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2016 in Review

A smell, a song, a taste, a thought...the most random things can stop me in my tracks and I can be transported back to a destination or a moment in another place...   Thinking of 2016...   The open spaces... Continue Reading →

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Top 5 of 2014

1. Cádiz Cádiz is a beautiful city surrounded by water on a peninsula at the edge of the Mediterranean. With surfing beaches, flamenco, cafés and a laid back vibe, it is a little paradise on the edge of Spain. 2.... Continue Reading →

Paris: Best of the Rest

I can’t claim to have visited every Parisian attraction! but all of the following I really enjoyed. Musée Marmottan Monet This museum dedicated to the Impressionist painter has the biggest collection of his work in the world – more than... Continue Reading →

Giverny

If you need to get out of Paris for a day (I felt like the buildings were closing in on me in the oppressive heat!) then a trip to Monet's house in the village of Giverny offers a relaxing and... Continue Reading →

Planning for Paris

You'd think I'd have plenty research done on one of the most visited cities in the world right? Wrong! I was so busy in the weeks before I left that the only source I had was a guidebook from my... Continue Reading →

Paris – I can’t keep it to myself anymore!

Though my long weekend trip was nearly three months ago now, and I need to apologise for not posting much since then, I'd really like to share some of my tips for Paris with you! First of all - don't... Continue Reading →

What happens when there are no plans – Antibes and Cap Ferrat

I am a major planner and like to have my itinerary made out in advance but on some trips there are times too when I make no plans at all – much as I love the organisation there is a... Continue Reading →

Glitz and Glamour: Cannes vs Monaco

Two beacons of the Côte d’Azur – Cannes and Monaco – glitzy, glamorous and dripping in luxury…yet I could not have found them more different!   With the arrival of the railway in the late 19th century Cannes became the winter... Continue Reading →

Planning for Nice, France: Part 2

This is how the newest technology can work for us as travel planners!   A YouTube search brings up a huge variety of results, some useful, some not so much. My favourite is Nice’s version of Pharrell Williams’ Happy!  ... Continue Reading →

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