My first ever trip abroad, and the reason for my first passport, was a vacation to England with my mother at 12 years old. Perhaps because that was my first trip, or perhaps because it was such a special occasion with my mother — Great Britain remains one of my favorite places to visit and one of the only destinations I have no qualms about returning to over and over and over again.
While I love London and Edinburgh, what I love most about Great Britain is the countryside. Just before I spent this past NYE in Scotland, I visited England’s gorgeous villages in Hampshire, New Forest and the Cotswolds so I want to share some tips for how to make the most of these oh-so-lovely English destinations. With the dollar doing so well against the pound right now, I think 2015 is the best year in decades to make this kind of trip….