England

Experience Glastonbury - A Festival for all your Senses

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I cannot believe I am here. My first thought while standing in front of the colorful Glastonbury sign overlooking the huge festival area. After having bought the tickets last October, not knowing which tragedies would cross my life's path the following months - including a cancer diagnosis. Now I am close to tears, thankful and looking forward to some of[...]

Our England Bucket List: The Most Beautiful Places in England

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Home to David Beckham, fish & chips, Big Ben, and The Beatles, England is a small but historically rich and naturally diverse country. Don’t let the size fool you - there are countless things to do and see while traveling through England. While it’s hard to narrow down our top picks, the following spots should definitely be included on your travel bucket[...]

18 Fun Things to Do in Manchester

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It might not have Big Ben or Buckingham Palace or extortionate rent prices, but Manchester does have a lot to offer. Located in the North of England, the city is often missed in favour of the Southern capital. While it's certainly a lot smaller than London, and a lot less touristy, what it does have is a huge variety of music, arts and food scenes waiting fo[...]

5 Ways the Lake District took me by Surprise

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My favorite trips are always the ones that take me by surprise. A weekend in the Lake District of North West England was one such trip. The Lake District had never really been on my radar. I had heard about it, of course - everyone from Cornwall to Aberdeen knows about the Lake District. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK. It's f[...]

The Travelettes Itinerary: One Week in North West England

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Rushing through the UK is easily done - tick London, Oxford and Edinburgh off your list, and you're good to head on to the next place. But the UK has so much more to offer than its bustling capital, historical university towns and picturesque castles. I recently explored the northwestern regions of England over a couple of weekends, and think that adding [...]

A Foodie Guide to York, England

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York may be a city best known for its crumbling walls and exquisite Minster but those who know it a little better know it for its food too. For a city of its size, it’s punching well above its weight for choice of independent restaurants, cafes and bars. York is a must stop on your UK itinerary, whether you are into chocolate, sweeties, English ales or Yo[...]

A weekend in one of London's finest hotels

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It was the first day of 5 weeks full of travel for me and my 2-year old son Atlas. We were to go see 6 countries, visit 10 different hotels and in the end go on a cruise through the Mediterranean Sea. It was to be an epic holiday and this is where it all began. I couldn't have asked for a better beginning. London is a city close to my heart, it has be[...]

A perfect British summer's day in Oxford

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It can sometimes be overwhelming when planning an itinerary for Britain. So many great places beckon you to explore, but if you want to experience quaint ye olde England, then be sure to squeeze in a quick summer's day in Oxford. Known for its stellar university which is one of the oldest universities in the world, Oxford is awash with adorable cobbled la[...]

5 Days in Great Britain with Safestay Hostels

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It's not easy to plan the perfect itinerary through Great Britain, and it is even harder if you only have five days to spare. You want to see the island's great towns, the bustling capital of London, learn a bit about the history but also delve into the gorgeous countryside. How is is all going to fit? Long story short, it doesn't of course - there is way[...]

Doing London on a Budget with MEININGER Hotels

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When I think about London I think of soaring rents in posh neighbourhoods, the royal family and the banking district, hipsters who have overdrafts as big as the city itself. Two words I don't think of: Budget Travel. When my flatmate told me how much rent she paid as a student in London for a room in a dubious Whitechapel flat that she shared with two housem[...]