In the past few years, Lincoln has grown from a sleepy midlands town to a thriving place with a popular university that also manages to maintain it's historical charm...and boy does it have a lot of history! To familiarise yourself with the historic centre, try a walking tour with @hiddenlincoln My guide Ivan met me … Continue reading 48 hours in Lincoln | What to do on a weekend break?
L’Orée des Bois located in La Breille-les-Pins is the restaurant of celebrated chef Eric Bichon. I recently had the opportunity to try a menu of his creation, alongside thoughtfully paired wines inside one of the dining rooms at Chateau de Jalesnes in the Loire Valley. The dining area was laid out in a grand manner, … Continue reading A French Feast with Eric Bichon | Wine Pairings & fine cuisine
Ecuador has for a while been presenting itself as a eco tourism hotspot. There are eco lodges in most towns, recycling seems to be more present than even in many cities in the UK and tour groups offer eco packages to the country. However, what does a property need to do to call itself 'eco … Continue reading Rio Muchacho Organic Farm- Ecuador’s Authentic Eco Tourism Experience
The Loire Valley in France is a stunning area. Quintessentially French, with sunflower fields and quaint villages including nearby Saumur with it's popular weekend markets, it's a delightful area to drive through. The drive from Tours airport to Chateau de Jalesnes is a little over an hour, meaning that with a flight time from Stansted … Continue reading A weekend at Chateau de Jalesnes | Loire Valley
Within the UNESCO World Heritage area in Tuscany is the 5 star Adler Thermae Spa & Resort Hotel. It stands on a grand location overlooking the beautiful countryside and dotted Tuscan villages and benefits from the warm thermal springs of Bagno Vignoni. The resort finds a balance between being a top end wellness hotel with a … Continue reading Adler Thermae Spa & Resort Hotel | A Tuscan Wellness Retreat
As I travel a lot, for both my job & for pleasure, I have had to look at what impact my travels are having on both the environment, and also the communities I interact with on my trips. There is a well known motto; 'Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints,' which phrases my … Continue reading Environmental concerns in travel & fashion|How Zoggs are leading the movement.
Situated on a hilltop in Tuscany, not far from the picturesque town of Cortona, Villa Fontelunga is an incredibly stylish 'home away from home.' Whether you're staying in the 9 room main villa or the two private villas, you're greeted like an old friend and treated like an honoured guest throughout the entire stay. It's … Continue reading Fontelunga Hotel & Villas | Tuscany’s finest boutique villa