Solo Road Trips

Travel Diary, Day 5, Crying my eyes out, travel blog

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

Today is going to be an uneventful day because I am leaving Amboise and driving to Brantôme for the next leg of my road...
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...
rainy day, bran tome, rain, luxury hotel, travel blog

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.
road trip, travel diary, best place to visit in the dordogne, sarlat, dome, travel blog

Road Trip Diary Day 9: The best of the best places to visit in...

The plan for today was to visit Rocamadour but then I decided to include Sarlat and Domme to make the most of my journey....
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....

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...
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?
travel diary, instagram mission, the dordogne, travel blog

Travel Diary Day 6: My first “proper” Instagram mission to The Dordogne

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.
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...
Travel Diary, Chasing chateaux, Loire Valley, France, travel blog

Road Trip Diary Day 4: Chasing chateaux in the Loire Valley

Day 4 of my road trip through France when I went chasing chateaux in the Loire Valley. I stained my trousers with raspberry coulis at Chateau de Cheverny and got caught in the rain at Chateau de Chenonceau.

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