There are few things in life more fun than getting to travel, especially if you’re traveling with the people you really love. However, there’s one thing that often stands in the way of many of us being able to travel at all. That thing is, of course, money. There are no two ways about it, traveling is expensive and the further you go the more expensive it gets. This can leave a lot of people feeling like they’ve failed because they can’t take their families on the kinds of trips that they really want to. However, that’s not the way things have to be. The truth is that there are plenty of opportunities for amazing trips away without you ever even having to leave the UK at all.
A London city break
Why worry about not being able to jet off to somewhere like New York or Barcelona when you’ve got one of the most exciting cities in the world. People fly in from all over the world to experience everything that London has to offer and all you need to do is hop on a train! Whether you want to go shopping down Oxford Street, take in some legendary London theatre, or just go off the grid and see what all of London’s wonderful little side streets have to offer, England’s capital has a little something for just about everyone. Plus there are plenty of great hotels so you and your family can explore at your leisure rather than trying to fit everything into a single day.
Escape to the countryside
Of course, on the complete opposite end of the spectrum, why not try getting out of the city entirely to find a little bit of peace and quiet. If there’s one thing that the UK has a serious abundance of, it’s beautiful, green countryside. It’s rare that we get to chance to actually appreciate it but the sheer wonder of the nature in the UK can be truly breathtaking. Whether you want to go camping or you and your family cuddle up in a little cottage, the UK’s countryside offers a wonderful break from the stress of modern life.
Head down to the coast
Okay, so it’s pretty fair to say that the sea in the UK isn’t quite as wonderfully warm as somewhere like Hawaii but that doesn’t mean that a trip to the coast can’t bring just as much joy to you and your family. After all, splashing around in the waves then coming back onto the warm sand to dry off is one of those little pleasures in life that is worth savoring. From running around on the beach playing games with the kids to just relaxing in the sun, there’s nothing like a trip down to the seaside.
A lot of people feel like these kinds of trips don’t really count because they don’t give you the chance to jet set off to the other side of the world but the truth is that having amazing experiences with the people you love is just as valuable no matter where you are. The things that really matter are the memories that you all make together.
Nb. Collaborative post.