Postcard from Cognac, France – Soldier Sunflowers

There is something quite poignant, almost melancholy about a field of wilting sunflowers on an early autumnal day. They appear like ranks of retreating soldiers after a long hard fought campaign, they’re heads bowed in defeat. They are the sentinals or summer, having stood tall throughout the heat of battle, toiling with through the long, hot days, reaching ever upward, …

Itinerary Cognac Country – French Atlantic Coast

My travel plans for this autumn include a trip to Cognac in the Poitou-Charentes region on the Atlantic coast of France over the period 2nd – 7th September 2012. I will be a guest of Visit PCharentes @VisitPCharentes and the visit is co-ordinated by Magellan PR @MagellanPR. It will be a welcome return to a region of France I visited at the …

La Rochelle, France; Flirting with Luxury Travel

Being the kind of traveller that is happy to sleep in a tent or hammock somewhere in a wilderness, yet know I have slept in worse places, so five star La Rochelle boutique hotels maybe considered a little out of my league. It is surprising how easy it is to adapt to huge, comfortable beds, private showers that actually work …