Chateau d’Agassac and Bordeaux

After a fabulous weekend in Sarlat, we woke up early to head back to Bordeaux. We drove straight there to make the most of the day before our flight out to London first thing in the morning the next day. Determined to make the most of it, we scheduled a…

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Kayaking the Dordogne and Le Jardins de Marqueyssac

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times – our trip to Sarlat was fantastic. The whole weekend was fabulous, and it was our day kayaking on the Dordogne that really set this trip apart from others. I’ve talked about “pinch me” moments (coincidentally, that was another…

Hiking from Winchelsea to Hastings

It only took a few weeks upon returning from our Swiss Alps hiking adventure, for me to start itching to get back out on the trail again. Since it was summertime, we decided a coastal UK hike would be just the thing to take advantage of an August weekend in London…

Three Nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

If there’s one place I recommend you go in France, it’s Sarlat-le-Caneda. This gorgeous medieval town is the perfect home base for exploring the area’s rich history, culture and food scene. Beautiful stone streets, rolling hills and valleys, stunning villages along the river, caves a plenty and a food scene…

Bordeaux to Sarlat via St Emilion and Monbazillac

As I outlined in our Dordogne itinerary, our first day in France was spent on a road trip of sorts. We drove from Bordeaux to Sarlat, where we stayed for three nights, winding our way along to include some sightseeing as we made our way inland. Normally a two and…

Bordeaux to Sarlat-la-Caneda, France: Dordogne Region Itinerary

With so much information available on the Internet these, it can be difficult to find places to visit around Europe that are surprising. Our most recent French adventure, to the Dordogne, Sarlat and Bordeaux, absolutely surprised us. While we expected a relaxing weekend in the French countryside, this incredibly charming…

Backpacking in the Swiss Alps: Adelboden and the Parkhotel Bellevue

Though it was the trip of a lifetime for both of us, our backpacking trip through Switzerland was Andrew’s idea and really Andrew’s dream. In the early planning stages in early 2017, I agreed to the trip on one condition. During our days off from hiking, we’d stay in a…