When I was asked what I was doing for the weekend, the response was “Wow, that sounds really fun…..I’m so jealous”. Having done most of the usual weekend breaks – generally to to cities with a guilt inducing raft of sights to see – Julian and I were looking for something a bit different. A weekend away where we could actually relax but that included two of our favourite things, food and wine! So, one Late February weekend we headed off to Provence for a spot of truffle hunting.Read More
Despite only being the second week in September, from the telephone calls I’ve had recently with clients, for some of you the summer holidays are starting to feel like a distant memory.
I’m already working with a number of clients on lots of great trips for 2017. Some far afield, others closer to home, but all with that little “la Concordia touch” which means that they are going to be perfectly executed, stress free and seamless from start to finish.
One place that Julian and I visited recently which I’m raving about to clients is the island of Ile de Re, a gorgeous place on France’s Atlantic coast. I’d wanted to visit for such a long time and this year I finally got my wish, and I have to say, it certainly didn’t disappoint. It ticked all the boxes: short flight (1½ hours from Manchester to La Rochelle); no jet lag; great food and wine; no driving; and lots of time spent outdoors.
In fact I’d go as far as to say Il de Re is an ideal holiday destination whether you’re a family looking to keep everyone entertained or a couple wanting a short break.Read More
With a new year just beginning, surely one of your resolutions will be to try something a bit different on your travels in 2015? Maybe it’s as simple as snatching that first weekend away from the children, just the two of you? Or trying an alternative ski resort (here’s one)? Or just turning left out of Faro airport instead of right on your annual trip to the Algarve (here’s what you could find)? Whatever your travel resolutions, I always find it’s better to plan things well in advance to ensure you get what you want, when you want. Plus planning holidays is the perfect antidote to the January blues!
Here are a few travel related things I’m looking forward to in 2015 which might inspire you:Read More
The Hubby and I are big fans of renting a house for a week in a pretty village, where we can come and go as we please, eat in local restaurants or cook up fresh produce from the market and – if the weather turns to rain – we’re not confined to a single hotel room. It’s the sort of holiday that comes with no airs and graces – we don’t need throbbing nightlife for this week (or ever really) and are much happier spending time together and completely unplugging from our normal lives. However, finding a rental property that’s stylish, well equipped, beautifully located and well-priced isn’t easy, even for a travel planner!Read More