Despite living in Yorkshire for three years, I never ventured into the Yorkshire Dales. There is so much of Yorkshire I still want to explore, but much of it requires a car. Fortunately just 15 minutes east of Kirkby Lonsdale lies the White Scar Caves. Just into North Yorkshire is this hidden gem – underground waterfalls, more stalactites than you can imagine and a downright good day out.
The more I expand the travel section of my blog, the more I find myself sat on trains. Spending full days, and sometimes weekends, away from my designated blogging space means it’s very easy to get behind with blogging. I’ve just about got the ‘working on the road’ thing down, which is why I’m compiling my tips in this little post. I’m relating this to blogging, but there’s no reason this can’t apply to other work too!
I’ve realised that I go to a lot of places that take quite a bit of time to get to, and just don’t spend a lot of time there. Last weekend I went to a place I’ve wanted to visit for years and I really didn’t explore that much. Never mind, eh? If I’ve learnt anything in the past three months is that I have a very predictable travelling style which followed me through my trip to Harrogate for mine and Jack’s third anniversary.
Despite it being one of the most popular seaside destinations in the UK, until 2 weeks ago I’d never hit the south coast town of Brighton. I’m not a big beach lover, despite the chilled out vibe of a seaside town, so I try to avoid them as much as possible. However, people rave about how much they love Brighton so I had to give it a shot, especially when I only paid £20 for a train!
With the countdown until I hit Europe for a few weeks of travel ticking down to 10 months, I’ve been lapping up all the information I can get. I’m a planner, and I’ll be explaining more about that in a future post. But alongside the serious planning, I’ve been reading as much about travel experiences as I can. Blogs have been my main source, but I’m dying to read more travel memoirs. The first book I’ve picked up that isn’t a guide is How Not To Travel The World by Lauren Juliff, a book that I devoured in just a few short sittings (and I probably would’ve read in one go if that little thing called work didn’t get in my way).
Over the summer I spent around two weeks in Lancashire. Just touching distance from The Lake District, it always seems rude not to head into Cumbria for a day or two. Although if you ask Jack, South Lakes are still part of Lancashire (even though they haven’t been for his entire life). After being told multiple times by his mum that we had to spend an hour to two in Kirkby Lonsdale, we went for a wander one morning and if you’re around that area then you’ve got to take a peek.