London Instruction Manual: How to prepare for a trip to the UK!
Navigating the "ins" and "outs" of overseas travel can be daunting, even for the seasoned traveler. After hosting over 50 visitors since we arrived here in London a year ago, I have a good handle on most of the questions that visitors will ask. Q uestions like: "What do I do about phone service?", "How do I get to my hotel from the airport?", and "Should I pack a blow dryer?" are legitimate. More tricky are the questions like "How do I get an American prescription filled?" So let's start with probably the most confusing, yet most often asked question: 1. "What do I do about phone service in the UK?" This is a question best thought through a few weeks before departure. Generally, as a visitor, you have a few choices--sign up for an international plan, communicate only when on Wi-Fi, purchase a UK sim card, or rent/buy a mobile hotspot. The easiest method and the one I most often recommen