To be rated as Trip Advisor’s number one outdoor activity in London is something of an accolade. London has a never ending and ever changing number of things to do so reaching the top spot is surely a difficult feat. Thames Rocket gives customers the chance to zoom down the Thames River taking in the sights.[…]
When I initially looked at the destinations I would be visiting on my cruise with Princess Cruises from Southampton then Guernsey wasn't the one I was most excited about. I had naively expected it to not be that different to what I'd seen before in the UK, but I will happily be the first one … Continue reading A day in Guernsey | Guernsey Port Guide
If you've booked to go on your first cruise or are currently browsing options to have a cruise as your next holiday then you may be wondering what things you need to know before you travel on a cruise ship for the first time. I recently travelled with Princess Cruises from Southampton on my first … Continue reading First time on a cruise? What you need to know?
Getting around Whilst it is possible to travel by public transport, so many of the beautiful scenic routes aren't going to be easy to navigate without your own transport, so it's recommended you hire a car. We chose to hire from Basel Airport and did a full loop for the week, arriving back to the … Continue reading What to do in The Black Forest
Germany is famous for it's Christmas Markets, even in the UK most of the major cities from London to Manchester claim to be hosting 'German Christmas Markets'; so I've always been keen to see the real thing and find out what's so good about them. The Black Forest is a beautiful region at any time … Continue reading Top Christmas Markets in The Black Forest
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
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