RSSCategory: England/UK Travel Tips

Europe’s Most Celebrated Festivals, Month by Month

Europe’s Most Celebrated Festivals, Month by Month

Surely nowhere else on earth are there as many celebratory festivals as there are in Europe each year. For centuries local cultures have gathered to honor and celebrate everything from gaming competitions to religious holidays, to cultural traditions and even an abundance of beloved food items. The result is a kaleidoscope of festivals worthy of your participation.

Here’s a look at some of Europe’s most popular festival gatherings month by month:

April 29, 2016 | By More
DIY Walking Tour of Sherlock Holmes’ London Neighborhoods

DIY Walking Tour of Sherlock Holmes’ London Neighborhoods

The first Sherlock Holmes story (A Study in Scarlet) was published in 1887 and it took London by storm. It combined cold logic, meticulous observation, forensic science and the now-familiar format of the detective story. Did you know that although Holmes uses fingerprint analysis in his first case, Scotland Yard didn’t introduce the technique until 1901?

Join the team from the London Pass on a Sherlock Holmes self guided walking tour across central London.

April 20, 2016 | By More
Europe’s Cultural Road Trip Visiting Iconic Architecture

Europe’s Cultural Road Trip Visiting Iconic Architecture

Culture Road Trip; Visiting The Most Iconic And Inspiring Architecture In Europe

Each year many people decide to travel to Europe for many different reasons. Europe is the perfect place whether you are going on a road trip, backpacking or holidaying – the only essentials to bring are your passport and a valid European health insurance card. Many people each year flock to visit some of the most iconic and inspiring monuments. European countries are well known for being the most inspiring travel destinations as they are filled with culture, history and architecture.

March 30, 2016 | By More
New DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides Still Your Best Travel Companion

New DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides Still Your Best Travel Companion

In this age where most everything is turning digital, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Books are still your best travel companion for quick, well researched, destination information. DK Eyewitness Travel has just released their newly redesigned Top 10 Guides in a streamlined size that’s perfect for throwing in your backpack or travel bag. Any avid travelers knows that DK Eyewitness Travel guidebooks have always been well known for their succinct information coupled with lots of maps, photos and illustrations.

February 29, 2016 | By More
Norwegian Airlines Is Making Travel To Europe Affordable Again

Norwegian Airlines Is Making Travel To Europe Affordable Again

Norwegian Airlines is grabbing lots of attention as the newest major low-cost carrier flying between the United States and Europe. Their growth has been rapid and they are now the 3rd largest low-cost airline in the popular transatlantic marketplace. Also known as Norwegian Air Shuttle, the airline has just announced new direct flights between Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris and New York, Los Angeles, and Fort Lauderdale all beginning this spring.

February 22, 2016 | By More
8 Wildly Romantic Wedding Destinations in Great Britain

8 Wildly Romantic Wedding Destinations in Great Britain

The Most Romantic Wedding Destinations in Great Britain

Whether you’re a native to Great Britain or you’ve got your sights set on a destination wedding, you couldn’t possibly ask for a better place to get married. Great Britain’s charm isn’t comparable to anything, with beautiful landscapes and classical architecture. If you’ve been dreaming of the perfect fairytale wedding, you’d be surprised at how many options you have available in Great Britain. The hardest part will be narrowing down the list to just one final location.

January 26, 2016 | By More
Unique Places To Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Unique Places To Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Unique Locations to Celebrate New Year’s Day (& What Not to Forget when you Go)

New Year’s Day is one of those celebrations you can enjoy the world over. No matter where you head you will see people ringing in the new year, celebrating the last 12 months and getting ready for the next 12 ahead of them. While there are many things in common with how people do this – fireworks, TV shows and a sense of community, there are a few places who know how to celebrate New Year like no other. If you’re looking to celebrate New Year’s Day like you’ve never celebrated before, here are five unique locations to put on your bucket list.

December 20, 2015 | By More
Stress Free Ways to Navigate London

Stress Free Ways to Navigate London

London Transport Advice: We all know London is famous for congestion. Which Mode of Transport will be Best For You?

When it comes to modes of transportation around the capital city of London, there is definitely no shortage of different options to choose from. With buses, the underground, DLR trains, regular trains, bikes, taxis, and even the Thames river cruises, it can be a bit of a task for anyone looking to work out the best transport options. Thankfully, we’ve weighed up the most popular transportation modes in London and have some advice for you.

December 2, 2015 | By More
London Battle Scars: 7 Signs You’ve Survived London’s Best Sites

London Battle Scars: 7 Signs You’ve Survived London’s Best Sites

There’s only one place in the world where you can stand on top of Charles Darwin.

Yeah, you heard me right—on top of Darwin. Every London site will leave it’s mark on your and bring a smile when you remember them. And like any unique destination it’s got it’s quirks and tiny specialties that make it unforgettable, so dive into this list of unmistakable clues that you’ve gotten lost and found in London—either you’ll fall in love with London again, or get the itch to visit!

August 19, 2015 | By More
FootGolf – The New Way for Families to Go Golfing Together!

FootGolf – The New Way for Families to Go Golfing Together!

There’s a new trend on golf courses around the USA and it doesn’t come with high fees or expensive equipment. In fact, you probably have everything you’ll need to play FootGolf already at home. FootGolf is attracting attention as an ideal activity for families to get out in the sunshine and play together, and makes a great activity while on a family vacation. What is FootGolf, you ask? Take a soccer ball and strategically kick it around a beautiful 18 hole golf course into specially designed 21 inch cups cut into the rough of the course. Simple and fun!

August 4, 2015 | By More
A Foodie’s Guide To Glasgow Scotland

A Foodie’s Guide To Glasgow Scotland

Expert tips for navigating your way though restaurants and pubs in Glasgow

Scotland is renowned by most of us for its unconventional military uniform, strong drinks and a tremendous musical instrument. But, apart from that it is also distinguished by the amazing cuisine.
Even being a part of Britain, Scotland has managed to retain its identity, special traditions and unique recipes that are little known in the world. And where is no better place to try all of these unique delicacies than in Glasgow – the city of exquisite restaurants and traditional pubs.

July 6, 2015 | By More
World’s Most Dramatic Kayak Destinations – 6 Unforgettable Kayak Adventures

World’s Most Dramatic Kayak Destinations – 6 Unforgettable Kayak Adventures

6 Unforgettable Kayak Adventure Tours at some of the world’s best kayak destinations.

Kayaking offers an immersive, up-close experience with some of nature’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. The sense of excitement and freedom, moving through the water and paddling towards the horizon, is counterbalanced by an equal sense of peacefulness and quiet. Whether you are a beginner or experienced paddler, here is a roundup of some of the most stunning destinations whose splendour is best revealed by kayak.

March 26, 2015 | By More
How To Have An Adventurous Action-Packed Weekend in Wales

How To Have An Adventurous Action-Packed Weekend in Wales

The national history of Wales is told by its dramatic medieval ruins, abandoned castles, thrilling mountainous landscapes and horrific coastal cliffs. Wales is also valued for its pristine waters and primeval flora and fauna. Thanks to these natural wonders, Wales turns out to be a perfect destination for a weekend getaway. Here are eight activities that guarantee an unforgettable weekend in Wales.

March 23, 2015 | By More
What’s New On The London Theatre Scene for 2015

What’s New On The London Theatre Scene for 2015

Ever since the Olympics (I know that is old news but stick with me) London’s Theatreland has had a newer fresher feel to it.

There were a lot of shows that were hanging around a bit for no other reason than they could. But in 2012 many shows that were not cutting the ice closed and some others that just came in to town to reap the rewards of an Olympic year, rightly disappeared into obscurity! Since then visitors to London have enjoyed a plethora of new and exciting productions.

December 19, 2014 | By More
London’s Best Budget Hotels For An Affordable London Stay

London’s Best Budget Hotels For An Affordable London Stay

London attracts millions of visitors from across the world each year. To meet the demand there are about 9,000 plus hotels in the Central London alone, but alas, the city has a reputation for being quite expensive. So where can a budget traveller turn for reasonable accommodations in this vibrant city?

For those visiting London on a budget, one good option is to stay in a short-term serviced apartment. For others looking for a traditional hotel experience that won’t break the bank, London has a growing number of trendy hotels that provide a clean, nicely decorated room and a good breakfast for economical prices.

Here’s a look a some of London’s Best Budget Hotels:

October 29, 2014 | By More
Plan A Family Vacation To London And Find Paddington Bear All Over Town!

Plan A Family Vacation To London And Find Paddington Bear All Over Town!

Excitement is building in anticipation of the children’s film, Paddington, due to be released in the U.S. in mid-December and late November in the UK. The movie features the adventures of lovable bear, Paddington Brown, a storybook bear who has been entertaining young children (in book form) for over 50 years. London (Paddington’s hometown) is pulling out all the stops to honor the nation’s most beloved bear. 50 specially outfitted Paddington Bear statues will dot the city, appearing in strategic spots where Paddington encountered his most memorable adventures. Families will be able to follow specially designed Paddington Trails to follow the lovable bear all over the city.

October 15, 2014 | By More
London Rooftop Restaurants With Amazing Views

London Rooftop Restaurants With Amazing Views

Here’s A Look At London’s Most Amazing Rooftop Restaurants

Sipping cocktails and gazing across London’s skyline from a roof top restaurant is an irresistible proposition to anyone. These London rooftop hangouts are a gourmet’s delight and hangouts for unforgettable city views. Perfect for al fresco eating and drinking these top restaurants are unique and different.

July 25, 2014 | By More
Guide To The Best Vegan and Vegetarians Restaurants in England

Guide To The Best Vegan and Vegetarians Restaurants in England

Here’s Where To Fine The Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in England

It’s hard to believe, but only a decade ago those who chose to follow the vegan diet had little or no choice for dining out in the UK. The England of today however, luckily boasts an impressive number of wonderful vegetarian and vegan eateries, found in major cities and small towns alike.

April 30, 2014 | By More
Guide To The Best Hiking Trails The UK Has To Offer – Get Out And Explore!

Guide To The Best Hiking Trails The UK Has To Offer – Get Out And Explore!

Don’t Miss Out on the Best Hiking Trails Britain has to Offer

Hiking in Britain, particularly during the summer, spring or autumn before the weather gets too ‘British’, offers seemingly no end of possibilities for the hiking enthusiast. Here are seven of the best hiking trails Britain has to offer.

April 14, 2014 | By More