Tag Archives: UK

Infographic | UK vs USA: Different Names for the Same Foods

This fun infographic does a great job summing up some of the most interesting differences. Continue reading

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Catching Up: What Does Brexit Mean for Your Future Travel Plans? (Going Places)

Whatever comes of this and however you might feel about the decision, one thing’s still for sure: Brexit might be bad for international relations … but it’s been undeniably generous to American travelers looking to get more bang for their buck. Continue reading

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Best Restaurants of 2015 (Excluding London)

The tikichris of 2015 series continues with a look at some of the most amazing restaurants I visited this year. Continue reading

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A Guide to the Different Regions of England (CheapOair)

Whether you’re seeking the bright lights of big city nights, a solitary hike across desolate moors, a quiet stay in a quaint village or a combination of something somewhere in between, here’s a brief rundown of England’s nine regions to … Continue reading

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Recipe: Monkfish Biryani

As mentioned last week, I had a lot of fun attending a recent Curry Club at pan Indian restaurant and lounge, Carom, in Soho. As I also wrote in last week’s post, I learned a great recipe for a tasty … Continue reading

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Chobani Greek Yoghurt Launches in the UK

Greek yoghurt brand, Chobani, has launched in 200 Tescos throughout the UK. Fat free and with 14g of protein per serving, Chobani is the top selling yoghurt brand in the US and has raked in more than $1 billion over … Continue reading

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British Design 1948–2012: Innovation in the Modern Age (CheapOair)

British Design 1948-2012 features more than 300 design objects which all highlight significant moments in the history of British design and tell the story of how Britain continues to nurture artistic talent and be a world leader in creativity and … Continue reading

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Exploring Leith, the Port of Edinburgh (CheapOair)

Visitors to this little slice of historic waterfront Scotland experience what might best be summed up as a microcosm of 21st century Britain. Exploring Leith, the Port of Edinburgh CheapOair, 3 May 2012

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What is a Bank Holiday?

What is a Bank Holiday? OneTravel, Mar 14, 2012 Bank holidays tend to fall on Mondays, giving people an extended weekend. They often coincide with a festive occasion with plenty of special events (often free to the public) happening across … Continue reading

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Celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee (OneTravel)

Celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee OneTravel, Feb 23, 2012 Doing the same thing (whatever that may be) for 60 years is a pretty big deal, and with respect to being a British monarch, it’s something that’s only been achieved once … Continue reading

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National Trust Sites in and Around London (CheapOair)

National Trust Sites in and Around London CheapOair, December 08, 2011 Within the Greater London area, there are eight National Trust sites. All are worth visiting. Here’s a list of these treasured properties along with the Trust’s description of them … Continue reading

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Photo Story: Leith Docks (Urban Travel Blog)

Photo Story: Leith Docks Urban Travel Blog, Dec 1st, 2011 Edinburgh’s port, Leith, offers visitors to this little slice of waterfront Scotland a microcosm of 21st century Britain. Post-industrial, mixed use, but largely residential with lots and lots of restaurants, pubs … Continue reading

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Understanding British Currency (CheapOair)

Understanding British Currency CheapOair, November 03, 2011 Your first flight to London and the United Kingdom means you need to do some planning, it’s a really good idea to take a moment before you go to get familiar with the local currency … Continue reading

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What’s in a Postcode? (CheapOair)

What’s in a Postcode? CheapOair, October 07, 2011 Soon into conducting the research for any British vacation after booking London flights, you’ll most certainly come across the UK’s strange letter-number combinations attached to the end of many street addresses. EC1, SW7, … Continue reading

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Chocolate Week Returns to London (OneTravel)

Chocolate Week Returns to London OneTravel, Oct 06, 2011 Voted the UK’s favourite themed week (and with good reason!), the beloved and yummy Chocolate Week returns for another decadently delicious seven days dedicated to all things chocolate. READ MY COMPLETE … Continue reading

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Chocolate Week Starts 10th October 2011 (Great British Chefs)

Chocolate Week Starts 10th October 2011 Great British Chefs, 6 October 2011 It’s that time again! Time for the UK’s favourite and most decadently delicious weeks of the year – Chocolate Week. From Monday 10th October to Sunday 16th October 2011, a … Continue reading

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British Road Trip? I’d Love to!

The longer I live in Britain the more I realize there’s a lot of this country that I’ve yet to see. I think I’ve done a pretty good job getting out and about to get an idea of what it’s … Continue reading

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Lloyds TSB Photography Weather Competition

Got a good shot that you think is representative of our dear island nation’s erratic weather? It could land you £10,000! Lloyds TSB is running a competition to find the best amateur photographer of British weather. Hot lazy days maybe … Continue reading

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John Fowler Holiday Parks

Cornwall photo by Brron With the “chaos” of a volcanic ash cloud drifting in from Iceland, one more reason to stay in the UK for your next holiday has been added to a seemingly ever increasing list of potential holiday hassles. … Continue reading

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A Massively Meaty Breakfast Visit from the Virtual Farmers Market (Londonist)

A Massively Meaty Breakfast Visit from the Virtual Farmers Market Londonist, February 28, 2010 1:38 PM Marcus Carter, cofounder of the Virtual Farmer’s Market, kindly dropped by Londonist HQ on Friday to deliver a complementary sample of his online shopping … Continue reading

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Hey Police! Don’t Make Photographers the Enemy!

There’s been growing news and social media coverage over the past several months about a frightening trend occurring in the UK. People merely taking photographs in public are coming under pressure from police who suspect these photographers of using their … Continue reading

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