Solo Travel Tips & Destinations

London

During my recent trip to the United Kingdom, I tacked on an extra day in London. I love London. It’s a better city, I think, than New York. The accents are so much more appealing. Plus, the history is incredible. Speaking...

Americans in the United Kingdom

Now, I’m proud to be an American (where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the . . .) Sorry. Anyway, I already shared my personal guilt about being obnoxious in another country, however we Americans do...

US-UK Language Barrier

When I arrived in Birmingham, I checked into my hotel. Jetlagged. “Good morning. I have a reservation. My name is Brooks,” I say confidently. She responds, “Welcome. Okay. Thank you. Is that Brooks with an A?” “Ahh. Umm. No. Errr....

Kenilworth Castle

Somehow, I wound up in Great Britain this week. Again, my philosophy of “everybody’s got to be somewhere” came true. Only, this time, it was pretty cool. Where, you ask, was I? Dear readers, I was in Birmingham, England. (For...