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Category: Backpacking in the United Kingdom

Backpacking in the United Kingdom was the chance for me to re-discover cities I had visited in my youth, and view them with new eyes.  I love travelling in the North of England, and want to make sure visitors to the UK make the trip and leave London!

A Giant’s Causeway Tour from Belfast to Walk the Causeway Coastal Route

A Giant’s Causeway Tour from Belfast to Walk the Causeway Coastal Route

Lonely Planet named Belfast and the Causeway Coastal Route in Northern Ireland as the best place to visit in 2018.  They weren’t wrong.  From the moment I arrived in Belfast I have felt welcome, safe, and have been wowed by the hospitality of the people and the gorgeous scenery of the coast.  When you are visiting Belfast, you definitely should visit the Giant’s Causeway, and either spend a couple of days exploring the region or take a Giant’s Causeway Tour…

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The Riviera Guesthouse in Whitby – My Yorkshire Foodie Adventure

The Riviera Guesthouse in Whitby – My Yorkshire Foodie Adventure

When I was researching where to stay in Whitby on my Yorkshire Foodie Adventure, I realised that there are a lot of guesthouses and bed & breakfasts in Whitby.  The town on the north-east coast of England is a popular tourist destination, which brings with it a range of different accommodations.  Although I often stay in hostels, B&Bs are by far the most common type of accommodation in Whitby.  Small, family run hotels which offer bed and breakfast are typical…

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A Yorkshire Foodie Adventure: Finding the Best Food in Yorkshire

A Yorkshire Foodie Adventure: Finding the Best Food in Yorkshire

Yup, another article about food – you should know me well enough by now!  This time I planned a whole trip around food in the beautiful county of Yorkshire in the north of England, just in time for Yorkshire Day!  I have spent most of my life in the north of England, and adore it, so I was definitely looking forward to exploring more of Yorkshire on what I called my “Yorkshire Foodie Adventure”.  There is no shortage of excellent…

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A Secret Food Tour In London

A Secret Food Tour In London

Oh food how I love thee, let me count the ways… well, I won’t count them all, but trust me, there are many!  I’ve tried a food tour in Prague, a cooking class in Mexico City, a combination of both in Bogota, and even when I’m in my home country of England I love trying local specialities and finding the best places to chow down on different dishes and familiar favourites.   When I was in my own capital city of…

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Watching Shakespeare at the Rose Theatre York

Watching Shakespeare at the Rose Theatre York

Shakespeare has come to York.  I was really in York to find delicious food, but when Ana from Visit York told me that I could watch Shakespeare I couldn’t resist!  The Rose Theatre York is a pop-up theatre that is just here for 10 weeks over the summer and is a fantastic opportunity to see one of Shakespeare’s plays in a unique setting in York. Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre York Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre is set up next to Clifford’s Tower and…

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The Best Places to Visit in the UK on a Budget

The Best Places to Visit in the UK on a Budget

This year I have been spending more time in the UK, and I have a new-found appreciation for my home country.  However, some parts of the UK can be pricey so I asked Becky from MyVoucherCodes to suggest some cool places to visit in the UK on a budget. The weather in the UK has been glorious lately.  Temperatures have been well above 20 degrees for the past couple of weeks and fingers crossed it continues like this. With all…

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Climbing the O2 Arena with Canine Partners and Up at the O2

Climbing the O2 Arena with Canine Partners and Up at the O2

I was back in London again, but this time for a good cause.  I was climbing up the O2 arena, the old Millennium Dome to raise money for Canine Partners, an amazing charity which helps to train puppies to become assistance dogs to help people with disabilities.  The climb up the O2 was great fun actually, although I was nervous at first, and coming down was steeper than I thought!  Before I talk about the climb itself I want to…

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How to Fall in Love With London in 2 Days

How to Fall in Love With London in 2 Days

Another trip to London?  I rolled my eyes.  Overcrowded and overpriced, London was never my favourite place to visit and had always felt so overrated to me.  However, on my recent visit to London, everything changed.  I wasn’t stressed out by the traffic or the people, and I didn’t feel ripped off every time I paid for something.  Instead, I went to new places in the city, ate amazing food, saw a theatre show, and had a wonderful time.  So,…

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Kirkstall Abbey Leeds, England

Kirkstall Abbey Leeds, England

I lived in Leeds for 10 years, I went to university there then stuck around after graduation.  I have very fond memories of the city where I spent my student days, for its huge variety of shops, bars, restaurants and nightlife.  However, it is only recently I have come to appreciate the cultural side of Leeds, perhaps it is old(er) age which is driving me to explore the other attractions in the city, like Kirkstall Abbey. Where is Leeds? For…

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Where to Stay in Leeds: A Review of the Art Hostel Leeds

Where to Stay in Leeds: A Review of the Art Hostel Leeds

I went to university in Leeds, and lived in the city for about ten years before I started my nomadic, wandering lifestyle.  When I come back to visit, as I frequently do, I usually stay with friends, but this time I fancied a change.  When I was looking for Leeds budget hotels and hostels, I realised that there isn’t a wide range of budget accommodation in Leeds, so when I read about the Art Hostel Leeds, I knew I had to…

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