Northern Western France Driving Road Trip Itinerary Travel Tips

Two week driving road trip from Paris to Bordeaux along the coast of France – Itinerary & travel tips

Northern and Western France has some of the most romantic beaches, breath-taking cliffs and leisurely rivers. It is deep in history and you will be tracing the footsteps of William the Conqueror, Joan of Arc, François-René de Chateaubriand, Victor Hugo, Claude Monet and many more. You will be transported back into medieval times in pristinely preserved towns, forts and ports. Enjoy fantastic wines in the … Continue reading Two week driving road trip from Paris to Bordeaux along the coast of France – Itinerary & travel tips

10 Fleeting Transit Hours in Istanbul

Realising too late that I had mistakingly selected the wrong connecting flight in Istanbul when I booked my flight from Singapore to London, I was rather annoyed, but there was little I could do to rectify the situation. Paying almost ticket price again to change the flight was not an option! Note to self: do not book flights at 2am when dog tired and always … Continue reading 10 Fleeting Transit Hours in Istanbul

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One Week Holiday in Seoul, South Korea – Itinerary & Travel Tips

Seoul is the thriving capital of South Korea. It is the beating heart of the emerging economical as well as cultural capital of the world with global brands like Samsung and BTS. April and October are the best time to go. The weather is ideal, generally dry with high of 18°C in the day time. Below is our recommended itinerary and travel tips for an … Continue reading One Week Holiday in Seoul, South Korea – Itinerary & Travel Tips

Top 5 Restaurants for Dinner in Les Deux Alpes

After the sunset and an awesome day on the slopes of Les Deux Alpes, it is time to find an equally amazing restaurant to fill the stomachs with the best the French has to offer. Below are my Top 5 Restaurants for dinner at Les Deux Alpes. 5. L’Alisier If you are craving seafood, L’Alisier is the place to go to. This spacious and bright … Continue reading Top 5 Restaurants for Dinner in Les Deux Alpes

Residence Le Cortina – Practical Family Ski Chalet in Les Deux Alpes

Residence Le Cortina in Les Deux Alpes is a dichotomy – it has extras that you won’t find in similarly priced ski chalet but it does lack bits of the essentials. The chalet is a beautiful 6-storey building with a range of 2-bedroom to 5-bedroom self-catered family apartments. Close to Ski Lifts, Restaurants, Bars and Groceries Let’s start with the positives. It is located on … Continue reading Residence Le Cortina – Practical Family Ski Chalet in Les Deux Alpes

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University Arms Hotel – Luxury in the Heart of Cambridge

It is a luxury to have a porte cochere or a drive-through archway, for a city centre hotel, but that’s what University Arms in Cambridge is all about. This hotel reopened its door in 2018, after a £80m renovation led by Queen’s architect, John Simpson and Swedish-born interior designer, Martin Brudnizki. It is now part of the Autograph Collection – the luxury boutique hotels arm … Continue reading University Arms Hotel – Luxury in the Heart of Cambridge

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Off-peak Holiday in Mykonos – Itinerary & Travel Tips

We love Mykonos at the end of October, as the tourism industry gradually shuts down for winter on this beautiful Greek island. The famously hedonistic party season which usually draws in the hordes and packs out the island had clearly ended, so once more, it is a relaxed, peaceful, almost sleepy island paradise. The weather is still warm and pleasant, in the low 20°C. A … Continue reading Off-peak Holiday in Mykonos – Itinerary & Travel Tips

Christmas market and more in Bruges, Belgium – Itinerary & Travel Tips

It is that time of the year again, where the heart of romantic Bruges is turned into a joyous and merry Christmas 🎄 Market. We made our 1st visit last year and have been eager to come back since. As Bruges is only 115km from Calais Eurotunnel, it is a manageble drive on Friday evening after work and you will wake up in this beautiful … Continue reading Christmas market and more in Bruges, Belgium – Itinerary & Travel Tips

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Driving weekend from London to Rouen, France – Itinerary & Travel Tips

Rouen, the capital of Normandy region in Northern France, used to be one of the wealthiest cities in medieval times. The richness from those heydays have been diligently preserved and restored in this beautiful city. Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo, Richard the Lionheart, King of England and Duke of Normandy, the Hundred Years War all have significant linkage to this magnificent city. Travel 200 km … Continue reading Driving weekend from London to Rouen, France – Itinerary & Travel Tips

Weekend drive to Lille, France – Itinerary & Travel Tips

Located 115 km or 1.5 hours drive from Calais, 225 km or 2.5 hours from Paris, Lille is great destination for a short weekend driving road trip from London or Paris. It is known as the “Capital of Flanders” and the Flemish influence on architecture, design and art are well preserved in the old town. Disclaimer: For your convenience, we have included affiliate links to … Continue reading Weekend drive to Lille, France – Itinerary & Travel Tips