Articles Tagged ‘UK’

9 Cozy Pubs Across the United Kingdom and Ireland

9 Cozy Pubs Across the United Kingdom and Ireland June 8, 2012 | Dublin, Europe, Ireland, UK | Read More
Londoners head for their favorite local pub after work. Image: mostaque / Flickr London’s Anchor Pub is a welcoming site on a gray day.  .  .  and a great place to meet locals.

James Bond-esqe Iris Recognition NOT Coming to an Airport Near You

James Bond-esqe Iris Recognition NOT Coming to an Airport Near You April 9, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
If you thought you might get to experience the 009 lifestyle at Britain’s airports, we have some unfortunate news for you. Officials have apparently killed off the Iris Recognition Immigration System, otherwise known as IRIS, due to its purported malfunctions and slow results. The machines, which...

Hertz Supercars Has Some Pretty Sweet Rental Options…If You Have The Cash

Hertz Supercars Has Some Pretty Sweet Rental Options…If You Have The Cash January 9, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
With the downturn in the economy, you may not be purchasing that Rolls Royce you had on your list for 2012. Luckily, you can still smell those expensive leather seats for a weekend or so…if you make it to the UK, that is. Hertz rentals has created its “Supercars” series, which offers...

“Gap Years” are getting shorter and shorter, studies find

“Gap Years” are getting shorter and shorter, studies find May 13, 2011 | Europe, Travel News | Read More
The “gap year”, an institution in the UK, many parts of Europe, and other countries around the world, is the time typically taken by students between finishing school and entering university. The idea is to broaden the perspectives of young adults, although many use it as time to “let...

Popular TV Shows and Films Driving Vacationers in UK to Location

Popular TV Shows and Films Driving Vacationers in UK to Location May 6, 2011 | Europe, Travel News, UK | Read More
Well, at least we haven’t yet seen any indication of a new trend-word like “TVcation”, or perhaps, “telecation.” Although, now that the cat’s out of the bag, we can really see that taking off. If it does, you know where you heard it first, folks. As reported by The...

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...

Reality TV Show Increases Tourism to Essex

Reality TV Show Increases Tourism to Essex March 18, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Essex is a county in the eastern region of the UK. Although it’s only about 50 miles northeast of London, it hasn’t been much of a tourist draw. Until now. According to the Daily Mail, ever since the reality show called The Only Way is Essex has been on television, tourism to the oft-ridiculed...

Flight Prices May Vary from Country to Country: Shop Around

Flight Prices May Vary from Country to Country: Shop Around February 16, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
It pays to shop around, proven by research conducted by The Observer newspaper, as reported by The Daily Mail. The research — conducted by a journalist — found that many flights booked outside of the UK (i.e. through websites that ended in .com rather than .co.uk) were cheaper. Special deals...

Prepare to Pay £10 to Straddle the Greenwich Meridian

Prepare to Pay £10 to Straddle the Greenwich Meridian January 31, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Beginning in March 2010, visitors to the Royal Observatory Greenwich will pay a fee to visit the Meridian Courtyard, home of the Greenwich Meridian Line. Other facilities at the museum will remain free. Maritime Greenwich is a World Heritage Site that includes “… the Old Royal Naval College,...

Ski Injuries Caused By Alcohol May Not Be Covered By Insurance, Britons Warned

Ski Injuries Caused By Alcohol May Not Be Covered By Insurance, Britons Warned December 15, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Imagine shushing your way down the slopes only to get pulled over by a cop and breathalyzed. Apparently, this happens. In Colorado, you can get fined up to $1000 for skiing while under the influence of alcohol. I read about this in an article in The Telegraph. They want to get the word out to Britons...