Monthly Archives: February 2013

Telephones and the UK: The Basics

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Learning about the many differences between US/Canadian and UK phones requires some research. In the PDF below you’ll find links to well-written Internet resources for UK phone info, basic UK dialing instructions, and important UK phone numbers to have on … Read more

Telephones and the UK: Know Your Options!

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Oh, surpriZe! Deciding what phone to use while traveling in the UK requires a bit of research. Will your regular cell phone work in the UK? If it will, does your service provider offer a reasonably-priced UK roaming plan, or … Read more

UK Terminology Tips

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One of the marvelous things for Americans and Canadians who visit Great Britain is that we don’t have to worry about dealing with a foreign language—or DO we?! While preparing for your UK holiday (vacation), take the time to familiarize … Read more

Travel Photography Tips

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I am proud to recycle! This A Novel Holiday travel tips file was created from a Harry Potter Places travel guidebooks “Potterite UK Travel Supplementum.” Happily, most of these photography tips and issues apply to traveling anywhere—even in the US. … Read more

Additional Packing Pointers

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Here is a collection of miscellaneous tips, such as: The magic of Zip bags … blister-proof, comfy socks … and must-have travel gadgets! Additional Packing Pointers Many of the featured items are available in the Travel Supplies & Gadgets section … Read more

UK Rental Car Check List

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In the Do’s & Don’ts for Car Rental and Driving in the UK Blog Post of February 5th, 2013, we provided a list of steps to perform before leaving the UK Car Rental company’s lot. These steps are so important, … Read more

Do’s & Don’ts for Car Rental and Driving in the UK

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Driving in Great Britain is far less stressful for travelers who rent a car in which they can be completely comfortable while driving on the left side of the road, and those who become familiar with UK driving differences and … Read more

Three Cheers For The JOHN MUIR TRUST!!!

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In Harry Potter Places Book Five—Scotland: Hogwarts’ Home … Part Two, The Scottish West Highlands … you’ll find directions for visiting Site #66: Steall Falls, Glen Nevis. Thanx to the John Muir Trust—a leading wild land conservation charity in the … Read more

Platform Nine and Three Quarters Photo Op Vastly Improved

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Thank you SnitchSeeker! The Platform Nine and Three Quarters photo op at London’s King’s Cross Station was vastly improved when it apparated into a newly refurbished area of the station! According to reports, it’s near the Harry Potter Platform 9¾ … Read more