WHERE JO GOES – FEBRUARY TRAVEL ROUND UP

Thank you very much to you all for reading, sharing and commenting on my blog wherejogoes.com. My first full month of blogging saw me enjoying reading lots of other bloggers’ posts, which I sometimes share on my Facebook and Twitter pages as they are great for travel ideas!  Thank you all so much for the great feedback on my own blog too.

My 3 most popular posts in February were:

  1. SPEND THE NIGHT IN A HAUNTED CASTLE – ST BRIAVELS YOUTH HOSTEL click here .

It’s a popular place so if you are feeling brave and fancy being haunted for a night or two you may need to book well ahead.

2.LACOCK – TOP 5 THINGS TO DO, click here to read.

Lacock is one of England’s prettiest villages and the location for filming of Harry Potter, Pride and Prejudice, Cranford and many more. It’s a lovely place to visit at all times of year. Do look out for the doorstep shopping where locals sell their wares on their doorsteps with honesty boxes for money. It’s a charming place with plenty of tea rooms and pubs as well as Lacock Abbey and the Fox Talbot Museum of Photography.

 

3. HOW TO GET A BLUE PETER BADGE

If you haven’t got a Blue Peter Badge I tell you how to get one here for free entry for your kids to 200 attractions.

Taking a more luxurious turn, for Valentine’s Day I shared the most romantic place I have ever stayed, La Chevre D’Or in Eze Village, South of France. A hotel where the rooms are in a medieval village, the restaurant has 2 Michelin stars and the views are unbeatable.  A perfect place for a honeymoon, anniversary or special occasion.

 

Celebrating World Book Day, I shared a visit to the British Library with kids. As a first time visitor I was enthralled by the sheer range of literary history in the Treasures exhibition. From the Magna Carta to Beatles lyrics scrawled on the back of envelopes, each vellumed, dog-eared, ink-stained page of history shared its story. Everything in the exhibition is the original, from Da Vinci’s notebook to Florence Nightingale’s letters. Later in the year the Library will host an exhibition celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter which will no doubt be a big hit with children.

 

If you are travelling to Florida, look beyond the theme parks to the fabulous wildlife and beaches of South Seas Resort, Captiva Island. Manatees swimming in the marina outside your room, dolphins playing in the waves, herons patrolling the sea front and the beaches made of shells make this a simply wonderful place to stay. Sunsets here are out of this world and the cocktails are pretty good as well!

If you are in the South West, seek out Sunday lunch at the Pig Restaurant with Rooms near Bath. If you are from outside the area, even better you get to stay overnight!

 

Thank you for sharing my travels in February, here’s looking forward to Spring!

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11 Comments

  1. March 7, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    Great round-up! I have a visit to the British Library on my list when I can return to London. It was closed the day we tried to go (on a Sunday) and I sure hope to go back when it’s open!

    • March 7, 2017 / 7:37 pm

      That’s a shame we went on a Sunday and it was open perhaps we hit it lucky! Thanks for reading.

  2. March 7, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    We love Captiva! We go down to Naples often so we’ve taken many day trips there but I hear the South Seas Resort is fabulous. Great round-up.

    • March 8, 2017 / 8:20 am

      Lucky you being so near – I am envious! We would love to go back. Thanks for reading!

  3. March 11, 2017 / 7:05 am

    Thank you for sharing your adventures the village looks beautiful I love the sound of the honesty boxes but not sure the haunted castle would be for me 😉 #thelistlinky

    • March 11, 2017 / 8:55 am

      Must admit I didn’t sleep much in the haunted castle 👻. Thanks for reading!

  4. March 11, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    You’ve really inspired me to take my kids to the British Library, it’s one place I’ve never thought of taking them! #thelistlinky

    • March 11, 2017 / 4:16 pm

      Thanks for reading, if they like Harry Potter I think the exhibition will be very good when it opens later this year.

  5. March 13, 2017 / 9:43 am

    A busy month with some lovely posts, I really enjoyed your haunted castle post #MarvMondays

  6. March 13, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    I love the sound of Lacock, I’ve never heard of it before but it definitely sounds like somewhere worth visiting. It sounds like you had a fun filled Feb, and I love how you’ve included some travel recommendations and tips as part of your round up. Great post, thanks for sharing it on #MarvMondays. Emily

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