Is Hardwick Hall Family Friendly?

When we moved back to the UK, the first thing I decided to buy was a membership to the National Trust. I was determined that when I moved back to the UK I was going to make the most of all the fabulous historical sites that the UK has on offer that we sorely missed while we were expats. The first on our list – Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire. View Post

Review: Christmas at York Museum Gardens is it worth it?

Having lived in the Middle East for the past few years we were determined that this year we would have the most Christmassy of Christmases. And so to kick off the festive season we headed up to York for a festive mini break with the highlight of the trip being a visit to the new attraction, Christmas at York Museum Gardens. But is the new attraction worth the price? View Post

Manchester Christmas Market What to Eat, Drink and Buy that isn’t Gluhwein and Bratwurst

This year we are going Christmas crazy in the Wandermust Household. Living in the Middle East for the last three years has meant I have missed the festive spirit so even though it is still only November we headed to the Manchester Christmas Market to get in the festive spirit. Manchester has a brilliant Christmas market that is nicely spread across the city and is bigger and better than ever. Here is our guide to the Manchester Christmas Market to tell you what to eat, what to drink and what to buy at this year’s Manchester Christmas Market by picking out the best stalls this year. View Post

Great Northern Hotel – Be trainsported to Art Deco luxury!

If I have a secret geek side, it has to be my love of trains in particular the golden age, art deco train travel. One of my top travel bucket list items is to travel on the Orient Express, ever since I read the magnificent Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. So imagine my delight when I found out the Golden Era of train travel had been recreated in a 5* hotel setting in central London! I was sure thus place would tick many of my ten things that makes a hotel luxurious – it was a place I just had to stay!  View Post

A Local’s Guide to York!

York has a very special place in heart, I got engaged in York, I lived there for awhile, it’s a place I keep returning back to and one day would like to call it home again. In my opinion, York has something for everyone so here are my tips for making the most of your trip to York by doing as the locals do! View Post