United Kingdom Travel Guide

Being a Brit abroad sometimes I catch myself missing the diversity of London, the warmth of Scotland or just my home beaches.

The UK may be a small island but it has a rich history, a diverse culture and so much to explore – it is also crazy expensive and as a ex London boy I hope I can share some tips to make your UK travel plans fall in to place.

United Kingdom Travel Basics:

Search Skyscanner for cheap flights to the UK
Find great Hotels in the UK
Get An UK car quote on AutoEurope
Grab the Lonely Planet Guide Book
Find Group Tours in the UK on Viator

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United Kingdom Blog Posts

Best Edinburgh Attractions

12 Best Attractions in Edinburgh + 5 Awesome Extensions

If you are heading to Edinburgh you will be spoilt for choice. As well as 12 unique festivals throughout the year there are a ton of other attractions to explore, here are some of my favourites.
23rd November 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
London on a Budget

The Best Budget Tips for London like a Local

After five years in London working in hospitality you have to learn the tricks to do London on a Budget, I've finally written down a few of my favourite ways to do this city cheaper.
1st November 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Edinburgh Royal Tattoo

The Ultimate 2017 Edinburgh Festivals Guide

2017 is a special year for Edinburgh Festivals with its 70th birthday taking place. You may know about the Fringe, but did you know this city hosts 12 festivals throughout the year.
1st November 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Lake Bled Slovenia

17 Hidden Europe Gems You Need to Visit in 2017

Forgot Paris and Rome for your 2017 Europe trips and discover these incredible 17 lesser known towns and destinations. If Konjic, Pluzine, Berat and Port Du Soller don't sound familiar then this one is for you.
26th September 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Edinburgh Festivals Budget Guide

Edinburgh Festivals Budget Travel Guide

The prices in Edinburgh during August can sky rocket due to the Fringe and other festivals taking place. Don't let that put you off though because I have pulled together all the tips to enjoy this epic city without breaking the bank!
26th September 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Edinburgh Royal Tattoo

Video: Edinburgh Festivals in 90 Seconds

Edinburgh has 12 festivals throughout the year, but I could only fit five into this quick 90 second video tour. Turn the music up and get ready to see how much the Scottish capital comes alive in August...
5th September 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Edinburgh Festivals Photo Guide

20 Photos that prove Edinburgh is the worlds Festival City!

Billing yourself as 'The Worlds Festival City' might be a big claim to live up to, but with only the Olympics and World Cup selling more tickets than Edinburgh Festivals they do just that. A quick guide to the August festivals in the Scottish capital.
18th August 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)
Brittany Ferries Review

Brittany Ferries Review

The last time I headed across Europe on an overnight crossing I was sick, both literally and metaphorically at how bad the experience was. Fast forward five years to Brittany Ferries and it was a totally different, and enjoyable, experience...
9th December 2015/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Beyond The Guidebook

Hey! I’m Dan and I am a little bit obsessed with exploring the world, meeting people on the road and can usually be found lost and attached to a camera. I’ve been lucky enough to visit 50+ countries and aim to share the best travel tips, stories and guides here on the blog. If you want to be kept up to date every month + get access to the latest deals and competitions sign up on the form just down there or feel free to stalk me a bit more if you need help planning a trip, click here to get in touch!

Safe Travels, Dan

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