[L]ondon is a great city, but let's be honest, there comes a time when we all need to clear our minds, rejuvenate our bodies and getaway for some much needed relaxation. Even though it can be easy to fall into the routine of city life, there are some great places in the UK to escape for a short, stress-free vacation. 1. Hiking, Camping, and the Outdoors One way to get a … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Escape London for a Relaxing Getaway
This is a guest post by Rebecca Tom. If you want to guest post on Go Backpacking, please read more here. The sky is filled with flickering lights and shapes and the crowd marvel at the spectacle above them. It's quite an event and even better than that it's free. The annual Bristol Balloon Fiesta is famous for the Night Glows, the most popular parts of the four-day … [Read more...] about Flying Cathedrals Anyone?
Tuesday, August 11, 1998 I woke up and showered. I'm relegated to my long sleeve shirt until I do laundry (at a hostel in London, hopefully). I'm on the TGV to Calais, and should be there in less than two hours. I'm looking forward to the hovercraft ride. I'll just put on my headphones and rock out to the breeze, and sight of the white Cliffs of Dover. I hope I can stay at … [Read more...] about A Hovercraft, The Cliffs of Dover, and “Rent”