Which are the best slow travel destinations in 2018?

On Saturday I was invited to Inntravel’s Discover Day 2017, at Cheltenham Racecourse, where I got the chance to learn more about their slow walking holidays and also have a chat first hand with the hoteliers and tourism boards who’ve attended the event. As you know, my blog is focused on non-touristy experiences, so this […]

What and where to eat in Cherbourg, France

What and where to eat in Cherbourg France

I could say that Cherbourg is my town’s sister (or brother?) in France, the two being connected daily by our local pride and joy, Barfleur the ferry.  Being only a 4 hours cruise, taking advantage of the £24 return offer from Brittany Ferries and having a friend who moved there recently, I decided to pay […]

Seeing the world from the top of Puy de Dôme

I’m a sucker for a difficult hike and stunning, jaw-on-the-ground views. I recently completed seven days of a French-English language exchange in Vichy, France with a family of four, including two young children. Vichy itself is known for its natural springs that produce sparkling water, which the city uses in various candies, medicines and soaps. […]

A little French fishing village: Barfleur

During the August Bank Holiday I took advantage of the £24 return ticket from Brittany Ferries and finally boarded Barfleur, the daily ferry that connects my town with Cherbourg, in France. The ticket is valid for 29 hours on French land and because Cherbourg is pretty small and you can see it in one day, […]