They say that New York is the City That Never Sleeps, but London could be called the City That Never Bores. Its rich history and modern attractions, as well as an unrivaled arts and culture scene make it without doubt one of the most fascinating cities in the world to visit. These are only a few of the reasons why this vibrant city has remained a tourism favorite for generations. As far back as 1777 one of the leading intellectuals of the time Samuel Johnson said ‘ when you are tired of London – you are tired of life.’

The same could be said today. This city positively hums with excitement. But it’s not only nightlife and the constant stream of pedestrians nor the friendly cab drivers that make this such a wonderful city to visit – it is some of the attractions that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Even if you stick to the tried and proven tourist attractions London has a huge amount to offer.

Some of the most popular are:

Although not exactly taking advantage of the rich history of London the Warner Brothers studio tour revolving around the making of the Harry Potter series is enormous fun, especially for those with younger children who loved the movies.

Featuring original sets and props and even the opportunity to sample some of the food and drink featured in the movies it’s a treat for the whole family.

An absolute must is the viewing of the changing of the guards at the Queens official residence – Buckingham Palace. The stately grandeur of this spectacle is great for both young and old.

For those who want to get an almost birds eye view of London then a trip on the London Eye is absolutely recommended, especially with a luxury car rental. A trip on this giant carousel only takes 30 minutes but from its lofty heights you can see some of London’s most well known landmarks.

Madame Tussauds has been one of London’s most stable tourist attractions for generations. To call this a wax museum is to do it serious injustice. With exhibitions that are continually updated it has remained a firm favorite even in the face of more high tech innovations.

It’s great fun for everyone young and old as they are afforded their opportunity to pose with their favorite celebs mugging it up for the camera. there’s also a ‘chamber of horrors’ for those who are not too squeamish. The torture implements of yesteryear will send a shiver up anyone’s spine.

For a more relaxed yet incredibly interesting experience a river tour on the Thames is highly recommended. From the vantage of a slowly cruising barge you will be able to take in some of London’s most iconic landmarks and enjoy drinks and snacks which are offered by many of the tour operators. there are even luxury dining options available for those who want that extra bit of pampering.

London has something for everyone. This is a city that should be on your global travel list. Miss it and you are certainly missing out on one of the most fascinating cities in the world.…

Traveling the world, whether it be for business or a vacation, is exciting. However, it can also be a source of stress if you don’t prepare. Follow these tips on how to travel the world to ensure that you don’t encounter any hitches before getting to your destinations.

Get Your Immunizations

One of the most important things you should do when preparing to travel the world is to get your immunizations. Check the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to find out if the countries you’re visiting require vaccinations, including getting your shot when you’re supposed to. For example, if you need a Yellow Fever immunization, you have to get it done at least ten days before you travel.

Check Your Passport and Visa

Another important consideration for world travel is the status of your passport. Everyone knows that you need a passport for foreign travel, but it’s easy to forget to update your passport when it expires.

Also, some locations require not only a passport but also a visa. For example, if one of your destinations is Egypt in Africa, you’ll need a visa to visit the location if you’re traveling from America to Egypt.

Get Medical Travel Insurance

Hopefully, nothing medically related will happen to you when you travel, but you never know. That’s why it’s important that you check on the status of your medical insurance. Is it necessary for you to get extra medical travel insurance based on your policies? Make sure to check into it.

What Will the Weather Be Like?

Pay attention to the weather details in all of the places where you’ll be traveling. For example, summertime, where you live, may be warm, but other areas may be colder than what you’re used to. For example, an area such as Scotland can be cold in the summer.

Research Warnings Associated with the Countries You Want to Visit

There may be countries you’d like to visit that have received warnings. Check the travel section of your state department to determine what the current travel warnings are. Keep in mind that even though a country has warnings associated with it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t travel there. A location that has a warning is one where you should seriously consider not traveling there. For examples, Americans are warned not to travel to North Korea. Whereas travel to Europe is something that you should do but be mindful of the various locations.

Study the Local Currency and Prices

When you travel out of the country, it’s important to study the various money changes. Determine what the exchange rates are in the different countries you’ll be visiting and plan accordingly with the currency you’re starting with.

Using these tips prior to booking your travel are just some of the ways that can help you prepare for your coming trip. Don’t put a snag in your travel plans by not being prepared for what you will face. Get organized as early as a year in advanced.…