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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 great launching pad for day or weekend trips to...
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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 straight to the downtown Waverley railway station to...
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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 of travel if you purchase your pass from...
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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 to visit a real chocolate factory? Here is...
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day trips an hour from London

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 have to go far to change a little...
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five unique train trips in Europe

Five Unique Train Trips in Europe

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 out these five train trips. Oslo to Bergen, Norway If you like striking landscapes,...
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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 option for day-trippers. Direct trains depart as often as every...
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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 by Andrew Lloyd Webber which plays at Her...
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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 Designer Boutiques, fashion shops, department stores and chain...
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The Edge of Culture & Music in Camden

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 you what authenticity really is through glimpses of...
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