Some people spend their money on material things but I choose to spend mine on experiences like traveling. It’s easy to look at people who travel and think they spend an outrageous amount of money everywhere they go but I love the fact that I travel pretty cheaply. If you followed along on my trip to England and Iceland back in November, you would know I spent a day in London with my friend Jessie. We did as much as we could in the eight hours of daylight that we had but it didn’t leave room to explore much beyond the tourist spots that we chose to see. I absolutely loved London but didn’t get a good feel for the city because we were only there for such a short time!
Those of you who follow me know that my friend Megan and I have traveled over ten different states together in the past couple years. We absolutely love to travel and Megan is such a great travel buddy because she’s hilarious, loves to see as much as possible in one day like I do, and she’s incredible at planning and finding the coolest spots! Megan got married about a year ago and we haven’t had the chance to travel since before that but a few months back, I did my weekly check on the Flight Deal and saw the exact same deal I had found in November. It was an Iceland Air flight from D.C. to London, stopping through Iceland for only $400 round trip. Megan went to London a while back with her now husband and she completely fell in love with it. She has been DYING to go back so I jokingly sent her the deal and told her she and Justin needed to plan a trip back! But then she texted me and seriously wanted to go and asked if I’d want to go back! We were overdue for a trip together so we booked tickets right then and there.
It’s crazy that I visited England twice within a five month span but I spent less on both round trip flights together than most people do for one flight to Europe so I don’t feel bad at all. Seeing the world is something people should never feel bad about — it’s much more fulfilling than buying a $200 shirt or a brand new iPhone. The memories and sights from our trip to London are things I will remember forever. London really is one of the most magical places I’ve been. It’s so pristine and somehow even the oldest buildings still look perfect. Each turn is better than the last and the people are so nice that when you bump into them and say “Sorry,” they usually respond with, “It’s okay, love.” Melting. Although it was a bit chilly, we had beautiful, sunny weather and the flowers and blooms alone were worth the trip. Spring in London is probably the most beautiful thing I’ve ever experienced and despite the two averted terrorist attacks that were a bit frightening, I am glad I’ve still been able to travel and continue to do the things I love. If you’re considering a new destination and you love architecture, colorful buildings, history, and British accents, choose London! Here are photos from our trip below!