There are so many places I’d like to go, but one that shows up on my radar over and over is England. I have a sentimental relationship with England because my dad lived there, so I spent a good deal of time in London in my early 20s. I loved it! Soon after, my mom fell in love with Cornwall, the rugged southwestern tip of England, and has returned there many times.
Lately I’ve been more active on Pinterest, creating “Travel Wish List” boards such as England: A Travel Wish List and Europe: The Ultimate Vacation. Obviously, I’m daydreaming about travel and wishing to take a big trip to Europe again, and one of the places I’d go first is England. I know my two boys would love the culture and peaceful nature there.
Two of the places I would like to spend a family vacation are Cornwall and London. In fact, I hope to go there in the next year or so because my mom goes to Cornwall every year. However, traveling as a family from California to Europe gets expensive, so I would have to find ways to economize. After looking into vacation rentals on Airbnb or Go with Oh, I would check for travel discounts for theater tickets, spa treatments, and more local sites like Travelzoo’s Local Deals. Then I would research what to do with kids in Cornwall (like hiking) and London (14 tips here).
Cornwall has small seaside towns, beautiful nature, and lots and lots of walking paths. These paths pass rivers and farms and eventually lead to the sea.
Cornwall seems like a quiet, relaxing, yet interesting family destination, but there must be many other areas of England that would make a good base for a family vacation. What do you think?