Holiday

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 04.04.2014 | 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 25.03.2014 | 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 25.03.2014 | 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 12.03.2014 | 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

Lauren Razavi | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren 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.

Real Men Go to the Maldives

Matt Glass | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Glass

This may sound like an idyllic, blissful paradise to some people. The beaches! The turquoise waters! The beaches and the turquoise waters together in one place! But to me, it was the source of quite some concern before our Honeymoon. You see, I am a man, and we men need excitement.

Alternative Oktoberfest: 10 German Destinations

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

For many, Autumn in Germany means Oktoberfest: Munich's 16-day celebration of beer, welcoming over six million visitors each year. However, Germany has much more to offer than beer, pretzels, lederhosen and dirndls.

Taking the Next Step

Beth Phillips | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Phillips

Sam, Thomas and I have just returned from a week's holiday on a farm in Cornwall. It was a big step for all of us. Dunc and I had booked it in January, in a moment of being unusually organised. When he died in April this year, I quickly realised that the holiday was looming.

A Summer Holiday in Elounda

Sarah Kwong | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

Elounda might be just 23 miles from party-tastic Malia, but it feels like it's worlds away. Peaceful, beautiful, and apparently very windy, Elounda is a small fishing town on the Northern coast of Crete. Frequently visited by the likes of Lady Gaga and Leo DiCaprio, Elounda does private and quiet very well - much better than luxe favourites, Santorini and Mykonos.

Boy, 4, Dies After Holiday Swimming Pool Ordeal

PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

A four year old boy has died after nearly drowning in a swimming pool while on a family holiday. The child suffered a cardiac arrest after the inci...

Six Million Britons To Make Bank Holiday Getaway

PA | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

More than six million Britons are set to make overnight-stay trips at home and abroad over the bank holiday weekend. With forecasters predicting ho...

Hot-Dog Legs: The Ultimate Way To Cure Holiday Envy?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

When holiday envy strikes it can rot people from the inside out. We'd know, we've been inflicted from time to time. In the past the only known cure...

Three Ideas to Brighten Up Your Life

Professor Damien Ridge | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Damien Ridge

For me, right now, it is walking in my beloved Brockwell Park in Brixton. As a psychotherapist, I tell my clients that happiness is the purpose of life. But it is not possible - or helpful - to be happy all the time. For balance, we need to experience a range of emotions (including difficult ones that popular culture seems so adverse to).

Why Summer is the Most Important Season for Students

Isabelle Kerr | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Isabelle Kerr

For students everywhere it has always provided a liberating period between one busy university year and an even busier year to come. Consequently, students have never failed to embrace the many benefits of the summer break. However, with the controversial rise in tuition fees to £9000 per year the necessity of university has been debated.