Hey, I’m Nadine, the face behind Le Long Weekend – although you won’t see my face around here much as I’m usually on the other end of the camera!
I’m originally from New Zealand (childhood in Dunedin, teen years in Gisborne, 20’s in Auckland, and 30’s in Hamilton!), but I’ve also lived in Australia, Greece and London at one point or another. Right now I’m living in south-west France with my husband Julien, 3-year-old son Arthur, and two Golden Retriever dogs – Harvey & Chloe.
Le Long Weekend was born out of a love for travel, and my need for a creative outlet and project after I left my job in destination marketing to move to France. My travel style hard to define, although trust me – I’ve tried! In these days where everyone has a travel blog, a niche is your selling point…
So with that in mind, here’s my convoluted attempt at defining my blog niche: Eco-friendly, responsible travel, mixed with luxury, comfort and style. Love visiting/staying in those little offbeat places you won’t find on your first Google search. Sometimes solo, more often as a family. Slow travel through France, mixed with short getaways to other parts of the world. Always with a good dose of culture and nature thrown in. Oh, and I eat a plant-based diet – so I love to share tips that make vegan travelling easier. See my struggle? It’s real.