17 Things No One Will Tell You Before You Move to England

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10. If you see a drunk Power Ranger lying in the street, don’t be alarmed

A new phenomenon has sprouted up in university towns in England: groups going to drink dressed in costumes. It has become the norm in places like Cambridge and Brighton to see gangs of marauding bumblebees or rockstars heading out to the local pub.

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11. The best fish and chips come wrapped in newspaper

You haven’t lived until you’ve had steaming hot fish and chips that come bundled up in newspaper. The best come from small seaside towns and villages.

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12. Britain is a charitable place

Almost every town in England has its own charity shop: a second hand store where the profits go to supporting a local or international charity. It’s a great place to get rid of your stuff, and support a great cause at the same time.



Keep Your Flight Boarding Pass and Get Discounts on Your Vacation

After boarding a flight, most people just stuff their boarding pass into their carry-on and forget about it. By doing this, you’re missing out on potential savings. Many airlines offer discounts and freebies for those who keep their boarding pass. Depending on where you land, you could score savings on tourist attractions, restaurants, wine, or even airport transfers.

The Most Common Scams from Around the World

There’s nothing like traversing the world and exploring new countries and cultures, but sometimes the experience is spoiled by dishonorable people preying on uninformed travelers. If you make an effort to learn about the classic scams, you’re unlikely to fall victim to them and can just enjoy the positive side of your trip. To help, here’s a list of common scams around the world for you to get acquainted with.

How to Make Friends During Your Trip

One of the biggest fears of people who want to embark on a solo trip is being alone. They think meeting new people will be a struggle, and if they can’t find a partner to travel with, they just cancel or postpone their adventure. The truth is that with a little bit of planning and initiative, it’s actually harder to be alone than you think. The travel community is extremely welcoming and one doesn’t need to try hard to be part of it.