Festivals in York You Cannot Miss

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York is a beautiful historic city in Northern England, and is well worth visiting in its own right.  But if you can time your visit with one of its fantastic festivals you are in for an extra treat.  York has a year-round calendar of events, and with so much going on you are sure to […]

The Best Afternoon Tea in York

The Best Afternoon Tea in York

Afternoon tea is the quintessential British treat.  Contrary to popular belief outside the UK, not all English people “take tea” in the afternoon.  I don’t even drink tea myself, but I’m pretty sure that the most extravagant thing  most people have with their cup of tea is a chocolate biscuit.  However, when I visited York, […]

A Backpacker’s Guide to York on a Budget

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In the heart of Yorkshire’s countryside in the north of England lies the beautiful historic city of York.  A gem in Britain’s glittering crown, I have many fond memories of visiting York as a child, and was thrilled to go back and revisit this incredible city.  It is a popular destination for tourists, both home-grown […]

York Food & Drink Festival : A Paradise for Foodies

York Food and Drink Festival

Every year in September, York is taken over by food and drink lovers in a 10-day long celebration of all things food related.  I was invited by Visit York to come and see what is on offer at the York Food and Drink Festival, and as a die-hard foodie I couldn’t resist!  The 2018 York […]

What to do in Liverpool if you Hate the Beatles

Liverpool is the musical jewel in the crown of English popular music, being the home of the biggest pop band ever, The Beatles.  For most people, some of the best things to do in Liverpool include a visit to the Beatles Museum, the home of John Lennon or the Cavern Club.  But for those who […]

How to Travel Around the UK on a Budget

Travel the UK on a Budget. Cheap Travel in the UK

The UK isn’t the cheapest destination, but recent fluctuations in currency thanks to the ‘Brexit’ vote, means this is the perfect time for many people to visit my home country.  And there are a few tricks that can help your hard earned cash go even further to allow you to explore more of the UK […]

Nine Reasons to Visit the North of England Now!

Reasons to Visit the North of England

So many people I meet have been to England, and not left London.  When I tell them I’m English their eyes light up and they eagerly tell me they visited the London for a few days, but nowhere else, or occasionally some went to Brighton or Cambridge or another town close by.  Of course, London […]