City Breaks

The Athenians Strike Back

Danny Hilton | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Hilton

This week I've been at "The City of Athens Annual Travel Trade Workshop" - the second year for this event, housed at the huge Megaron International Conference Centre. This is a totally different city to that portrayed in the UK news two years ago.

10 Best Spa Breaks for January

Mark Hodson | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

Once the Christmas party season is over, thoughts inevitably turn to those twin January obsessions: diet and detox. But instead of signing up for an expensive gym membership that you'll never use, why not escape the winter gloom with a few days on a spa break, with nothing more strenuous to do than choose your treatments and splash in a pool?

Travel Eye: The Best of Manchester

Karen Edwards | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

There is something about the spirit of Manchester that welcomes you right in. I'm not sure if it's the cosy bars, the music-mad locals, the ease in being able to walk everywhere, or the Mancunian accent (I love the accent), but each time I visit something draws me further into the heart of this city and now, I find it difficult to leave.

Top 10 Best Cities for Golden Autumn Travel

Andrew Matthews | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

While the changing seasons bring us unwelcome winters, unrequited rainfall and the occasional humid heatwave, the morphing of the seasons does afford one very special time of year, a golden season, autumn.

Stretch Your Money: Charming and Affordable Autumn City Breaks in Europe | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Autumn is a great time of year for a holiday. The winter weather hasn't set in yet, and most European destinations are significantly cheaper than they are during the summer months. Whether you're looking for an affordable weekend break this autumn, or a long autumn holiday that won't cost you an arm and a leg, why not visit one of these charming and affordable cities?

Amsterdam - A City for All Seasons

Stuart Forster | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Days are becoming noticeably shorter and temperatures are cooling; Europe is heading into autumn and this, in my view, is the best time of year to take city breaks. Amsterdam is a good option if you're looking for a destination that's easy to reach and has much to offer.

Things to Do in Liverpool

Emma Rose Black | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rose Black

Have you ever been to Liverpool? Well it's the place to go if you're looking for a weekend break that may be that little bit closer to home...So what can you do to let your hair down in this fine northern city?....Well, there's a whole A to Z of things to do...but here are a few of my favourites:

Travel Eye: A Summer Weekend in Cork

Karen Edwards | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

It's a Saturday afternoon and I'm tucking into a gorgeous Irish lamb stew. My friend Natalie is opposite me, equally enthusiastic about her seafood chowder. We're both gossiping away without a care in the world.

Five Exotic Short Break Destinations

Mark Hodson | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

Fancy somewhere out of the ordinary for your next holiday? If you have plenty of time and money you'll find no shortage of exotic far-flung destinations. But if you know where to look, you don't need to cross continents to find exciting, colourful and culturally-rich cities. Here are five exotic short breaks all within five hours flying time of the UK.

Cool Places To Stay And Party In Belfast (PICTURES)

Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Eat, drink, sing, dance and then -- if there’s any night left -- collapse into a comfy bed. It’s the intention for many after a big night out,...

10 Spanish Villages for a Sunny Summer Escape

minube | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

For decades, Spain has been one of Europe's top destinations for summer travellers looking to to enjoy her beaches, cuisine, world-class museums, and ...

Northern Ireland's Secret Adventure Playground

Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

It’s an open secret – Northern Ireland’s a top location for adventure activities. There are few other places in Europe where you can find top-cl...

WATCH: Phil Taggart's Belfast Part 2

Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Radio One DJ, Phil Taggart accompanied the Huffington Post on an action packed weekend to Belfast. Click on the video below to see what Phil got up to...

WATCH: Phil Taggart's Belfast Part 1

Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Radio One DJ, Phil Taggart accompanied the Huffington Post on an action packed weekend to Belfast. Click on the video below to see what Phil got up to...

Loving Luxembourg

Gareth Johnson | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Johnson

I'm a bit in love with Luxembourg. I've just returned from a weekend city break and I'm already planning my next visit. It's one of those cities that you don't hear much about - apart from banking, finance, and opaque tax regulation. But it's a lot more than that.

Lisbon: Portugal's City of Light

Stuart Forster | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Light, say artists, is all important to creating a masterpiece. The azure sky over Lisbon, long hours of summer sunshine and golden sunsets are factors that ensure many visitors go home with fond memories and great photographs of the Portuguese capital.

Get to Edinburgh, Before Everyone Else Does

Andrew Matthews | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Congrats to Auld Reekie, UK's favourite city 13 years in a row and recently voted one of the top five 'must see' cities in the world. No doubt Scotland's capital will be more unbearable than ever this summer - or the Season of the Mime Artiste as we like to think of it.

Time to Visit Cardiff

Gareth Johnson | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Johnson

Like many towns and cities across the United Kingdom, Cardiff is an interesting blend of the history of yesterday and modernity of tomorrow.

Travel Eye: Visiting London? Here's Where to Stay

Karen Edwards | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

My own friends from other cities and countries dropped by to take in some of the Olympic and Paralympic spirit - and I was asked a number of times about where is best to stay. It turned out, I didn't know the answer. There are so many hotels to choose from in London, where do you start?

Seven Reasons to Take a Responsible City Break

Lara Solomon | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Solomon

Visiting a city usually means that everything is within walking distance, so you can get out and explore on foot. Better for the environment and also I think more fun, since you can stop at coffee shops/bars/stores en-route!

Travel Eye: The Power of Lyon

Karen Edwards | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

December is a magical time to visit Lyon. Everyone comes out of their houses, to shine out their candles into the night. Lights are even shone onto buildings through huge projectors and the whole city spectacularly comes alive. I've already made up my mind to come back.

Can a City Break Be Responsible?

Lara Solomon | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Style
Lara Solomon

Most people when they think of taking a responsible/eco/green holiday immediately think it has to be in the countryside, not the city, but that just isn't true. Cities have the same challenges with the environment and local communities as the countryside does.... You can have a great holiday anywhere in the world that is also a responsible holiday.

Rachel Reviews... Prague

Rachel Clark | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Clark

Considering a city break to Prague? Lucky for you this post provides a run-down of all the need-to-know info, as well as a short-list of the top five must-see tourist destinations! Don't leave without paying a visit to this lot...