2021 UK Staycation Ideas

Travel in 2020 was pretty non existent for me. It felt weird, travel is usually such a big part of my life! I felt very unmotivated to even think about planning travel. With almost all of my trips being cancelled, and one I’m trying to hold onto but keep pushing the flights back later, it just made me feel disappointed and down. In 2021 I’d like some sort of travel to be back on the cards. I’ve been thinking of some UK staycation ideas, just in case international travel is still on the rocky side. With restrictions constantly changing, even within the UK, it’s important to do a little bit more research to ensure you are staying safe and not breaking any local restrictions.

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Things I Miss About Living In The USA

This has literally been my most asked question since I repatriated back to the UK. What do I miss about living in America? Now I’ve always been pretty vocal about the things I struggled with. And I’m happy with the choice I made to return home. But of course there are a few things I do ‘miss’ (other than the obvious). These are based on my experience of where I was living in Iowa and where I live in the UK. Of course things differ depending on where you are in both countries.

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High Ropes Climbing & Zip Lining at Go Ape Thetford Forest – England, UK

I have been to Go Ape several times now and it’s always something I enjoy doing! It’s a great adventurous and adrenaline filled way to spend time outdoors. The Thetford Forest location is around 1hr 30 from where I am in Essex, so it’s a nice easy UK day trip for me! There are 34 different locations all around the UK (and 14 locations in the USA…including 6 across the Midwest!). Here’s what to expect when visiting the Go Ape Thetford Forest location!

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Teaching English as a Foreign Language: 120 Hour Online TEFL Certification (Cheap=$19)!

With a whole bunch of free time on my hands, I decided to get my TEFL certification. There are many companies out there offering courses, with different hours and widely different price tags. So I thought I would share my experience and how I found the course!

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9 Awesome Things To Do In Snowdonia, North Wales

I’m going to make a bold statement and say that I think North Wales is the most adventurous place in the UK!  It’s like a dream come true for outdoor adventure as well as having lots of other cool little villages and towns!  In this post I share all the things to do in Snowdonia that I did during my week in North Wales.

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My First Month Teaching English Online With Cambly Kids!

I admit it, I’m one of those annoying people that came out of lockdown with a new ‘skill/qualification’. While I couldn’t go to work at my day job as a preschool teaching assistant, I decided to use the time to get my 120hr TEFL qualification to teach English as a second language online. I’ve now been working online with Cambly Kids for a month and I’m loving it!

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I Think I’m Too Old For TikTok. But Then I’m Not Sure It’s Suitable For Kids Either…

Like many other people, I fell into the TikTok rabbit hole during lockdown. I had resisted it for so long. It started by scrolling endlessly through videos for hours and then I decided to start making content myself. When you run a business online, you kinda have to be up on the trending platforms. More and more creators were saying that with the rate TikTok is growing, and how quickly you can grow an audience, it’s a good place to be. So I thought I would give it a go.

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