Travel Tips & Resources

Helpful information so you can plan your groundhopping adventures

How to Choose Which Soccer Games to See

July 30, 2022

If you aren’t set on a particular club, then how do you decide which game to see? Consider using the following questions as a guide to making this decision. WHERE WILL YOU BE? If you’re in London, you will have tons of choices. To get a sense of this, check out the amazing blog The…

Make Manchester Your Base for Groundhopping

July 9, 2022

Why is Manchester, England a great base for a groundhopping adventure? In short, it's great city close to natural areas and tons of soccer clubs. If you’re a typical tourist, you will probably be spending much, if not most, of your English trip in and around London. And well you should; it’s an extraordinary destination…

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Traveling to Watch UK Soccer During the Pandemic

March 15, 2022

With England’s Premier League season starting in August, here is the latest information for fans who want to make travel plans to watch soccer games. Updated as of June 13, 2022 What are the current restrictions regarding travel to the UK? There are no Covid-related restrictions for travel to the UK. Effective March 18, you…

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The Coronavirus and English Soccer: Frequently Asked Questions

January 6, 2022

*Updated March 13, 2022, to include some other countries* The question of how the coronavirus is affecting the British and European football leagues is obviously on many people’s minds. We have some basic Q&A below, and we're tracking the latest news. Is soccer happening during the pandemic? Yes! The 2021-22 season is running through May.…

Groundhopper Guides Holiday Gift Guide: Top Soccer Gifts

November 22, 2021

The Groundhopper Guides Holiday Gift Guide features our top soccer gifts for your favorite football fan. Best Inspirational Gift: A Soccer Trip Consultation If your soccer fan dreams of maybe seeing a game in person some day, you can help them get started. Groundhopper Soccer Guides offers trip consulting, tickets, tours and even personal guiding…

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Groundhopper Guide to Travel Insurance

August 28, 2021

Planning a trip to watch soccer in England or Europe is a lot of fun. What is less enjoyable is thinking about the expense if something unexpected happens that causes you to cancel or interrupt your trip. Groundhopper Guides gives you the information you need to choose the best travel insurance policy. I am not…

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Watching Soccer Games in England: FAQ From an American Expert

July 16, 2021

Watching soccer in England is a truly enjoyable experience. I’ve done quite a lot of it myself, making it to more than 100 games at 60+ different clubs, including every club in the Premier League and all but a few in the Championship. Along the way, I have learned a few things, which I will share here. If…

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Planning a Trip to Watch Soccer in England? Here Are Some Starter Tips

June 24, 2021

The following are Groundhopper Paul's best tips for planning a trip to watch soccer in England. I have seen more than 100 games at more than 60 different stadiums and I have developed something of a system for planning my trips to watch soccer in England. So I thought I would share my process here.…

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Watching Soccer in England Over the Holidays? Beware These Travel Hassles

June 23, 2021

We at Groundhopper Guides have always said that Christmas time, or the "festive season," is one of the best times to watch football in England. But there are some things to consider if you intend to be there, not the least of which are the weather and the travel hassles. First, let's consider why it's…

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Groundhopper Guide to Travel Hacking

May 19, 2021

If you are planning a trip to watch soccer in the UK or Europe, or if you just want to work a game or two into your vacation plans, our Groundhopper Guide to Travel Hacking will help you save money and enjoy some travel-related perks at the same time. First, here are some of the…

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