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Comparing the sizes of the United Kingdom and California.

How Big is the United Kingdom in Comparison to the United States, Germany and Japan?

Is that road trip from Glasgow to London feasible? Anyone planning a trip to the United Kingdom should know how big their destination is and we don’t just mean square mileage. These maps should give travelers a good idea of how large the United Kingdom is in comparison to certain US states, Germany and Japan, […]

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The World’s Ten Best Places to Watch the Sunset

Watching the sun set seems like a rare treat with all the day-to-day nonsense, but it’s possible to make it a real luxury by seeing the sun melt into the horizon from a spectacular location. Whether from a mountaintop, next to the ocean, on a glacier or at the top of a skyscraper, looking to […]

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The Ten Most Visited Countries in Europe

With such a crush of languages, cultures and opinions about what it means to be on time in such a small space, Europe has always held a certain charm to travelers, and it’s hard to choose where to start. The top ten visited European countries, based on international arrivals according to the World Bank, show […]

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Great Choices for a Weekend Break in England and Wales

The title pretty much says it all – if you’re hoping to get away for the weekend somewhere in England or Wales, there are plenty of options available to you. Let’s jump right in with some of the best luxury hotels in the English and Welsh countryside! A luxury country stay at Nash Hall in […]

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Road Trip: Driving from London to Paris

Travel between London and Paris is very fast and very affordable: flights can be found for under £50, and the Eurostar will whisk travelers under the water in just over two hours. But all this efficiency eradicates any exploration of the terrain and history that lies between the two cities. A road trip strips back […]

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The tower of the still-active Bath Abbey is over 150 feet tall!

Two Close-to-Home Weekend Escapes in the UK

If you fancy a break but your budget and time is limited, why not look closer to home? Two places that are culturally cool, affordable and packed with entertainment include Cardiff and Bath, and both are located right in the UK. Here’s the lowdown on both! [Also see our travel articles on the United Kingdom] […]

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The Broadway Tower juts a further 55-feet from its hilltop situation. Photo credit Nick Garrod.

Visiting the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is a range of hills in southwestern England, not far from Oxford, and the area is one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations. Visitors come for its landscape of rolling green hills and lakes and to stay in the picturesque villages that can be found throughout the region. Villages like Cirencester, Northleach, […]

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Exploring Argyll and its Islands

Argyll is an area on Scotland’s west coast with a distinct regional identity thanks to its geographic isolation from the rest of Scotland. Sheltered by mountains and lining the coast, Argyll includes the windswept Herbrides islands of Mull, Iona, Islay and Jura. Oban is the starting point for most trips to Argyll and the Herbrides, […]

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24 Hours in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a stylish and historic capital city that wows visitors with its scenery and charm. Set among seven hills, the city’s historic streets and buildings contrast interestingly with its ultra-hip nightlife and arts scene. Travelers can get a pretty good idea of what to expect by reading our one-day itinerary, but trust that not […]

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Visiting the Cities, Coast and Parks of Yorkshire

Yorkshire, in the north of England, is one county that packs a lot of touristic punch! From its vibrant and charming cities to its two national parks and stunning coastline, there’s a lot to keep tourists entertained. Visitors should consider staying a while and bed and breakfasts in Yorkshire are a great option, as there […]

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