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In our early twenties, whenever we traveled, my husband and I heard the same refrain: “Do it now, because when you have kids, your traveling days are over!” Externally, I smiled at these well-meaning strangers, but inside, a struggle was brewing. Was it really one or the other?

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A Small World / Explorer

While London remains a prime destination for families looking for an urban holiday, soul-strengthening countryside escapes cannot be ignored. With incredible family-friendly accommodations, charming towns, and coastal views, there’s a reason the English countryside draws all ages away from the Big Smoke. Consider any of these on your next English holiday if you’re craving wide-open spaces to counterbalance the bustling streets of London.

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A Small World / Explorer

It seems counter-intuitive, but hear us out: a life spent on the road, exploring far off places and new, wide-open spaces may have actually been the perfect training program for this isolation situation we’ve found ourselves in.

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Love and London

Three months of living in a closed-down London, and it’s official. I am well past ready to have a delicious meal outside of my own home, prepared by someone else. I say this with every safety caveat required—I’m not rushing to run out and breathe on strangers! I just could use a real change of pace while I stuff my face, and I live for the day where we can dine in instead of take out.

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THE SPRUCE

Like most of us, my quarantine experience spurred a handful of new hobbies that barely masked my inner turmoil. If you’d asked me back in April if there was a theme to my madness, I probably would have shouted SURVIVAL while shoving a freshly made baked good in your face. It wasn’t until I spotted a random word on Twitter that I realized exactly how my own lockdown meltdown had manifested: through cottagecore.

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Hi, I’m Ashley.

I’m a freelance writer, copy editor, and PR pro, and, most importantly, chief snack provider and adventure planner for my two little ones. I’m also the London-based half of the best friend travel blogging duo, The Lazy Travelers. My best friend, Carolyn, and I share our travels at home and abroad on our blog, and on Instagram @lazytravelers.

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