We’ve raved about these islands so much on here and we’ve finally gotten round to putting together our video from our visit to the Isles of Scilly! The beaches are incredible here, the water is crystal clear one of the most Southern parts you can visit in the UK, the warm winds (a-la the Gulf … Continue Reading

You’ve booked the flights, grabbed your umbrella and already started to practice your ‘ello’ guvnor’ to proudly announce your arrival…Yup, you’re on your way to our amazing city, London! 🙂 (*And yes, no one actually says that in London… 🙂 ) There’s a heck of a lot to see once you get here, especially if you’re … Continue Reading

Yup, we’re in the midst of winter… frosty mornings, chilly winds and flurries of snow! However much you love winter, it can be a testing season, especially as the longer nights take hold. I’m all about embracing winter, in fact, the thought of a log cabin, roaring fire and plenty of snow is a total … Continue Reading

England is an incredibly beautiful country… although we’ve got some pretty incredible cities (here’s looking at you, London) there are a whole heap of amazing towns, villages and hamlets that everyone should visit at least once… … and I don’t say that lightly! Think old English charm, crooked rooftops, creeping vines and chunky cottage doors … Continue Reading

I have to admit; it felt good to be back in Cambridge! It was like a home-coming of sorts, not least of all because of the fact that Hand Luggage Only was born in this very place. Heading back to my college to pick up my alumni card was just so reminiscent of arriving in … Continue Reading

Bit of advice, when you visit Blenheim palace, pack your walking shoes! I wish I knew this in advance (not that I packed an extra pair of shoes anyway) but boy do your feet get a serious workout here! Blenheim Palace is so conveniently close to Oxford city centre that when you find yourself visiting … Continue Reading

I’ve only ever been to Oxford twice in the past and both times it was to do with the University. (*This was of course before deciding that I’d much rather be in Cambridge… 😉 ) Pretty as Oxford is, I’d never actually spent any proper time exploring the city and I was only too happy … Continue Reading

Bibury is home to arguably, the prettiest street in all of England – Arlington Row, one of the most iconic sights in the Cotswolds and definitely one of my favourites places to visit in the UK! We arrived in Bibury (straight after leaving the equally beautiful Castle Combe), as the heat of the sun was … Continue Reading

Castle Combe is one of the most beautiful places you can visit in not just the Cotswolds, but in the British countryside, as a whole! It’s such a charming little place and is one of those places most people who visit, pretty much fall in love with straight away! It’s very close to Lacock so … Continue Reading