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On Board BritRail

Seating and amenities make for a comfortable journey

If it’s your first time traveling on UK trains then you’ll be happy to hear that the seats are comfortable and many trains have extra amenities.  On our recent trip around England, Scotland and Wales, we experienced firsthand… more>

Day 14 – How much can you pack into one day in London?

May 27, as I was commenting to a UK resident that there is just so much to do in London, he shared this great quote with me; ‘When you are tired of London then you are tired of life’ (Samuel Johnson).  So no matter if you have… more>

Day 13 – Chicago The Musical in London: Lights, Sparkles & Jazz

May 26, we boarded our last train ride of the trip from St. Ives to London, with a journey of approximately 5hr 30min.  The views were once again spectacular as we made our way back up along the coast, Plymouth being another beautiful town to stop over if… more>

Day 12 – A Day at the Beach, St. Ives England

May 25, after a whirlwind of a trip touring around England, Scotland and Wales we were pretty excited to have a day at the beach, with no plans but to relax and enjoy.  First order of business, wake up at 5:30am to see the sun rise over the… more>

Day 11 – England’s Riviera Line to St. Ives, Cornwall

May 24, with an early start to the day we were ready to continue our journey south from Cardiff, Wales to St. Ives, England.  We had originally planned to stop in Bath along the way but were informed there was a service interruption – not a problem, as… more>

Day 10 – Cardiff, Welsh Heritage and Foodie Haven

May 23, after enjoying an early morning swim in Park Plaza’s stainless steel pool and spa facilities, we felt energized and ready to spend our first full day in one place, Cardiff.  Departing from Cardiff Central’s train station are a number of buses, including service to nearby St… more>

Day 9 – Conwy Castle & Cardiff Bound

May 22, we started the day with sunny skies in Llandudno and hopped on a short bus ride to the town of Conwy, which is beautifully set on the harbour, with castle views overlooking the water and a back drop of the hills of Snowdonia National Park. … more>

Day 8 – Lively Liverpool & Coastal Llandudno

May 21, we ventured out to learn all about the city of Liverpool with our very own Blue Badge guide, Sylvia, who offers a variety of specialty interest tours, namely all about the Beatles, architecture, history and much more. A quick summary about Liverpool  – it’s a… more>

Day 7 – Tour York and Savour Liverpool, oh my!

May 20, meet Ellie, The European Eagle Owl, housed along with other birds of prey on Swinton Park Castle’s grounds.  After learning about all the resident birds, Ellie was released and invited to fly, and then land on each of our hands, with the help… more>

Day 6 – A First Class Experience: TransPennine Express & Castle Stay at Swinton Park

May 19, after a night pub hopping in Edinburgh we woke up and headed out for a morning tour aboard City Sightseeing Edinburgh, which once again highlighted interesting historical buildings and attractions en route, where we hopped off at Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile.

With an… more>

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