A Day Trip to Calais is Too Long


A quick trip on the ferry from Dover to Calais is a popular choice amongst several in England looking for a weekend break abroad. Being in my mid-20s now and never having been in France for more than a toilet break on a road trip to Germany last year, I went over the weekend to […]

Interview With VisitEnglands Fan In A Van

Fan in a van Rachel Kershaw

VisitEngland launched a competition to find someone to take up the challenge of a 70-day trip driving around England in a camper van. Rachel Kershaw was announced as the winner after submitting a quirky video of her home town and passing the final interview process. Rachel is following the Olympic torch as it weaves across […]

Real Time Travel Coverage In Poland


Tomorrow I’m off to visit Poland. It’s a country I’ve never been to so I’m extra excited at having the opportunity to see what the country has to offer. Poland is one of the host nations for the  2012 UEFA European Football Championship (the other host is Ukraine) so it’ll be an opportunity to see what […]

Visiting Shakespeare From Birthplace To Grave


If someone had told me twelve years ago when I was a performing arts student that at some point in the future I´d be visiting Stratford Upon Avon, Shakespeares birthplace –  I would never have believed it. Considering the financial struggle the majority professional actors go through, England seemed like a very far away land which […]

Borough Market, London


Almost overwhelming for many first time visitors, Borough Market is a beautiful vision of fresh produce. The market has long been one of my favourite markets in London for its fine fresh and interesting English and International produce. The area of Borough has had a strong association with food markets for a very long time […]

Menzies Welcombe Hotel, Stratford upon-Avon


Last weekend I took a trip to Stratford upon-Avon courtesy of EnjoyEngland, it was a great opportunity to get away from the city for a weekend. The visit was made even more inviting as we were staying at the 19th century Welcombe Menzies Hotel set in 157 acres of beautiful grounds. A Grand but Welcoming […]

Stratford upon-Avon, A Break From the City


I have traveled far and wide over the years and after spending two years in exotic locations, I thought it was time to visit some of the interesting and historical sites that are right on my doorstep, in England. It’s often the case that travelers often don’t explore what’s right in front of them. I […]

The Best Parks in London


London has a generous amount of green spaces for a large metropolitan city. From Hyde Park to Kew Gardens, there is no shortage of places to spend an afternoon walking through the greenery and enjoying the outdoors. The following are some of the best parks in London: St James’s Park With beautiful gardens, a large […]

The Portobello Road Market


I first heard about the Portobello road market though the Disney film Bedknobs and Broomsticks. I didn’t take much notice at that point to be honest, I was probably around six years old and far too interested in the magic of said bedknob to worry about market shopping experiences. 20 years later however by chance I […]

Year of Travel 2011


My new years resolution for 2011 was predictable enough, to travel more. 2010 was difficult to beat, I spent some time traveling to Australia, Fiji, Japan and Madrid. For someone with a full time job to contend with, it wasn’t bad going. January – New Years in Edinburgh 2011 got off to the perfect start […]

Things to do in London


London, the capital of England is steeped in history and covered in grand architecture. Whilst being renowned for fabulous theatre shows and superb shopping it has much more to offer than just a handful of landmarks. For those that haven’t got time to scratch below the surface of this vast ciy we’ve selected six of the best landmarks […]

Clink 78 Hostel – Kings Cross London


I was fortunate enough to attend the relaunch party for a unique hostel at Kings Cross in London, Clink78 Hostel. The hostel  (not to be confused with it’s sister hostel Clink 261 just down the road) is a hostel in a former court house hence the name. For those that are looking for a modern […]