Whether you're planning a city break for a few days, or a mountain adventure for a week or more, there's an incredible variety of things to do around Lake Annecy. Here are my tried-and-tested recommendations for activities that'll delight all your senses and help you...

There's a city in the French Alps that crowns an incredible, deep-blue lake. From the lakeside, sweeping mountains rise to rocky peaks grey-green in the sunlight. It's my favourite place, and I'm going to share it with you....

With it's fairytale turrets, ancient stone walls and commanding views over the vineyards of southern France, the fortified medieval town of Carcassonne is steeped in history and an unsung Mediterranean hero. But there's more than meets the eye - fantastic food, an enchanting city centre...

Europe boasts an incredible variety of ski areas, from delightfully cosy alpine villages to packed, crowd-pleasing purpose-built resorts.  Not only do they offer the opportunity to explore a beautiful winter wonderland, they're playgrounds for skiers and boarders looking to have more than a little fun....