So you’re headed to the United Kingdom! This collection of countries is quite small in comparison to many, but its storied history and deep traditions pack quite a big punch. Here are a few things to know before you go!
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What to Know Before You Visit Cardiff
Have you ever been to Wales? I just went for the first time back in March, kind of on a whim, and I’m already looking forward to going back to explore more of the country! If you find yourself in its capitol city of Cardiff, here’s a quick list of things to know before you go!
10 Things to Do in Cardiff, Wales
So you’re heading to Cardiff. I’m so happy for you! I really enjoyed my time there, and I hope you do, too! The people are so kind, and I love that all signage is in both English and Welsh! Here is my quick list of the top things to do while you’re there.
Tips for Driving on the Left
Wouldn’t world travel be so much easier if everyone drove on the same side? Maybe! But what’s the fun in that? I’ve driven on the left a few times in my life, and ridden in a car driving on the left even more often. It’s really not so bad!
How to Plan a Day Trip to Highclere Castle
Who has ever wanted to visit Highclere? Basically everyone who’s ever seen Downton Abbey or is at all interested in English history! It’s still the ancestral home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, and its story goes much deeper than Downton. There are definitely some things to know before you go, though, so here is your ultimate guide!
What to Eat in Cardiff, Wales
“Oh, you won’t find Welsh food here!” That’s a sentiment I heard from nearly every local person I asked! But never fear—I found some! Here’s the short list of where you can find Welsh (and traditional British!) food in Cardiff. Check it out and don’t let anyone tell you there’s no Welsh here!
Downton Abbey: Movie Moments at Highclere Castle
Now it’s inevitable, friends. The Downton Abbey Movie is coming! Its release date is September 20 in the U.S., so mark your calendars and start planning your trip now—things will pick up significantly after the movie comes out!
What to Eat in London
British food in general has had a reputation for being a bit bland, but in recent years, British pubs have been popping up all over the place in the States! PBS’s Downton Abbey has brought up a resurgence of tea time and grand parties as well. Here’s a look at our quick weekend getaway menu from jolly old London!