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Three Clues to Unlock the Wonder of Christmas

Deborah Quibell | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Quibell

I confess. I am one of those Christmas-enthusiasts. There is something about sparkling lights and the smell of pine (ok, and maybe eggnog) that restores marvel to my soul. While I deeply honor that this is a tradition tied to the birth of Jesus Christ, I also honor the magic that the holiday season brings in the imagination of our hearts.

It's a Dog's Life

Christina Miller | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Miller

This summer, we decided to do a road trip around the UK. Jake hopped in the back of the car, all of us prepared to rough it in a tent; we had no idea that so many hotels were dog friendly - our "working" dog ended up living the high life at some of the UK's finest hotels! It got me thinking: given the choice, where would dogs go on holiday?

The Penguin That Stole Christmas

Jon Bird | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK
Jon Bird

Forget the Grinch stealing Christmas. This year, it is a cute little penguin called Monty that not only steals the show, but also the hearts and minds of the UK populace (and softies everywhere). British department store John Lewis has done it again, with a £1 million commercial (US$ 1.5m) that tells the story of a boy and his penguin pal, on the search for a flippered mate.

New Year Wellbeing Holidays 2014

Caroline Sylger Jones | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Sylger Jones

Want to wake up on New Year's Day feeling fantastic? Here's my pick of health spas, yoga holidays and wellbeing breaks that will help you start 2015 with a clear head.

24 Hours In Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Chloe Gunning | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

After living in Playa Del Carmen for a month I discovered some amazing places. If you've only got limited time, then here are my top picks.

Holidays From Hell for Tourists Stranded Without WiFi

Rob Wells | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Tech
Rob Wells

Yet despite this, hotels still say it is not a priority, according to our study. 76 per cent of venues are convinced that customers care far more about quality of service and facilities than WiFi, and as many as 43 per cent believe customers think poor or non-existent wireless access is a price worth paying for the overall experience on offer.

Top Sights in Mumbai and Karnataka, South India

Sandy Dhaliwal | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandy Dhaliwal

Travelling from state to state can often feel like entering a whole new country. It's food, the people, architecture, the weather, literally everything may seem completely world's away from wherever you might have just been. Though you may have just ventured mere miles in reality.

Five Baths You'll Want to Dive Into

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

Did you hear about the robber who stopped to take a bath? He wanted to make a clean getaway. It's not the best joke ever, but sometimes you can find that baths in hotels are a bit of a joke themselves.

Travelling to Birmingham

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 29.09.2014 | 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 20.09.2014 | 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 16.09.2014 | 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 31.08.2014 | 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.