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…

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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…

Hiking The Cotswold Way Part II: Stanton, Winchcombe and Cheltenham

For our final hiking training trip before our big Swiss hike, we spent a lovely weekend in the Cotswolds hiking the Cotswold Way. We started in Moreton-in-Marsh, eventually catching the Costwold Way in Broadway and then onto Stanton from there, where we spent the night in a gorgeous B&B, the…

Edinburgh, Scotland

After visiting Loch Ness, exploring the Isle of Skye, and making our way back southwards via Glencoe and the Tossachs, we arrived in Edinburgh on a Sunday evening for the last day of our Scottish adventure with my parents. This beautiful city was the perfect backdrop for the end of…

Brecon Beacons, Wales

Great Britain has some phenomenal national parks. We’ve been lucky to visit a few, like our trip to Snowdonia National Park in Wales last summer. Recently, we returned to Wales to challenge ourselves with a hike and check out Brecon Beacons National Park. We had a wonderful weekend trip from…