95 episodes

The UK Travel Planning Podcast is full of practical tips and advice to help you plan your dream trip to the UK whether you are visiting England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. Travel expert Tracy Collins shares years of knowledge and experience of travelling to, and around, the UK to help you plan your UK itinerary. Listen to special guest interviews full of travel inspiration and practical tips for popular and off the beaten path destinations. Learn more about the best ways to travel around the UK (including by train), about British culture and history and much more! Tune in and let us help you plan your perfect UK itinerary with all the places and experiences you have been dreaming of. UK Travel Planning - helping YOU plan YOUR perfect UK vacation.

UK Travel Planning Tracy Collins

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 120 Ratings

The UK Travel Planning Podcast is full of practical tips and advice to help you plan your dream trip to the UK whether you are visiting England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. Travel expert Tracy Collins shares years of knowledge and experience of travelling to, and around, the UK to help you plan your UK itinerary. Listen to special guest interviews full of travel inspiration and practical tips for popular and off the beaten path destinations. Learn more about the best ways to travel around the UK (including by train), about British culture and history and much more! Tune in and let us help you plan your perfect UK itinerary with all the places and experiences you have been dreaming of. UK Travel Planning - helping YOU plan YOUR perfect UK vacation.

    Trip Report with Deb Pecka - London Highlights and Day Trip Excursion

    Trip Report with Deb Pecka - London Highlights and Day Trip Excursion

    In episode 95 of the UK Travel Planning Podcast, we have a memorable trip report from our guest, Deb Pecka, who shares her whirlwind experience of a few days in the UK, packed with adventures. 
    Despite attending a conference in London, Deb managed to explore the city’s highlights and even embarked on a day trip to Windsor, Stonehenge, and Avebury, all with the help of Riz from XFACars. Join us as we delve into Deb's itinerary, from her arrival at Heathrow to her exploration of London, witnessing the changing of the guards, visiting iconic landmarks, indulging in delicious cuisine, and enjoying the picturesque countryside. 


    Deb shares her top tips for anyone visiting the UK for the first time and invites us to see her incredible photos from the trip. 

    Don't miss out on this exciting trip report that will inspire your own UK travel plans.

    ⭐️ Guest - Deb Pecka
    📝 Show Notes -Episode 95

    Listen to these episodes next:
    Episode #83 - Chat with Riz of XFA cars (London transfers & beyond)Episode #4 - Tips for first-time visitors to LondonEpisode #90 - How far ahead to book for LondonSupport the show
    🇬🇧 ❤️ Do you enjoy our weekly podcast? We love putting together our shows for you and sharing our knowledge, love of UK travel and practical tips to save you time and money.
    📋 Our aim through the podcast, websites, and Facebook community is to help you plan the UK trip of your dreams.
    👍We provide all of this information for free but would LOVE it if you could show your support, enjoyment and love of our show by supporting us through a monthly or as a one-off tip.
    ➡️ Sponsor our show by clicking here
    ➡️ Leave us a tip by clicking here

    Thank you ❤️

    Disclaimer: Some outbound links financially benefit the podcast through affiliate programs. Using our links is a small way to support the show at no additional cost. I only endorse products, programs, and services I use and would recommend to close friends and family. Thank you for the support!
    Work With Us - Contact info@uktravelplanning.com for brand partnerships and business inquiries.

    • 19 min
    Discovering the Best Photography Spots in London with Domi of Scalens Studio

    Discovering the Best Photography Spots in London with Domi of Scalens Studio

    In episode 94 of the UK Travel Planning Podcast, host Tracy Collins is joined by Domi of Scalens Studio to discuss London's top 10 photography locations. 
    Domi shares her expertise as a professional photographer and provides insider tips on the best spots for capturing iconic images. From the famous Tower Bridge to hidden gems in Notting Hill and beautiful views over London, this episode is a must-listen for anyone planning a visit to the UK's capital.

    Tracy and Domi also discuss the etiquette of taking photos at hotels and popular tourist spots and offer listeners a special discount code. 
    Join them in exploring the stunning photography opportunities that London has to offer.

    ⭐️ Guest - Domi of Scalens Studio
    📝 Show Notes -Episode #94

    Listen to these episodes next:
    Episode #16 - London photoshoot with Domi of Scalens StudioEpisode #54 - 10 Favourite London Experiences not to missEpisode #90 - How far ahead to book for LondonSupport the show
    🇬🇧 ❤️ Do you enjoy our weekly podcast? We love putting together our shows for you and sharing our knowledge, love of UK travel and practical tips to save you time and money.
    📋 Our aim through the podcast, websites, and Facebook community is to help you plan the UK trip of your dreams.
    👍We provide all of this information for free but would LOVE it if you could show your support, enjoyment and love of our show by supporting us through a monthly or as a one-off tip.
    ➡️ Sponsor our show by clicking here
    ➡️ Leave us a tip by clicking here

    Thank you ❤️

    Disclaimer: Some outbound links financially benefit the podcast through affiliate programs. Using our links is a small way to support the show at no additional cost. I only endorse products, programs, and services I use and would recommend to close friends and family. Thank you for the support!
    Work With Us - Contact info@uktravelplanning.com for brand partnerships and business inquiries.

    • 27 min
    Book Better Flights: Expert Tips for Finding the Best Deals with Michelle Chang

    Book Better Flights: Expert Tips for Finding the Best Deals with Michelle Chang

    In this episode of the UK Travel Planning Podcast, Tracy Collins sits down with guest Michelle Chang to delve into the world of flight booking.

    As an experienced world traveller, Michelle shares her expert tips on how to book better flights, emphasizing the importance of flexibility, using Google Flights effectively, and uncovering hidden cost-saving strategies.

    With practical insights and valuable advice, Michelle guides listeners through the intricacies of optimizing flight options and reveals common pitfalls to avoid.  Stay tuned as she provides a special discount for the "Book Better Flights" course, ensuring that travellers can maximise their flight booking endeavours.

    Tune in to discover how to secure the best travel deals and plan your next UK adventure quickly and confidently!

    ⭐️ Guest -Michelle Chang of Intentional Travelers
    📋 Show Notes - Episode 93

    Listen to these episodes next:
    Episode #90 - How far ahead to book for London Episode #78 - Step-by-step guide to planning your UK tripEpisode #67 - 15 things to know to make the most of your trip to LondonSupport the show
    🇬🇧 ❤️ Do you enjoy our weekly podcast? We love putting together our shows for you and sharing our knowledge, love of UK travel and practical tips to save you time and money.
    📋 Our aim through the podcast, websites, and Facebook community is to help you plan the UK trip of your dreams.
    👍We provide all of this information for free but would LOVE it if you could show your support, enjoyment and love of our show by supporting us through a monthly or as a one-off tip.
    ➡️ Sponsor our show by clicking here
    ➡️ Leave us a tip by clicking here

    Thank you ❤️

    Disclaimer: Some outbound links financially benefit the podcast through affiliate programs. Using our links is a small way to support the show at no additional cost. I only endorse products, programs, and services I use and would recommend to close friends and family. Thank you for the support!
    Work With Us - Contact info@uktravelplanning.com for brand partnerships and business inquiries.

    • 16 min
    Discovering Portsmouth: A Local's Guide to History, Mystery, and Seaside Splendour

    Discovering Portsmouth: A Local's Guide to History, Mystery, and Seaside Splendour

    In episode 92 of the UK Travel Planning Podcast, we explore the coastal city of Portsmouth, England, with our special guests, Kevin and Pauline Patterson! 
    Listen in as they share insider tips and recommendations for exploring the rich history and vibrant attractions of Portsmouth. 

    From the iconic Mary Rose to the historic dockyards and scenic harbour views, this episode is packed with valuable insights for anyone planning a visit to this charming city. 
    So, grab a cuppa, sit back, and let's embark on a virtual tour of Portsmouth with Kevin and Pauline.


    Guests - Kevin and Pauline Patterson
    Show notes - Episode 92

    Listen to these episodes next:
    Episode #03 - Visiting York  Episode #20 - Exploring the CotswoldsEpisode #86 - London like a localSupport the show
    🇬🇧 ❤️ Do you enjoy our weekly podcast? We love putting together our shows for you and sharing our knowledge, love of UK travel and practical tips to save you time and money.
    📋 Our aim through the podcast, websites, and Facebook community is to help you plan the UK trip of your dreams.
    👍We provide all of this information for free but would LOVE it if you could show your support, enjoyment and love of our show by supporting us through a monthly or as a one-off tip.
    ➡️ Sponsor our show by clicking here
    ➡️ Leave us a tip by clicking here

    Thank you ❤️

    Disclaimer: Some outbound links financially benefit the podcast through affiliate programs. Using our links is a small way to support the show at no additional cost. I only endorse products, programs, and services I use and would recommend to close friends and family. Thank you for the support!
    Work With Us - Contact info@uktravelplanning.com for brand partnerships and business inquiries.

    • 24 min
    A Taste of London with Charley Bennett of Devour Food Tours

    A Taste of London with Charley Bennett of Devour Food Tours

    In episode 91 of the UK Travel Planning Podcast, Tracy interviews Charley Bennett, the ground operations manager for Walks in London and Devour Food Tours. They dive deep into London's vibrant food culture and discuss their favourite food tours and hidden gems. 
    From iconic pubs serving traditional ales and classic pub snacks to family-run businesses at Borough Market, they share their love for British cuisine and the rich history behind the culinary experiences. 
    Charley's expertise and passion for showcasing London's diverse food and culture make this episode a must-listen for any food and travel enthusiast. 
    So, grab a cup of tea and get ready to explore the delicious world of London's food tours with Tracy and Charley!

    Guest - Charley Bennett of Devour Food Tours
    Shownotes - Episode 91


    Support the show
    🇬🇧 ❤️ Do you enjoy our weekly podcast? We love putting together our shows for you and sharing our knowledge, love of UK travel and practical tips to save you time and money.
    📋 Our aim through the podcast, websites, and Facebook community is to help you plan the UK trip of your dreams.
    👍We provide all of this information for free but would LOVE it if you could show your support, enjoyment and love of our show by supporting us through a monthly or as a one-off tip.
    ➡️ Sponsor our show by clicking here
    ➡️ Leave us a tip by clicking here

    Thank you ❤️

    Disclaimer: Some outbound links financially benefit the podcast through affiliate programs. Using our links is a small way to support the show at no additional cost. I only endorse products, programs, and services I use and would recommend to close friends and family. Thank you for the support!
    Work With Us - Contact info@uktravelplanning.com for brand partnerships and business inquiries.

    • 33 min
    How Far Ahead to Book for London: Accommodation, Dining and Sightseeing

    How Far Ahead to Book for London: Accommodation, Dining and Sightseeing

    In episode 90 of the UK Travel Planning Podcast, we delve into the best tips for planning your London adventures. We've got you covered from accommodations to restaurants, tickets to tours. 
    We discuss the importance of booking ahead, especially during peak months, and advise when to make reservations for accommodation, restaurants, London theatre and popular attractions. 

     Whether scoring a table for afternoon tea or securing tickets to popular attractions like Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London, we have the inside scoop. 


    Stay tuned for expert insights on making the most of your London visit and ensuring a smooth and unforgettable travel experience. So, grab your cup of tea and prepare for some fantastic travel planning advice from Tracy Collins!

    Show Notes - Episode 90
    Support the show
    🇬🇧 ❤️ Do you enjoy our weekly podcast? We love putting together our shows for you and sharing our knowledge, love of UK travel and practical tips to save you time and money.
    📋 Our aim through the podcast, websites, and Facebook community is to help you plan the UK trip of your dreams.
    👍We provide all of this information for free but would LOVE it if you could show your support, enjoyment and love of our show by supporting us through a monthly or as a one-off tip.
    ➡️ Sponsor our show by clicking here
    ➡️ Leave us a tip by clicking here

    Thank you ❤️

    Disclaimer: Some outbound links financially benefit the podcast through affiliate programs. Using our links is a small way to support the show at no additional cost. I only endorse products, programs, and services I use and would recommend to close friends and family. Thank you for the support!
    Work With Us - Contact info@uktravelplanning.com for brand partnerships and business inquiries.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

Heather W. -- SoCal ,

A Must Listen!

I discovered this podcast several months ago and it’s become one of my “must listens.” It is practical and informative for those preparing to travel to the UK. Tracy and Doug, along with their guests, do a great job of highlighting places, tours, attractions, and practical tips for visiting the UK. Highly recommended!

mortalgroove ,

Amazing Info

Tracy and Doug are such a wealth of knowledge and present it in a fun and easy to follow format. I have learned so much and feel more confident in planning our trip to London next year.

TeacherRobMO ,

Fabulous BEFORE & AFTER your trip!

Not only is Tracy & Doug’s website, FB group, itinerary consultation AND podcast the BEST thing ever as you plan your UK trip, they continue to keep the memories of your trip alive.

I continue to be a member of their FB group to help share advice and experience with others and have been lucky to be a guest on the podcast twice.

I continue to listen to the podcast for fun and to dream about our next visit!

They’ve created a fabulous community of people who love exploring the UK and sharing your knowledge with others! Come join us!

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