As mentioned in my previous post, the family and I recently spent a long weekend in Cumbria, the heart of England’s countryside. I couldn’t head this far north without visiting one of Britain’s oldest, yet often overlooked, landmarks: Hadrian’s Wall…
In the Heart of Cumbria, Carlisle is a town I thought would be like an image plucked from a Beatrice Potter book. Although I found this to be far from the truth and wouldn’t particularity recommend a visit! If you find yourself in the area looking for something to do… A trip to Carlisle castle (the most besieged place in Britain) might just be worth your time!
Most visitors to London flock to iconic sites such as Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and Big Ben. While I endorse visiting these landmarks (Check out my British Guide to the City of Westminster) the city’s financial district often gets overlooked….
There’s many reasons why not visiting the modern, beating heart of London is a big mistake! For one, it means missing out on a trip to the cities ‘Sky Garden’ . Based high in the clouds, on the 35th floor of the Walkie Talkie building, its an attraction still relatively under the radar.
Despite this, the Sky Garden is the perfect place to start/end any trip to London and for me, is a must visit! Here’s why:
A reoccurring destination for me is the small Greek Island of Crete. As a whole, the island is a must visit for any traveller to Europe. Its beautiful beaches, flawless weather and turquoise blue seas are accompanied by great food and welcoming locals.
I recently published a post on My Bucket List Top 5 Cities to visit… While I adore exploring cities, the natural beauty of our planet also captivates my imagination and inspires my wanderlust! As such, there are several unique activities/experiences which certain (more remote) destinations offer that are also top of my travel bucket list:
The Tower of London is one of England’s oldest landmarks. Built in 1078, by William the Conqueror, the original tower (known as the White Tower) has stood in the heart of London for over a millennia.
As such, its steeped in history, tradition and rumours. Meanwhile, its rooms are filled with treasurers and artefacts. Its no surprise then that well over 2 million people flock to the see the Tower each year. But, at £25 per person (£12 for children) is a visit worth your time and money?
From me, one of the best things about travel is the amazing people you meet along the way! However, when mingling with fellow travellers and locals, once they find out I’m English there are several inevitable questions which are sure to come up in conversation.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all up for a little bit of small talk but, some such questions inadvertently spark an inwards eye roll and here’s why:
The City of Westminster is perhaps London’s best known borough. After all, its home to many of the cities most iconic landmarks, including: Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and Big Ben.
Growing up less than an hour away from my nations capital consequently resulted in countless obligatory school trips and family outings to this famous borough. Thus, here’s my guide to the must see sights within this historic heart of London:
Although travelling to our Earth’s remotest and undiscovered Magical Places is all well and good, there’s certainly a few equally as magical cities which have inspired my wanderlust, fuelled my desire to explore, and captivated my imagination. But alas, money, time and accessibility has meant I have not yet been able to explore the following cities at the top of my Bucket List. However sometimes the waiting makes it all the more worth it… right?
Ah, the Grand Canyon, stuff of legends! Averaging 10 miles wide, 277 miles long and a mile deep in sections, it’s no surprise that it’s seen as one of the 7 wonders of the natural world.
It’s vast scale and millions of years of history has always fascinated me. As such, finding myself in Nevada it seemed unwarranted not to explore this magical natural formation.
Following an eye opening First Impressions of the Mythical Las Vegas , our choice of accommodation – The Cosmopolitan, set the stage for the rest of our visit to be filled with disbelief and immeasurable grandeur.
None the less, home to 6/10 of the worlds largest hotels, choosing your base within Vegas can be somewhat overwhelming. The city houses an endless amount of accommodation, with each hotel offering a unique niche, style and experience.
So why The Cosmopolitan?