Great Britain

Tips and Articles in Great Britain

Orient-Express is gaining some wings and gathering steam. Driven by reductions in first-class air service and by the demand for shorter, multiple-destination itineraries, the luxury-travel group has just launched its Private Jet Experience. Regula...
If Britain's Parliament passes a new pub-licensing bill in July, as expected, visitors to England will no longer have to witness the tradition of last-minute binge drinking at 10:45 p.m. The legislation would abolish the antiquated 11 o'clock drin...
The remaining U.S. wilderness Think of it this way: there's a finite amount of it, and it's shrinking. The wolves of Yellowstone, for example, so successfully reintroduced seven years ago, are again the target of ranchers in Wyoming and Idaho unha...
If you think Great Britain's National Trust preserves only formal Georgian piles filled with horsehair sofas and portraits of anemic-looking ancestors, think again. The Trust currently maintains more than 200 stately houses, 150 gardens, and 500,0...
France Hotels covered More than half of France’s hotels, rated from no-star to four-star luxe, participate in this voluntary system. Checklist After counting the number of bedrooms, about 55 criteria are considered—mostly having to do with ...
While an unexpected upgrade is welcome, it’s rarely fun to be surprised by what’s behind your hotel-room door. Enter hotel ratings, which attempt to assess hotels based on a predetermined set of objective criteria. The result: the awarding of star...
Picture this. The sun is setting as you and your amour exchange vows on the banks of the Seine. It's romantic, but are you ready to spend 40 days in France fulfilling the residency requirement? Under U.S. statutes, a marriage performed abroad is ...
If your idea of a perfect summer day involves an adrenaline-infused rush from a truly frightening ride, skip the kiddie parks this year. The Matterhorn at Disneyland and Space Mountain at Disney World are both great when you’re 12, but they won’t ...
See our slideshow of 10 River Cruises to Remember. A mirage vibrates on the sandy horizon. The scent of African roses perfumes the air. Water buffalo grunt and graze on the grassy banks of the Nile as ancient Pyramids cast their shadows. These ma...