Perched in the north of England, Newcastle is a city that’s well worth a visit, especially for all the history and experiences you can have here. After four visits, I’ve realised that it can actually be hard to whittle down a manageable list of the best things to do in Newcastle, especially if it’s your … Continue Reading

As it turns out, this ‘tool’ I’m about to tell you about is actually something we’d been doing for a while and didn’t even realise it till just recently. 😀 It’s saved us so much time and can actually make or break a trip (case in point: Rio where it just made for such a … Continue Reading

If you know anything about me by now, it’s that I have a deep and meaningful love of English castles. Thankfully, England has a fair few dotted all across the country that is incredible to see. Though, better still, there are a select few that you can actually stay in. This is where Studley Castle … Continue Reading

England is an incredible country to explore. We’ve got some stunning history, beautiful villages and gorgeous national parks that dotted all across the lands. That being said, sometimes, the best places in the north of England are forgotten in lieu of amazing cities like London or the pretty spots in the south of England. That … Continue Reading

Look, it can be tough when trying to whittle down a firm plan of spots to explore on your next trip around England, especially if you’re short on time. This is why I wanted to share some of the best places in the south of England to visit on your next trip. Some the cities, others … Continue Reading

It’s probably safe to say the idea of watching your typical Rugby match in London, is something of a no-brainer. You buy your tickets, you show up (probably dressed in your fave supporting gear finery), watch the game (perhaps, drink in hand) and head home when the game is over. There’s not a whole lot … Continue Reading

After spending the day on the Farne Island the day before, we decided to start our day nice and chilled visiting the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. After all, a microgap is about not just getting to explore an area but getting to lean into things you love in said-area (and I’m definitely partial to be … Continue Reading

Waking up refreshed from yesterday’s adventure around Northumberland, we headed down for a relaxing and chilled breakfast in the Joiner’s Arms. As they say, ‘all happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast’ and this was just that. After filling up on mountains of fresh fruit, pots of tea and English breakfast (minus black pudding and mushrooms … Continue Reading

For the longest time, I’d always wanted to visit Northumberland. Come to think of it, I remember the exact moment when travelling to university in Scotland from London. It was the first ever trip to Scotland by train and boy was I in for a treat. I still remember whizzing through beautiful cities like York … Continue Reading

York is one of those beautiful English cities that’s incredible to visit. Filled with mountains of history, that warm Yorkshire charm and oodles of foodie haunts, there are literally hundreds of the best things to do in York dotted all across the city. It’s totally quaint and a city you can’t miss in England. That … Continue Reading

On our final morning in York, I got up bright and early – super eager to check out a couple of places I knew I just couldn’t leave the city without visiting! But not before a long and leisurely (not to mention, delicious) breakfast at Gray’s Court! The first spot I wanted to visit was … Continue Reading

After that amazing lunch, well-fed and tummies bulging to show for it, we traipsed through town toward York Minster – the utterly beautiful cathedral which we had made a mission to climb this very afternoon! In retrospect, it would probably have made sense to climb it the day before as the sun was shining but … Continue Reading

The next day in York was perhaps the fastest I’ve ever gotten ready (or at least pretty close). For starters, the breakfast at the Gray’s Court hotel is something worth arriving early and leaving enough time to enjoy (didn’t take any photos today but promise to take my camera with me tomorrow so I can … Continue Reading

Several months ago, after wanting to for years, we finally got to visit Yorkshire in the North of England and boy, was it worth the wait! It was just everything I’d hoped it would be and more. My only ‘regret’ (I use that word very VERY loosely – Yorkshire was just so amazing) was that … Continue Reading