Top Ten Cool Things to Do in the UK

by Lexa Pennington / Dec 30, 2016 /
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If you’re like me, a trip to the UK is more than welcome at any time. I love the new, organic food trends and high tea.

Artist of the Month: Lawrence Dyer

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 02, 2016 /
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You know how talent often runs in families? This month's artist feature, with painter Lawrence Dyer, is part of that tradition. I first met his daughter, Madeline Dyer, when I discovered her beautiful and powerfully written first book, Untamed (read our author interview here). Imagine my NOT surprise when I saw her father's artwork in one of her facebook posts.

Sustainable Travel In and Around the Lake District

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The Lake District is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful UK travel destinations, with its sparkling lakes, rugged mountains, and vast expanses of lush greenery making it the ideal natural retreat. With some 15 million visitors a year, protecting and sustaining the region is crucial, and something that local organizations are truly committed to.

A Guide to Abbeys and Cathedrals in the UK

by Heather Robinette / Nov 20, 2015 /
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Some of the most recognizable abbeys and cathedrals in the UK are visited often, but taking some time to visit other abbeys and cathedrals provides you with a chance to see a variety of less crowded places. During my time in London, I saw three abbeys and two cathedrals. Why should you make time to explore abbeys and cathedrals? You have the opportunity to enjoy history and see it come to life. You won’t want to pass up the chance to experience a unique part of the United Kingdom!

The Complete Guide to the Changing of the Guard

by Heather Robinette / May 15, 2015 /
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Everything you need to know about the changing of the guard in London while studying abroad. 

Relax! How to take a Spa Holiday in England

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Heading to the UK and not sure you want to hit the main tourist spots? I don't blame you. While I love seeing them, there's something about doing other things - whether it is getting off the beaten path, following your passion (ghosts? beaches? food?), or relaxing. And while your family is discovering Victorian train stations in the Dales, or tromping around castles, you can discover your own spa holiday with Yorkshire spa breaks.

3 Great Destinations for a Foodie Break

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Some holidays are meant for sightseeing, some are for rekindling the romance in your life, and yet some more are aimed at reconnecting with oneself. But, the best kinds of holidays are those that satisfy your creative as well as your culinary needs! If you are fed up with the takeaways and the buffets, then these 3 great gastronomical holiday destinations are where you should be heading!

Educational Sites to See in London

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Named second on the list of the "World's Best Places to Visit" by U.S. News & World Report, London is an international hub for tourists looking for a destination filled with history and culture.


Educational sites to see in England

UK Experiences: 5 of the Best

by Lexa Pennington / Mar 31, 2015 /
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The UK is a surprisingly diverse place considering its relatively small size, and that means that it can be hard to choose the best things to see and do if you only have a short time. Below are 5 of our favourite things to do which should top your list if you plan on visiting this beautiful land.

London’s 8 Most Unique Pubs

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Nov 19, 2014 /
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In a town (nay, country!) known for pubs, it’s hard to find truly unique ones.