Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle Day Trip from London: Planning Guide & Tips

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Windsor Castle is one of the residences of the British royal family. This castle is located just outside of London, so it is easy to get to and well worth the visit. In fact, Windsor Castle is one of the best day trips from London. A visit to Windsor Castle takes about half of a day, including your transportation to …

London Travel Tips

First Time in London: 12 Important Things to Know Before You Go

Julie England, United Kingdom 12 Comments

If you are planning your first trip to London, you may have a lot of questions running through your head. Where should I stay? Should I get the London Pass? How much time do I need? What should I do? If it will be your first time in London, there are some important things to know before you go. In …

How to Visit Westminster Abbey

Visit Westminster Abbey: Best Things to Do & HELPFUL Tips

Julie England, United Kingdom 2 Comments

Westminster Abbey is one of London’s top attractions. There is more to a visit to Westminster Abbey than simply strolling through the church and taking some photos. In this guide, we cover what you need to know about how to visit Westminster Abbey and get the most out of your visit, including what to do when you are here, the …

London Christmas

A Magical London Christmas Itinerary

Julie England, Itinerary, United Kingdom 6 Comments

With Christmas lights sparkling over the city streets, ice rinks and Christmas markets popping up throughout town, Christmas themed afternoon tea, and pubs and restaurants decorated for the holidays, December is a magical time to visit London. This London Christmas itinerary combines the most festive places in London with London’s top sights. You’ll visit Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace, enjoy …

Christmas Afternoon Tea London

15 Festive Things to Do in London at Christmas

Julie England, United Kingdom 1 Comment

Christmas markets, holiday themed afternoon tea, dazzling displays of Christmas lights, ice skating, shopping, and cozy pubs decorated for the holidays…these are all things to see and do in London at Christmas. London is magical at Christmas. The city streets sparkle with thousands of Christmas lights, famous department stores create elaborate holiday themed window displays, and Christmas markets pop up …

London Christmas Ornaments

London Christmas Markets 2024 | The Ultimate Guide

Julie England, United Kingdom 6 Comments

Springing up around the city, just weeks before Christmas, are the London Christmas markets. Filled with stocking stuffers, holiday decorations, clothing, and street food, these small markets are the perfect place to browse for gifts for friends and family, try some new foods, sip on mulled wine, and get into the holiday spirit. The Christmas markets are located throughout central …

Regent Street Christmas Lights

15 Places to See the London Christmas Lights (+Photos & Map)

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When it comes to Christmas lights, London is one of the brightest cities in the world. From November through early January, the city streets sparkle with brilliant displays of twinkling lights and holiday decorations. If you are planning a visit during this holiday season, seeing the London Christmas lights is one of the best things to do while you are …

Where to Stay in London

Where to Stay in London in 2024: Best Hotels & Neighborhoods

Julie England, United Kingdom 8 Comments

Deciding where to stay in London can feel like a monumental task. I get it. London is enormous. This sprawling city is one of the largest in Europe and it is home to a long list of things to see and do. Most of these sights are clustered in the city center and along the banks of the Thames River, …

London Amsterdam Paris Itinerary

10 Day London Amsterdam Paris Itinerary

Julie England, France, Itinerary, The Netherlands, United Kingdom 70 Comments

A trip to London, Amsterdam, and Paris…sounds nice, right? With 10 days you have just enough time to visit these three cities, although it will be a bit of a whirlwind tour. There is a lot to see and do here, and our London Amsterdam Paris itinerary will help you manage your time so you can have the best experience …

London Paris Itinerary

The Perfect 10 Day London Paris Itinerary

Julie England, France, United Kingdom 63 Comments

A visit to London and Paris is a classic European trip. Climb the Eiffel Tower, stroll up the Champs-Elysees, visit the world-class museums of the Louvre and the British Museum, and even take a day trip to Stonehenge. With this London Paris itinerary, visit two of Europe’s grandest cities and make some lifelong memories. London Paris Itinerary: Day 1 Arrive …

Westminster Bridge London

5 Days in London: The Ultimate London Itinerary

Julie England 122 Comments

There’s just something about London. With its iconic skyline, trendy neighborhoods, world-class museums, and long list of popular attractions, London is a city that every traveler should visit. We put together this 5-day London itinerary to help you have the best experience here. About this London Itinerary In general, I grouped sites together based on their location in order to …

Best Things to do in London

London Bucket List: 50 Epic Things to Do in London

Julie England 34 Comments

If you are planning a trip to London, how do you decide where to go? London is massive. It takes days, weeks really, to see the best of London and trying to figure out what to do can be overwhelming. Here is a list of the best things to do in London, 50 to be exact. Don’t expect to see …

Scotland Itinerary

10 Day Scotland Itinerary: Edinburgh, Glasgow & the Isle of Skye

Julie Itinerary, Scotland 90 Comments

On a map, Scotland may look small. But don’t let that fool you…there is a lot to see and do here. From visiting castles to sipping whisky to bagging some Munros to exploring the mystical Isle of Skye…there is enough to keep you busy for weeks. In this Scotland itinerary, you will be able to see the very best of …

Edinburgh Itinerary

2 Days in Edinburgh: The Perfect Itinerary for Your First Visit

Julie Itinerary, Scotland 42 Comments

Edinburgh is a wonderful city to explore. Climb a volcano, see where JK Rowling got her inspiration for the Harry Potter series, tour a castle, and learn all about whisky. If you have 2 days in Edinburgh, you have enough time to visit the best spots in the city.  Follow our itinerary, complete with maps, walking routes, and recommendations on …

Glasgow

Glasgow, Scotland: 24 Hours of Fun for the Whole Family

Julie Scotland 6 Comments

Glasgow is often an overlooked destination in Scotland. Most people tour Edinburgh and then head to the Highlands, for good reason, as both of these places are amazing. But Glasgow is worth a visit. It’s a great Scottish city and all you need is 24 hours to see the best of it. Whereas Edinburgh is perfect for tourists, with its …

Loch Ness

Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle…Are They Worth Visiting?

Julie Scotland 24 Comments

Without a doubt, Loch Ness is Scotland’s most famous loch. Legend has it that this lake is home to Nessie, the Loch Ness monster. People travel all over the world to visit this famous loch, hoping to get a chance to spot the elusive underwater monster. But does that make Loch Ness worth visiting? Our answer is “it depends.” The …

Views of Edinburgh

Where to Get the Best Views of Edinburgh

Julie Scotland 2 Comments

Are you planning a trip to Edinburgh? Sure, you can’t miss the Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, dinner in a pub, and whisky tasting, but you also cannot miss the best views of Edinburgh. No trip to Edinburgh would be complete without a climb up Arthur’s Seat or a view from the Scott Monument. Where to Get the Best Views of Edinburgh Arthur’s Seat Arthur’s Seat …

Scotland Hike

Hiking the Kintail Saddle in Scotland

Julie Scotland 8 Comments

Our hiking shoes got a lot of use in Scotland. But the most memorable hike, the one that had our legs trembling with fatigue and our eyes wide open with amazement, was the Kintail Saddle. Before flying to Scotland, I did a lot of research looking for that perfect Scottish hike. For us, the perfect hike involves summiting a mountain …

Isle of Skye Travel Guide

The Complete Isle of Skye Travel Guide

Julie Scotland 44 Comments

The Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s hottest destinations. Why? With stunning scenery, scenic drives, hikes for all ages and ability levels, quaint towns, and awesome seafood, it’s easy to see why this is a hot spot for travelers. In our Isle of Skye Guide, we’ve got you covered. We’re here to help you plan the perfect vacation to …

Isle of Skye Itinerary

The Perfect Isle of Skye Itinerary

Julie Itinerary, Scotland 91 Comments

The Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s hottest destinations. Every year, thousands of visitors flock to the island to see its breathtaking scenery, quaint towns, and stunning coastline. So, how do you plan the perfect Isle of Skye itinerary? Whether you have one, two, or three days (or more, if you are really lucky!), we have great suggestions to …