Traveling is so much fun, and for some control freaks like me, the planning is just as much fun as the actual experience. So when I started planning an upcoming trip to Sri Lanka I was very excited to find so much information and assistance for my visit.
We recently took a spur of the moment trip to Paris for a romantic break in our usual travel plan. After learning of a week delay before starting our house sit in England, Jarrell suggested to spend our break in France. Paris has always been on our long list of places we want to see on our journey, so we were beyond excited to add this stop to our adventure. I quickly learned that you could travel very cheaply from London to Paris, so we decided to spend a little extra on our apartment. Besides, you only get one first trip to Paris, right?
Can you guess our next destination? We’re heading out to country #18 next week, so we decided to create a fun contest to involve our readers in our journey.
We’re giving away some goodies to everyone that can guess where we are going next! All you have to do is guess (correctly) which destination we are going to next, and you win the contest!
If you follow my blog or have read my ebook, then you know I prefer to live outside of the tourist areas when traveling. I’m most interested in understanding and embracing new cultures, which is very difficult when you’re surrounded by restaurants serving hamburgers and stores selling American flag t-shirts. Luckily, we booked an apartment on the outskirts of Marrakech for the first part of our trip, so we were able to get a more genuine feel than you do in the medina. While we enjoyed our time in Marrakech, we wanted to travel further south for cultural and historical purposes. So, naturally, that’s what we did.
I have wanted to travel to Morocco for over a year now. It first popped up on my radar while we were planning our departure from Italy, after a three-month stay in the countryside learning (incredible) recipes. We needed to leave the Schengen territory, which includes most of Europe, for at least 90 days. This problem presented itself due to a bit of travelers arrogance mixed with a side of cheap skate. After spending six months in Central America, hopping country to country as our visas expired, we were overly confident in our ability to do the same in Europe.
I’ve mentioned plenty of times in this blog that living in London was always a dream of mine. I liked moving to new locations, my plan was to live in major cities in the states before moving abroad to spend some time in London. I had never been to England, or anywhere else outside the US borders, but that was my plan.
The furthest we ventured from London during our long stay in England was to Yoxford, which is a village in the east of Suffolk, with easy access to many different areas and activities. From beach towns to historical sites like Sutton Hoo, we had a great time exploring the area. Read on to learn more about our stay in the small village in Yoxford, which we visited while exploring England.
I am a major advocate for visiting more than London when traveling to England, but I have to admit that the majority of my English adventures have taken place in the south of the country. My first introduction to the region was during our stay in Bexhill, a small city close to Brighton that hugs the southern coast. Visiting the south of England has become a regular for us; we often use Brighton as a travel hub and love living in the English countryside. This is a recap from our month long stay in Bexhill, England that sparked my love affair with the region.
London was one of my top cities I wanted to visit. People often ask me why, and I’ve come to accept that there was no rationale behind the desire. I guess it sounded cool, living in LA saying that I was going to go live in London one day. This desire is one of the main reasons we have spent so much time in England. What I quickly learned is that there is so much more to see in England than London. Brighton is actually one of my favorite places in the country, and often a travel hub during our stays in the south of England. I like to say that if London is the New York or England, then Brighton is the Los Angeles. Check out some of the reasons you should visit Brighton, England below.
Have you wanted to visit London? Well now is the time! This vacation takes you across the pond to explore famous attractions as well as lesser-known gems in the English capital. Since there’s no set itinerary, you can plan each day as you’d like. Watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, take a boat tour on the Thames, or have high tea at a local teahouse. Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour provides a great way to travel around London and see all of the essential sights. Set your own pace, getting on and off at over 80 available stops as often as you wish.