny ears selfies, rain, Turenne, travel blog

Bunny ears selfies and rain in Turenne

My Instagram mission to photograph some of The Most Beautiful Villages in The Dordogne took me to Turenne, a medieval village famous for its castle which sits on top of the cliff.
Photobombing, Japanese tourists, Collonges-la-Rouge, travel blog

Photobombing a group of Japanese tourists in Collonges-la-Rouge

Having fun photobombing a group of Japanese tourists in Collonges-la-Rouge, aka The Red Village on my Instagram mission to photograph some of the prettiest villages in The Dordogne.
french château, vineyards, champagne, travel blog

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

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

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.
visit to Château de Chambord, Loire Valley, France

Living it large at Château de Chambord in the Loire Valley in France

An updated travel guide to help you plan your visit to Château de Chambord in the Loire Valley in France, complete with tips and beautiful photographs.
road trip through france, dover dunkirk champagne, chateau d'etoges

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

Today is going to be a long and challenging day, involving a lot of driving and quite possibly - a lot of crying en...
travelling as grief therapy, road trip, france, chateau etoges, french chateau

A road trip through France – the itinerary

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