Holiday

Travelling to Birmingham

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Many years passed before I realised you can "travel" in your own country, that we are actually surrounded by exotic locations, places we've never seen and dialects we don't understand... I'm visiting England's second biggest city precisely because it's not somewhere a visitor to the UK would normally visit.

Cycling and Camping Do Work!

Steph Mann | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Mann

Summer. The time to be outside as much as you can, because lets face it, winter makes us stay in. So don't waste your days wondering what you could be doing, when you can just go out and do it.

Distracted By Work When on Holiday? You Might Be Suffering From Infobesity

Dave Coplin | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Tech
Dave Coplin

Nearly half of the UK's office workers are suffering from 'Infobesity', the over-consumption of information. It's making us unhappy, is bad for our health, and hurts our productivity... There must be something wrong with the office culture in many companies when 45% of workers feel that they should reply to work email instantly - no matter where they are or what they're doing.

Thai Retreats: Point Yamu by COMO, Phuket

The Spa Spy | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Overlooking the Andaman Sea and with a horizon view of the majestic limestone karsts of Phang Nga Bay... this slice of opulence is located on the east coast of the popular Thai holiday island.

How Not to Pack Trackers on Holiday

Andy Kahl | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Kahl

As the beginning of summer approaches, people all over the world are making plans for a holiday. The digital age has certainly revolutionised travel booking - a task that used to require the marrying of information from many disparate sources into a single itinerary is now accomplished in just a few clicks.

Family Friendly Festivals 2014

Laura Schwormstedt | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Schwormstedt

When we think of summer we immediately think festivals, camping and road trip fun and the fact we are now parents have not changed that at all and we have been taking our son to festivals since he was 2yrs old and he loves every element of it from the packing to pitching the tent to the morning routine of making coffee on the camping stove.

Opposites Attract

Christina Miller | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Miller

Home to some of the most fabulous places in the world, the South of France is synonymous with glamour. The obvious spots are Monaco, with all its flashy wealth, and star-studded Cannes.

Things I Noticed About New York

Carina Maggar | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Carina Maggar

I went to New York for a few days this week. Here are some things I noticed...

The Sound of Gerard

Deborah C Dooley | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah C Dooley

David Beckham is undeniably gorgeous. But for me, the second he begins to speak, that gorgeousness becomes a distant memory. Conversely, Gerard Depardieu does not, perhaps, immediately strike one as conventionally appealing. But the minute he opens his mouth - quel delight!

David And SamCam Go To 'Yoga Retreat', But How Relaxing Can It Be?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK

Prime Minister David Cameron and wife Samantha have taken an Easter break to the Spanish island of Lanzarote. The couple are staying in a hotel on ...

Why Was Nigella Lawson Refused Entry To The US?

Megan Hughes | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Hughes

Ultimately, the decision to refuse Nigella Lawson entry to the US reflects the uglier side of its immigration legislation. It was apparently arbitrary; Lawson's behaviour suggests that she had no prior indication of the Border Agency's decision...

Booking a Hostel: Choosing the Right One for You

Nola Chesworth | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nola Chesworth

Choosing which hostel to book when you go away on your travels can be a somewhat daunting experience; there are so many to choose from, and you of course want to find the one that will suit you the most.

Winter Sun for Single Mums in Egypt

Josa Young | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Josa Young

Where do you go when you are a single mum with a lively 13-year-old son? It is not easy as everything holidaywise is set up for more conventional families. You need somewhere safe for the young to feel free, when there aren't two of you to keep an eye out; where there is plenty of everything to do and the atmosphere is kindly and relaxed.

Paris For Free - If You're Under 26

Nola Chesworth | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nola Chesworth

Ah, Paris! You're oh so beautiful, so romantic, and also, somewhat expensive. The chic boutique hotels, the mouth-watering steak frites, un vin rouge along the Boulevard Saint-Michel - just staying, eating and drinking in the French capital can be a costly experience before you even add on the 'must-see' sights of the city.

Cruising the Caribbean

Zahra Razavi | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Three weeks before Christmas, I board a plane to Barbados to escape the worst floods and storms Britain has seen in years. What awaits is the Caribb...

Rain? Boredom? Or the Half-Term Holiday? The Big Barrier to Keeping Fit (And How to Beat It)

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Whitmarsh

Motivation is starting to ebb away, and many parents of schoolchildren probably share the latest obstacle to my ambition. With half term creeping up, we are due to go away on a family holiday, and all I can foresee is a week where my desire to stay in shape goes all wobbly.

Retreat Review: Escape to SoCal's Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

It's far warmer than usual, I'm told, but even at the height of summer there's the cooling presence of a sheer caressing breeze. The sun beams brilliantly in the pure blue sky, illuminating the rich and vibrant colours of my surroundings; the olive green palm trees, the emerald lawns, the citrus hued flora and the dusky coral casitas.

Top Cruise Destinations of 2014

James Cole | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Cole

As we take our first steps into 2014 many people, myself included, have already started to plan our summer holidays. The unrelenting, dark, cold days of winter have begun to take their toll, and so we look towards the summer as a beacon of hope, comfort and happiness...

Adventuring in the Pocono Mountains

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

Just 75 miles from New York and 85 miles from Philadelphia, the Pocono Mountains make for a convenient retreat and with so much to offer throughout the seasons, from outdoor adventures, fine dining, shopping and pampering, it's a destination that can be enjoyed by all.

Tourista Exoricista - Try the Newest Remedy for Winter Blues

Ania Poullain-Majchrzak | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Ania Poullain-Majchrzak

Poland's youngest exorcist priest Michał Olszewski offers to clean your bad spirits in a private session that lasts only few hours. His long catalogue of success stories includes Polish celebrities amongst the other plagued population on the path of sanity and well-being.

Birthday Getaways | Stylish Indulgence in NYC

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

I had made up my mind, I would not allow my 30th birthday to transpire without an explosion of fun and indulgence. And so I embarked on my very first trip to New York City, for a birthday getaway of culture, fine dining and pampering.

Our Favourite Places: Poland

Jane Mountain | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Mountain

In Poland, we crossed the country from south to north, finding a huge variety of landscapes and experiences we hope to revisit one day.

Stargazers at St Mawes Retreats, St Mawes, Cornwall - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

In September, I was lucky enough to spend a few days in Cornwall, which is one of my favourite places for a holiday. Usually my place of choice is Padstow but on this occasion, I visited to the small coastal village of St Mawes.

Her Name Was Rio...

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

So, as you may have read in my last blog, I have just returned from Rio De Janeiro. Holy Maloney that's a place and a half! It's NOT good to be back if I'm honest.

Swimming With the Fishes in Maafushivaru

Matt Glass | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Glass

Maafushivaru is tiny - just 500 metres long - and I immediately made it my mission to walk the entire thing over the course of a week. I didn't make it because the bar is in the middle, but it's important to have goals.