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Whatever your aims for the new year — to travel more or to stay active or to learn a new skill — you can start planning now. If you’re looking for a way to accomplish all your goals at once, consider one of Britain’s favorite pastimes: outdoor recreation in the countryside or at the seashore. [...] More »
“The best-laid schemes o' mice an 'men Gang aft agley” - Robbie Burns, from “To A Mouse” For more than 200 years, Scots, poetry lovers and haggis-o-philes alike have celebrated the life and works of Robert (or Robbie) Burns, the poet behind that famous line (also known as "The best laid schemes of mice and [...] More »
And you thought your New Year’s Eve party was crazy? Hogmanay, Scotland’s own brand of New Year's Eve celebration, can be as wild or as tame as you’d like it to be. Well, it likely won't be tame. The origins of the word “Hogmanay” are uncertain; but these days, it refers to the last day [...] More »
From Christmas markets and festivals to New Years parties and more, the joy of the holidays is felt in every corner of Great Britain. With an abundance of things to do in the major cities like London and Edinburgh, it can be easy to overlook the smaller cities and towns, but they have their own [...] More »
Wherever you live, if you celebrate Christmas, many of your holiday traditions were passed down from Great Britain. Whether you send Christmas cards, eat a roast-turkey feast or even just have a Christmas tree, you can thank Victorian England. Considering the spread of the British Empire during that era, it's no surprise that many customs [...] More »
It seems that William and Kate came home from their whirlwind tour of the South Pacific in September with more than just suntans. With the news that the Duchess of Cambridge is less than 12 weeks pregnant, it's possible that the idyllic Solomon Islands or the balmy beaches of Tuvalu worked their tropical magic on [...] More »
Every spot in the world has truly iconic places and events that you can't miss on a visit without doing a disservice to yourself — and anyone trying to live vicariously through you. "Did you visit the Louvre?" they'll ask if you've been in Paris. "What was the Taj Mahal like?" they'll wonder aloud after [...] More »