UK Holidays

To the Northern Lights and Beyond

Ella Jameson | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ella Jameson

In my non-expert opinion the most important piece of advice that anyone can take with them is this: don't go for the northern lights; go for the destination. It doesn't matter how much you plan and prepare or how long you spend choosing your destination and dates: aurora borealis doesn't care.

Why Brits Need More Holidays

Emma Rose Black | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rose Black

Tired, stressed and in need of some sun? Apparently the average Brit now 'needs' a holiday every 56 days. But are we getting enough?

Don't Worry, About a Thing... A Day In Belizian 'Paradise'

Chloe Gunning | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I travelled to the Belizian island of Caye Caulker by water taxi from Belize City. Many people said this would be one of the highlights of my entire tour down Central America. It's a paradise island, next-door to the island Madonna sang about in La Isla Bonita.

Escape Spas in the City

Kiesha Meikle | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiesha Meikle

If you often feel the need to get away, only to realise that you don't have the funds...you are not alone. Despite a recent survey finding Brits now more likely to holiday abroad, many of us are still feeling the effects of the economic slump and are staying put this year.

Five Reasons Your Next Holiday Should be to Mexico

Chloe Gunning | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Let's face it, in the UK Mexico hasn't got the best reputation. The news paints a picture of a country overrun with drugs cartels, violence, hurricanes and more. It's hardly surprising the average traveller in the UK still sticks to comfortable holidays in European or American resorts.

10 Reasons You Should Go to Orlando Without the Kids

Emma Rose Black | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rose Black

The first time I went to Orlando I was 5 years old and it was the most magical experience ever! (No kidding!). So I can't recommend it for your kids enough. But at the same time, I actually think you should leave the nippers behind the next time you go.

Good Heavens Above: The Best Northern Lights Holidays for 2014/2015

William Gray | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

After all the recent hype over the northern lights, NASA announced back in June 2014 that the sun's polarity had finally flipped and we were beyond the peak of the current Solar Maximum - a period of supercharged solar activity that usually occurs every 11 years and serves as a catalyst for spectacular northern lights displays.

Five Reasons to Choose a Yachting Holiday

Amy Baker | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Baker

Beyoncé and Jay Z just did it it. Kate and Cara are rather partial to it. In fact, at some time or other, most A Listers are papped lounging around aboard luxury yachts, drinking champagne in between bouts of filling in their millions of loyal Instagram followers on their newest bikini, baby or tattoo.

The Top 10 at 25

The Mac Twins | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Our mid twenties without Google search would be a shameful series of questions to family members starting with 'I know I should know this but...' whilst gazing wearily down at our Young person railcards. Much like the deteriorative hangover, the road to 30 creeps up without warning or fan fare..

Your Essential 'Cuffing Season' Survival Tips

Liz Marie | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

Cuffing Season occurs just like clockwork at the end of Summer/beginning of Fall/Winter. Your summer flings are winding down, the weather is turning chilly and suddenly, you have an intense desire to be "cuffed" aka in a serious relationship.

An Italophile in Germany: What's it Like to Swap Bella Italia for the Black Forest?

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

It's strange being so lost in a foreign tongue. This summer I swapped my usual stamping ground -Italy- for a week in southern Germany, around the Schwarzwald and Swabian Jura. From Frühstuck to Abendessen, I'm completely clueless.

Eight Things You Must Do When Visiting Ibiza

Emily Oakden | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Oakden

Lots of people see Ibiza and automatically associate it with endless parting in world renowned clubs. Yes, those words are synonymous with certain parts of the island, but there is another side of Ibiza that offers idyllic beaches, fantastic Spanish culture and quaint towns.

Mindfulness in the City - Finding Calm and Space

Tessa Watt | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tessa Watt

September can be a challenging time. Many of us feel a sense of disjunction after the relative relaxation of summer -- coming back to the busyness of work or studying, perhaps after a break in the countryside or by the sea, where we settled into a different pace.

A Guide to Fremantle and Rottnest Island

Zahra Razavi | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

30-minute subway ride away is Perth's sister city - the undersized coastal town of Fremantle (Freo to locals). Less urban and with a more tangible community vibe, Fremantle is worth visiting in its own right, but it's also a great place to stay while you explore the distinctive tourist attraction that is Rottnest Island.

A Guide to Perth, Western Australia

Zahra Razavi | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Perth is not like other cities. Situated in Western Australia, Perth is an isolated city that most gap year types miss off their once-in-a-lifetime journey around Oz. Why? Because, being located on the opposite side of the country to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra, it's not close to anything else of note in Australia.

Lager on the Loo: Seven Habits to Leave on Holiday

Jess Paterson | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Paterson

We are waiting for the kids to fall asleep so we can drink like civilized people: sitting on the corridor outside the cabin. The depths to which one sinks as a parent never cease to amaze. We could have just gone to bed at the same time as the children and listened to them not falling asleep. But we are on Holiday!

Slumped Over Your Desk? You and Everyone Else.

Jane Sparrow | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Tech
Jane Sparrow

The business world seems to have woken up in the last 48 hours. It's September, the schools have re-opened and people are sleepwalking back to work after a summer break. But just because we are physically back-at-work, it doesn't mean we are all mentally and emotionally there - the lights are on, but nobody is home in many cases.

Kuala Lumpur: The City Made for Luxury Travellers

Zahra Razavi | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Kuala Lumpur is largely a city of transit for European travellers. For those taking a trip to Australia, New Zealand or the scattering of islands in their vicinity, chances are high that your connecting flight will pass through Malaysia's capital.

Why I Love Travelling Solo... And You Should Too

Chloe Gunning | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I love going on holiday with friends. If I'm going to lie on a beach and eat and drink myself into oblivion for a week, there's no better company. But when it comes to travelling and really seeing the world, I think solo is the way to go.

10 Best Value Destinations From Around the World

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Want to travel to the corners of the world without breaking the bank? These 10 destinations might be just the ticket. Selected due to their value for money and favourable hotel reputation, these towns, cities and national parks will not disappoint.

6 Challenges You'll Face as a Solo Gay Backpacker

Henry Boles | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Henry Boles

Homosexuals who don't travel will still identify with what it's like to be an outsider, or what it's like to come out more than once, but crossing countries solo amplifies the scale of these challenges significantly. Overwhelming? You betcha.

Surf's Up and Cameron Needs to Stand Up

Will Black | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

Without wishing to get all psychoanalytical, there does seem to be a parallel between Cameron's reluctance to stand up and surf and his apparent inability to stand up as a respected world leader.

Why Being Contacted By Your Boss While On Holiday Is The Worst

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Holidays are meant to be a chance to unwind, but with technology making staying connected to work more and more possible, there can sometimes be an un...

Making the Most of Time Off Work

John Coldicutt | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John Coldicutt

As Stanley Kubrick's classic The Shining tells us "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" and this still rings true today; employees that spend too much time at work will find their social lives suffer.

Being Disabled Won't Stop Me Having Fun in a Wetsuit

Simon Stevens | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

This will be my third time and I am really looking forward to it. Not just the week, but the travel experience since I am simply 2 trains away from Brussels, traveling on the Eurostar. It is a little known fact that wheelchair users always travel first class on the Eurostar, which is always a nice start and finish to my week.