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Wellness Trends For People Who Are Bored Of Smoothie Bowls

The Huffington Post | Claudia Canavan | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Rave-style exercise classes, maca powder, Paleo. Health scene movements operate such a revolving door policy that keeping up with what’s valuable an...

I Watched My Stepdad Die And Now No Longer Fear Death

Sophie Farrow | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK
Sophie Farrow

life less ordinary banner I sat on my own watching, soaking wet and saying my goodbyes. I knew he was gone. I knew I would have to tell the family. I knew we would be flying home with a spare seat. I knew my life would never be the same again. I knew a heart attack has just killed my stepdad.

Why I Will Be Taking My Children On Holiday During Term Time

Emily Higgins | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Parents
Emily Higgins

As this is the first year that our children are in full time school, it's never been an issue before, but now that it is, I've found myself on the side of those who want to be able to take their children out of school during term time to go on holiday.

How To Plan A 2017 Holiday Without Getting Screwed By Brexit And A Weak Pound

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK

Last week a bureau de change at Gatwick Airport was reportedly offering just 97.4 euro cents to the pound. While apparently a brief anomaly, the excha...

My Top Six Holiday Destinations For 2017!

Frank Brehany | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Frank Brehany

Meeting people for business or family this last Christmas told me that many people are not just fed up, but also quite concerned about travelling. I can understand how they feel, if you measure what has happened in many destinations; you could be forgiven for having second thoughts about booking that getaway.

We're All Booking Our Next Summer Holiday - 2017 Travel Trends

Richard Moriarty | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Moriarty

The last year has been remarkable. It will certainly go down as a year in which people were taken by surprise in many areas - not least the football results! But whilst some may have felt things were being turned on their head, one thing that remained constant was the Great British public's desire to travel.

Christmas In Cardiff

Mik Scarlet | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

As a wheelchair user Cardiff proves what is possible around the concept of inclusive design. It's so accessible for me that it's one of those places that means I can forget I live on wheels from the moment I arrive.

Here's How Brexit Will Affect Your Holiday Plans Next Year

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK

Brexit, the rising cost of oil and increased global insecurity could have a dramatic effect on British holidaymakers in 2017 with four in five travel ...

How To Get 18 Days Off Work In 2017 Using Just 9 Days Of Holiday

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re planning a big holiday in 2017, you might want to arrange it around Easter. Thanks to a dreamy combination of bank holidays, you can get 1...

Ski-Free Winter Breaks

Annabelle Thorpe | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annabelle Thorpe

Winter holidays don't have to be about strapping things to your feet and careering down mountains. Tour operators are increasingly realising that there are plenty of other ways to enjoy the unique charms of winter - and most of them don't include a whacking increase on your insurance policy and the chances of coming home in a neck brace.

Win £2,000 To Spend On An Exotic Holiday

The Huffington Post | Polly Rayne | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

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10 Exotic Beach Resorts You Probably Haven't Heard Of

By Roshina Jowaheer, commercial writer | Jackie Gallego | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Greece and Spain might be home to some glorious coastlines but if it’s powder-soft beaches, outstanding wildlife and unrivalled views (not to mentio...

How To Fly Long Haul Like A Pro

By Ruth D'Alessandro, commercial writer | Polly Rayne | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We know that the hardest parts of a long-haul holiday are the flights, so we asked seasoned travel writers and flight attendants to share their tips f...

Your Month-By-Month Guide To The Hottest Destinations

By Ruth Doherty, commercial writer | Jackie Gallego | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

With the chilly months fast approaching, we round up the best European and long-haul destination ideas for every month of the year, helping you to fin...

Explore Mexico’s Pacific Coast Like A Local

By Sara D'Souza, commercial writer | Jackie Gallego | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Across the Gulf of California from its Caribbean Coast sibling, Mexico’s Pacific Coast has everything the Caribbean side has to offer (read: pristin...

Explore Sri Lanka Like A Local

By Sara D'Souza | Jackie Gallego | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, the relatively small, lush teardrop-shaped Sri Lanka sits just off the tip of Southern India, but in true isla...

The Expectation Vs The Reality Of A Bank Holiday Weekend

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

August Bank Holiday is a highlight of the working calendar - a full three days to make the most of the summer sunshine/inevitable rain. Every year we ...

Lily Allen Shares The Reality Of Getting 'Beach Ready' When You're A Mum

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Parents

Before becoming a mum, the preparation for a holiday was almost as important as the holiday itself: bikini shopping, pedicure, fake tan. But once you...

Mum Writes Letter To Passenger Who Shouted At Her Disabled Daughter On Flight

Mercury News | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mother written a letter on Facebook to a fellow passenger after she allegedly ‘verbally abused’ her disabled daughter on a Jet2 flight. Nicola C...

Top Five Things to Do In Hollywood

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Hollywood is home to the rich and famous. As someone who has grown up watching the city on screen, there's something very magical about visiting Tinseltown in person. It has a vibe like nowhere else in the world - with a culture that is very much its own and sprinkled with a long history in film and television. After recently spending a week in Los Angeles and taking in the array of sights the city has to offer, I can now bring you my Top 5.

Finding Luxury In Dubrovnik: A Guide

Krissie Rogers | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Krissie Rogers

Truthfully, who doesn't want to live the luxe life, particularly when travelling? Of course, some places are easier to do this in than others. Luxury in Africa? Seemingly difficult. Luxury in Croatia? Incredibly easy and I found the perfect way to do it in the historic city of Dubrovnik.

A Holiday from Labour Madness

Julian Vigo | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

As the Labour Party is continues its total meltdown that rivals any Shonda Rhimes production (actually, at this point I think it outdoes Rhimes), many...

Havana, Cuba: Ten Things to Know Before You Go

Selene Nelson | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

Havana is the strangest, most fascinating city you can imagine. Raw, tropical, vibrant and energetic, Havana is alive with an energy and spirit that pervades its entire culture. It's a city of stark juxtaposition, where magnificent colonial squares sit alongside decayed and crumbling buildings, and classic American cars blast out the latest reggaeton music.

Feeling Blue? 25 Ways to Instantly Feel Better (Without Chocolate)

Karen Laing | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Laing

Is there such a thing as an instant pick me up? When you've been feeling glum for a few days, what can you do to get your mojo back? I'm usually a pretty positive person. For me the cup is always half full. But I'll be honest, of late I'm struggling a little. Politics and economics haven't helped. Some personal decisions to make have compounded it.

Five Affordable Cruises You Have to Try

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Travel in the shoulder seasons, book in advance (or last minute), or choose your journey with an older vessel, and you could find yourself making some awesome savings. If you're cruising on a budget, here are 5 affordable cruises that you just have to try.