Travel Tuesday - Three Places

Favourite place I've traveled to - New Zealand
I have too many great memories and photos to share of New Zealand. Living there for a year changed my entire perspective on traveling, and was one of the best years of my life. I made lasting friendships and saw the most amazing sights. It's a truly amazing country. New Zealand has it all, beaches, boats, mountains, hot springs, glaciers, and some really amazing people. If you want to go back in time and catch up with what we got up to in New Zealand, click a number to be taken to a post - 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23.

Place I can't wait to visit - Greece
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I want to go to Greece SO BAD. To island hop and see pretty beaches and the architecture, it would be my perfect vacation. We keep having other places pop up though, so maybe next year. At least I will get my beach trip in the form of Cyprus for a week this year.



The place I live - Yorkshire
I haven't exactly landed in London like most people who move to England, instead I've been living in Yorkshire for the past three and a half years since I moved here. This would be because that boy of mine is from Yorkshire. There is no shortage of things to do though, and where we are situated in Doncaster gives us the perfect base for lots of day trips into the countryside and surrounding cities. Doncaster is known for it's horse races, and the St. Leger festival every year, which we've gone twice. I love it, the dressing up and even placing small bets on the races. It makes it more exciting. 
We are surrounded by beautiful parks and countryside walks. One of our favourite places to head to is on the outskirts of Sheffield around the reservoirs.
There's no shortage of museums to visit, including the National Railway museum in York, which we went to and saw the Hogwarts express! 
If you've been reading this little space for a while, you'll know we love visiting country houses and castles. There are sooo many near us, so we try to make it a point to go and visit as much as we can. We joined up with English Heritage the first couple years I lived here, and for the past year have had a National Trust membership. We've almost exhausted all the properties within a two hour radius! When we eventually move to the South, hopefully we can visit the dozens of properties down there as well. 

While I don't live in London (yet) I have made it a point to make semi-frequent trips to keep up with friends and visit a city I love so much. I'm so thankful I've got to experience the beauty of Yorkshire first though, as I'll always be a country girl at heart. 


Dannielle xx

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33 comments:

  1. Interesting to see more than a handful of Travel Tuesday bloggers living in England and loving New Zealand! Never been but I don't think I've ever heard a single bad thing about it. Looks like a really special place :)

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  2. Greece is on my bucket list too! I want to ride a donkey on Santorini so badly! :D

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  3. Oh I fell in love with trains because of the National Railway Museum - living just outside of York it was a frequent place we visited. If you haven't already, take a trip on the North Yorkshire Moors railway - so fun!

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  4. I'd love to get to New Zealand. Yorkshire sounds amazing!
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  5. Oooh, New Zealand! I'm so jealous that you got to go there… it's REALLY high on my travel priority list. Did you guys hike while there? (Or maybe take the Lord of the Rings tour by any chance?) Those pictures are phenomenal!

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  6. And Yorkshire is "God's Own Country" so it has that going for it ;) Haha but it is beautiful! x

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  7. I'm wanting to visit New Zealand! It looks amazing!! I've been to Greece, but not island hopping, which I'd love to do too!!

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  8. I would love to visit New Zealand it looks so beautiful.

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  9. Oh Greecey Greecey Greece. I wanna go so bad! It must be nice to live in a quieter area of England. There was a tube strike in London today and let me tell you it was CRAY-ZEE

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  10. Gorgeous photos! I want to visit Greece one day as well! And Yorkshire looks so quaint and precious! I wish I visited during my two visits to the UK!

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  11. Oh wow - your photos of NZ are spectacular! I can see why you fell in love. I love that you live in Yorkshire and I really enjoy reading about your adventures. You inspire me to explore my own county of Kent more often.

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  12. I'd live in NZ if it wasn't just so darn far away! I love it.

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  13. to be honest, I wasn't that bothered about trains before I went there either, now I find them fascinating! We've been trying to plan a steam railway trip, it just hasn't come together. Hopefully this summer though.

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  14. Funny thing, I have never been able to get through any of the Lord of the Rings, they tried to get me through them while I was there, I always fall asleep. We did a lot of hiking, we took a long weekend and just drove around the south island camping and hiking. It's so beautiful I hope you make it there someday!

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  15. haha, I suppose there's that. It is pretty though!

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  16. poo which parts of Greece have you been to? I've got to compile all the best bits for when I eventually make it there :)

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  17. Lets plan a trip for next year! I'm thinking next summer is my time. I heard about the strikes, people walking everywhere and just generally being pissed off. Wouldn't like to be there!

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  18. It's so pretty, and really has a lot going for it. Plus it's close to everywhere else and the seaside as well.

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  19. I hope you make it there! Iceland looks like it's pretty close to the stunning landscapes though!

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  20. Aw thanks. We had a friend who lived in Kent for a bit. I think people just become complacent about where they live, and don't think there's much to offer so have to travel further. We are still finding things to do within an hour's drive.

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  21. All of these spots are on my travel list for sure. How great that you're able to live in such an idyllic area. I"ve never been to England but I'd love to get outside of London during my travels there at some point

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  22. I want to go to the Greek Isle's so bad. It has been on my travel to go list since my teens, but somehow I manage to go everyplace other than there. I would love to travel long term in New Zealand so I could soak up the diverse landscape and the friendliness of the people.

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  23. Lindsey Miles1 May 2014 at 18:58

    Omg I love your life! And when you decide to go to Greece, let me know. Im sure Gramma & Grampa would watch the kids for a week so we could join you! ;) :D

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  24. Whaaat! I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it! But yeah, I hope I do too :)

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  25. There is so much more to England than London, although I do love that city :)

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  26. If you are under 30 it's really easy to get a working holiday visa for a year. I would completely suggest doing it, it's such an incredible experience. I love their laid back way of life.

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  27. YES! maybe next year Maddie can travel. I don't know that I'd like to travel with a baby and a toddler though haha.

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  28. New Zealand seems to be at the top of a lot of favorite places! I've never been but it looks gorgeous. While living in London would be fun, I adored the countryside of England and would rather live there I think! But I'm a country girl at heart, too :)

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  29. Love that you have New Zealand on your list! I've been going back and reading through some of your NZ posts and ran across the one from Coromandel. I loved the picture of all the signs and barricades at Cathedral Cove. We were just back there a few weeks ago and the arch is completely open - not sure what they did to keep the rocks from falling down, but it seems to be working!

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  30. Oh wow! I'm sure loads of places have changed since we've been. I loved Coromandel, so pretty.

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  31. The only bad word I have to say about New Zealand is that it's so far away so it's harder to get to! It's such an amazing place. Country girls unite! :)

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  32. I just came across my email "reminding" me that I needed to answer you. Such good that did! ;) We spent some time in Corfu. It was years ago, but it is a beautiful island. We've spent a day layover in Athens and that is definitely worth seeing. So much history. Crazy thing is, I've been to Greece many times, but it's always been for work retreats and our kids were younger. The logistics (because of their age) of figuring out getting around, etc. made my head spin. I have a feeling we'll make our way back again and I am determined that if it's for work, we will tack on vacation! My brother and SIL live in Thessaloniki and we have yet to go visit! Crazy, I know!

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