UK Holidays

Ireland on Screen: The Latest Blockbusters

Jane Egginton | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jane Egginton

Today may well now be a golden age for Irish film and television, with the industry in 2015 worth several hundred million pounds. Long gone are the days when programmes depicting the Troubles, which began in 1969, were filmed overseas.

A Road Trip Through Utah. Bryce Canyon.

Jackie Kemp | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Kemp

Like many Scots, I love to holiday in the United States. it's a big country and there's a lot to see. I have a precious 15 year old Baedeker guidebook, the pages falling out with overuse. In the flyleaf of the book is a tiny map of the entire country with around a dozen sites picked out.

Cyprus Hotel 'Burned Bedsheets Of HIV-Positive British Tourist'

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK

A man has reportedly been kicked out of his Cyprus hotel after the management were tipped off that he was HIV-positive by a medical centre. The u...

Why Going On Holiday With Your Family Takes A Lot Of Practise

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Parents
Sarah O'Meara

When I found my father using a kitchen tray with an historic local map printed on it to plan the route of our next expedition rather than his car's GPS system, I gave up any illusion that this family holiday could be categorised as slick.

Time to Purchase a Property In Paradise? Some Top Tips

Michael Bruce | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Bruce

As we welcome autumn and with it shorter days and and influx of showers, very much signalling the end of Britain's brief sunny period, a topic of conversation I've had with a lot of homeowners across the country lately is the idea of buying abroad. It seems there is a lot of appetite for it.

Mrs Brown's Boys Star 'Refused' Entry To A Flight Because She's Pregnant

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Parents

Fiona Delany, star of Mrs Brown's Boys has said she was refused entry to an Aer Lingus flight because she was pregnant. Delany, who plays Maria in ...

How Well Do You Know Your Husband?

Tania O'Donnell | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tania O'Donnell

Last year I turned 40 and for my birthday we went on holiday to Aruba, in the Dutch Caribbean. I had been to the island years before on a press trip and had loved the weather (28 degrees all year round), the wide range of activities, and the interesting mix of Caribbean, Dutch and South American influences.

To Travel or Not To Travel

Heather Jeffrey | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Heather Jeffrey

As World Tourism Day approaches, yes there is a designated day a year to celebrate tourism! it might be the right time to consider the other side of tourism. Mass tourism, travel in general, and being mobile are often considered as a vehicle towards enlightenment, an educational experience, or as an activity which can 'open our minds'.

10 Things You HAVE to Do in Marrakesh, Morocco

Samantha Baines | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Baines

If you like shopping you will love the Souks in the old town. Row upon row of market stalls with Moroccan goods from jewellery to teapots to hand made carpets to tempt you. Even if you don't have money to spend the Souks are wonderful just to wander through and see the sights, although the sellers might coax you in, after all "looking is free".

How Come Big Birds Are Only Fun on 'Sesame Street'?

Lykke Scheel Lyons | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Parents
Lykke Scheel Lyons

While we were eating our first meal in the tent, I suddenly realised there was a smell of poo nearby. When I asked why, our eldest daughter rather worryingly informed us that she needed the toilet.

There's Sun All Year Round Along Brazil's Eight Million Meters of Coastline

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vinicius Lummertz

The Brazilian summer officially begins towards the end of December when the countries of the northern hemisphere are going through harsh winters, but the sun shines all year round on our coast.

Relationships: Five Questions To Ask Each Other Before Flying Together

Charlotte Buxton | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Comedy
Charlotte Buxton

When you're in a relationship, finding out whether you can go on holiday together and remain happy in each other's company is one of the biggest tests you'll face. Alongside discovering whether the other person has the brain capacity to remember when bin day is, it's the issue most likely to break you.

Family Holidays: A Priority Not a Privilege

Peter Long | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Parents
Peter Long

Today, there is no stereotypical family unit - families come in all shapes and sizes and the family unit is constantly evolving. But one thing that remains unchanged and will remain valid in perpetuity is that time together as a family can bring immense joy, happiness, and fulfilment.

The Summer We Said Yes

Kiran Chug | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Parents
Kiran Chug

We said yes to breaking the rules, to late nights, to doing whatever we felt like despite the long list of errands that piled up. They might have been small acts of rebellion - going out on cool mornings without socks, walks in the rain without umbrellas, frivolous presents bought on a whim with little thought of our family budget.

Travel Has Changed From Luxury Treat to Major Ordeal

Jan Shure | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Shure

Air travel is, nevertheless, an ordeal at any time and more so if your mobility is impaired (as mine has been since a 20-hour operation for the removal of a brain tumour)... I will never again be impatient when walking behind someone slower than me, should I have the ability to walk fast and unaided, that is.

Caribbean Island Hopping - St Kitts, Nevis and St Maarten

Petra Shepherd | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

I was out of my depth in more ways than one! I was swimming from the Caribbean island of Nevis to nearby St Kitts on Easter Sunday, a day when typically I'd expect to be gorging on chocolate eggs and not trying out an altogether different kind of island hopping.

Seven Signs You're a Mum in Need of a Holiday

Zeena Moolla | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Parents
Zeena Moolla

Since becoming a mum, is your idea of a break a solo trip to the loo and enough time to cut your toenails? Do you feel positively Mediterranean slinging a bit of feta in your shopping trolley, and having a siesta (or rather passing out from exhaustion), on the couch while the kids nap? It could be you are suffering from a well-known condition called MINOAH - Mum In Need Of A Holiday.

Debate Rages Over Whether Children Should Be Banned From Flights

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Parents

A child throwing the mother of all tantrums on a plane is a scene dreaded by parents and non-parents alike. So what's the solution? On ITV's Thi...

Brits Charged £300 More Than French People At Disneyland Paris

PA | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Disneyland Paris is facing a pricing probe amid claims it charges British tourists more than its French customers, according to a report.The Financial...

A New Approach to Surviving Holidays With the In-Laws

Mr Pickwick | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Comedy
Mr Pickwick

"Father, if you were going to kill someone, how would you do it?" asked the younger Pickwick daughter during lunch some weeks ago.

22 Reasons to Go Camping!

Megan Morgan | Posted 26.07.2015 | UK Parents
Megan Morgan

The summer is here! Long, summer nights following beautiful, sunny days (at the time of writing, we'd just had a mini heatwave!). What better time to seek adventure in the great outdoors! We thought we'd share with you a plethora of reasons why you should get yourselves and kids down to a campsite soon...

Teen Has Seventeen Friends' Names Tattooed On His Leg

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Barrett | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Teen Danny Joe Parkinson has taken holiday memorabilia to the next level and had 17 of his friends' names tattooed on his leg following a 'lads trip' ...

The Best of Luxury Boutique Hotels in UK Cities

Zahra Razavi | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

We know all too well that where you choose to rest your head can really impact on your experience of a place. That's why we've done all the hard work for you and put together our luxury boutique hotel picks in five of our favourite UK cities.

Gaycation or Not: Which Is for You?

Susie Edmonds | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susie Edmonds

Not every gay couple is going to find this an issue and will be OK about compromising but I think it means more to me because after so many years in the closet, I am no longer willing to hide who I am.

Ofsted Chief Calls For Bigger Fines For Term-Time Holidays

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Parents

Parents who take their children out of school for term-time holidays should face larger fines, says Ofsted's chief inspector. Sir Michael Wilshaw s...