We get it–you promised yourself that you would travel more this year. Of course, we say, “Go for it.” Why not? It’s a new year and there are new places for you to see and explore. As you update your travel bucket list, we urge you to add destinations where you can immerse yourself in different cultures and enjoy the beautiful scenery. For our American friends, we suggest you take a trip to the United Kingdom this summer. After all, there is no better time to enjoy all the thrills the UK offers than in the summertime when it is somewhat warm. Below are three unforgettable countries on the other side of the pond that we think are bucket list worthy.
The term “England” often refers to the entire United Kingdom; this is wrong. We are not here to give you a history lesson, but we encourage you to think London, Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester when you hear the name. Whether you head to Britain’s second-largest city, Birmingham, or immerse yourself in Manchester’s rich industrial heritage where you can experience the interactive Museum of Science & Industry, there is much to see on the other side of the pond. In London alone, there are so many attractions to explore, we can’t list them all. From Buckingham Palace, the University of Oxford, and Big Ben, to the birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles, we recommend you visit Jolly old England to discover everything for yourself.
The warm, welcoming island of Ireland is the third-largest in Europe. Best known for its beautiful landscape and the go-to place for epic adventures, there is a lot for any traveler to discover in Ireland. Of course, your first thought of Ireland is probably Dublin, the home of Guinness Beer, but we encourage you to think castles, museums, parks, and historic buildings. The lively capital city of Dublin’s slogan is “A Breath of Fresh Air,” and with so much to experience, it’s understandable.
Whether you are heading to Dublin or over to Belfast to witness the Giant’s Causeway in the North or Bantry Bay in the South West, Ireland offers so much to see and do. If you have seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi or watched an episode of Game of Thrones, you already had a glimpse of the beautiful landscape of this country. Summer is the perfect time to discover the unspoiled beauty of Ireland up close and in person.
It has been said that Scotland embodies a spirit of its own. From the vibrant cultural scene of Glasgow to the iconic capital of Edinburgh, Scotland is the perfect place to visit during your summer holiday. Yes, Scotland is famous for golf, but there is so much more to see. Scotland’s fascinating history includes their famous battlefields, ancient monuments, Loch Ness, Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, the Northern Highlands, and much more. This country is steep in tradition, legendary myths, history, and breathtaking landscapes.