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Britain’s Olympic Volunteers Have Possibly the Ugliest Uniforms Ever

Britain’s Olympic Volunteers Have Possibly the Ugliest Uniforms Ever April 4, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
And you thought your work uniform was bad… Hardly known for their outlandishness, the British volunteer uniform for the upcoming Olympics took a severe turn when colors were decided upon. Somewhat reminiscent of the inside of a Virgin Airlines plane, though maybe more pinkish and purplish, the...

Sheep is Our Copilot

Sheep is Our Copilot May 24, 2011 | Kid-Friendly, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Driving the equivalent of Tijuana to Seattle is a daunting task. But doing that trip with a sheep baaaaing and chewing on some hay in the back of your mid ’90s station wagon? Well that’s just a little crazy. But according to The DailyMail, A British man is driving 1,250 miles to Slovenia...

British are Least Informed About Foreign Tipping, Compared to Other Europeans

British are Least Informed About Foreign Tipping, Compared to Other Europeans May 3, 2011 | Local Insight, Travel News, Travel Tips | Read More
For most North Americans, tipping is an automatic reaction while paying for many services. Even when traveling in countries where tipping is not customary, it’s hard not to. It’s so ingrained in culture that it feels expected (even when service is less than adequate). So what about for the...

Staycation Trend Cannot Survive Cold UK Winters

Staycation Trend Cannot Survive Cold UK Winters December 10, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
When the going gets cold, the cold get going. As they say. The trend of British “staycations” seems to be on the wane as the economy picks up and citizens are looking to flee the frigid weather. According to the Daily Mail, 67% are planning at least one vacation in their home country in 2011,...

British Airways Passengers Enter Bladder Control Challenge

British Airways Passengers Enter Bladder Control Challenge May 5, 2010 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Soaring through the air at hundreds of miles an hour, all while contained in a pressurized metal tube is far from most people’s idea of a good time. Often, the bathroom breaks are what makes it more tolerable, allowing passengers a few minutes to get away from the rattle of item carts, snoring of nearby...

European Airlines Ask Government For Recovery Aid

European Airlines Ask Government For Recovery Aid April 21, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
When airline travel was paralyzed in Europe due to an unforeseen volcanic eruption in Iceland, it was without a doubt that the consequences would be devastating to airlines in Europe and all over the world. The combined cost of the continued disruption of air travel has recently exploded past the 1 billion...

Talk Like a Local: Becoming British

Talk Like a Local: Becoming British November 12, 2009 | Talk Like a Local | Read More
It’s a well known fact that the British have special powers when it comes to slang. They can turn the dullest sentence into something at once amusing, sarcastic and adorable just by shortening a word and inserting a nickname. For example: Regular English: I just hung that picture up completely...
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