Villages & Hamlets – Favourite Travel Destinations

Villages are small townships and one of those evocative words, which can conjure up specific images in most of us. Small attractive homes, often built in traditional stone, maybe just a public house or restaurant and a village store, this charm is attractiver to all. Those of us in the United Kingdom can identify with the small rural communities portrayed …

Postcard from Najac; a French ‘beautiful village’

There is something special about the villages of France, many are so lovely they are included on an actual list of France’s most beautiful villages. Maybe only France could have an  Association “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France” but just visit a few and it is becomes obvious they have plenty to shout about. Najac in the Aveyron is a …

The ABCs of Travel – Reflections on a Wanderlusting Life

A favourite travel site Landlopers recently posted detailing Matt’s travelling life giving me cause for reflectionon my own wanderlusting. At the end he suggests that I should pull my finger out and do a similar post, a worthy challenge so here it is: A: Age I went on my first international trip: Late to blossom as a traveller not making …

The Aveyron Images & First Impressions – Photo Essay

Visiting an entirely new area is always exciting, especially if knowledge of the area is limited anticipating a possible adventure. The Aveyron region, in the Midi-Pyrénées of the South of France is such area for me. Although aware of the major cities such as Toulouse, and Montauban most the region was relatively unknown to me. The itinerary provided certainly sounded …

Epic Pyrenees – Midi-Pyrénées Itinerary

I am travelling to the Midi-Pyrénées region in France organised by the Midi-Pyrénées ,  Aveyron and Tarn-et-Garonne Tourist Boards. Flying Sunday from Manchester with bmibaby, this is extremely lucky for me as they are closing their Manchester hub and flights will be redirected to their East Midlands airport operation in future. This is an abbreviated version of the itinerary which …