Many visitors to the United Kingdom choose to enjoy the metropolitan delights of London at the expense of visiting the rest of the country; however there is plenty to see outside of the capital.
Fans of British literature and poetry will surely have heard about the rolling green hills of the Peak District and the rugged Yorkshire Moors. Both of these areas cover large swathes of the country, but are criminally underappreciated given their incredible natural beauty. Dip into the Peak District from the city of Sheffield, or head northeast of Leeds to take in some of the Yorkshire Moors.
For those who like the hustle and bustle of city life, Leeds and Manchester have become increasingly cosmopolitan in recent decades. Both are less than three hours by train from London and they are separated by the Pennines, the closest thing to a mountain range in the whole of England.
In the south, the buzzing seaside resort of Brighton is known for its strong creative community and independent boutiques, all situated just an hour from London by train. Further along the coast lies Hastings, which is gaining a reputation as a haven for creative types tired of the capital.
Head west to marvel at the archaeological site of Stonehenge, whose rock formations baffle researchers to this day, or explore some of the historic castles of Kent to the east. While London is a world city and a major tourist attraction in its own right, escape from the UK capital to explore some of the delights hidden elsewhere.
My husband and I enjoyed an impromptu Saturday dinner at The Farm & Fisherman Tavern & Market recently. Located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, the restaurant specializes in seasonal farm-to-table dining. There is a second location in Horsham, Pennsylvania.
Among the myriad concerns the everyday traveler may have when approaching any trip, safety and security are most likely the most important, but protecting yourself from both bodily harm and petty theft can distract you from the real reason for your travel: to escape daily life and immerse yourself in another culture. Therefore, it makes sense to invest in travel accessories that can perform multiple functions, like carrying your gear while also protecting it with state-of-the-art security features.
Los Angeles is a sunny city with beautiful beaches. One could argue L.A. is the “New York of the West,” as the city is culturally diverse and has a strong financial and cultural influence on the country as a whole. It is also a much-sought-after destination among travelers for its beaches and the fame associated with the city.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Navajo Nation is an area of land in the southwestern United States. Covering about 27,000 square miles, the region in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah currently makes up the largest area of land retained by a tribe within the United States. Home to the Navajo people, the area boasts monuments, parks, markets, trails and historic sites.