England: Afternoon Tea at The British Museum, London

When we plan our trips after we have booked flights and hotels the next thing we do is pre-book as many trips and experiences as we can. This way we know what we are doing and when (we love a detailed itinerary) to ensure that we do not miss out on anything the city or venue has to offer. We find it also helps us…

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England: Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat, Lake District

Escaping to the countryside and switching off for the weekend is something we love to do. We find it hard to do, but we love it nonetheless. As we live busy lives, we often find it hard to relax and just do nothing. We personally don’t think its in our natures. However, we have learnt it is vital. No-one can live their life full throttle…

England: Making The Most of a Shopping Trip to Manchester

Manchester is one of those cities that we will never get tired of visiting. Over the years we have lost count of the times we have spent a night or two in this magnificent and extremely proud city. Our visits have always been for a number of varied reasons – sports events, concerts and gigs, drunken debauchery with friends (probably the least said about those…

England: 10 Reasons to Visit The Lake District in Winter

Well-known for its beautiful landscape, dramatic scenery and excellent hiking routes, The Lake District is a pleasure to visit in summer but there are plenty of reasons why a winter trip to the Lakes can be just as enjoyable – if not more so. We actually prefer to visit the Lake District in the winter months and have visited numerous times over the years. In fact,…

England: 5 Places To Go for a Great Winter Break

As the weather begins to get colder, it’s the perfect opportunity to combat those winter blues and escape for a great winter break! Although the temperatures might be lower than on those gorgeous summer days, the UK still has plenty to offer visitors no matter what the season. In fact, travelling during winter also helps you skip the worst of the tourist crowds and experience…

England: Glamping at Kingfisher Lakes, Yorkshire

We love getting away from it all, pulling on our walking boots and enjoying the beautiful English countryside. However, camping has never really been our thing. I think that might have something to do with a bad experience we had a few years ago with a cheap flimsy tent from Asda. It made for a cold, damp, sleepless night and something that we never wanted…

England: Your Guide to Acting Like a Local in London

The beauty of London is that because it’s such a diverse city, it’s quite easy to fit in if you want to. You can sample the fantastic international cuisine and explore the many amazing sites without sticking out like a sore thumb. However, if you’re looking to blend in and act like a local, We have listed a number of things you could do to…

England: Bank Holiday Break In The Seaside Town of Southport

Being from the East Coast of England we have a number of seaside towns right on our doorstep. Therefore, we have never really considered visiting the towns dotted along the west coast to get our seaside fix. However, as we love to travel, especially throughout England, when we were invited to spend a couple of days in Southport, a seaside town in Merseyside, we couldn’t…

UK: Taking a Staycation? Avoid the Gridlock

Did you know that a motorist in the UK will spend on average 31 hours each year in traffic, according to data supplied from traffic information supplier Inrix? As well as being a frustrating experience, being stuck in gridlock will also cost drivers £1,168 due to the amount of fuel and time that is wasted and the heavier the vehicle, the more the cost goes…

England: Hopping On and Off The Hull Explorer

Hull, or to give its official title, Kingston upon Hull, is our hometown, located in in the North of England in the county of East Yorkshire. It is somewhere we are extremely proud of and to come from. Over the years it has been given a bad rap by many people. However, when it was named UK City of Culture 2017 things slowly but surely…

UK: 5 Great Places For A Luxurious Countryside Escape

The rise of the staycation is real. Last year, Brits holidaying at home increased by almost a quarter compared to 2016 studies have found. It’s evident that the British public has found a new love for exploring rural villages and countryside, with nearly one in five now choosing to lace up their boots and take walking trips.

UK: Top Holiday Destinations This Summer

The UK is basking in a heatwave so maybe it’s time to plan some little getaways! For many of us, that means it’s time to jet off to luxurious locations across the globe. While for others it entails staring jealously at the endless stream of obligatory airport pint photos being uploaded onto social media (sorry, we’ve been guilty of that on more than one occasion).

England: A Gourmet Getaway at Hotel Gotham, Manchester

The 5-star boutique Hotel Gotham in Manchester has always been somewhere we have wanted to stay since it opened its doors three years, yet ashamedly we have never got round to it. That was until recently when we had the pleasure of not only staying at the hotel but also indulging in a 5-course tasting feast at their onsite restaurant – Honey. Even though we…

England: Real Travel Moments with Hampton by Hilton

Have you ever been asked the question why do you travel? Most people will often answer “to find ourselves’ or ‘to escape the stresses of everyday life’ etc. But we’re asking the question literally – why do you travel? Everyone loves a good holiday or even a cheeky night away in a hotel where relaxation is key, I know for a fact we do. However,…

Scotland: An Exquisite Stay at Nira Caledonia, Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a fantastic city and one that we have visited previously. However, and I’ll be honest, it was a weekend with friends to watch the rugby, drink an obscene amount of beer and cheer on our team. Therefore, we did not get to fully experience the city and see what wonders it has to offer. So, when we were invited to stay at the…

England: Discover the Hidden Gems of Cumbria

The beautiful Lake District is a wonderful location for short breaks and holidays but can become extremely busy at certain times of year as it’s such a popular tourist destination. If you plan your trip to the Lakes with care, though, you could arrange visits to some of the hidden gems in the Cumbrian area and avoid the large crowds that come with popular attractions.…

England: 10 Things to Do During Your First Visit to London

Are you planning on visiting England this summer? If so, you are in luck, there are so many things to see and do in this magnificent country of mine and I am here to let you know about some of them. If you are flying into England, especially if it is your first visit, you are more than likely planning to explore London and surrounding…

England: A Divine Stay At The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Yorkshire

Not all travel has to involve strapping on your hiking boots and hitting the streets, mountains or trails and as frequent travellers, we often have to remind ourselves of that. Our natural instinct is to explore for hours on end to combat the fear of missing out. So when the opportunity to relax comes along, we have to remind ourselves to grasp it and embrace…

England: Review of The Artists’ Corner, Harrogate

Being from a fabulous Yorkshire Town, I have an affinity for them. Therefore, when we were invited to stay at the Artists’ Corner, one of the properties that make up the Artists’ Cottages portfolio of holiday lets in Harrogate we were very excited. We have visited Harrogate a number of times, it is beautiful and often listest as one of the best places to live in…