"Holiday

Summer Hols: Up-And-Coming Destinations That Don't Cost The Earth

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Some of us are the wanderlust-filled type. Always heading down the not-so-well-trod track rather than joining our fellow sun seekers over garish cockt...

Family Kicked Off Flight Because Toddler Has Peanut Allergy

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Parents

A family claim they were kicked off a plane because their son is allergic to peanuts. Kyson Dana, spoke out about the poor manner in which flight atte...

Holidaying in Croatia This Summer? Here Are My Eight Must Do's...

Annabelle Thorpe | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annabelle Thorpe

A trip to Croatia is about more than just the beaches and the clear blues skies. Here are my eight top tips for really getting to know the country, and make your holiday really memorable.

Top Five Hong Kong Sights and Experiences

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

It was my first time to Hong Kong and I didn't really know what to expect before arriving. After taking a quick trip to Google, the city appeared as tall buildings, bright lights and a scattering of boats.

Dad Sends Beach Photo To School When Asked To Explain Son's Absence

Caters News Agency | Amy Packham | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Parents

A dad who received a text message from his son's school asking why he was absent from lessons replied with a family holiday photo showing him on a bea...

Girl Suffered 'Horrendous' Injuries After Aeroplane Airbag Exploded

PA Real Life | Amy Packham | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: some readers may find the images below graphic. A four-year-old girl was left with "horrendous" injuries after an aeroplane airbag exploded ...

The Vegan Bucket List: The Viennese Waltz

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmijn de Boo

Everyone has a bucket list, and for many, this may include a visit to a beautiful Renaissance era city such as Vienna. A Viennese Ball may even make it to the list. But a Vegan Ball in Vienna?

Have Child, Will Travel

Sophia Walker | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

If you were to listen to all the advice that people offload on you when you become a parent, you would go insane. From 'sleep when baby sleeps' to 'don't buy more than you need, as you won't use it' - I'm glad I had the sense to override these tiresome tales of woe.

Bermuda's Top Four on the Water

Black Tomato | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

British colonial gem of the North Atlantic, Bermuda is an island idyll of blushing beaches and crystal clear, cerulean blue waters. Surrounded by the sounds of the ocean and with an economy that was historically built upon a mastering of the waves, Bermuda lives and breathes for the waters that lap upon its sandy shores.

Top Five Musicals in London

Ceri Tinley | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ceri Tinley

MUSICALS IN LONDON "Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to." These are the ...

Moving to Australia at the Age of 30: Things to Do Before You Go

Jojo Furnival | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

Hi! ​My name is Jojo, I'm a writer and editor, I've just turned 30 and I'm moving to Australia in March 2016. No, I'm not doing it the adult way, I don't have a work visa - Lord, no - I'm grasping my last chance to spend one (hopefully two) years 'bumming around' (technical term) and becoming reacquainted with a long lost friend of mine: Relaxation. Yes, that's right, I have a working holiday visa.

Bali: My Ultimate Guide

Ashley James | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ashley James

Bali is an Indonesian island located only a couple of hours from Australia known for it's beautiful beaches, rice paddies, and beautiful landscape. As well as being visually pleasing and having lot of sunshine, there's so many different places and things to see and do.

10 Ways To Save When Booking Your 2016 Family Holiday

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Parents

Family holidays provide you and your children with memories that will last a lifetime. But being limited to only taking children away during the schoo...

Five Things to Do in Barcelona... and One to Miss

Sally Pemble | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sally Pemble

Barcelona is the city with it all. Culture at every turn, glorious food and a fantastic beach, for when you've had enough of the sight-seeing and just want to flop on the sand and catch some rays. Here's my top five things to do whilst visiting Barcelona. Plus I've thrown in one place that's a dud, so best to give this a miss.

How to Survive a Long-Haul Flight With Kids This Christmas

Jamie Last | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Parents
Jamie Last

It is Friday lunchtime, and my family have joined the throng of holidaymakers piling onto an aeroplane preparing to leave London for Bangkok. We're laden with backpacks, pillows, teddy bears and tantrums as we battle our way back towards row 37.

Simplify Your Life! 20 Items to Ditch This Holiday Season!

Rebeca Plantier | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebeca Plantier

I'm 45 years old now. Three kids, travelling husband, house to manage, work to do, articles to write, dentist appointments to book ... you get it. All around me are crazy people (mostly women I might add!) trying to manage everyday life PLUS the holidays as an added bonus.

How to Holiday Like a Celebrity Mum

Sophia Walker | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

If you look at celebrity parents, you would be forgiven for thinking so - sun-kissed, perfectly toned and well coiffed with no dark circles in sight, how does Colleen Rooney, Tamara Ecclestone and co. do it? Well, lots of money, nannies and hired help, that's most probably how!

Derby Feste 2015 - Arts Fun For All

Mik Scarlet | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

I have a soft spot for Derby and have done ever since I visited the city for work, interviewing a local disabled photographer for a magazine. It is ve...

Mum Who Has Cancer 'Livid' At Son's School For Refusing Term-Time Holiday During Chemo Break

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Parents

A mum has criticised her son's school for refusing to authorise a term-time holiday for her son, despite it being the only time she could take a break...

New York City As A Drug

Sarah Kwong | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

I still loved. I loved too much. But it was unrequited. New York City had been honest all along, and I'd been swept away by a dream that existed long before the city did what it did to me, creating my addiction with it's nebulous, intangible wizardry that always left me wanting more, and again.

The Top Nine Products for Travelling With Kids

Faye Jacobs | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Parents
Faye Jacobs

As I am feeling nicely organised this year, I thought I would share with you some of the products I have picked up to make travelling with kids that little bit easier! No longer is my greatest dilemma matching heels with bags, it is being prepared for almost every eventuality holidaying with children brings.

Get The Look: Poolside Glam

Faye Jacobs | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Style
Faye Jacobs

Holiday is booked, bikini is purchased, legs are shaved. Ok legs aren't shaved, but we're not going for a couple more weeks... We are heading back to the fabulous Gloria Resort in Turkey for some last minute sun and the holiday prep is well and truly underway! From hair protection to stylish sunnies, check out my break down of this years holiday essentials...

The Baby and Toddler Combo Holiday Commandments

Helen Wallen | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

Holidaying with a baby/toddler combo is a bit like entering into a psychological experiment to see how long you can remain married in 40 degrees of heat without functioning Wifi... along with a toddler who only eats crisps, drinks pool water and insists on wearing Elsa armbands out to dinner each night.

First Great Western, The Pullman Dining Carriage - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

Living in London, I don't have a car and haven't driven in years and so seem to spend a lot of my time on trains visiting friends and family. I would say I get a train to visit someone once or twice a month at least!

Chasing the Son...

Sophia Walker | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

When it came to booking our first family holiday, I didn't hesitate to go abroad - in fact staying at home didn't even come into the question. We did our research and decided on Sardinia. A two-hour flight away, with Caribbean style beaches - just the tonic after a crazy year.