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Participating in the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle as part of the Yorkshire Festival 2014.

New and up to date completed VT tips on the following pages - please check out and rate!
Llandudno (Updated!)
Greenwich (New Page -Done!)
Salford (Updated!)
Penrith (New Page - Done!)
Bolton (New Page - Done!)
Stratford (Updated!)
West Yorkshire - an insight into my home county!
Liverpool (Being updated)

New! I regularly add tips on the following pages:

At the end of March 2013 I enjoyed a mini tour of North East England!
Visited Chester Le Street, Rowlands Gill, Kenton (Near Newcastle), Wylam, Stocksfield, Prudhoe, Gateshead,
Woodham, Rothbury and Northumberland National Park.

Christmas 2013 I spent a couple of days with my family and we visited the Yorkshire Dales (including Aysgarth Falls, Leyburn, West Burton) and County Durham(including Darlington and Hardwick Park (Sedgefield)).

All About Me!

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do" Mark Twain

My name is Dawn. I live in Leeds in the UK. My biggest passion is to travel! I've travelled quite a bit worldwide so far. I intend to travel a lot more when I graduate and also my plan is to teach English abroad!


I made my 4th trip to Argentina in January where I visited Buenos Aires, Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia. I had an amazing time and got loads of memories that I'll cherish for a long time!

In May I had an amazing week cruising on the Adriatic sea where I visited Montenegro, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy and Corfu Island.


Enjoying being at home and seeing more of the UK!

Planning to return to South America!

My family!

This was taken on our family day out on the 6th August 2010. We just had a wonderful time at The Forbidden Corner in North Yorkshire, UK.

Sadly, since April 2012, my dear Nan is no longer with us. She's no longer suffering and is at peace. She'll be missed and will never be forgotten xxx

Travel Updates & Please Rate My Pages:-)!

Done a travelogue of my cruise I took in May 2011 which you can read about!
I visited the following destinations: Kotor in Montenegro, Koper in Slovenia, Split and Dubrovnik in Croatia, and Venice.

November 2013
I enjoyed a long weekend in London, my last trip to the capital in 2008, and had a lovely time going to the theatre, sightseeing and catching up with friends. Please see my travelogue for more about my trip.
December 2013
I spent the Christmas Holidays with my family home and away including a trip to the Yorkshire Dales and County Durham. It was lovely spending quality time with family home and away!

January 2014
I spent quite a bit time in London, my favourite place to travel to at the moment, and enjoyed doing my favourite thing, visiting the theatre and spending time with friends!

February 2014
I didn't do much that month - just a couple of theatre trips to Bradford and London.

March 2014
I made a couple of theatre trips to Bradford and also had a few days in London seeing shows. Whilst in London I had an opportunity to visit Highgate and Great Missenden.

April 2014
Made theatre trips to London, York (twice) and Leicester. During the Easter Weekend I went walking in North East Leeds countryside.

May 2014
Had another theatre filled month seeing and reviewing productions in York, Doncaster and London.

June 2014
One of the highlights in June was travelling to Llandudno in North Wales to see CATS at Venue Cymru. I also returned to London for some Fringe Theatre in Swiss Cottage, Southwark and Waterloo.

July 2014
Busy month reviewing shows in Wakefield, Oldham, London and Leeds. I also made two trips; Ulverston to visit my Aunty and also to Scotland for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

August to December will follow soon

See what 2015 brings.....my plans are always subject to change!

Travel Plans

There are none planned at the moment except for a handful of theatre trips locally and regionally.

Winter Wonderland

December 2010 was one the coldest winters I ever experienced and probably the coldest in my life! MSN news commented that December was the 'coldest in 120 years' with temperatures being low as minus 20 in some areas especially in the Scottish Highlands and the severe temperatures that brought most of the country to a stand still. Travelling for pleasure was not on everyone's priority list but I wanted to take the opportunity to enjoy the snow and the pretty scenery locally.

I made a couple of trips to my local park, Temple Newsam. I was able to walk to the park from where I live because it is just down the road from my home and it was nice admiring the winter wonderland and enjoying the warmth at the tea shop! We were in Darlington, in the North East of England, during the Christmas Holidays and we made a couple of local walks at a local nature reserve and at one the town's parks. Again it was enjoyable but very cold but the highlight was going sledging with my niece which I have not done since I was a kid!

VT Meets

November 2010: Gillybob's Christmas Markets Meet, Manchester, UK
May 2011: Oop North Crew Meet, Hathersage, Derbyshire Peak District, UK
November 2011: Gillybob's Chritsmas Markets Meet, Manchester, UK
February 2012: My very first VT Meet! Leeds Owl Trail, Leeds, UK
July 2012: Ettiewyn in Yorkshire Meet, York, UK
September 2012: Scarecrows and Rushbearing Festivals, Halifax, UK

There are no plans for me to attend any future VT meets for the time being. Hope the meets go well!

Places I want to visit:

For the time being I'm focusing on places I want to visit in the UK in the next couple of years:

Too many along with repeated visits to places I love!

Just to let you know!

I've had my fair share of emails from those whose ulterior motives are anything but travel! I joined Virtual Tourist to share travel experiences, make like minded friends and help others with their travel plans - I didn't join to look for love so please don't email me for a date! Also don't bother emailing me about helping an unfortunate soul claim their money back even if I'll get a lot of money for "helping"! I'm warning that these emails and also any persistence will be reported! Thank you for you co-operation in this matter.

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