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

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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. The plan is to spend the morning in my hotel room, writing and having coffee, then go out in the car to explore the area. I am going to have my coffee and do my work...

Road Trip Diary Day 5: Crying my eyes out, wishing I was with my partner

Travel Diary, Day 5, Crying my eyes out, travel blog
Today is going to be an uneventful day because I am leaving Amboise and driving to Brantôme for the next leg of my road trip through France. I have nearly 180 miles of mostly D-roads ahead and according to the SatNav it should take me about four hours to get there. Time to pack and take a few photographs for...

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

Photobombing, Japanese tourists, Collonges-la-Rouge, travel blog
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.

SatNav failure at Curemonte

SatNav failure, Curemonte, instagram fail, travel blog
My Instagram mission to photograph some of the most beautiful villages in The Dordognes ended with a SatNav failure in Curemonte.

The best view in France is at Domme

visitors guide to Domme, The Dordogne, France, travel blog
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.

A spontaneous visit to Monpazier

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

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

Le Manoir Saint Thomas, Amboise, Loire Valley, France, hotel review, travel blog
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 Day 1: Panic attack at a Michelin star restaurant in a French château

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Today is going to be a long and challenging day, involving a lot of driving and quite possibly - a lot of crying en route too. I am taking on a huge project, all on my own and the thought of it scares me. It's all for a good reason though and I hope that by keeping this road...

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

Château de Chenonceau, Loire Valley, France, travel blog
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 Diary Day 10: Driving off the edge of a cliff, trying to get to Rocamadour

Travel Diary, Day 10, Driving off the edge of a cliff, Rocamadour, travel blog
It all started when I decided that I knew better than the SatNav and the warning signs. I was convinced that there was a car park right next to the entrance of Rocamadour. Not the one on the side of the main road that was full but another one. So I kept driving until I reached the river level...