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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 [...]

30 Awesome things to do in Edinburgh

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I'm not surprised that Edinburgh is the second most popular city in the UK for international visitors. London of course is leading the list, but Edinburgh sees about 13 million tourist every year! People come to see the medieval maze of courtyards, lanes and close, or the towering castle up on the hill; they come for the festivals during summer or a very spe[...]

25 Reasons for a Wintery Road Trip in Scotland

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  I will admit that there may or may not have been a guy involved when I started to plan a mini road trip in Scotland in the midst of November. Men in kilts with sexy accents - surely that's a good enough reason?! But even if you can't find yourself your very own Highlander there are lots of great reasons to go to Scotland right now. 1. Outlan[...]

10 Female Instagrammers that make you want to go to Scotland

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Finding reasons to go to Scotland is not hard at all. Be it for the natural beauty of the Western Isles, a monster hunt in the Highlands, the almost-tropical beaches of the Outer Hebrides, the medieval Old Town of Edinburgh or the thriving art and design scenes of Glasgow or Dundee - Scotland is definitely worth a top spot on your bucket list. Whenever I'm s[...]

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[...]

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