Confessions of a rehabilitating Adventure Snob

Earlier today in a social media conversation I caught myself posting in a way which is slightly disappointing. The discussion was about skydiving; a pursuit which terrifies and excites many people in equal measure. During my military service I jumped out of planes on a regular basis amassing a great number of jumps from a variety of altitudes including static …

Rochefort, France – Visiting Hermione; an old friend

It’s been 12 months since I visited Rochefort, where reconstruction of the frigate Hermione is happening. A great deal has happened to both of us in this time and seeing her again was one of the highlights of the trip to Poitou-Charentes. She is now floating; a few months ago she sailed the short distance from her dry dock on …

Postcards from Angoulême; French Comic Strip City

The Poitou-Charentes region of France is dotted with great little towns and villages, even the cities have a small town feel. Exploring is enjoyable, there often seems a surprise on every corner and Angoulême is not an exception. Built on a plateau the medieval city has some impressive Romanesque architecture including the Ville d’Angoulême provides panoramic views of the city …

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 …