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Episode 55 – UK versus US [Things to know before you visit]

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In episode 55 of the UK Travel Planning Podcast, host Tracy Collins explores some of the cultural and practical differences between the United Kingdom and the United States. 

From driving on the left side of the road and navigating roundabouts to understanding the nuances of British English, Tracy shares valuable tips and insights for travellers. 

She advises listeners to bring personal washcloths, check for air conditioning in accommodations, and come prepared with their own shopping bags. Tracy also discusses the importance of familiarizing oneself with British terms to avoid confusion!

Throughout the episode, Tracy emphasizes the goal of preparing yourself as a first-time visitor to the UK so you can avoid any surprises and fully enjoy your trip. 

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Episode 55 – Show Notes

UK versus US

Topics covered in this episode include:

  • Washcloths
  • Top sheets
  • Tipping in the UK
  • Driving in the UK
  • Terminology differences in American and British English
  • Tips for booking accommodation in the UK eg checking for air conditioning and elevators.
  • Bringing your own bags to the supermarket
  • And much more!

Places/services mentioned in this episode include

Click here to download a PDF Transcript of Episode 55

Relevant resources, articles & podcast episodes

  • Episode #12 Driving in the UK prepare for your trip with Tripiamo
  • Episode #7 Tips for first-time visitors to the UK
  • Episode #47 Practical Tips for Visiting the UK – Your Top 10 FAQs Answered

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