UK Travel Tips

The Best Countryside Day Trips from London: By Train

countryside day trips from london by train

  London is a wonderful city, but where England really shines is the in the countryside. That’s why if you have the time, we very strongly recommend getting outside the city and soaking up some of the fresh air in one of England’s lovely villages or market towns. We know a lot of our readers …

The Best Countryside Day Trips from London: By Train Read More »

Lonely Planet Travel Guides for Great Britain

travel guides to britain

January 15-20 in 2020: Lonely Planet is having their big sale – 45% off all their travel guides, no coupon code needed. Click HERE to shop the sale, or browse the featured guides from the British Isles below (all of which are on sale for these five days).   Whether you’re actively planning a trip …

Lonely Planet Travel Guides for Great Britain Read More »

Understanding British Money: What’s a Quid? A Shilling?

British money has a lengthy history, so it’s not surprising that it’s evolved and changed over the years. Whether you’re watching British TV, reading British books, or just planning a trip to the UK, it’s understandable you might have questions about how it works. Even among Brits, you’ll find many don’t understand the older British …

Understanding British Money: What’s a Quid? A Shilling? Read More »

How to Be a Good Tourist in the Age of Overtourism

Overtourism in the UK Lately, it seems like there’s been an increase in articles about the impact of tourism in the UK, and spoiler alert – most of it’s not good news. Inconsiderate tourists are flooding popular destinations, trashing the countryside, and generally making life harder for both residents and responsible visitors. Tourism in the …

How to Be a Good Tourist in the Age of Overtourism Read More »

Is it Safe to Travel to Manchester, England?

Very often when I’m talking with people about travel to the UK, I’ll hear someone say something like, “I’ll definitely be avoiding Manchester, their crime rate is way too high,” or “I’d love to visit Manchester but I’m not sure it’s safe.” Sometimes, those people are from American cities – even places like St. Louis …

Is it Safe to Travel to Manchester, England? Read More »

How to Use Your Christmas Shopping to Help You Save for Your Dream UK Vacation

As a non-gazillionaire who loves to travel to the UK (and elsewhere) as often as possible, I’ve learned quite a few tricks to help fund the habit. One of my more recent favorites – and one that’s very relevant this time of year – is to use cashback sites for any online shopping I do. …

How to Use Your Christmas Shopping to Help You Save for Your Dream UK Vacation Read More »

How to Make the Most of Your Credit Card Points for Flying to the UK

As someone who loves to travel, but doesn’t love to spend money on travel, I’ve become quite adept at the airline/credit card points game in recent years. With a little planning, it has allowed me to greatly reduce the overall cost of traveling to the UK, and I was even able to send my parents …

How to Make the Most of Your Credit Card Points for Flying to the UK Read More »

Scroll to Top