A question I’ve been asked by readers is why a World War II novel and why this protagonist. Members of my family in the US served in Alaska with the Coast Guard and others in the Army in the European Theater in WWII. Two of my great uncles were station in England during this time. When war was declared by Britain in 1939, my father-in-law was conscripted into the British … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Book Feature – In Times of War – When Valleys Bloom Again by Pat Jeanne Davis
Editor's Note: The following is a guest article from Jackie Wolfskill, who is running a Downton Abbey themed tour to Britain in summer 2020. See the end of the post for details on her amazing sounding tour! Downton Abbey fans have longed for the return of their favorite characters since the TV series ended over 3.5 years ago. Thankfully, the wait is almost over! The new … [Read more...] about Guest Feature: 10 Things I’m Looking Forward to Most in the Upcoming Downton Abbey Movie – What Are You Looking Forward To?
Editor's Note: The following is a guest post submitted by Rydale, purveyors of English country wear. I thought it was fitting today since it's Yorkshire Day! Imagine yourself walking while enjoying a fantastic view, dramatic coastline, and stunning greenery, it’s great, isn’t it? This is actually what Yorkshire can offer you. Yorkshire is undeniably a beautiful place, and some … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Top 8 Yorkshire Walks – Happy Yorkshire Day!
Written by Ben Burgum, Britain Travel Consultant at adeo Travel. For international visitors, driving in a foreign country can be a daunting task. The dreaded “other side of the road” has many people leaving their driver’s license at home. But trust me when I say this; driving in the UK is a massive part of the Great British experience and offers the best way to explore this … [Read more...] about Guest Post: The UK’s Top Five Scenic Road Trips
For Christmas Deck the halls with lots of fun Christmas products at The Bee’s Knees. From mugs, plates, jugs and tea towels to gift sets and candles. For Mom At The Bee's Knees we do have gifts for the whole family! Let's start with mom or mum, whichever you prefer. We have an endless number of items that mum would love, so here are just a few ideas: A festive … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Holiday Gift Ideas from the Bee’s Knees British Imports
by Holly Giles My Dot On The Map is a small online boutique that offers a unique collection of custom coordinate jewelry. Your dot on the map- that's what our jewelry is about. That place that means so much to you, that is part of your story and holds a special meaning in your heart. The collections feature necklaces, bracelets, and key chains hand stamped with the … [Read more...] about Guest Post: A Thoughtful and Lovely Christmas Gift – MY DOT ON THE MAP – GPS Coordinates Jewelry
It’s Christmastime, and that means wish lists—yours and those of friends and family members—are starting to be made and items are starting to be checked off. And who wouldn’t love the present of a great fireside read? We’ve got some suggestions for you of books with a British flair. Take a look at the list below to get a sneak peek from their first chapters and see if you can … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Top 10 Giftable Books for Christmas from Bethany House
Most people who have lived in Britain or visited are familiar with the National Trust, and yet many don’t know that the National Trust owns hundreds of hotels, cottages, and other types of accommodations. Below is a list of some of our favorite National Trust cottages. Become a Royal Oak member today and get free entry to over 500 National Trust properties in the U.K. … [Read more...] about Top 10 Britain: Royal Oak’s Top Ten National Trust Self-Catering Cottage Rentals in Britain To Book For Your Next Trip
Whether you are an amateur historian, a student, or a burgeoning author, all of us end up in the same place eventually: the archives. For those of us with a more romantic streak, we picture this as a dimly lit, quiet space that smells of sweet, aged ink, and sounds like the soft turning of pages. Take heart! Depending on which archive you visit, this image is not too far from … [Read more...] about Guest Article: An Historian’s Guide to Research in the UK – Tips and Tricks to Help Busy Historians Navigate the Archives
Bath is one of England’s most popular tourist destinations. It boasts stunning Georgian architecture, a welcoming character and a range of cultural, historical and culinary gems all snuggled in a small, walkable centre. Not only is the city itself a jewel, but it is surrounded by some of the most spectacular sights and countryside in England; the Cotswolds, Stonehenge, … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Behind the Façade… Exploring authentic England with ‘Around and About Bath’
We have a love affair with the Cotswolds, one that goes back to our honeymoon 26 years ago and our first European trip together. During a week in London, we took a day tour to the countryside by bus and had our first glimpse of the beautiful rolling hills and honey-colored stone that characterize the Cotswolds. We knew then that we wanted to come back to this special part of … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Experience the Cotswolds with European Experiences – Special Deal for Anglotopia Readers
Do you fancy British telly? Have you ever daydreamed about spending an evening in the presence of Poldark’s hunk, Aidan Turner? Silly question, of course, you have! Imagine exploring the posh country manors you’ve seen on Downton Abbey and Poldark just like a lord or lady. Picture sipping a cuppa in Doc Martin’s coastal village. Turn daydreams into a dream vacation and make … [Read more...] about Guest Feature: Dream Vacation: From Reel Life to Real Life for British TV Fans
Editor's Note: Last summer I had the chance to study in Oxford for a week with the ESU and it was an incredible experience - you can read my articles about the experience here - the ESU has written this guest post to outline their available programs for 2018 - and the deadlines to apply are fast approaching! The world is shrinking. Traveling to the UK used to be a monumental … [Read more...] about Guest Article: Travel and Learn Abroad to the UK with TLab
Here are our Top Ten Garden Picks for 2018 – chosen from a profusion of beautiful, thought-provoking and extraordinary gardens that we have the pleasure of sharing with our clients. Experience these, and much more on one of our 2018 garden tours. Best for Topiary – Levens Hall, Cumbria The oldest surviving garden in England, Levens Hall has had just ten head gardeners … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Top Ten British Gardens to Visit in 2018 from Sisley Garden Tours
Editor's Note: This recipe originally appeared in Issue #4 of the Anglotopia Magazine last year. The author has kindly consented to us republishing it this year. This is the recipe that Mrs Anglotopia follows and if you follow our Facebook page, you'll have seen her share the process this past weekend. For many people in Hertfordshire (a leafy county immediately to the north … [Read more...] about British Recipe Corner: Perfect Mince Pies by Jane Colston – Make Your Christmas A Little More British
Cadbury Chocolate Selection - Full house Crazy about Cadbury? Then this delicious Cadbury Chocolate Selection - Full House Brit Kit contains all your Cadbury favourites! From Boost, Picnic, Wispa, Flake, Twirl, Crunchie, Double Decker, Curly Wurly - you name it, it’s in there! An excellent present full of everyone’s much-loved Cadbury choccies to enjoy! Brit Kit Letter … [Read more...] about Top 5 Brit Kits from British Corner Shop – Shipping for Christmas
Planning the perfect Christmas party can be stressful at times. Whether you’re hosting for colleagues, friends or family – here at British Corner Shop we’ve opted in giving you a helping hand on picking the right classic British party treats. You can also see great Christmas party venues here. Beech’s Prosecco Truffles With sophisticated flavours and tantalizing textures, let … [Read more...] about Guest Post: All you need for the perfect British Themed Christmas party
When the first trailer came out for Kenneth Branagh’s new adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic Murder on the Orient Express, I thought, I REALLY want to see that. This was a new feeling for me, as I was not a particular fan of the classic 1974 Sidney Lumet film by the same title, I don’t think I’ve ever actually read the book, and Hercule Poirot was never among my favorite … [Read more...] about Poirot History: Which Poirot For You, Mon Ami? Finney, Ustinov, Suchet or Branagh? Which is Your Favorite?
Brit Movie Tours is the UK's premier TV and movie tour company. With Brit Movie Tours visit the filming locations of all your favourite British TV shows and movies and learn behind the scenes facts and trivia. All tours aim to educate, entertain and appeal to visitors of all ages, nationalities and interests. On each tour you will learn lots of anecdotes you wouldn’t hear … [Read more...] about Guest Post: British Travel – Top 5 Movie and TV Tours in Britain
As a nation, we’re HUGE fans of pies. Whether sweet or savoury, Brits can enjoy a pie at any occasion. However, there is much debate over what constitutes as a ‘pie’. In fact, it is such a hot topic that there was even a petition to the UK government last year, signed by over 5,000 people, to get a pie classed as “a baked dish of fruit, or meat and vegetables, … [Read more...] about Guest Article: The Top 10 British Pies from British Corner Shop – What’s Your Favo(u)rite?
Written by Darryl Walters, Product Manager at adeo Travel, Britain. I recently attended an annual travel conference in Glasgow, Scotland; the contracting, logistics and financials of the travel industry aren’t incredibly glamourous but one of the great advantages of working in travel is that when we do attend such events, it makes sense to take the opportunity to get out and … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Top Ten Tips for a Driving Tour in the Scottish Highlands, by adeo Travel
Editor's Note: We've been working with International Currency Express for quite some time and can recommend them. We often get asked where to buy British Pounds before a trip and this is where we get ours. You order online and it's delivered right to your door (and they have good exchange rates). They've provided this guest post about their services. Before embarking on … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Where To Get Your British Pounds for a Trip to the UK in the USA
We set up Pelago because we’ve got an idea – a little old-fashioned, but perhaps worthy of a re-boot – that travel should be a force for good. We thought about this simple, powerful message after listening to some colleagues in America. Sometimes straightforward optimism is easy to overlook. But this time the idea hit home. We are Stuart and Rachel Gillis. We live on the … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Introducing Pelago Travel – A New Way to Share Delight in the Landscapes and Heritage of the British Isles
Editor's Note: We have a new advertiser on the site called The English Speaking Union and they provide opportunities for Americans to study interesting courses in Britain. Here's their guest post to tell you all about it. Sign me up! “My first week at Oxford has simply been a dream come true,” said Amber Leazenbee a high school teacher from Atlanta, Georgia. “The buildings … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Study at Oxford Opportunities – She Finally Could Say, “I Studied at Oxford!”
Editor's Note: We thought it would be appropriate to share this sweet transatlantic love story from one of our long-term advertisers, DateBritishGuys.com; since it's Valentine's Day. Enjoy! As I write this, I am thousands of feet up in the air, traveling a familiar journey from the U.S to Europe. It's hard to believe that it has been 12 years since this all began. A … [Read more...] about Guest Article: A Transatlantic Love Story for Valentine’s Day