Travel Bucketlist: Weekend Escapes in the Country

Hands up if you can’t stop looking at holidays 🙋

If you follow me on Twitter you’ll probably have noticed that I am pretty much booking as many little getaways as I can this year. I’ve finally started earning a bit of extra income from my blog and I’m taking it as an opportunity to start treating myself more and satisfying my wanderlust.

Unfortunately, I’m not quite Zoella yet and I can’t afford to jet off every weekend if I wanted, so I have started looking at some cosy weekends away in the UK too. So, here a few of the Great Little Breaks I’m currently dreaming of visiting…

⛰️ Peak District

Whenever anyone says ‘British countryside’ one of the first places I think of is the Peak District. Despite living reasonably close I’ve never actually been and it always looks so beautiful in photos that I think I need to check this off my list pronto. ✅

🚤 Lake District

My parents used to go to the Lake District a lot when I was a teenager (back when I was too cool to go on holiday with them) and I am so gutted that I missed out. I think I have definitely taken staycations for granted and I really should start going on more, especially when you can find some awesome deals online.

Although I am not the biggest fan of walking holidays I think the views could warm me up to the idea, especially when there are so many stunning lakes to photograph for Instagram visit.

🌳 The Yorkshire Dales

I’ve never really ventured up North despite the fact I really want to go to Yorkshire. Everything there seems so quaint and pretty, perfect for a little weekend away - especially if the weather is good and you can go out and get some killer photographs. Have you noticed photography is a bit of a theme when I’m booking my holidays yet? 😉

Also, according to Lonely Planet Yorkshire is the third best region to visit IN THE WORLD.

🌼 Cotswolds

I have so many friends that live in the Cotswolds area that I think it’s about time I paid it a visit. Don’t you? 😉

❄️️ Snowdonia

I have been to Snowdonia when I was younger but I don’t think I fully appreciated it’s beauty. I’d absolutely love to go again, not only for the nostalgia but to have a proper explore of the place.

I think that although mini breaks across Europe are often tempted (especially when you get an amazing deal online), I really need to start appreciating England more. There are so many places I can explore on day trips and when I FINALLY pass my driving test staycations are going to be so much easier.

Where should I visit in the UK first? 

Kirsty Leanne


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