The Most Enchanting Walk on Skye

The Isle of Skye is a place of raw, stunning beauty. It is truly a feast for the eyes. Though I still prefer the feast found in Provence, Bourgogne, Dordogne, Alsace, and really all of France, Skye is beautiful, remote, peaceful, and calm. It’s a part of us now.


On the last day of a trip, we usually repeat our favorite thing. And the decision was easy—Talisker Bay.


The Talisker Bay walk is an easy 20-minute walk that takes you on a path surrounded by mountains and sheep to a gorgeous waterfall at the sea, making an impression that will stay with you.


If in the area, you might as well combine the walk with a tour of the Talisker Distillery beforehand. The tour was fascinating. As the saying goes, “Today’s rain is tomorrow’s whisky.”


The bay walk must be done in the evening in order to see the sunset, as it will be enchanting indeed.


À bientôt!

Where to Eat in Gordes


Gordes—a stunning village indeed. Yet, there never seemed to be a memorable place to eat in the village—until now. Perched on a cliff, across from the village, lies a small boutique hotel called le Mas des Romarins.

We just happened to discover it and its beautiful view of Gordes one day. So we decided to reserve a table for lunch at l’Esprit des Romarins. We were not disappointed.




Though we usually prefer something more rustic and casual, we certainly didn’t mind the royal treatment. At least it felt like that to us as several people attended to us throughout our meal. Delicious food!

And dessert was a work of art.


Though somehow our lack of French language skill caused us unknowingly to agree to a 16-euro cheese course at the end of our meal. C’est la vie!


Peaceful, stunning, and delicious food at le Mas des Romarins. I can only imagine how magnificent it would be at night to sit outside on the terrace and watch the sunset over Gordes.


À bientôt!

Avernish Lodge—Stay Somewhere Extraordinary


Extraordinary is the theme at Cool Stays, a site that makes looking for a vacation rental nothing but pure enjoyment. Instead of having to search through endless accommodations to find that special one, every accommodation is something special. Thus, we chose the Avernish Lodge for our stay in Scotland.


Located on the banks of Loch Alsh, a mere eight miles from the Isle of Skye, lies the stunning, secluded Lodge.


From the bedroom windows, you can even see the iconic Eilean Donan Castle.


Oh if only we could live here.


DSC00220À bientôt!