Anyone visiting the United Kingdom probably works off a list of things to do that usually starts with experiencing the amazing British capital. London’s airports are common gateways to the United States and other countries. London is one of my … Continue reading
Attending a Premier League game at Tottenham’s White Hart Lane in London stands out as one of my greatest sports travel experiences. Yes, I’m a fan of Spurs, so being able to attend a game at their home pitch stands out. But more than that, attending a Premier League game for the first time opened my eyes to the beauty of football in its birth nation. And as the 2013-2014 season just concluded Sunday, I find myself reflecting on our experience of attending a Premier League game. Continue reading
When we were planning our visit to Scotland, we knew we were going to Edinburgh. But that was it. We’d have parts of a couple of days to consider driving north into the country, possibly visit the Highlands, or maybe spend some time in the Borders region near England. I knew if at all possible I wanted to visit at least one castle, other than Edinburgh Castle. And after looking at pictures of castles throughout the country, I knew I found the one in Caerlaverock Castle.
Traveling internationally with children can be a daunting task to parents. But if London is the destination that has you worried, there isn’t much need to be concerned about traveling to Great Britain’s capital with children. From massive museums and parks, to glorious castles and palaces, plenty of royal charm, and a bird’s-eye view of it all, London with children isn’t a chore to be dreaded. London with children is a magical trip to be cherished. Here are five ways to experience London with children.
I’ve been fortunate to travel to Great Britain three times. On each of those visits, pub life was a major part of our experiences. Some of those visits saw us linger over a few pints while other visits were long enough to stop in for a 20-minute break over half pints. And yes, we’ve had many meals in pubs. Before our first visit in 1998, I read in my Lonely Planet guidebook about how the best — and often cheapest — meals were in pubs. I have had many great meals in pubs. I have been to my share of pubs. Here are some of my favorite pubs of Great Britain.