The Fête de la Musique in France

  Experiencing a Fête de la Musique event in France is just magical.  I actually stumbled across this cultural occurrence quite by accident one year in Paris, but have since sought out the events across France.  The brain-child of Jack Lang, the Minister of Culture

A Day Trip to Brantôme

  I recently had the pleasure of visiting the gorgeous town of Brantôme in the Dordogne – and it is perfect for a day trip.  Sometimes called ‘The Venice of the Dordogne’, Brantôme is beautiful, but I don’t think I’d go quite that far!  The

My Dream USA Road Trip

  Like many, I have been dreaming of a big USA road trip for years.  I have planned several iterations of this dream trip, as my knowledge has improved and my budget has changed, and I thought I’d share my latest version with you.  

24 Hours in London

  As with all my #24hrGuides – I don’t advocate spending so little time anywhere… but sometimes it’s helpful to have a 24 hour itinerary to kick off a visit.  Or it may suit if you have a layover in a city and just want

Coney Island

  I’ve been wanting to visit Coney Island for as long as I can remember.  I always had this romantic notion of 1930s seaside promenading, rickety wooden roller coasters and visits to the circus sideshow… in my head it was always akin to a black