Is your family ready for a British canal boat holiday? Lead photo colourful narrowboat
Is Your Family Ready for a British Canal Boat Holiday?

Hidden behind the congested modern rail and motorway system, British canals offer a tranquil, yet thrilling tourist experience on the “inland waterways” – an alternate view of England that international tourists rarely see.  To travel through the British countryside by canal boat is to putter slowly, stopping whenever you please to
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Exploring Britain with the YHA
Exploring Britain with the YHA: A Family Road Trip Through England and Wales

It is early evening as we drive toward YHA Wilderhope, an imposing Elizabethan manor house in the middle of the Shropshire countryside, close to the historic towns of Ironbridge, and Bridgnorth. The clouds are from a Constable painting, and each rolling hill is a different colour: some rich green, others the
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Paddington Station early in the morning, photo by Helen Earley
Taking the Night Train in England – An Atmospheric Family Adventure

Despite many threats to cancel or restrict services over the years, two sleeper trains remain in Britain. Recent refurbishments to both suggest that these marvellous rail journeys are here to stay. The best-known overnight train service in Britain is the Caledonian Sleeper, an overnight service between Euston station and Scotland. Despite
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Keep Calm and Save Money: 9 Ways to Pinch the Pennies in England this Summer - Family Travel Article by Helen Earley
Keep Calm and Save Money: 9 Ways to Pinch the Pennies in England this Summer

Some say that travelling to England for a family vacation is expensive, but that doesn’t mean that you should dump it from your bucket list! Using a few of these money-saving tips and tricks will allow you to make the best of your next UK vacation – without breaking the bank.
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