While the British capital is the biggest attraction in the country, there are lots of other cities that deserve a visit. Here are some of the best.
A two-hour train ride from London is Leeds, a booming city that underwent something of a renaissance in recent years. It now boasts great shopping, a raft of wonderful eating and drinking establishments, and the picturesque Yorkshire Dales just outside town.
Further north, over the border with Scotland, lies the city of Edinburgh. It’s a traditional place with winding streets and a famous castle, as well as the yearly comedy festival known as Edinburgh Fringe.
Within striking distance of London is Bath, a Roman city famous for its hot springs. Get up early and you can make this a daytrip from the capital, but you’ll have more fun if you give yourself time to appreciate the Georgian architecture and the charming pubs, too.
Salisbury might have hit the headlines recently after a visit from Russian spies, but it’s long been a favorite among tourists for its laid-back atmosphere and impressive cathedral. You can also tack on a visit to the nearby ruins at Stonehenge, which lie just off the road to London.
Just an hour train journey from London is the traditional seaside town of Brighton, with its pebble beach, pier and countless fish and chip shops. Book a daytrip to experience the British seaside without taking multiple days out of your holiday.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
The New Jersey shore is popular for more than the infamous MTV reality show. There are plenty of things to see and do between the beach and boardwalk. Hit up these spots if you want a great photo op while enjoying the sun and sand.
The Bwindi Field Tent is one of the most formidable tents for international travelers. Designed to provide safety for travelers and field researchers in remote locations, the tent provides comfort for up to three people at a time. When not used for sleeping, it can convert into a mosquito net to help cover your bed.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Start your day in Groton, Massachusetts, just a short drive outside of Boston, with a late breakfast on Main Street at Salt & Light Cafe. The casual eatery provides loads of light breakfast and lunch options, with lots of gluten-free and health-conscious menu items. A wide array of coffees and teas are available, complemented by the café’s house-made flavor shots. Pastry items and desserts are also a can’t-miss add-on to your meal.