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!
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.
Over the bank holiday weekend, I packed up a campervan with Hayley and Katie (and Hayley’s mum) and we headed across the English channel to France. Sure we hit up Sephora and had the worst French skills known to man, but this trip meant we were fortunate enough to find Quend-Plage-les-Pins on the Picardy coast which is potentially a blogger’s paradise.
Whilst I feel that I am fairly well travelled, in reality that’s a total lie. I’ve spent a lot of time in Spain, a few weeks in America and, besides a few other trips to Europe over my 22 years, that’s it really. In fact, until last week I’d never even ventured north of Cumbria. That’s right, I’d never crossed the border into sister Scotland. But being invited to see An Act Of Kindness at the Edinburgh Fringe gave me the kick up the bum I needed to take a trip to the capital and spend a mere 11 hours in Edinburgh.