Is Australia at the top of your travel bucket list? With pristine beaches to rival the Caribbean, gnarly surf (and the surfers to go with it), trendy cities, endless wildlife and countless adventures to have, how can it not be? If you’re planning a trip down under then there are some things you need to know before you get on that – probably very long – flight.
Big in France hosts hands on cookery courses like no other; nestled in the idyllic French countryside a short drive from the bustling harbour town of La Rochelle you’ll learn how to make beautiful dishes – both exquisite in flavour and in presentation – using locally sourced seasonal produce under the guidance of multi-award winning Scottish chef, Mark Greenaway. Indulge in a plethora of foodie delights whilst sipping on a glass of vin rouge…or two…before returning home with new friends, a full belly, a happy heart and a whole host of new kitchen skills.
One of Los Angeles’ most attractive features is the proximity (I do use this word lightly – nowhere in LA is quick to get to) of the city to sprawling California beaches. In the same day you can quite easily peruse the designer stores on Rodeo Drive or look for your favourite star on Hollywood Boulevard and then catch a wave on the Pacific Coast.
Santa Monica and Venice beaches are only a 30 minute walk from one another, connected by a boardwalk well beaten by cyclists, skaters and Cali surfer dudes dragging their boards behind them, though in reality each are very much their own separate worlds; one offering a cool coastal ‘lobster on the pier’ kind of vibe, the other selling medicinal marijuana and pet rocks.