Fans of the film Coco Before Chanel will be familiar with the seaside town of Deauville and its part in the making of the legend.
I’m at the top of a hill, about to wedge my ample posterior into a giant, inflatable doughnut, all the while trying to look cool.
If time seems to be passing by in a blur, then a relaxing weekend away with time to sit, be still and read is exactly what’s needed to beat the craziness of the season.
When you exit the 12km-long Mont Blanc tunnel on the Italian side of the Alps, you arrive in what can only be described as a winter wonderland.
A weekend break in Aberdeen takes me back to the future. Standing on the pavement, staring up at the grand, granite edifice of Aberdeen’s historic Station Hotel and whipped by an icy North Sea wind, I cast myself back to student days and one of many journeys to Scotland’s third largest city on the overnight train.
With the New Year around the corner, it’s time to think about holidays. Karen Breen, Barrhead Travel sales director, runs the rule over the fastest-growing destinations for 2020.
If your 2020 vision is to visit places that are a bit exclusive, then there’s only one corner of the globe to head.