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.

Château des Milandes, The Dordogne, France, travel blog

An American in… Château des Milandes

Let me take you back to Château des Milandes - beautifully preserved and arranged to tell the inspiring story of its late owner - Josephine Baker.
visitors guide to Domme, The Dordogne, France, travel blog

The best view in France is at Domme

Let me take you to one of France's best bastide towns - Domme, and show you the best view looking over The Dordogne river and the valley.
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.

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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.