Tag: travel diary

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...
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?
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....
road trip, travel diary, revisiting old places, creating new memories, travel blog

Road Trip Diary Day 8: Revisiting old places and creating new memories

Today is the day I go back to the gîte we used to rent for our summer holidays. To say that I am apprehensive...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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....

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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.