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24 Hours in Exeter

By: Helen Earley

The Cathedral city of Exeter is the perfect base for a visit South West of England. With two mainline rail stations (Exeter Central and Exeter St. David’s) and a smaller regional station (Exeter St. Thomas), it’s an easy journey there – and a… more>

Sep 28th
Posted by sara vanhandenhove in Contributors,United Kingdom

Touring Scotland by Train

By Dan Rubinstein

After flying across the Atlantic Ocean, one of the best ways to get settled in the UK is to take a seat on a train. My wife, twin daughters and I recently travelled to Scotland from Canada, and after landing in Edinburgh, we went… more>

Aug 23rd
Posted by sara vanhandenhove in Contributors,United Kingdom

BritRail Free Day Promo

By Kara Bembridge

With a drop in the pound and a free day of train travel, you can stretch your U.K. travel budget this summer with BritRail. Buying a BritRail Pass, a BritRail England Pass or a BritRail South West Pass entitles you to an additional day… more>

Aug 18th
Posted by sara vanhandenhove in Discounts,Europe,United Kingdom

Happy Milk Chocolate Day!

Yes. You read that right. July 28th is a whole day dedicated to milk chocolate. So stop whatever you are doing and run to your nearest store and buy yourself a chocolate bar.

After watching the famous movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, have you ever wished… more>

Jul 28th
Posted by sara vanhandenhove in Europe,Tips,United Kingdom

5 Day Trips an Hour from London

 

So you’ve started planning your UK trip and want to make the best out of your days. As most people start with London, it’s easy to plan a couple of days downtown and add some day trips to the mix. The best part is that you don’t… more>

Apr 6th
Posted by sara vanhandenhove in Europe,Tips,United Kingdom

Five Unique Train Trips in Europe

Veranzza, Cinque Terre, Italy

For seasoned backpackers and luxury travelers alike, there’s a thrill in taking the train beyond the main travel corridors of Europe. If you’re planning to see the Continent by riding the rails to some new places, you may want to check… more>

Oct 3rd
Posted by Angela in Europe,Italy,Scandinavia,United Kingdom

Brighton & Hove: Seaside Retro

By: Dacia Popescu

Seaside Retro is the description that comes to mind when I think of Brighton, now Brighton and Hove; a coastal town in southern England, and only about 1 hour by train from London. Its close proximity to the city makes Brighton an enjoyable… more>

Jul 15th
Posted by Angela in Contributors,United Kingdom

A Traveler in Theatreland

By: Dacia Popescu

One thing that is a ‘must-do’ while visiting London is seeing British culture come to life by going to a musical or a play in one of the West End Theatres.  My favorites are:

The Phantom of the Opera, a Gothic-romantic tragedy musical composed… more>

Jul 15th
Posted by Angela in Contributors,United Kingdom

Shop ‘Till You Drop in the West End

By: Dacia Popescu

The West End is comprised of some of the most upscale and finest retail streets in the world! This is where Regent St., Bond St., Oxford St., and St Christopher’s Place are the popular shopping destinations and extravagant abodes to top of the line… more>

Jul 15th
Posted by Angela in Contributors,United Kingdom

The Edge of Culture & Music in Camden

By: Dacia Popescu

Camden, is located in North London (Camden Town tube station), and like many of London’s inner cities, is a world on its own. Famous for its enticing markets, varied fringe and international shops and vibrant nightlife, Camden hits you with raw originality and shows… more>

Jul 15th
Posted by Angela in Contributors,United Kingdom
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