Hotels try to pad your bill with overpriced extras and ancillary fees; here's how to avoid them
Emergency numbers for police, fire, and other safety issues in the U.K.
How to keep your valuables safe from pickpockets while traveling
How to lose things—passports, credit cards, and other important items—while traveling and not have it ruin your vacation
From dishonest taxi drivers to thieving restaurant waiters—you won't run into too many scams in Britain, but here are a few common rip-offs to watch out for
What to do if you get very sick while visiting Great Britain
This wearable safe for keeping your passport, credit cards, and spare cash secure is the one indispensable accessory every traveler loves to hate
Sleeping on an overnight train is a relatively safe endeavor, but take a few sensible precautions to avoid pickpockets and thieves and sleep more soundly
There are hundreds of road signs blocking your view on British roads and—more importantly—telling you how to get where you're going
Just use ATMs and banks, carefully count your change until you get used to the local cash, and stay away from gray market money changers
Scams and rip-offs at the hotel—many of them perfectly legal. Avoid the minibar, phone, laundry service, and parking garage
Not all local advice is honest advice
Travel on the safe side with trip insurance: when to buy it, what it does and does not cover, and where to get it
Don't leave anything visible in the car
Drive carefully and defensively
Advice and resources for women, gays, minorities, and the disabled traveling in the U.K.
What women can expect on vacation in the U.K.
A traveler's guide to race matters in Britain and a frank rundown of what to expect if you're black, Asian, Arab, Indian, or otherwise not visibly of European descent
Information and concerns for gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual travelers in the U.K.
A traveler's guide to safety in the U.K.: Pickpockets, scams, terrorism, and more
Why I am not afraid
Or, "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Vacation Plans"
Are cruises safe? Can I cancel a cruise? Can I get cruise cancellation insurance?
The Queen doesn't need a passport. Since all British passports are issued "In the name of Her Majesty," the Queen can just vouch for herself—though her husband Philip, son Prince Charles, and everyone one else in the household do have passports.