When thoughts turn to France for a holiday, they turn to fine wine, beautiful cities, amazing art, and stunning architecture. Essentially, all things are 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 … Continue Reading

Carcassonne is one of those places I’d literally never heard of until just before we booked flights to. My friends and I were looking for a very long weekend getaway (as we do several times a year) and pretty much just scanned the internet for reasonably priced flights going anywhere. Carcassonne popped up as one … Continue Reading

Confession time: I’ve never really been a fan of mushrooms. I just find the taste a bit too ‘earthy’ (I typically describe them as tasting like mushy dirt). I can’t honestly tell you why either. In small quantities (e.g. mini pieces on a pizza), I can just about handle them but when you serve up a … 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

Paris is a totally beautiful city to visit to visit with loved ones. It’s known the world over as one of the most romantic cities. With quaint markets, loads of free places to see and things to do in Paris for couples; you’ll end up being spoilt for choice.  Though, with all that choice comes … Continue Reading

Visiting Paris is one of those epic travel experiences that can quickly spiral into a spending nightmare if you don’t keep an eye on your spending. It can all add up with the likes of all the best places in Paris to see, yummy restaurants and tours. So, to help keep costs down, I want … 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 a … Continue Reading

Brittany is one part of France that has always fascinated me; and for very good reason. For starters, there’s that name – Brittany, which to the uninitiated would sound like it was linked in some way to Great Britain. And they wouldn’t be wrong either. In addition to Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Cornwall and the Isle … Continue Reading

 Nestled in between the gorgeous Mediterranean Sea and the dramatic mountains of Cévennes is Nimes, one of France’s prettiest little cities!  Of course, everyone has heard of the big-hitting destinations of Paris, Lille and Bordeaux, but there’s so much more to this incredible country that doesn’t involve the most popular ports-of-call… …case in point, with … Continue Reading

The South of France is home to some of the most beautiful towns, villages and cities in all of France 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 so we didn’t do much in the city the … Continue Reading

For the longest time, I’ve been intrigued by Saint-Emilion. I’d seen iconic photos of the sprawling village from the vantage viewpoint above the city years ago and had since then wanted to visit. Also, once upon a time, I used to work with wines (a part-time job I had back in school) so I’d always … Continue Reading

Paris is a beautiful city to explore, there are so many incredible places to see, markets to visit and, of course, the views from the Eiffel Tower. Best of all, you can see lots of these things to do on a weekend in Paris. All are pretty easy to find and really fun to see.  … Continue Reading

Rocamadour was one French gem I was looking forward to seeing and boy did I meet my expectations! When you’re here though, you can’t leave without trying one of the region’s most famous items – Rocamadour cheese, and it doesn’t come much fresher than from the actual farm! Rocamadour cheese is actually made from goat’s milk … Continue Reading

Yup! We just arrived today and I’m already falling head over heels in love with this French city! See, I’d only ever gone past Lille on the way to Brussels or Amsterdam (also via Brussels) and I’d always been curious  so we decided it was finally time to visit. We zoomed up to Lille in … Continue Reading