Does what it says on the tin, really. I’m hoping most of this will go from wish list to concrete plans at some point in the year. Dream now, travel later. 10 places I’d like to go in 2021. Some are local, some overseas. I live in hope. Some are re-visits of places I didn’t… Continue reading 10 Places For 2021: My Wish List
Apart from the actual travelling , obviously. Things Helen Loves started out as a travel blog. It’s meandered about a bit. There’s been a few lifestyle posts, lots of graveyards, a bit of army wife life thrown in along the way. I always return to travel and exploring. It’s what I love. This hasn’t been… Continue reading Things I Miss About Travel
It’s no secret that I am quite fond of an old church to mooch about in, and even fonder of a good old graveyard. I love a good graveyard. Imagine how chuffed I would be, then, if I could be the guest of a church for a night. My very own church and my very… Continue reading Sleeping Over In A Historic Church: Champing.
Geography has never been my strong point. I’m not great at plotting routes or reading maps and my ability to identify geographical features is limited to say the least. So if you’d asked me a week or so ago to define a desert I would have said something along the lines of ‘massive, scorching, dry,… Continue reading Day in the Desert @ Dungeness, Kent.
I’ve written a couple of posts recently thinking about the future of travel and how things might be different post Covid-19. It’s hard to imagine how things will be, isn’t it? Let’s not just look forward into the unknown, though. It’s good to look back at some travel memories also. Germany holds a special place… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Berlin
My last post was about traveling with kindness. If you missed it, find it here. I’d love you to have a read. Thinking about how the Covid -19 crisis would change the travel industry inspired that post. Every aspect of our lives has been affected. The world isolated and locked down. The travel sector, dependant… Continue reading Goodbye, Fast Travel?
I feel like things are looking a little more hopeful on the travel front this month. The idea that we could be travelling again one day soon seems possible. It’s a good feeling. But everything has changed. Travel can no longer be the care free, fast and bustling business it was before. The industry is… Continue reading 5 Ways to Travel with Kindness
Another month comes to an end. That makes it just about half way through the year. Time is flying, even if we are all having a bit less fun than we might like. I quite like writing round up posts like this one, it’s a nice way to reflect on the positives of the month… Continue reading May Monthly Round Up
Let’s begin with a story. Once upon a time , a long time ago, there was founded a priory. Said priory was the proud holder of the forefinger of John the Baptist – who knows where the rest of him ended up- and a destination for pilgrims. The Priory stood strong and prosperous until Black… Continue reading National Trust: Mottisfont House & Gardens.
So, week three of living locally and social distancing. It feels familiar now, this new normal. If you read my last post, you’ll know I’ve been entertaining myself by day dreaming about where I’d like to be, if I had this much free time under any other circumstances. Last week I took myself off to… Continue reading Where I’d like to Be: City Break