First time on a cruise? What you need to know?

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?

What to do in The Black Forest

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

Top Christmas Markets 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

A French Feast with Eric Bichon | Wine Pairings & fine cuisine

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

A weekend at Chateau de Jalesnes | Loire Valley

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

Adler Thermae Spa & Resort Hotel | A Tuscan Wellness Retreat

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

Fontelunga Hotel & Villas | Tuscany’s finest boutique villa

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