Stonehenge and Bath: Time Travel in the West Country

Time played a major role in my day trip from London to Stonehenge and Bath. It meant getting up early, for a start, an activity that has never been one of my strong points. But such is the allure of Stonehenge and Bath that I made the effort to roll out of bed in time to join the tour at Victoria Coach Station in central London for a tour that would cross the country and take us back roughly 5000 ... Read Full Article

Tracing Britain’s History Through its Cathedrals

Worcester Cathedral Courtyard Garden

You don’t have to be a religious person to appreciate the majesty of Britain’s many cathedrals. All of them are significant in British history and each contains historical relics such as the tombs of kings and statesmen. Westminster Abbey A trip to London wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Westminster Abbey. This magnificent Gothic style church is the burial place of many monarchs. The ... Read Full Article

Where to Stay in Bath, England

Though not comprehensive, these are our picks for the best hotels, B&Bs and Guest Houses in Bath. We have arranged the accommodations by price , from expensive to inexpensive. That doesn't necessarily mean that the more expensive properties are better; there are some very luxurious guest houses that are moderately priced. Expensive Queensberry Hotel 4-star Privately owned, The ... Read Full Article

Visit Bath Spa, England

Bath's Royal Crescent

  Bath, one of the loveliest cities in England, has for centuries welcomed visitors, who came for the restorative powers of its famous mineral waters. The Romans built a magnificent temple and bathing complex that still flows with natural hot water. If you too would like to sample the waters, there is a new Thermae Bath Spa right in the city built just for that purpose. A world Heritage ... Read Full Article

Experience Bath, England’s Christmas Market

Carrousel at the Bath Christmas Market

  Roast chestnuts, festive music, mulled wine and shopping ideas galore – these are just some of the ingredients that make up the traditional Bath Christmas Market. The annual Bath Christmas Market takes place in late November - early December and runs for 11 days. Traditional wooden stalls are erected in the city center, near the famous Bath Abbey and Roman Baths. Stallholders sell ... Read Full Article

The Roma Pass: Skipping the Tourist Lines in Rome

The Roma Pass was once a little-known trick of sophisticated travelers, but it has now become a must-have for anyone visiting Rome for the first time, especially during peak season. It saves you time and money, and makes it easy to use Rome’s public transportation. The Roma Pass costs 34 euro at the time of writing. The price includes, most importantly, free admittance to any two of Rome’s major ... Read Full Article

Summer Literary Festivals in the UK

  The summer months in the UK are typically the time when festival fever is fully in force. But, as well as the popular music festivals, there are plenty of literary festivals taking place and they offer a great opportunity to meet your favourite authors, discuss books and discover what’s going on in the literary world. Interested? Here are some literature festival highlights worth ... Read Full Article

Glasgow Hotel Guide

In Celtic, Glasgow means "a dear green place” and that it is, although a bit less green since its naming. With a proud history as a shipbuilding, trade, and financial center, contemporary Glasgow is sleek and modern and its Manhattan-style town planning affords many sweeping vistas of the city's impressive Victorian buildings, as well as the architectual gems from the medieval to the present day. ... Read Full Article

Out and About: Day Trips Near London

With urban sprawl for miles and miles and a bulging population of over seven million people, London can be a bit too much for some tourists to handle.  Happily, there are a number of nearby villages and hamlets that are perfect for a day trip and easily reachable via the transport networks leading out of the city.  Try some of the following places to ease your mind and get a feeling for what ... Read Full Article

Favorite Restaurants in Bath, England

We love Bath and its many great restaurants and little tea rooms. These are our favorites so far. Where to Eat in Bath Browns $$$ Prominently situated only minutes from Bath Abbey, close to Parade Gardens, Browns' excellent food has earned it good reviews from such luminaries as the Guardian newspaper. The building was once used as a court house, and retains little touches, including some of ... Read Full Article