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Author: Diane Priestley

Touring Vendee on the west coast of France

Europe

Diane Priestley discovers cycling, canoeing, horse riding, succulent oysters and delicious French cuisine and asks: “What’s not to love about a summer break in Vendee on the secluded west coast of France?”

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Discovering empowerment through empowering others

World Wide

Diane Priestley heads to Senegal for a training course in international development, she reports back to 50connect about her uplifting...

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Discovering the endless pleasures of Cruising

Travel

Diane Priestley takes a luxurious Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona to Naples aboard the majestic Norwegian Epic....

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Dolomites and Bressanone

Europe

Diane Priestley experiences one of Europe’s best-kept secrets; the blissful mountain retreat at Adler Spa Resort in Val Gardena.

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Darling Buds Farm blossoms

What's on

Diane Priestley talks to entrepreneur Simon Coulson about swapping a successful career to live the dream at the restored Darling Buds Farm...

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Touring the Aardman Studios is an eye opener

Film

Diane Priestley takes delight in discovering the delicate art of animation and the birthplace of that loveable character Shaun the Sheep...

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Sormland: Discovering a food and wine paradise

Europe

Diane Priestley continues her tour of the culinary rich Sormland region of Sweden

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Sublime Sweden is full of surprises

Europe

Diane Priestley is dazzled by Swedish culture and history and the captivating charm of Sormland....

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The seven wonders are closer than you think!

Around The UK

Retired or semi-retired couples can enjoy interesting day trips through the week instead of being chained to the desk, as Diane Priestley...

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Remembrance Day – Following the paths of war evokes powerful emotions

Europe

Diane Priestley joins a weekend tour in Nord and Pas de Calais in Northern France tour some of the landmarks of the First World War.

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Middle Piccadilly in the middle of Dorset

Alternative Health

Diane Priestley finds tranquillity and reconnects with herself at Middle Piccadilly Rural Spa Retreat in Dorset...

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Yoga: Flexible feats in Southern Spain

Europe

Diane Priestley visits Kaliyoga Retreat in southern Spain with a fit and feisty group of people in their 50s and realises age is really...

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Detox retreat in West Sussex

Health

Diane Priestley escapes deskbound stress and take a detox retreat that releases toxins, helps her shed weight and regain her health in just five days!

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Switzerland summer breaks – Lucerne and Interlaken. Part 2

Travel

Diane Priestley continues her tour of the picturesque lake and mountain region of Switzerland....

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Switzerland summer breaks – Lucerne and Interlaken

Europe

Diane Priestley enjoys the picturesque lake and mountain region of Switzerland in the gentle summer months....

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The magic of Bruges promises to beat the winter blues

Europe

The Historic Flemish city of Bruges is ideal for pre Christmas short breaks or shopping – as Diane Priestley finds out.

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