UK Holidays

This Season's Swim Suitors

Sarah McGiven | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Bikinis, tankinis, one piece swimsuits (horrifically also now being referred to as 'monokini's - ugh), whatever your bathing preference, and whether you're looking for performance or just poolside posing, there's a style to suit.

10 Obscure Gap Year Destinations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

It's tempting to be lazy on your gap year and do what everyone else does; travel to Thailand and go to a full moon party, then "explore" Vietnam and C...

Five Ways To Spend The Easter Weekend With Your Family

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

Parents, beware - because this is also the season of chores, DIY and Spring Cleaning. With the remaining long weekend upon us, what is the best way for families to free up their time so that they can spend quality time together?

The Top 5 Worst Airline Excuses - and How You Can Beat Them

Jakub Kotan | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jakub Kotan

Unexpected events happen all the time and even to airlines. However when something goes wrong in the system, air passengers often feel that they have entered a poker game with embarrassingly low hands.

How to Experience the True Venice

Andrea Magrath | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Magrath

Stow your map. See that long, narrow, foreboding passageway off the main thoroughfare? Walk down there. Venice is a remarkably safe city, and you'll only get so far before you hit the sea, so be brave and wander without direction.

Caribbean Holidays: Destinations of Which Dreams and Desktop Wallpapers Are Made

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Soft white sand, crystal-clear water, perfect weather... it's not hard to see why every year millions of visitors flock to the islands of the Caribbean. It ticks all the boxes of a perfect tropical holiday. Here is the scoop on just some of the beautiful destinations of which dreams and desktop wallpapers are made.

10 Cities You Should Explore Over the Easter Holidays

Nola Chesworth | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nola Chesworth

Easter is a great time to take advantage of the long weekend and go exploring a new city; as Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are Public Holidays in many countries, there are some restrictions on what you can do due to limited opening hours, but this should not deter you.

Why Spring Sunshine Means Slump in Holiday Prices

Mark Hodson | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

The warm spring sunshine that has arrived across most of Britain is dividing opinion amongst the travel industry. Companies selling holidays in the UK are breathing a huge sigh of relief. Some were wondering if coverage of the floods in the West Country would kill off bookings for the season. How quickly we forget.

Colour Your Food Green For St. Patrick's Day - Without Food Dyes

Katherine Hackworthy | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Hackworthy

Instead of pouring bottles of food colouring into your cakes, cupcakes and treats, you can add some leafy greens and get a few extra nutrients into your desserts as well. These natural vegetable colourings can't be tasted and add a vibrant green hue, perfect for St Paddy's celebrations.

Treehouses for Your Inner Child

Amanda Marks | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Marks

There's something about treehouses that brings the child inside of us out! Which of us would have said "No thanks" to our parents offering to build us a tree house in the bottom of the garden? So when we get a chance as adults to stay in a treehouse, it fills in some forgotten nook of delight. And that's before we've even seen what's outside!

Would You Risk Your Life for a Week in the Sun?

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitin Shori

The long-awaited sunshine enjoyed in parts of the UK this past week will no doubt have got many of us in the mood for a holiday, with some tempting last-minute deals on 'winter sun' getaways to be found. But would you be willing to jet-off to an exotic destination without the recommended vaccinations or malaria protection?

In Search of Enlightenment: Destinations to Revive a Weary Soul

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

When the chaos of everyday life gets a bit much, it's time to take a break that will revive your body and soul. While holidays lounging on the beach may be restorative, some of us look for an experience that will leave us with more than just beautiful photographs and happy memories.

The School Holidays Parent Trap - Parliament's Debate

Travelzoo UK | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

Ultimately we want to end the Parent Trap, or at least make holidays a little more affordable, so more families can spend valuable time off together. We will be continuing with our campaign and would urge people to support our petition.

Best Holiday Deals in Spring

Mark Hodson | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

This is a great time of year for getting a deal on a holiday. The peak January booking period has passed, and the early summer rush is still a long way off, so travel companies are looking to boost their cash flows by landing some bookings, even if that means offering some juicy discounts.

Should Holiday Firms 'Cash In' On School Hols?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Politics

MPs are set to debate the impact of holiday firms' extra charges during school holidays on families after 170,000 people signed an e-petition calling ...

Where to Go for a Quick Blast of Winter Sun

Victoria Ferran | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

The further you travel the more chance you have of catching some sun, but then again you're sacrificing valuable holiday time and is it really worth it? There are much better things you could be doing with your time than sitting on a plane. So without further ado, here are three short-haul destinations.

Under the Tourist Radar: Spain's Best-Kept Secrets

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

It's not hard to see why Spain is one of the most popular destinations for British holidaymakers. There are many beautiful places in Spain where you'll find plenty of sunshine, good food, good wine, and beautiful beaches, but beyond these destinations we know and love, there are some Spanish gems that have been blissfully unaffected by mass tourism.

Russian Revelations

Georgia Ramplin | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Georgia Ramplin

Mother Russia may not be everyone's idea of a tranquil holiday destination, however, with a rich cultural history, astonishing architecture, and, if you give them a chance, an incredibly caring and welcoming population, Russia is a fantastic experience.

The Top Alternative Student Holiday Destinations

The Huffington Post UK | Doug Bolton | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Fancy something different than the usual Ibiza, Magaluf or Thailand this summer? Get bragging rights over your mates by going somewhere on our list of...

The Accidental Photographer: Camera, Tripod, Cut!

Elena Barbiero | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech
Elena Barbiero

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life, so they say: actually it was Confucius. It must be particularly true if you are a photographer, amateur or professional: in fact, one can go on holiday and take pictures that will possibly pay for the trip.

What Month Is Cheapest to Book Your Summer Holiday?

Sarah Willingham | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Willingham

Should we be spending even MORE money straight after the festive season on so-called 'bargain holiday offers' or is there a savvier time to be booking our holidays? Could we in fact be saving hundreds of pounds by waiting? Well, the answer is a resounding YES!

Unique Australian Adventures

Black Tomato | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Australia is a destination that's probably pretty high on most people's travel bucket lists. From airborne adventures to treks across striking landscapes and countless diving opportunities, not to mention the infamous wildlife and landmarks, this is without a doubt one spectacular country that begs to be explored.

Egypt's Three Years on the Misery-Go-Round

Neil Durkin | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

The heady days of Egypt's "Arab Spring" are now a distant memory (indeed I always doubted that Egypt's revolution would very easily shake off decades of authoritarianism). Now, nothwithstanding the wishful thinking of the Egyptian tourist industry, the future looks bleak for Egypt.

Weekend Dad Notes: Is it Really So Bad to Take Your Kids Out of School During Term Time?

Shihab S Joi | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shihab S Joi

I never got to do much bonding with my old man but I certainly remember the day he lifted me onto his shoulders to show me the peaks of the Himalayas a darn sight better than the day I might've missed double algebra.

New Year - New Career? Or Not

Xavier Toby | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

For many, this is the first official working week of the year. Which sucks. Perhaps you've already been back at work for a week or more? Sucked in. Maybe you're one of those rare people who adore their job, and have been counting down the days until you can get back to work as if it's Christmas. You freak.