Postcards from a French Road Trip

Postcards from a French Road Trip

Anyone who’s been following this blog for a while will know that we enjoy a good old road trip in our family and go on a long one almost every summer.  A few years ago, before I started writing and documenting our travels, we took a particularly scenic trip across...
16 days in Vietnam

16 days in Vietnam

Since we returned from our trip to Vietnam I’ve been asked over and again to write down our itinerary as friends who followed along on Facebook were impressed by how much we managed to see in just over 2 weeks and others just want to know where we went.  I won’t go...
Hoi An: the very best of Vietnam?

Hoi An: the very best of Vietnam?

Xin chào quý khách*…. unless this is the first time you’re reading my blog or you’ve had your head buried in the sand during the last few weeks I think you’ll probably be aware that I’ve recently been to Vietnam with my family on a trip that practically took on...
Sagrada Familia Barcelona: 15 years on

Sagrada Familia Barcelona: 15 years on

I recently visited Barcelona for the 3rd time.  The first time was 15 years ago in May 2001, then again in February 2011 and just now in June 2016.  Each visit was very different.  The first was JF’s and my first time away from our baby, let loose for an adult...
3 meals in 3 different countries in 1 day

3 meals in 3 different countries in 1 day

Road-tripping in Europe is one of our favourite ways to take a holiday; it’s so satisfying driving through different countries in a short time, crossing international borders often several times a day. Take for example our holiday last summer where we woke up in one...
Naples with a teenager

Naples with a teenager

Sometime last year I decided I wanted to take my older son on a trip for his 16th birthday, just him and me, something I’d never done before.  I’d been brewing the idea for a while ever since a friend took her son away for his 13th birthday; it wasn’t something I’d...
Zalipie, Poland’s painted village

Zalipie, Poland’s painted village

When planning our road trip around Poland this summer I did a great deal of research on Pinterest, pinning pretty photos of interesting places to visit, and it was here that I first came across the tiny village of Zalipie.  It only came up once but that was enough, I...
Holiday Snapshots – Road Trip 2015

Holiday Snapshots – Road Trip 2015

We’ve been back from our mega European road trip for a couple of weeks now and I haven’t found the time to write about it, mainly because as usual I don’t really know where to start, there’s so much to say. So while I get my act together with...
Snapshots of Strasbourg

Snapshots of Strasbourg

Happy New Year everyone!  Bonne année!  A new year, new beginnings, back to school today…and yet, I’ve still got one more christmassy post for you.  Indulge me!  I know most of you are probably done with the festivities, but technically it’s still...
Instagramming Paris

Instagramming Paris

We recently spent four days in Paris during the school Toussaint holidays and as usual I took far too many photos so I thought I’d just share some of my Instagram shots here. Having lived in the City of Light for 10 years and visited several times since we left...
Falling in love with Budapest

Falling in love with Budapest

There are certain places in the world I’ve visited and lost my heart to, even after a very short visit. Until recently the most instant city love affairs have been with Amsterdam, Stockholm and Barcelona, I’ve come away from these places saying I want to...

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