The best budget accommodation in Birmingham

The best budget accommodation in Birmingham

As Britain's second largest city, Birmingham definitely has something for everyone. The British industrial revolution reached its highest peak in Birmingham, which made it a very rich city, and not even after most of the city center was bombed into dust during WWII, Birmingham didn't falter. The city is a center for the arts, industry, shopping and education, and its attractions are too many to count. Even as a budget traveler, you'll never find yourself without something to do in Birmingham... [ read more ]

A guide to Manchester's nightlife

A guide to Manchester’s nightlife

Industrial, artistic, musical and diverse Manchester is not the kind of city where you can lay about in the evening, without anything to do. This huge city is a nighttime paradise for people of all ages. With its hefty student population, Manchester has plenty of cheap and casual places where you can knock back a few pints while listening to music, but if you want to change your jeans and t-shirt for something fancier, you can do that too - there are more than enough high-end clubs and cockt... [ read more ]

Top 5 budget eats in Manchester

Top 5 budget eats in Manchester

Lively Manchester with its rich historical and industrial past, the cradle of British economy for decades, the birthplace of indie music in the UK and a major university city is a travel destination that can cheer you up, entertain you, enlighten you, but never bore you. There are more things to do in Manchester than one can count, from cultural activities to sightseeing, pub crawling and shopping, but whatever you do, one thing is for sure: you will get hungry. And while many of the major t... [ read more ]

Family vacation ideas in the UK

Family vacation ideas in the UK

The UK might be a perfect holiday destination for party people, shopping addicts and history buffs alike, but it is also a great place for families who want to combine a relaxing time for the parents with enough fun to keep the kids happy. The UK has more than its fair share of family friendly destinations which work for travelers of all ages. The most difficult thing about choosing a family travel destination is to find something that is interesting for both the adults and the kids, so here... [ read more ]

A guide to Edinburgh’s nightlife

A guide to Edinburgh’s nightlife

In all of the UK, there is probably no city that melts better with its natural environment while showcasing the best and most fascinating parts of Scottish culture. Edinburgh is draped over the wild and craggy Scottish landscape, with streets that take sharp turns or slope dangerously downwards, with ornate and tall buildings in stern colors and more historical attractions than one can count. A traveler's days in Edinburgh will surely be busy - there's much to see in the city even if you don... [ read more ]

Top 5 spas in the UK

Top 5 spas in the UK

With so many spa towns (some of which originated in the times of the Roman occupation of Britain), it's not that hard to figure out that the UK is a paradise for spa treatment fanatics. If a rainy or chilly day has ruined your plans of sightseeing or visiting natural attractions, you have the perfect excuse to retreat to a spa and spend the entire day being pampered in every possible way. You can soak in warm water, relax your sore muscles with a massage, sweat it out in a sauna or get treat... [ read more ]

The most scenic parks in Edinburgh

The most scenic parks in Edinburgh

The first thing that usually strikes first-time visitors to Edinburgh is the sheer magnificent of the architecture. Walking through the streets of the old town and being surrounded by towering, somber-colored buildings dating back to as far as the 16th century makes you feel small and in awe. Architecture is definitely one of the main draws of this Scottish city, but the many green spaces make it even better. Edinburgh has just enough green in it to balance out the brick, and wherever you ar... [ read more ]

Top 5 things to do in Manchester

Top 5 things to do in Manchester

Manchester is a city of change. It gave birth to the industrial revolution, British capitalism, some of the best indie music in the UK, and even a successful football team. And this uncrowned capital of Northern England is going though changes every minute, and in the past few decades it has gone through some dramatic transformations. Simply put, Manchester is one of the best cities to live in Europe, because this is a place where you can never find yourself without something to do. If you'r... [ read more ]

Budget eats in Birmingham

Budget eats in Birmingham

Birmingham was the heart of Britain's industrial revolution, and still the leader of many industries. It is a city with more canals than Venice, although they might look slightly less picturesque. It is also the city where famous literary figures like Tolkien, Washington Irving or Conan Doyle wrote or lived. In short, Birmingham is a city with many facets, with a lots to show off, despite being very different from the stereotypical images of ye olde England. The city has lots of museums, sev... [ read more ]