For the second year in a row we made the decision not to get on a plane this year. The need to save as much as we can for our new home means that we have to be very careful with our spending and so adventuring abroad just isn't an option for us at the moment.
I wont deny that we are a little jealous of friends counting down on Facebook to their expensive trips to the States or colleagues returning from their beach holidays with a stunning tan, but at the same time Simon and I love spending time in the UK and both strongly feel that spending a week in good ol Blighty can be equally as lovely.
I spent my childhood holidaying in the UK and am fortunate enough to have been to almost every part. Last year we were lucky and went on two staycations, the first to my parent's house in Norfolk and the other to Centre Parcs in the Lake District. We had really fun and relaxing holidays so we were keen to recapture that again this year.
For our 2015 holiday we decided to stay at home in the North East. We are lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country with easy access to Northumberland, Yorkshire, the Lakes and Scotland. I can't think of anywhere better to spend a holiday! So we rented ourselves a car and spent a week exploring home and adventuring to places we hadn't visited before.
We may have been sleeping in our own bed but staying at home was just as relaxing as a beach holiday.
Next week New Girl in Toon is having a North East "Staycation" takeover! You can expect some gorgeous scenery, reviews of great days out and of course lots and lots of food - I can't wait to share our adventures with you.