• 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!…

  • Stuff + Things,  Travel,  Wellness

    The Wellness Products I Can’t Live Without When I Travel

    Wellness is particularly important to me when I travel, and I’ve previously shared some tips for staying healthy and happy while travelling, here on the blog. I take most of my home wellness routine with me when I travel, because I can, and I because it’s important to me. And while it’s nice to shake things up sometimes, my overall wellness isn’t worth shaking up; so my travel wellness essentials come with me. In honour of Global Wellness Day (day of this post!), and because I’ve discovered some great new products for my travel wellness arsenal, I’ve pulled together a list of some my favourites. Almost all are made in…