• Stow-on-the-Wold in the Cotswolds
    England,  Travel

    A 24 Hour Visit to the Cotswolds

    Everything you may have imagined England to look like outside of London, The Cotswolds is a delightful day trip or weekend city break at any time of year. This is our 24-hour winter experience in one of the most picturesque parts of England.

  • Melford Hall Cambridgeshire National Trust
    #GetThrifty,  England,  Travel

    Stately Homes to Visit In Cambridgeshire and Suffolk

    Two of my favourite things to do in England and the rest of the UK are visiting stately homes and taking garden/countryside walks. Cambridgeshire and the neighboring county of Suffolk don’t lack for either. Every visit is a treat for the eyes and also gives me an opportunity to learn more about the history of the area. We purchased a National Trust membership back in the spring and it’s been well worth the £10/month (total). Membership is a really #GetThrifty deal because parking alone at some National Trust (NT) properties is usually a minimum of £5. Entry can range anywhere from £5-15 per person. So if you’re an avid explorer…

  • Blogger Yasmine Hardcastle enjoying breakfast with a view at the Fairmonrt Vancouver Airport Hotel

    Pandemic Travel: My Stay at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel

    Do you have a bucket list? I do and I recently got to check something lovely off: I treated myself to a stay at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel (a.k.a. the Fairmont YVR). It's where I spent my last 48 hours in Canada before making the big move to England. Read on for my review of this luxe experience and why it's 100% value for money — especially in COVID times.

  • Yasmine Hardcastle Blogger
    Travel,  Vancouver

    The Perks of a City Staycation

    In the spirit of supporting local and the need to stay close to home, we recently packed our bags for a city staycation at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. It was so nice to get out of the house and go “on vacation”. Read on for our experience and the perks of a hotel staycation. *This city staycation blog post first appeared on Destination Vancouver’s Inside Vancouver blog as part of a marketing tactic and contest. Thank you to the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre for hosting the Brit and I! While 2020 has been the year of sticking close to home, sometimes you’ve got to get out of the house!…