I am planning a trip with my brother to the UK. We are planning on going to England, Ireland, and Scotland within 18 days. My quandry is that I have never been outside of the US except for Canada. I live in NYC so the hussle and bussle of London does not worry me at all, I am actually really looking forward to it. My brother seems to think that I will be completely overwhelmed on this trip. He has advised me not to pack in a suitcase but get a backpack. I can see why, but with only 3 weeks to the trip, I still haven't had the chance to buy one, let alone look at them.
I am also in a dilemma of what to pack. Weather is a concern. I am naturally cold natured (I get cold easily) but when I am hot, I am hot. So what do I look to bring. I am trying to take into concideration that we are not going to be doing the major touristy things like museums, castle tours and such. I want to hang with the locals in the pubs and get pissed off my ass. I want a good ol time with out worries.
So if anyone has some helpful hints on how to plan in the short time that i have on what to pack, what to buy, and where to go, then by all means, please help me out. Thanks all!!!