France is a big country.
Does that sound like a silly thing to say?
I thought so too before I took off on our charity road trip around France in 2013. My dad used those words and I didn’t get it; that was until I was in the Pyrenees alone with a child knowing I was only a fifth of the way into our journey.
That road trip for MS enlightened me to the scale of such a drive and the size of France.
Fortunately, here we are in 2022 and I survived it to write my first book! I also wrote a book for children about Pont du Gard (shown). That one is called An Aqueduct Adventure!
But what next?
France is diverse country, and one which I will write more of as I continue to explore with Lola. Covid threw a spanner in the works, but I am back in the writing (and driving) seat.
Expect to see new articles about some of the regions I’ve visited. I am also working on a second website – Painterly Ponders – where I am creating paintings of France. I take commissions too!
As I work on the two websites in tandem, I see a future full of sharing my work in pictures and words. Clancy Goes to France was the launching pad for my travel writing, and it’s time to take the next step.
Here are some of the places I’ve started to write about, and my mission for the next view months is to update these articles. They were written several years ago and could do with a tweak!
- Loire Valley
- Midi Pyrenees
- Languedoc Roussillon
Books about France and More
I’m writing a second book about France at the moment, but in the meantime let’s fill you in with how I want the travel writing part of my life to unfold.
When I write, my aim is to take you with me – a road map perhaps. I also want you to be able to visualise yourself there and to be able to use my travel writing and photos to plan your own adventures.
Let me be your source of information and inspiration.
I may recommend places we stay at, and if I am an affiliate for the company I will disclose that.
As time moves along and as Lola and I travel more so the content will grow. My dad was absolutely correct, France is a big country and it is one that offers something for everyone. There is a lifetime of work for me to do!
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