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British Blooms at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens

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Posted in Architectural, Arts and Culture, England, Fall Foliage, United Kingdom

My plan, upon finding myself in London with a day off, was to indulge my inner Downton Abbey fan with a trip to Highclere Castle. The Jacobethan “country home” that housed the fictitious Grantham clan was, however, closed until spring so I decided to trudge from my friend’s flat in
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Cumbrian Food Trail

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Posted in Accommodations, Culinary, United Kingdom

From sticky toffee pudding and gastro pubs, to farmers markets and heritage meat farms, our editor Cindy-Lou Dale rekindles our national love-affair with Cumbria, seeking out purveyors of fine food and taste-testing her way across the Lake District. If you’re an inquisitive cook you’ll no doubt like exploring new tastes
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Kensington: How to Spend a Rainy Day in London

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Posted in 18-35 Youth, Activities, Archeology, Architectural, Arts and Culture, Europe, Holiday Travel, United Kingdom

If you know better, you avoid London’s Victoria and Albert Museum like the plague when it rains, especially if that rain happens to be falling on a Sunday afternoon when most of the world finds itself at the start of Spring Break. You especially avoid the V&A if a new
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Five Carnivals Around the World

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Posted in 18-35 Youth, Activities, Around-the-World, Arts and Culture, Brazil, Destination Weddings, Ecotours, England, Europe, European Rail, Exchange Students, Family Travel, Festivals, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Gay-Lesbian, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Honeymoons, Italy, Last Minute Travel, Louisiana, North America, Perfoming Arts, Photography, River Cruises (European), Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sightseeing, Singles, Soft Adventure, Solo Travel, South America, South and Central America, Spring Break, Style, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America, Women Only

People from all over the world tend to seek out vacations where they can bask in the sun and enjoy a climate that’s much hotter than then they are used to on a daily basis. But how about you double your pleasure by visiting your chosen destination when they celebrate
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Discover Chester, England

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Posted in Accommodations, England

Fairy tale-like Chester is considered one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. The old town’s collection of quirky stores housed in Rows (a fully-functioning medieval version of a shopping mall) is reminiscent of sepia toned Grimm’s tale. What is truly striking about Chester is its dramatic architecture. It has a Victorian
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London’s Impermanent Street Art

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Posted in Activities, Uncategorized, United Kingdom

Famed for its creativity, great new food scene and buzzing nightlife, Shoreditch has become one of London’s trendiest districts. If you’re into architecture and the evolution of buildings you will love the profound way in which sky-scrapers and new buildings bite into Shoreditch from London’s ‘square mile’.   A new
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Scotland’s Isle of Bute

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Culinary, Scotland

Scotland’s west coast is synonymous with excellent seafood with miles of coastline to fish and cultivate and fresh catches landed every day and taken straight to the region’s finest tables. Its hills, glens and pastures a natural larder to farm and harvest. On the Isle of Bute, in Rothesay’s town
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Liverpool: Where to Hang Your Hat

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Posted in Accommodations, Arts and Culture, Beer and Pub Tours, Culinary, Photography, Resorts, Shopping, Sightseeing, Soft Adventure, Spectator Sports, United Kingdom

Liverpool is by far one of the most original, cosmopolitan and vibrant cities in England. The edgy downtown cobbled area around Seel Street is undergoing massive regeneration and is bursting with people having fun at the hipster bars and trendy restaurants. Towards the end of Seel Street, in a row
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The Magical Mystery Tour

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Posted in Destinations, United Kingdom

“Liverpool is the place that changed the face of music forever”, said our Magical Mystery Tours guide, Jay, who promised to take us on a nostalgic journey to where The Beatles found fame. I’m a little sniffy when it comes to cheesy guided tours, thus with some apprehension I boarded
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Top 5 Things to do in Ireland

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Backpacking, Biking, Birdwatching, Camping, Europe, Family Travel, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Hiking, Historical travel, Lodging, Planning, Rafting, Solo Travel, Style, The Journey, United Kingdom, Voluntourism, Wild Life

Irelands Lush Countryside by Florian Fuchs When you think of the country Ireland, the color green may instantly comes to mind, as do its green patchwork and grassy hillsides. Officially known as the Republic of Ireland and nicknamed the Emerald Isle, its magical scenery attracts visitors from around the globe
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Go Glasgow – one of Europe’s most exciting and stylish cities

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Culinary, Scotland

Glasgow is renowned for its style and friendly locals. It’s well rounded with a blend of internationally-acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, fantastic shopping and a buzzy array of restaurants and bars. The city centre’s architecture is an attraction in itself with countless impressive Victorian structures, including Charles
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Eriska – Scotland’s Fantasy Island

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Posted in Accommodations, Culinary, Scotland

Just a short drive from Oban, on Scotland’s west coast, is the quiet Isle of Eriska. Set against a backdrop of mountains, ocean mist and Scottish landscapes there is a certain mystique about it. Rattling over an old wooden bridge you immediately enter a concealed whisper-quiet world of lavender, purple
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Beyond Harrod’s: The Lowdown on London Shopping

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Posted in Europe, Planning, Shopping, United Kingdom

Harrod’s may be the most iconic of London’s retail establishments, but don’t let that keep you from visiting other locales.  If you’d rather avoid the crowds and get a true taste of what Britain has to offer, try these lesser-known alternatives. Just around the corner from Covent Garden is the
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The Taste of Scotland’s Argyll

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Culinary, Food Tours, Scotland

Scotland’s west coast is synonymous with excellent seafood. Its miles of coastline land fresh catches every day that are immediately taken to the region’s finest tables. On route to Oban from Glasgow stop off at Fyne Ales (on the spectacular Loch Fyne), an award-winning brewer of craft beers. The ingredients
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