London for $79 Per Day

March 17, 2017By Kendal KarstensTravel Tips, United Kingdom

$79 per day in London requires some self-control in spending, but does not restrict you as much as cheaper daily budgets. It is a nice in-between of extreme budget travel and middle-road travel. Note: When I budgeted $79 per day in London, one pound was equal to $1.20. Instead of skipping amazing experiences for the sake … Read More

Day Tour: Warwick Castle, Stratford, and Oxford

March 10, 2017By Kendal KarstensUnited Kingdom

My London welcome tour was not in London, and neither was my goodbye tour. I visited Warwick Castle, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Oxford with Golden Tours a few days before departing England. After my lackluster experience with another tour company, I was more than ready to tour with Golden Tours again. But this day tour was destined for … Read More

London Confuses Me

February 27, 2017By Kendal KarstensReflections, United Kingdom

Arriving in London was exhilarating. I thought, “this is what dreams are made of.” After nearly two years without international travel, not only was I in a new country but I was also experiencing it alone. I was excited to take on a new place alone. My hard work was finally paying off. After a … Read More

London Pass Guide: How It Works, What to See & More

February 24, 2017By Kendal KarstensTravel Tips, United Kingdom

During my planning stage for London, I stumbled upon the London Pass. Although highly recommended by several sources, I questioned its ability to save me money since many London attractions offer a student discount. After several hours of calculations under hundreds of possible scenarios, I decided to purchase the London Pass. I naturally wanted the London Pass to … Read More