City Breaks

Paris in a Hurry - Patisserie and Chocolate Perfection

Judith Lewis | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

Ah Paris - whether you are there for an hour, a day or a week there is just something about Paris that is magical. I've often had only a few hours or just barely a day to enjoy the delights of Paris and so to help others choose the best places to visit with limited time I've put together an outline of one such flying visit to the delightful Parisian streets.

Hidden Gems of Europe - Hyères and the Golden Isles

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

Who doesn't love chic and sunny Cannes, Nice and Antibes on the French Riviera, so an invitation to Hyères, the 'original Côte d'Azur' piqued our interest. Hyères, with its medieval centre and nearby beaches, covers a 30 km area and was a favourite destination from the 18th-century onwards among the international jet set.

A Guide to the Perfect 24 Hours in Madrid

Chloe Gunning | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I felt a chill just from looking out of the plane window of as I travelled to Madrid. January is officially low season across Spain. A country that I have always thought of as being warm and drenched in sunshine, was looking more like the Scottish highlands!

Great Weekend Getaways - Lucerne, Switzerland

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

A short flight from London to Zurich, followed by an hour on a direct train from the airport, brought us to downtown Lucerne, a Swiss city on the shores of Lake Lucerne with views of the Alps, including Mount Rigi, the subject of JMW Turner's masterpiece The Blue Rigi Sunrise.

Cornwall Unplugged: Forget Foreign City Breaks

Jane Egginton | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

The train has barely left London when I realise, to my horror, that my Apple Mac charger does not fit the plug socket. With that my plans to work on the five-hour journey go out the window. 'Oh yes, these trains were fitted before those I-thingys', the conductor says rather too cheerfully.

Oktoberfest by the Numbers

Travelzoo UK | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

The grounds contain 14 enormous beer tents spread across a 42-acre area. That's somewhere in the region of 32 football fields to you and me.

Ten Reasons Why You Should Be in Rome Right Now

Adam Bown | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bown

With so many great reasons to visit Rome, it's a task in itself to narrow down the must-see attractions. With more than 900 churches alone - that's more than two church visits every day for a year - it's unlikely that you will fit everything into one visit. So, don't try and rush around the city to see every ruin or piazza - save it for your next holiday to Rome!

Travel Eye: Beautiful Places to Visit in Britain

Karen Edwards | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Golden sands line the coasts on the west and north east, vibrant forests tower right next to gorgeous rolling plains - and although the weather can be unpredictable, when the sun does appear, the UK really does shine.

Morocco: Lucky Number Five

Noelle Reno | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

As part of my Eat, Pray, Love adventure, Morocco was the fifth phase of my twelve countries in twelve months journey that I couldn't wait to escape my busy city life to. The number five carries huge significance in their culture and everywhere I went this number seemed to appear.

The Regeneration of Dundee

Laura Pearson-Smith | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Pearson-Smith

When you're thinking of a stylish UK city for a weekend away, I can guarantee that Dundee is not one that would pop into your head. Until I spent a weekend there earlier this month, words I would have used to describe this Scottish city is are dreary, run-down and boring.

Czech It Out

Noelle Reno | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

Prague, you vixen, you have enchanted me with your attention to detail. Every time I look up I see some hidden engraving or molding, some change in the colour of the paint that is so subtle yet so thoroughly considered.

Four Days in New York... on a Budget? Don't be a Schmuck!

Nick Jones | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Jones

So, let's get the obvious point of this article out there straight away - it is, in fact, not really possible to spend 4 enjoyable days in New York City without parting with quite a sizeable amount of cash.

The Athenians Strike Back

Danny Hilton | Posted 17.06.2014 | 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...