Europe, Travel

Three things to do in a day in Bordeaux

6th January, 2018

After our stay in Saint-Emilion we had about 24 hours to spend in the city of Bordeaux. I would have liked a little more time but we still managed to fit in most of what we wanted to see. If you’re short on time, here are my three favourite things to do in Bordeaux. Climb […]

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Review: Château Hôtel Grand Barrail, France

26th December, 2017

While looking at accommodation options in Bordeaux I came across Château Hôtel Grand Barrail. This 19th-century Château is just 3km outside Saint-Émilion and after seeing the photos we decided we had to spend a couple of nights here during our trip. Château Hôtel Grand Barrail is one of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World […]

Europe, Travel

What to see and do in Saint-Émilion, France

18th December, 2017

I had a couple of holiday days to use before starting my new job in October, so we booked a trip to Bordeaux after finding some cheap flights. In addition to exploring the city of Bordeaux we took the opportunity to visit the medieval town of Saint-Émilion, renowned for it’s wine production. Many people visit […]

Europe, Travel

A guide to skiing in Val d’Isere, France

15th March, 2017

I’ve recently returned from a ski holiday in Val d’Isere. It was my first time visiting this resort and I now consider it to be one of my favourites in Europe! Here’s my guide to skiing in Val d’Isere… About Val d’Isere Val d’Isere is located in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie in the French Alps. […]

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Skiing in Courchevel, France

19th March, 2016

Originally we had planned to return to Corvatsch for our February ski trip but by the time we got around to booking, the hotel we wanted was already completely sold out. With limited options and escalating prices we decided to try something a bit different a booked a chalet in Courchevel, France. About Courchevel Courchevel […]

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Looking Back: 2014 in Retrospect

5th January, 2015

At first I wasn’t sure if I would write this post, as I felt like I cut back on traveling a little this year (mostly to do with the amount of time and money I had to invest in getting a new UK visa). But as I started looking back on blog posts and travel […]

Europe, Travel

Palace of Versailles, France

13th November, 2014

It was my fourth visit to Paris before I finally managed to see the Palace of Versailles. My previous trips had only been for a couple of days each and there’s so much to do in Paris there was never enough time to make the journey out of town to visit the royal château. But […]


Skiing Les Deux Alpes

6th April, 2014

After an amazing ski holiday in St Moritz in December, we decided to book a slightly less extravagant resort for next ski trip. After a lot of research we eventually found a resonably priced ski package with Neilson Holidays to Les Deux Alpes in France, staying at the Hotel Aalborg. Les Deux Alpes is located […]

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2013: A Look Back

23rd March, 2014

January Rang in the New Year in Russia! Certainly an interesting place to visit. Seeing St Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square was definitely a highlight, although not at all what I was expecting on the inside! January also saw a weekend trip to Barcelona that fell on Australia Day. After a brief visit in July […]