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An Epic 6 Days in the British Countryside

http://travelwithkate.com/?x=get-female-viagra This was an epic six days exploring the British countryside. My trip was all organized by Visit Britain – the tourism board for Great Britain who invited me out to share my experiences with you. The goal was to show me a wide breadth of countryside destinations in the UK during my 6 days on the road. They organized each activity with earnest local tour operators and booked my hotels. I was at their whim – entirely. And to be honestly, this trip wildly outdid my expectations. If I go back (and I’d like to) I would spend even more time in Wales exploring castles with my guide from Planet Wales. I would love to take a pony ride and…

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Wisteria and patio at the Painswick Hotel

The Painswick Hotel: A Cotswolds Retreat

get link The Painswick Hotel is a stylish and modern retreat in the Cotswolds. Visiting the English countryside – whether it be in Dorset, the Lake District, or the Isle of Wight – I have stayed in and enjoyed hotels known for their luxury and culinary distinction. During each stay, I was able to connect with interesting local characters and experience the excellence of these renowned properties. Being at those hotels was also like stepping into another world that felt sometimes just a bit more formal and mature than my own natural disposition. But it was on my recent trip to the Costwolds, staying at The Painswick Hotel where I felt like all the puzzle pieces fit for me. Finally, I’d found…

A Foodie Weekend on the Isle of Wight with the Royal Hotel #VIDEO

sale viagra tablets On a romantic, foodie-centric, weekend escape from London, I explored the beautiful Isle of Wight with The Royal Hotel. First of all, getting there was very easy. A quick, hour and 15-minute train ride out of Waterloo station and a 25-minute ferry later I had arrived on this stunning island. This isle, just south off the coast of Great Britain, is known for summertime festivals, exceptional local produce, and a unique cultural experience where a hippy way of life meets English culture. Many also come to enjoy surfing, beach fun, and biking along nature trails. And I noticed a tranquility about this island that made me feel at home and relaxed upon arrival. The Royal Hotel falls into my hotel…

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A Lake District Getaway from London #Video

generic viagra tablets In this episode of Travel with Kate, I go on a Lake District getaway from London full of luxury and outdoor adventure. To be specific, I stayed at Sharrow Bay, a hotel right on Ullswater, a body of water in the Northern part of the Lake District National Park in Cumbria. Sharrow Bay definitely fits into my hotel ranking system of Local Luxury. And It holds two claims to fame. Number one, it’s known as the first ever country house hotel (a common type of lodging in this country that was once a private vacation home but now open to guests). Number two, the hotel founders claim that they were the originators of the Sticky Toffee Pudding. This desert is…

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The Summer Lodge: English Countryside Luxury #VIDEO

viagra free trial pack In this video, I feature my experience at the Summer Lodge, a small, luxury hotel in the rural region of West Dorset an easy train ride from London. It was chilly and oh so cozy! I am still dreaming of that delicious multi-course meal.Staying here made me feel connected with the local culture, the land, and its history. Undoubtedly, the Summer Lodge Hotel falls into my hotel ranking category of Local Luxury with a top score. The property is part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, a boutique hotel group of “seventeen luxury, award-winning, family-owned and run boutique hotels…in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Switzerland and the USA.” Summer Lodge is also a Relais & Châteaux hotel – known for…

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Exploring the Countryside in Dorset, England #VIDEO

follow url On my last trip to London I took the train to Dorset in the English countryside to explore its charming villages and green, open spaces. Like many, I’ve harbored the dream of experiencing the English countryside for years. In my mind, I held images of rolling green hills dotted with quaint villages and Downton-Abbey-style estates. So I decided to get out of London and into the English countryside to finally see it for myself. And you know what? It was not far from my imagination. The region I visited is called Dorset (which is actually Southwest of London, I misspoke in the video). And Sherborne, one of the many small towns there, is known for having a complex history dating back…