The Traveller’s Table – Shop, Eat and Drink Like a Local

The Traveller’s Table is a wonderful collection of recipes from some of my favourite Mediterranean cuisines – Mallorca, Corsica and Greece – each of which I have waxed lyrical about here on my blog in recent years, plus another that I would very much like to get better acquainted with, Turkey.

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Sweet treats in Corsica

As my spoon broke through the soft sponge, I almost squealed with delight, as a cascade of melted chocolate escaped. It oozed around my plate and started to mingle with the vanilla gelato. I took a taste and, oh my, it was good. So very good that I spent most of the...

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Exploring the beaches of the Golfe de Valinco

I love the sea and grew up spending the school summer holidays on the beach with my sister. I'd regularly stay in the water until my lips turned purple with the cold. These days I'm not quite so hardy and have to admit I prefer warmer climes when it comes to a dip in...

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Corsica, the island of beauty

"If you feel like working, sit down, it will soon pass." Corsica, a laid-back, sleepy island off the west coast of Italy. While for the last two hundred years or so it may well have been French, to me it has always been simply... Corsica... unique, beautiful, dramatic...

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Instagramming Corsica

Having just got back from a fabulous week in Corsica, I'd like to share some highlights  from my Instagram feed over the last 8 days. Stayed tuned to find out more. You can folow my adventures on Instragram @TravelWithKat. A tasty lunch of Fromage de Tête at...

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Girolata and the Scandola Nature Reserve

Earlier in the month I took you on a mini tour through Corsica by car and showed you just a few of the breathtaking views and delightful hill-top villages that can only by reached by car (or the most arduous of bike rides). Today I'd like to take you to the hamlet of...

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Exploring Corsica by car or even by bicycle!

At the end of June the Tour de France is coming to the beautiful Mediterranean island of Corsica for the first time. The dramatic mountain scenery, with many a hairpin bend and breathtaking views down to the sea, will make the most magnificent setting for what will be...

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A Merula and a wonderful week in Corsica

Last September I spent a superb week on the island of Corsica in the seaside town of Calvi. I’d arranged the trip to coincide with the annual festival Rencontres de Chants Polyphoniques de Calvi. You can read all about the amazing time I had in my post 'Ancient...

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L’Ile Rousse (and HDR photography)

As regular readers of my blog will know the beautiful Mediterranean island of Corsica is one of my favourite places and the laid back, pretty, seaside town of L’Ile Rousse is one of my favourite towns. This week’s travel snap is of a charming backstreet just a couple...

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Ostriconi beach

Having taken a break from my weekly travel snaps to host Travel Photo Roulette (which I really enjoyed by the way)  I'll now return to my weekly posts featuring one of my photographs from my travels. This week... Ostriconi beach, in the north-west of Corsica. The view...

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The Perfect Beach

This week's picture post is of one of my favourite beaches, L'Ile Rousse in northern Corsica. For those of you who follow me on twitter you might recognise it as my background image, but what makes it such a wonderful beach?   As you can see it has soft white...

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