Today was our final full day in Tignes and we planned to make the most of every second. Drawing the curtains of our chalet, we were greeted with the best weather ever! The sky was clear, there was no wind and the slopes looked so inviting. After a hearty breakfast of eggs, meats and plenty … Continue Reading

After arriving out our amazing chalet (and toasty night sleep), I woke up bright and early for a day on the slopes. I’m not typically a morning person (I wish I was) but the excitement of getting out onto the slopes and enjoy the runs around Tignes beat any caffeinated drink or loud alarms in … Continue Reading

I am one of those people that never learned to ski growing up. In fact, I didn’t really start skiing until around six years ago. That being said, skiing is now one of my favourite winter trips to go on… and, surprisingly (or perhaps not), not just because of the skiing itself. As they say, … Continue Reading

I genuinely enjoy winter – there’s something so lovely about staying in and wrapping up warm when it’s so bitterly cold outside. There’s also how beautiful everything gets when it snows. Well, that is until Christmas time is over and done with and, after a few weeks of rather grey weather in London (with no … Continue Reading

After a little lay in (after visiting Séguret yesterday), we left Mazan around 9:30 am on our last day exploring Provence. Even though it was our last day, I still planned to make it count with a few spots I’d been itching to see since we arrived. With a big breakfast to start my day right … Continue Reading

After hiking and exploring Mont Ventoux yesterday, today was going to be a little more chilled. Especially as the weather turned a little grey, which made for the perfect excuse to seek shelter indoors and sip on some local wines. Before that though, I was still determined to get back to Séguret after our fleeting little visit … Continue Reading

After a long day exploring Avignon the day before, I actually ended up sleeping so deep that I missed my alarm… and subsequent breakfast! Thankfully, I knew I’d be meeting up with local chef John Chiri at around 10-ish am in the Halles d’Avignon so I wasn’t too worried. 😉 😀 Now, the best thing about … Continue Reading

For the longest time, I’d wanted to properly explore the Provence region of France. It’s always been up there with the likes of Bordeaux, the Dordogne and, of course, Paris. That being said, It’s taken all this time to actually get myself over to Provence. I’m almost ashamed that it took so long in truth, … Continue Reading

On our final day in the South of France, we made our way over from Millau to Rodez, stopping off only briefly to check out the action of the Tour de France going through Millau. Our first stop in Millau was the Soulages museum, home to many great pieces of work by renowned artist Pierre … Continue Reading

After a brilliant day exploring the beauty that is Montpellier, we decided to head out of the city to go explore other parts of France’s beautiful Occitanie region. About an hour from Montpellier is the town of Millau, home to the tallest bridge in the world – amongst many other things of course! There’s a … Continue Reading

Well fed and martini’ed after lunch, we decided to head off to explore even more of Montpellier – starting with some gems hidden in plain sight. The first of said gems was a 13th-century Mikvé. To be totally honest, I had no idea what a Mikvé was before visiting Montpellier (it was only thanks to … Continue Reading

The South of France is home to some of the most beautiful towns, village and cities in all of France and so my excitement was probably pretty understandable when we headed over to Montpellier for a weekend in France’s Occitanie region. We arrived pretty late at night and so we didn’t do much in the … Continue Reading

When thoughts turn to France for holiday, it turns to fine wine, beautiful cities, amazing art, stunning architecture – essentially, all things characterised by indulgence yet one of the most interesting ways to really explore this amazing country is by strapping on your walking shoes and heading out on some of the best hikes in France! … Continue Reading

The Basque Country is an autonomous region located in the North of Spain and Southern France and is culturally and historically different from both France and Spain. This is partly why some of the most interesting places to visit in the Basque Country are truly unlike anywhere else in Europe. Even the Basque language predates … Continue Reading