Wow! This has been very helpful, especially the tip about the Youth Hostels. I'm definitely going to look into that. I think staying at a hostel can help me stay within my budget.
I'd really like to go to the UK if at all possible. I know there are cheaper places, but there's only one England and I've always wanted to see it.
I think I'd like to spend maybe a week in London then head into the country, maybe doing a circuit to include parts of Wales and Scotland. I need to do some thinking about it.
So it sounds like trains are the way to go from town to town to small city?