Eating and Drinking in Amsterdam

  Amsterdam is a fabulous place in which to dine, drink, and enjoy the multitude of eating and drinking establishments.  Now, I’m not talking about the tourist churners on Rokin, or the red light Thai places, or the restaurant touters on Leidseplein.  I’m talking about

Verteuil-sur-Charente – A Fairytale Village

  An absolute highlight on our recent trip to France was a day-trip to Verteuil-sur-Charente.  I had seen James Martin (the TV chef) visit the Chateau de Verteuil as part of his ‘French Adventure’ series, and it looked so picturesque.  And it is only 45

My 2016 Foodie Travels in Review

  Much of my travel is all about food and drink, so it didn’t seem right to talk about my year of travel without framing it around these two important things! Here are my 2016 foodie travels in review:   JANUARY   It was a

The 6 Best Cafés in Paris

Café culture is engrained in the fabric of Paris. Outdoor seating is available all year round (avec headlamps and blankets), and is set up to allow unadulterated people-watching. Paris just does cafés really well. There are hundreds of fantastic cafés in Paris, but here are

Amsterdam in the Summer

  I’ve not been to Amsterdam in the summer before, and I was a little worried it would be heaving with tourists and generally unbearable.  Thankfully, it is very easy to avoid the crowds and shirk the tourist traps in favour of fabulous local havens!