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Best Camping Spots in the UK for Families

Best Camping Spots in the UK for Families

The United Kingdom has a myriad of options for those seeking adventure. From waterfalls, to rivers, and mountains; you name it and the UK has it.

One activity that many people enjoy, regardless of age, is camping. Though for families traveling it’s important to choose a site that a) has enough space for children to play and b) is safe.

While there are a lot of camping sites in the UK, the following are some of the best spots we feel are most suitable for families.

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Adventurous Things to do in London

Adventurous Things to do in London

There’s definitely no shortage of things to do in London, though you may not consider it to be an overly adventurous city.

Historic, yes. Culture, certainly. But adrenaline pumping adventure?

Despite the UK’s often stiff reputation, there are in fact a number of thrilling activities for heart pumping adventure in London, or just outside the city.

If you’re looking for a base that’s close to it all, staying at The Barbican Rooms London offers an ideal location in the heart of London, and convenient access to the best adventure spots in and around the city.

Consider jumping and diving into the following activities!

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Quirky Things to do in London You Won’t Find Listed in a Guide Book

Quirky Things to do in London You Won’t Find Listed in a Guide Book

London is all the buzz at the moment. But honestly, it always has been! The cultural heartland of the UK, this gargantuan, bustling city is jam-packed with a seemingly endless array of hotspots, and a thousand things to do.

But despite being one of the world’s most popular tourist hotspots, it’s still possible to find off the beaten path attractions, hidden gems, and quirky attractions.

So make yourself comfortable and ditch the guide book. The following attractions aren’t listed in traditional guides anyway!

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The Best Musicals to See in London (From a Superfan of the West End)

The Best Musicals to See in London (From a Superfan of the West End)

There’s definitely no shortage of things to do in London, but by far my favorite experience is to take in a musical on the West End.

Whether it’s Jersey Boys or The Lion King, (and I’ve been known to take in two shows in a day!) there’s a giddy sense of excitement that comes with purchasing a West End Musical ticket, as I know I am about to be transported into another world.

Yes, I frequently superfan over the West End, so if it’s your lifelong dream to see a performance in London, the following have become my all time favorites, to the point where I’ve seen them again and again.

I have also included my “Bucket List” musicals that I hope to see during my future visits to London. So without further ado, I give you …

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How to Choose a Hostel in London 

How to Choose a Hostel in London 

For those who aim to see the world but have limited funds, hostels are a lifesaver. These budget accommodations offer a good night’s sleep to those on the go, offering a variety of rooming options at various price points.

London is an expensive city, in which a hostel can make a significant impact on your travel budget. Here’s some expert advice from Safestay London for choosing the hostel of your dreams and avoiding the horror stories that deter so many from this great travel option.

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Stunning Natural Attractions For a UK Road Trip

Stunning Natural Attractions For a UK Road Trip

The UK is one of the top rated destinations by travellers, and for good reason. It is a destination that transports you into a real life fairytale complete with castles, gardens, kings, and princesses.

While most visitors focus their time and attention around the big cities as they take in all the pubs, nightlife, and Royal sights, the UK’s off the beaten path areas are equally enticing. The UK is filled with abundant natural attractions that can easily be explored by renting a car and taking an unforgettable road trip.

A road trip through the UK is by far the best way to experience all the region has to offer especially as it isn’t all that large. You will find wonderful hotels throughout the country in both iconic cities and charming small towns, all of which make great overnight stopping points or bases from which to explore the UK’s greatest natural landscapes.

So get off the London tube and take full control of your next UK holiday by taking a self drive tour of some of the UK’s lesser known treasures. They’re even more impressive than Buckingham or Big Ben!

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7 Kayaking Spots Around the World for Beginners

7 Kayaking Spots Around the World for Beginners

So you love being on the water, and always admired others who enjoy getting out on their own and kayaking away. But perhaps you’re worried that you’ll find yourself paddling around in circles for most of your day.

Even if you have never kayaked, there is no need to fret: there are plenty of fabulous spots for kayaking beginners all over the world. And the great news is that kayaking is a great sport for any beginner to learn.

It’s relatively simple to pick up kayaking, and this is a great way to get close to nature, and access remote sightseeing that you wouldn’t usually be able to enjoy on land.

The following are the best kayaking spots around the world for beginners. If you find yourself in one of these destinations, consider renting a kayak!

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3 Reasons to Drop Everything and Book a Stay in a Scottish Highlands Hotel

3 Reasons to Drop Everything and Book a Stay in a Scottish Highlands Hotel

Scotland is one of those rare countries in the world with landscapes so diverse you could travel for months and still not have seen it all!

From the highlands in the north with dramatic moors, rolling hills, rugged coasts and dazzling lochs, to the Scottish borders which boast medieval castles and manor houses, there is no doubt that Scotland is one of the world’s most beautiful and historically fascinating countries.

But you haven’t visited Scotland if you haven’t journeyed through the Highlands, and there are some definite perks to setting yourself up in a Scottish Highlands Hotel (a personal favorite is the Luxury Cairngorms Hotel).

The majority of stock photos from Scotland come from this area – clans, tartan kilts, whisky, bagpipes, and the whole area has rightfully been described as an “adventure playground” for hikers, mountain bikers and sailors, however the romantic and remote scenery is enough to captivate those who are maybe less energetic!

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Tips for Finding the Perfect Cottage in Cornwall

Tips for Finding the Perfect Cottage in Cornwall

One of the premiere tourist attractions within the UK, Cornwall attracts a wealth of Brits and international visitors alike.

A charming county with a slow paced lifestyle and laid back atmosphere, tourists flock here to relax, to soak up the sun (it has the most in Britain!), and to enjoy and explore some of the UK’s finest natural attractions and outdoor activity scenes.

Cornwall combines beautiful surf spots, gorgeous gardens, cliff top walks and beautiful weather. It offers visitors the chance to take a stroll along the beach, indulge in a bit of wave watching, and then head back to a tradition pub to enjoy a pint with friends beside a glowing log fire.

You will obviously need somewhere to stay while on vacation, and one of the most popular types of accommodation here are cottages. However there are many cottages throughout Cornwall, and choosing one can be a daunting task. So we’ve put together 5 tips to finding your perfect stay.

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7 Types of Travellers Who Visit Ireland – Is This You?

7 Types of Travellers Who Visit Ireland – Is This You?

It is a nation of breathtaking scenery, medieval castles, rich culture, and of course, Guinness. This magical island known as Ireland has long been charming visitors, with its residents offering their warmest welcome and all too eager to share why they believe their country is one of the finest.

Ireland is a destination suited to nearly every type of traveller; I assure you its treasures will leave a lasting buzz much stronger than any amount of Jameson could ever inflict. Here, old world charm meets modern day luxuries, making an Irish holiday both magical and carefree.

So whether you’re a solo backpacker seeking a true adventure or simply want to enjoy retired life with the love of your life, pack your bags and head to the Emerald Isle for a holiday you won’t soon forget.

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10 Things to do on the Isle of Wight For Those Who Love Nature & Wildlife

10 Things to do on the Isle of Wight For Those Who Love Nature & Wildlife

Situated just off England’s South coast, the Isle of Wight shimmers in the English Channel. Notorious for its unspoilt natural beauty, and less than 2 hours from London via ferry, this has been a popular holiday destination since Victorian times.

With a mild climate, diverse range of outdoor activities and a 57 miles of varied coastline, holidays on the Isle of Wight are pure heaven for those who enjoy nature and wildlife.

Here are out favorite nature themed things to do.

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H10 London Waterloo Hotel Review: The Perfect 10 of London Accommodation

H10 London Waterloo Hotel Review: The Perfect 10 of London Accommodation

London is all the buzz at the moment. But honestly, it always has been! The cultural heartland of the UK, this gargantuan, bustling city is jam-packed with a seemingly endless array of hotspots, and a thousand things to do.

A thriving cosmopolitan, the city is bursting with world-class attractions, edgy fashion, and a combination of modern day architecture and majestic buildings which date back nearly two millennia. No other city is full of this much excitement or allure.

But one incredibly difficult decision while in London, is chooing where to stay. Finding a London hotel with a great location is vital to an unforgettable British holiday.

We’ve chosen to review the H10 London Waterloo; a stylish luxury boutique, quintessentially British, and perfectly positioned on London’s famous Waterloo Road close to all the iconic landmarks you know. And, great news for those traveling to London before December 2018, Luxury Escapes is offering 61% off your four or seven night stay.

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Global Sleep Routines: Interesting Sleeping Habits Around the World

Global Sleep Routines: Interesting Sleeping Habits Around the World

In this increasingly divided world, there are still a few things which remain that unites us all. And one of those is that we all love a good old snooze. However, just as the language we speak and the food we eat differ depending on the country we live in, so too does how we sleep.

Unsurprisingly, our bedtime routines reflect the differences in everything from our environment, to our lifestyles and cultural values. Below are just some of the countless ways in which the world gets its rest on.

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Dear LGBTQI Travelers: These Countries Will Recognize Your Same Sex Marriage #LoveAlwaysWins

Dear LGBTQI Travelers: These Countries Will Recognize Your Same Sex Marriage #LoveAlwaysWins

Ever since same-sex marriage was legalized in the Netherlands in 2001 (props to the Netherlands for always being at the front of progressive change), the legalization of same-sex marriage has snowballed throughout the world.

28 countries (26 with another two pending) now legally recognize the right for same sex couples to marry, so if you’re part of the LGBTQI community, and want to travel, live overseas, or plan a destination wedding, these countries will recognize your right.

More than 760 million people now live in countries where same-sex marriage is legal, and I encourage all travelers to support those countries at the forefront of equality and recognition of human rights. I also have one thing to say to my own country, in a slogan they coined: Australia, where the bloody hell are you?

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4 Luxury Holiday Rentals in the UK That Best Describe How You Feel

4 Luxury Holiday Rentals in the UK That Best Describe How You Feel

Exploring luxury holiday rentals in the UK can be a fascinating experience; from cottages to castles, the country has a lot of truly unique and historic rentals available. The only question now is where do you want to start?

The following are a range of options for holiday rentals in the UK … depending on how you want to feel! These luxury holiday rentals are ready to spice up your emotions to make your trip a memorable one.

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The Best UK Destinations for Dog Lovers

The Best UK Destinations for Dog Lovers

If you can’t fathom the thought of a vacation without your best friend, the UK is an ideal country to visit. England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are dotted with picturesque beaches and lush countryside for you and your pet to explore. (Not to mention the centuries of history and famous monuments).

With many residents being dog lovers themselves, accommodation often caters to furry guests. You’ll find suitable options throughout the region, but here are a few of the top destinations.

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The Best Hipster Gin Bars in London

The Best Hipster Gin Bars in London

When it comes to London’s bar scene, gin is definitely in, and there are an excellent range of specialist drinking dens to choose from. This is our list of the best.

Legal drinking age in the UK is 18. Remember to never drink and drive – we have included recommendations of hotels within walking distance of each bar.

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Alternative Accommodation Options For Those Seeking Adventure in the UK

Alternative Accommodation Options For Those Seeking Adventure in the UK

British staycations have long conjured ideas of rainy days at family-friendly resorts with evening entertainment by some guy in a suit, and countless screaming children who are running around a hall.

Unsurprisingly, this is not everyone’s cup of tea, and in a day and age where adventure and excitement is particularly enticing to travellers of all ages, the staycation has always felt like a last resort for the epic summer holiday everyone envisions. However, with the value of the pound dropping, the idea of adventure holidays in far-off countries can often seem impossible.

Instead of resorting to the idea that you will be spending your summer at the family home, open your mind to the idea that there are countless adventures to be had around the UK.

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Looking For Romance in London? Visit These Romantic Movie Locations

Looking For Romance in London? Visit These Romantic Movie Locations

London is one of the world’s most alluring holiday destinations, drawing visitors to a diverse range of attractions from all over the world.

Naturally, this metropolis has been the backdrop for many iconic movies over the years, so much so that you could say London itself has co-starred in countless feature films!

Lending itself particularly well to romantic comedies, if you’re considering a romantic break here, why not take in some of these well-known movie locations?

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Hidden Film and TV Destinations in Europe

Hidden Film and TV Destinations in Europe

“Stop!” he yelled at me from across the courtyard. “Yes, you!”

“Show me your student card! How did you get in here? The school is closed today. You’re not supposed to be here!”

The ironic thing was he actually looked like Vernon Dursley and was about to have a palpation that I had snuck past the guards.

The many colleges of Oxford University were closed for orientation day, and tourists were being turned away as students passed through the gates. Though I hadn’t traveled from Australia to see my Harry Potter trail go cold, and as an 20 year old employing the idea that if I didn’t look suspicious, they wouldn’t have reason to stop me, I walked myself straight through the gates.

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Best Sailing Destinations in the British Virgin Islands

Best Sailing Destinations in the British Virgin Islands

With four major islands and over 50 smaller (mostly uninhabited) islands, The British Virgin Islands are a treasure trove of places to sightsee, snorkel, and sail. With so many options, it can be difficult for travelers to pinpoint the best places that the islands have to offer.

Whether you are on a BVI yacht charter or a bareboat charter, here are some of the most spectacular spots to drop anchor.

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The Best Events in London April 2017

The Best Events in London April 2017

London is always abuzz with things to do, and come rain or shine, nothing dampens the spirits of this incredible city. Especially in April.

“The city finally sees some warm weather, meaning that outdoor London comes alive and some brave souls take on the London Marathon. If that all sounds far too energetic, just become an enthusiastic spectator and get stuck into some chocolate Easter eggs and the first bank holiday weekend of the year.”

Enjoy these cultural highlights through April.

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Your Guide to Dining in London

Your Guide to Dining in London

Unlike Paris, for most, a night dining in London doesn’t come with a language barrier. Yet that doesn’t make eating out in London any easier. True, there aren’t too many customs and you’ll be able to order simply enough, so why then is an evening in London so daunting?

Well, you see, London is a huge metropolitan city that is saturated with wonderful and intriguing restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world. On one side of the street you might see an American-style diner serving Man vs Food style burgers, yet on the other you’ll find a Michelin star restaurant where food is art – literally.

Although London might not have the same overwhelming foodie identity as cities like Paris, it’s a city where nothing is off limits, where the street food is just as amazing as a restaurant experience and where the world is your oyster with such a grand selection of culinary delights.

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A Travel Guide to Wales

A Travel Guide to Wales

Wales is a destination with so much to offer in terms of activities, history, railways and beaches. Every corner has something interesting to discover, though there is something about the countryside which is particularly beautiful.

This is our ultimate travel guide to Wales, a list which incorporates the most beautiful parts of the country; everything you shouldn’t miss.

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The Best Global Cities to Blend Business and Pleasure

The Best Global Cities to Blend Business and Pleasure

Business or leisure? Why not both? For those lucky enough to travel for business, we suggests turning business trips into mini vacations, or what some call “bleisure” trips.

The cities below are known for their economic prowess as well as their entertainment dexterity, making them perfect for bleisure. With stunning skylines, rich cultural sites, wilderness centers and upbeat night scenes, these cities are the ideal places to blend business with more than just a dash of pleasure.

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