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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]
best restaurants in st helier
Jersey may not be the first place you think about when picking the best places around the UK for an eclectic food scene but we would argue that the capital of St. Helier should certainly be on your radar. After spending three days on the Channel Islands' largest island, we quickly became accustomed with the best restaurants...
best places to visit in greece
Did you know that Greece has 6,000 islands in total? It's true and yet it's still pretty astounding to think that a nation can have that many islands associated with it. Can you imagine how difficult it is trying to pinpoint the very best places to visit in Greece from such a plethora of breathtaking options to...
Chur to Tirano
Switzerland is blessed to have breathtaking scenery everywhere you look. Whether you are crossing the spectacular Golden Pass across the Swiss Alps or simply enjoying the views from the shores of Lake Lucerne, it's no surprise that visitors flock here from all corners of the globe to admire this beautiful country. During our recent visit to Switzerland,...
2018 review
Every year since we started our blog we have put together a year end post reviewing our travels over the last 12 months. This year is no different in that respect but unfortunately, this is the hardest post I have ever had to write given the consequences of what has happened in the last couple of months....
things to do in jersey in winter
For those of you that have spent some time exploring the UK, you may have heard about the Channel Islands, a group of islands located off the south coast of England and much closer to the east coast of France. Visiting the Channel Islands is a popular choice among British tourists during the summer months but we...
eurail first class travel
Traveling around Europe by train is one of those experiences that should really be on everyone's bucket list. Many people think that flying business class (or first class) is something they will never get to experience because of the extortionate airfares and honestly, I don't blame them! We have flown first class once between Singapore and Melbourne and although...
things to do in bologna
Traveling the world not only enables you to visit iconic destinations but it also allows you to stumble across gems that perhaps you normally wouldn't think about experiencing. Located in the heart of the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy, Bologna is a city that we can well and truly attest is a place that should be on any Italian travel...
leu gardens orlando
Botanical gardens are more than just a place to display a plethora of extravagant floral displays. Instead, they offer an opportunity for visitors to enjoy a peaceful haven of tranquility, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and a secluded spot where everyone can gather their thoughts and truly appreciate the beauty of nature. Harry P. Leu...
dickens of a christmas franklin
The annual Dickens of a Christmas festival in Franklin, Tennessee is the perfect opportunity for all the family to enjoy the holiday festivities while taking a whirlwind trip back in time to the Charles Dickens era. While there are plenty of things to do in Franklin all year round, visiting during the festive season is definitely a great opportunity to...
venice of america
Nestled in the heart of Los Angeles County is a charming, hidden gem that for years has frequently been forgotten despite the inherent beauty throughout the location. Venice Beach, located just a short distance from the heart of the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, is a coastal town famous for its iconic boardwalk, yet its the breathtaking sight...