Explore Bristol, UK’s Stokes Croft, Cheltenham Road, & Gloucester Road

If unique shopping, tasty meals, and fun and laid back bars are your cup of tea, then Bristol, UK is the place for you. Independent shops and cool cafes and bars are trademarks of this trendy and artsy city. Located north of the city centre, Stokes Croft, Cheltenham Road, and Gloucester Road are the perfect streets to … More Explore Bristol, UK’s Stokes Croft, Cheltenham Road, & Gloucester Road

Add a new UNESCO World Heritage Site to your bucket list — England’s Lake District National Park

The Lake District National Park in England recently became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’s not only beautiful lakes here but also rolling hills and stunning peaks. It’s England’s largest national park and includes its highest mountain and deepest lake. Walk, run, cycle, watch wildlife, kayak, swim, or even catch a boat — there’s endless … More Add a new UNESCO World Heritage Site to your bucket list — England’s Lake District National Park

2017 — the perfect year for Beatles fans to visit Liverpool

Let me take you down… Liverpool is the holy grail for Beatles fans far and wide. Many make the pilgrimage to see where John, Paul, George, and Ringo grew up and got some of their inspiration for their music. 2017 seems an especially great time to pay a visit to Liverpool. This year is the … More 2017 — the perfect year for Beatles fans to visit Liverpool

Liverpool’s Maritime Mercantile City transports visitors to another time

As soon as I stepped foot into Liverpool’s Maritime Mercantile City, I was mesmerized. Rhythmically, the waves lapped against the anchored boats. Sea gulls cawed as I walked around what used to be a bustling dock. Encompassing Albert Dock, the old brick warehouses have been transformed into apartments, hotels, museums, restaurants, and bars. The whipping … More Liverpool’s Maritime Mercantile City transports visitors to another time

Six ponderings after two months in the United Kingdom

I’ve spent two wonderful months in the United Kingdom, visiting massive, lively cities from London to Manchester, smaller cities like Leeds and Bristol, and quaint villages and towns such as Avebury and Ambleside. As my fourth trip to this country, I’ve only learned more and more about British life. So in honor of my final … More Six ponderings after two months in the United Kingdom

Five highlights from a weekend in Manchester, UK

Located in northwest England, Manchester is a lively, urban city with booming food, music, and nightlife scenes. Museums, sports, theaters, and shopping districts are just a few ways to indulge in all this city has to offer. I recently spent a weekend in Manchester, and here’s what I couldn’t imagine missing out on. Northern Quarter. Northern … More Five highlights from a weekend in Manchester, UK