• 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…

  • Beverages,  England,  Travel

    Exploring East Sussex Wine Country

    If you’re not from the UK (or have been living under a rock since Harry married Meghan), your first question is possibly “Where is Sussex?”. Answer: Sussex is in southeast England. Your next question might likely “England has a wine country?” Answer: Yes. East Sussex wine country. Actually, wine countries, plural. And they make damn good wine. When you think of England for alcoholic beverages, you might think of ales or bitters; maybe a refreshing gin and tonic. Likely not wine. But East Sussex wine country happens to have soil very friendly to the grapes used for sparkling and Rosé wines. Which has made their offerings, and those all over…

  • Date ideas in Brighton, UK
    England,  Travel

    A Fun Day of Dates in Brighton

    Looking for date ideas while visiting Brighton for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or just for date night in general? I’ve got your back. VisitBrighton sent the Brit and I on a day of fun date ideas for travlling couples. There’s so much to do in this romantic seaside town! The Brit and I love to explore and it was a thrill to explore the city of Brighton with him back in December. My love grew up nearby but had never really gotten to know the town. And I had never been. So VisitBrighton kindly sent us on a day of dates where I took over their Instagram account to share Brighton…

  • England,  Travel,  UK

    My London Bucket List Moment at Shakespeare’s Globe

    I’ve mentioned before that I’m partial to the South Bank as it is very pedestrian friendly and I love the view (and the Lion!) The Bankside area of the South Bank, also known as the Cultural Quarter, is a slightly quieter part of that side of the Thames, right near London Bridge. It boasts such London gems as the Tate Modern, Borough Market*, and a bucket list item for this theatre nerd: Shakespeare’s Globe. I was so excited to be able to visit this wonderful place back in June! *Side Note – I need to go back to the Borough Market as I’d had to rush through on my way to…