Articles Tagged ‘United Kingdom’

UK Hotel Must Pay Damages for Wrongly Banning Gays from Sharing Room

UK Hotel Must Pay Damages for Wrongly Banning Gays from Sharing Room January 27, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
While a small hotel near Penzance, a town in Cornwall, argued that they were following their personal views in banning non-married couples from sharing their double rooms, two men from Bristol successfully sued and won damages. Martyn Hall and Steven Preddy had tried to rent a double room from Peter...

Will and Kate Plus 2 Million Britons are Taking April Off

Will and Kate Plus 2 Million Britons are Taking April Off January 21, 2011 | Travel News, UK | Read More
Being royalty has its benefits for Prince William of England and his fiancee Kate Middleton, but two million UK residents can also enjoy some perks – that many Britons are expected to take advantage of the prodigious timing of the wedding between the two. (Note: NileGuide is aware that the photo...

Beware of GuestScan, a Now-Legal Way to Find Travel Malcontents

Beware of GuestScan, a Now-Legal Way to Find Travel Malcontents October 8, 2010 | Travel News, UK | Read More
Revelry has its place in travel; after all the best way to enjoy a new place is with the company of those who live there, especially during festivals and other holiday activities. However, if you’re the type of partier who overachieves, you might want to make sure your name doesn’t appear...

11 Dumbest “Sporting” Events for the Non-Athlete in All of Us

11 Dumbest “Sporting” Events for the Non-Athlete in All of Us July 31, 2010 | Featured | Read More
While quite a few NileGuide staffers are marathon runners, cyclists, even daredevils, some of us NileGuiders are the kids who got picked last in gym class, never made it onto varsity, and still don’t own a pair of cross trainers. Even though some of us will never win the New York Marathon or climb...

Cliveden House: Tour the Scene of a Political Scandal

Cliveden House: Tour the Scene of a Political Scandal July 16, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
People call it the biggest political sex-scandal of the 20th century, even bigger than the Clinton-Lewinsky affair. And most Americans have never heard of it. Regardless, it was the political scandal that could have possibly helped upturn Harold Macmillan’s then-Conservative U.K. government, thus...

Modern Architecture Taste Test Provided To UK Holidaymakers

Modern Architecture Taste Test Provided To UK Holidaymakers May 14, 2010 | Budget, UK | Read More
Vacations are supposed to be relaxing, which in many locations means architectural styles that haven’t changed much in the past century or longer in some locations. Alain de Botton is planning on changing that. He’s a leading philosopher who wrote “The Art of Travel,” and whose...

British Family Forgets About Tide in West Midlands Vacation Spot, Ocean Borrows Car

British Family Forgets About Tide in West Midlands Vacation Spot, Ocean Borrows Car April 29, 2010 | Travel News, Travel Safety, UK | Read More
Surfers and fishermen know the value of timing high and low tides, but a family in the United Kingdom didn’t realize that station wagons can also be taken in by the sea. They had wanted to test out a jet ski at Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset, according to the Daily Mail, and left their car near the...

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Brighton, England

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Brighton, England November 30, 2009 | Brighton, Top 5/10 Lists | Read More
In Brighton anything goes and everyone has a good time. There are plenty of opportunities to be naughty but you can surf the straight and narrow and still have a blast. Read on for ten reasons to pay Brighton a visit: No one is marginalized in Brighton. You’ll see drag stars in the supermarket, Goths...

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...

Lewes, UK: How to Do Guy Fawkes Night Right

Lewes, UK: How to Do Guy Fawkes Night Right October 29, 2009 | Lewes | Read More
For the uninitiated, Guy Fawkes Night is kind of like a cross between Halloween and the Fourth of July.  Originally, this guy named Fawkes developed a gunpowder plot to blow up Parliament and was unsuccessful. Guy Fawkes is the closest British people get to patriotism, other than the World Cup. All...