Last year I won Helene In Between’s $2,000 travel giveaway. I had been wanting to go on her trip to Portugal with TrovaTrip for months but had decided that I really couldn’t afford it. When I won Helene’s giveaway, I was floored! I couldn’t believe it! Never had I won so much as a bridal shower bingo game, but I had won $2,000 towards travel. I ended up using the money to go to Portugal with her. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for myself.
When Alex and I first went to London together in 2016, we decided it would be fun to get out of the city for a couple of days. I did a little research and came across some photos of the Cotswolds on Pinterest. I immediately fell in love and started to look for the perfect place to stay. Enter The Painswick Hotel. It seemed like the perfect city break and the decor looked so inviting.
Last April, my husband Alex and I had the opportunity to meet a group of my family in London. Among the group were both of my parents, my youngest sister, Kristin, and my grandparents. Kristin and my grandparents had never been to the English countryside before and I was happy to be playing tour guide.