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Chris Boothman is the co-founder of A Brit and A Southerner. Born near Manchester, England, Chris moved to USA in 2006 where he soon after met his wife and travel partner in crime, Heather. They have since embarked on an amazing journey of travel as they challenge others to follow in their paths of working full-time but also being able to travel frequently! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Chris at [email protected]
things to do in akureyri
Reykjavik may be the renowned urban area in Iceland that most visitors want to explore but we would argue the northern town of Akureyri is equally gorgeous with plenty of things to do to keep you occupied for a few days. We want to share some of the best things to do in Akureyri and why we think anyone...
knott end
Did you know that one of England's iconic artists spent much of his time along the Fylde Coast in Knott End, Lancashire? Laurence Stephen Lowry, commonly known as L.S. Lowry, is one of England's modern day artists as much of his work was completed during a 40 year period leading to his death in 1976. Although the town of Knott End...
shopping in lower manhattan
What do you consider to be the best city in the world to enjoy an extravagant shopping experience? Milan, Paris, London and perhaps Dubai would be at the top of most lists but for many, New York City is the ultimate city to sample the best retail therapy. And of course, with good reason! However, for those of you...
2017 year in travel
Every year we take time to reflect on the last 12 months and this year is no different. As each year goes by, we always say that the next year cannot get any better but yet again, 2017 was another amazing whirlwind adventure. We constantly surprise ourselves not only by the amount that we travel but also by the...
24 hours in tallinn estonia
Renowned as the perfect holiday destination if you are looking to combine the comforts of the modern world with a rich cultural scene among the historic architecture, the Estonian capital of Tallinn is the perfect place to experience all of the above. During our action-packed and quick fire adventure through the Baltic States, we arrived in the heart of...
best things to do in north iceland
First-time visitors to Iceland will likely want to explore the city of Reykjavik and then head south to experience the gorgeous natural attractions along the south coast and the iconic Golden Circle loop. However, we challenge you to opt for an alternative option and head in the opposite direction to experience the best things to do in North Iceland....
christmas in tallinn
Christmas is our favorite time of the year, so heading on our adventure at the end of November to explore the Baltic States, we were excited and "hopeful" that many of these countries would already have the Christmas festivities up and running. Unfortunately, many of the cities we visited were still in the "preparation" stage so we were left...
48 hours in warsaw
Poland may not be a country that is at the top of most people's bucket lists but after our recent visit to the capital city of Warsaw, we were pleasantly surprised at just how much there was to do there. When you think about a city like Warsaw, it's inevitable that the rich history throughout this city will be...
travel teach about self-love
If you’ve read books such as the classic ‘Eat, Pray, Love’, then you’ll understand the link between travel and self-love. When life gets too much, or you just want a dramatic change, travel is always a solution. There’s something exhilarating about randomly booking a ticket out of normality and switching up your environment. Traveling spontaneously is what adventure is...
best christmas market breaks
When it comes to celebrating the festive holiday season, there is no better place to be than a historic European city that is full of Christmas cheer! Travelers from all corners of the globe head to Europe in anticipation of enjoying the festive spirit and undoubtedly the best way to achieve this is by experiencing a myriad of Christmas...

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