Meal Ideas for a Single Burner Camping Stove

When we travel we try to save money as much as we can, which means that during our recent French vineyard trip we took the single burner camping stove we had recently found in one of our parents shed, along the plastic plates and cutlery that were found alongside it (as a side note, these…

French Phrases That Will Help You on Your Wine Tour

As you may know by now, we are running a short series of blog posts aimed at helping others create their own French vineyard tour. This post is aimed at those that cannot speak French. We witnessed a few people struggle with ordering while we were away, who were, perhaps unintentionally, rude to staff. Two…

Our Top 5 Places to Try Wine in France

We have just finished a French Vineyard Tour that we created ourselves, and so we thought that it would be a great idea to share with you our favourite wine venues! 1: Maison Martin Jund (http://www.martinjund.com/) Colmar We have chosen this as our number one spot because it was simply beautiful. The staff were warm…

The Actual Cost of a French Vineyard Tour

So, you want to go on a vineyard tour. We do not blame you, what is better than France in the summer? French vineyards and wine tasting, that’s what! When we were researching for our own trip, we had a little perusal of the cost of various vineyard tours on offer. Some of them were…

Fete de la Musique in Dijon

So far we’ve weaved our way from Calais to chalons-en-champagne, from there to Colmar, to Mulhouse, to Dijon and now to Annonay. About half way through our trip and we don’t know where to head next! There is no shortage of possibilities, our only limiting factor is time. Just under a week is left until…

Travelling in Taxis…Beijing

The latest in our series of taxi stories from our travels. When we hailed a taxi in Beijing, China, we were not in a good mood. It was 2am, we had no money left at all (save the exact amount of the taxi ride to the airport), and we had just had an argument with…

That Bit In Between Travelling

There’s no point in pretending that anyone is able to travel at whim, all the time. That just doesn’t happen, unless you have a trust fund or something similar that allows you to do this. Even then, Rolt Potts makes a good point about this in his book ‘Vagabonding’: ‘To see the psychic importance of…

Personal vs Business Instagram

Running an Instagram account that is a mix of personal and business leads you to a choice, and it’s one that we have been discussing for a few months now. Which style of account should we have on Instagram, personal or business? For a long time we were business. Both are free, and business offer…

Our Guide to Haggling

Haggling is one of those things that you are expected to do on some occasions, and is massively offensive on others. So how do you get it right? Here are some of our tips for haggling that price from ‘Tourist’ to ‘Local’. Confidence is Key First of all, yes, you need to be confident enough…

Our Top Five Gift Ideas for Travel Bloggers

I have searched this many times recently, trying to gather ideas for Christmas presents, birthday gifts and one off treats for myself and Daniel alike. But, it’s hard to find a travel blogger gift guide, so I thought I would make my own and give anyone searching for the same some helpful hints! 1: A…