2 weeks in England and Scotland

With so much to see and do in the UK it can be difficult to narrow it all down and find an itinerary that fits in all the highlights. This tried and tested schedule for 2 weeks in England and Scotland takes you through the best sights these two countries offer, utilising serviced apartments, public…

Best Road Trips in the United Kingdom

Although tiny in comparison to the vast and endless lands of Australia and the United States, the bounteous lands of the United Kingdom offer everything from staggering rural scenery, vibrant cities bursting with culture, classic and hearty cuisine and of course, an unrivaled collection of historical sights. So fill up the camper van, brew a…

A Circle of Stones: Stonehenge, Salisbury, United Kingdom

We jump on the train to Salisbury from Waterloo, and there is a mild altercation with regard to seating, but we pick another pair of empty seats and settle in. The city is only about two hours away, and a day trip to Stonehenge is eminently doable. So we sit and we watch the grey…

3 days in Oxford, city of dreaming spires

Day 1: Getting to Oxford We arrive at Paddington, well before our evening train is due to depart, so we have a quick dinner at the (surprisingly good) Italian restaurant in the station. The train is late, and we languish ineffectually in the waiting room, where it’s warm. The quiet lull explodes into a mad…

Top 5 Things to Do in Nottingham, UK

Made infamous by the tales of Robin Hood as the lair of the outlaw’s archenemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham, the city itself is a lovely distraction away from the smoke and hustle of London. It’s an easy 2 hour train ride from London to Nottingham station, and from there, the city and surrounds are easily…

Calling on King Henry at Hampton Court Palace, United Kingdom

A royal jaunt to Hampton Court Palace On a day trip from London to Hampton Court Palace, the weather rewarded us with a gorgeous, sunny, hot summer’s day. Or at least, as warm as you can get here in England. One must be thankful for small favours. It’s only a short 30 minute ride from…

Surf’s up in Newquay, UK

In retrospect it was probably a bad idea to have stayed out till one in the morning, especially since we had to be up at the ungodly hour of half past three to catch our morning flight to Newquay. The airport was heaving – the school holidays had just begun and families were leaving ol’…