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  • The Queen's English: Brilliant and baffling

    Oscar Wilde once said, "We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language" -- and it's still true. On your first trip to Britain, you'll find plenty of linguistic surprises. I'll never forget checking into a small-town...
  • A cheap day out in London

    It was the final day of a two-month trip to Europe. I was in London, and with all of my work behind me, I had the freedom to do whatever I wanted. So I decided to test my five free London audio tours in a citywide blitz spanning two neighborhoods, one...
  • Something's still 'phishy' about vacation rentals

    Something's still 'phishy' about vacation rentals
    If you think the words "vacation rental" and "phishing" are all but synonymous, you're not alone. Just talk to Ann Schutte, who recently found a rental villa with a "million-dollar" view in Sedona, Ariz., through the rental website VRBO.com. A woman...
  • Europe in the fast lane

    Europe in the fast lane
    Driving in Europe can be scary -- a video game for keeps, and you only get one quarter. European drivers can be aggressive. They drive fast and tailgate as if it were required. They pass where Americans are taught not to -- on blind corners and just...
  • Britain's royal birthplaces

    Although their kings and queens don't come cheap and are today only figureheads, most Brits seem to thoroughly enjoy having a royal family. Right now the country is eagerly awaiting the birth of William and Catherine's baby, who is in line to become the...
  • O'er the ramparts: Castles in Great Britain

    For centuries, Great Britain's castles were the literal and political high points of their communities. Designed to keep people out, today these formidable structures are wide open to visitors and appreciated for their romantic allure. Adults and kids...
  • European bed and breakfasts provide a place to call home

    European bed and breakfasts provide a place to call home
    Staying at a European bed-and-breakfast is a bit like having your own temporary mother while you travel. In the morning, your hostess might help plan your day, tipping you off to the best places for lunch and about the live folk music in the village pub...
  • What's new in Great Britain in 2014

    What's new in Great Britain in 2014
    For travelers, Great Britain is a work in progress, richly rewarding those who visit with up-to-date information. Here are a few important changes to be aware of for 2014. London continues to grow and thrive post-Olympics. Free Wi-Fi is everywhere, bus...
  • Bath: England at its elegant and frivolous best

    Bath: England at its elegant and frivolous best
    Two hundred and 50 years ago, Bath was the Hollywood of Britain. Today, this former trendsetter of Georgian England invites you to take a 90-minute train ride from London and sample its aristocratic charms. The entire city, built of the creamy...
  • Routehappy Seating Report: The good stuff

    Routehappy Seating Report: The good stuff
    More than 50 percent of the long-haul international flights to/from the United States now offer flat seats in business class and about 47 percent offer semi-premium or true premium economy. That's according to a new seating study by Routehappy, the...
  • Go Away With ... Kalliope Lee

    Go Away With ... Kalliope Lee
    An American expat residing overseas in London, Kalliope Lee makes her novel debut with "Sunday Girl" (Psychopomp Press). Set in 1991 Seoul, the book tells the story of two college-age friends struggling to live with the violent attack they both survived....
  • The best and worst of Europe

    The best and worst of Europe
    Americans get the shortest vacations in the industrial world. With so little time, the pressure is on to make all the right choices when planning a trip. But how to select the right destination? It ultimately depends on your interests and your tastes --...