[Guest Post] WWII Tour of London

St Paul's Cathedral

Please welcome my honorary guest blogger — my brother, Ryne! You may know him from my Sibling Shenanigans posts, where we’ve been lucky enough to travel together. Well, now he’s off exploring England on his own, and he has tons of great stories to share!

London is an amazing city, a crossroads of global cultures and truly one of the world’s most influential metropolises. Anything you could want you’ll find in London — hipster music, Victorian architecture, flashy modern buildings, and any type of food that you can dream up from around the world. Another thing it has in droves: history! You could fill pages with the history that London has to offer, but today I want to focus on one of my favorite topics — military history.  Continue reading

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5 Free Things to Do in Cambridge, England

Cambridge Castle Mound

The idyllic beauty of Cambridge, England is enough to keep you occupied, and luckily for those budget travelers, you can do so many things in Cambridge for free! Here are 5 free things to do in Cambridge to get you started:  Continue reading

6 Foods You Must Try When Visiting the UK and Ireland

Haggis Burger

UK foods are so misunderstood. British food is usually described as bland and boring, while all anyone thinks of as Irish food is potatoes. Well I’m here to open your taste buds to the deliciousness of British and Irish food. The next time you travel to the UK and Ireland, try out some of these foods! Continue reading

How to Travel Across the UK and Ireland

Craigmillar Castle

For our big trip this year, Kevin and I embarked for the British Isles. Since I’d been to the UK and Ireland before, the goal was to cram as much touristy stuff into 8 days as possible to give Kevin a good overview of the sights. Take a look at our trip itinerary, with only a few mistakes along the way, to see how to travel across the UK and Ireland.  Continue reading

A Magical Day Tour of King Arthur’s England

Stonehenge

When Kevin said he wanted to see Stonehenge while we were in England, I knew I’d need to make the day trip a little more exciting than just seeing Stonehenge. I’d been to Stonehenge before, so I knew that there’s a lot of hype, a lot of people, and in the end you’re really just looking at a bunch of rocks. I set out to find us an exciting day tour that would make our day outside of London more enjoyable for the both of us, and I found that in a King Arthur tour of ancient sites from the Arthurian legend.  Continue reading