There are a handful of things that I particularly love when I travel: cities with lots of cool history, places with beautiful landscapes, and going to destinations that haven’t been written about to death by other bloggers.
This last point is what made me say yes to a trip to a fairly unconventional destination: Kingston upon Hull.
Normally just known as “Hull,” this English town in East Yorkshire isn’t likely to be found on many UK travel itineraries. It’s a maritime-turned-university city that struggled for a long time to get back on its feet after being heavily bombed during WWII (and when I say heavily, I mean it – Hull was the second-most war damaged city in the UK after London).
And the collapse of the local shipping and fishing industries in the ’70s further challenged people trying to make a living in Hull. Just a couple years ago, Hull was voted one of the worst places to live in the UK.
But things are swiftly turning around for this…