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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]
Understanding the concepts of science may not be something that we are all interested in, but I am convinced that we can all appreciate that technology and science have evolved over time. At the Franklin Institute Museum in Philadelphia, there is everything that any budding scientist could dream of. From electrical engineering to the human body, visitors are treated...
The home of Elvis, the Blues and Rock & Roll music, the Grizzlies, the Redbirds.... Where can all this be found? Memphis, Tennessee!! Living just 80 miles from Memphis, I have been fortunate enough to visit this city many times and I still enjoy making that trip across the Mississippi River to see something new in this exciting location. Just...
Our interviewing series with our friends from the travel blogging world continues with Syd Schulz from Nomadically Inclined who has generously given her time to speak with us and help us learn a little more about her travel inspirations and her wonderfully acclaimed website. Please feel free to comment, ask questions and connect with Syd using her various social media fronts...
One of the most beautiful, historic locations throughout England has to be York. Steeped in heritage, this city has proved to be a focal point for many major political events. Let's start by providing a little history about York without giving too much away and spoiling your own trip to this magnificent city. In 866 York was captured by the...
So when you think about old historical cities you are probably thinking about historical European cities or maybe ancient, Chinese/Indian regions but you are probably not thinking about Philadelphia as being up there with the leading locations around the world. Well, if you have an American background you are probably aware of why 'Philly' is such an important location in US...
Best Western Paris
One of the major issues when planning a trip to Paris, France is deciding where you want to stay. Fighting the high prices charged by the majority of leading hotels in the Paris region, it is tough to find somewhere that is reasonably priced yet still offers a great location. Well I honestly feel like we can offer this...
Today we would like to welcome a fellow 'Southerner' all the way from Franklin, Tennessee! Ashley Hubbard from A Southern Gypsy has graciously given her time to speak with us and help us learn a little more about her travel inspirations and her website as she prepares to embark on a global journey to South-East Asia at the end of...
San Francisco really does have everything when it comes to design and architecture. Alcatraz Island is the perfect location for a prison given it's unique short distance from the San Fran shoreline yet with the current it may as well be a thousand miles. The Golden Gate Bridge is clearly an iconic image of the area, especially when the fog...
When we were traveling around England we were lucky in the regard that we were about 5 minutes from Rawtenstall where the last temperance bar is located or has it is commonly referred to and know as to the locals, "Fitzpatrick's'. Every time I have been to England I intended on going here but for some reason or another...
De Vere Village Bury
On our recent trip to England, we stayed in the De Vere Village Bury Hotel on two separate occasions. Located in the town of Bury, Greater Manchester just off the M66 motorway. Of course, Bury is 4 miles from my home town of Ramsbottom so I am familiar with this part of the country. We pre-booked our first stay at...