Ever since I can remember, travel was always a big part of my family memories. My parents used to make the most of our 3-week long holidays to take my sister and I to some amazing places, which, they figured, we would certainly enjoy to the max!
Whether close to home or farther from it, our family time was much appreciated and one of our first trips as a gang of four was to the Lake District, a region that got embedded in my brain at a very young age. Well, my sister was even younger, hardly over a year old but that didn’t stop us at all from enjoying that beautiful landscape, green-moss hills, even under the heaviest fog! Obviously, booking a car hire was a top priority for these travels: it allowed us to create an itinerary that would include child tantrums, car-sickness stops, waking up late or too early… it offers just the flexibility needed for two parents with young children on their stride, who did not wish to be conformed by any rules but their own.
Discovering the Lake District by car was an eye-opener, allowing me to realise that a life in the woods could very well be in my future’s cards. Up until now, the future hasn’t yet fullfilled in that light but I’m hopeful it will, eventually. It was also in the Lake District that I got to meet the work of writer Beatrix Potter, and make a long-time friend out of the the wings of Jemima Puddle-Duck, not to mention the curious Peter Rabbit, among other animal friends.
If you’re travelling with the kids around the area, do go for a visit to The World of Beatrix Potter attraction: mark my words, they will get all the fun they can out of it! In case you may be interested, take a look at The World of Beatrix Potter site, which provides all the necessary information, as well as upcoming events and activities for visitors of all ages!
With all the time for yourself, choosing to drive a car hire to Scotland shows itself to be a great addition to your itinerary and for those accustomed to spend time on the road, a 2-hour drive is nothing. It might be a soothing experience, really, with the radio or custom-made CDs blasting tunes that make all the vehicle occupants sing and bob their heads with glee, no one will even feel time passing by!
Scotland is able to give all sorts of experiences to its tourists: from bustling cities, history-infused towns with deeply-rooted traditions to the Highlands territory, having your own vehicle allows you to set the desired pace and better yet, travel with great comfort – that’s mostly what one wishes for, is it not? Nothing worse than have to endure a drive for hours with a sore back and frustration building up!
My family has come back to the Lake District a few mores times since that first reconnaissance trip, never really feeling tired of the scenery, always finding something new to love and miss on the return drive home. Other places around the UK have nestled very cosily in our hearts, although I have to admit the south has yet to be better explored… Maybe on the next available opportunity, we’ll take a hire car in Wales or dare heading to the southernmost tip of the English mainland and discover the natural beauty of Cornwall!