With a virus rampaging across the world and the home office warning Brits to expect delayed while travelling, it seems logical to have a staycation this year.
I think for me, as a fellow Brits who love travelling and seeing the world, I often forget that there so much to discover and wonder to see at home. I get lost watching travel vlog on some exotic beach location that I often forget that you can get the golden white sand and beautiful blue sea at home.
As a fellow traveller who loves getting onto a plane to a new unknown location, I do need to be reminded that t just as fun as packing up a car and driving to somewhere new or jumping onto a train and watching the countryside rolling by.
What I’m saying is, its no wonder that staycation has boomed over the past year as more and more people forgo travel delayed and disruption for a little piece of heaven in their backyard.
More and more people are forgoing busy city holiday for a little peace in the countryside, especially in places such as Cornwall or Kent.
Now I have only been to Cornwall briefly on a very brief weekend staycation, so I might not be the best person to convince you to forgo plane ticket and instead travel to the farthest corner of the UK.
I asked a few friends who have travelled to Cornwall and who can now share their experiences of their staycation.
“We travelled from Paddington station London to Newquay. It took over 5 hours, but it was amazing to relax on a train. My husband and I wanted a quiet seaside holiday, so we opted to Newquay. Golden sand and plenty of fish and chips were on offer. First-time visit and would love to go back.’’
” Our trip to Cornwall was to visit The Eden Project which was amazing! We highly recommend everyone to visit at least once in their lives’’.
” I have been to Polperro, Looe, and Bodmin. My advice would be to expect a much slower pace of life, lots of lovely scenery and walks, more hills and not much phone signal! Getaway from the city, to have time to chill out and take in all the views!’’[ Blog posts on my visit to Cornwall. ]
Another staycation idea is to Kent. A two hours drive from London and with plenty of different scenery to explore. What I love about Kent is not only is its proximity to London but also, it very many castles that lay across this county, especially one castle such as, Dover Castle.
King Henry VII coined Kent as the Garden of England and with it claim to house 1700 listed building, it’s a fabulous place to explore England history and its gardens.
Kent and Cornwall are only a few ideas on where to visit within the UK for a Staycation. With travel being disrupted due to the current pandemic and with the Home Office advising serve delayed when I come to various travels; Especially if most journeys require quarantine for two weeks after visiting.
My advice would be to pack a backpack, get onto a train and have a staycation this year and explore your backyard.
[In collaboration with Hotels.com, but all views are my own.]