Essential Travel Resources for 2021 & 2022
These are my favorite companies that I use on my travels.
Find the best deals on hotels & vacation rentals on Booking.com.
For road trips and ground transportation, rent a car through Discover Cars.
Find the best city tours, day tours, bus tours, & skip-the-line tickets on GetYourGuide.
For packing and travel essentials order via Amazon.
Get reliable travel insurance through World Nomads.
Oh, the fun that is spotting the differences between British and American English!
It’s my last night in London, and after an awesome eight days it seems that quite a few British English phrases have crept into my vocabulary. So embarrassing! Try as hard as I can, these keep popping out of my mouth:
Pop In – when I want so say stop in, drop in, drop by, or a quick trip
Get It Sorted – when I mean figure it out
Meant To – no, in America it’s supposed to, should, or will
A Starter and A Main – Ugh, I mean an entree and appetizer
Queue – in line
University – as in when “I was in university,” when I mean in college which I did at a university
Flat – Nope, I meant I rented an AirBnB apartment
Mobile – So British, or so American Nineties. I mean cell phone…
Petrol Station – For when I need to pop into the gas station, err I mean go to the gas station
Can I Get the Bill? – Check please!
Whilst – No it’s while
Car Park – no silly, I should have said meet you in the parking lot
In addition to picking up these phrases that I immediately need to drop next week in Philly, I ran into some confusion when I thought I rented an apartment on the fourth floor (meaning 3 flights of stairs) but forgetting that in the UK the ground floor is not the first floor. Yay for lugging a suitcase to what in the US is a fifth-floor walk up!
Also much fun was had by all when I was trying to explain the ingredients of a cheese steak. My friend looked at me as just shook her head and said, cheese whiz would mean something different here.
England Travel Resources
- London Packing List for All Seasons
- My Tip 10 Super Awesome Surprise London Adventures
- The 12 British Phrases the Have Taken Over My Brain
- Visiting the Tower of London
- The History of Windsor Castle (podcast episode)
- Banqueting House (podcast episode)
- Visiting Stonehenge