UK Holidays

Fun in the Sun or Heartbreak Hotel?

Kate Shippey | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Parents
Kate Shippey

Someone shrugged their shoulders and told me to drive and go self catering or camping. Ah, you see, where is the holiday in that? It's like a home away from home, except with the sun. And cooking over a hot stove in Mediterranean heat simply doesn't do it for me.

Death of the Postcard?

Katy Gough | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Gough

In this modern age we expect and want everything right now. Not after your suntan has faded, slightly gnarled through the postbox, from a trip that you took over two months ago. The rising cost of stamps, too slow snail mail and instant digital information are all affecting these little cards lives.

Withnail, Ripley and Roman Holidays - The Big Problem With Movie Mini Breaks

James King2 | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
James King2

It's always the same. One sniff of summer - in this case, a few mildly warm days back in April - and I'm planning my holiday. And the way I plan? By watching movies.

Holiday Kids' Clubs: 10 Things a Novice Parent Should Know

Helen Redding | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Redding

When on holiday, the first rule of kids' club is: you must feel guilty while your children are there. The second rule of kids' club is: YOU MUST feel guilty while your children are there! It is a complex position for a parent to be in.

Do It: Disneyland Paris Without The Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Liz Jarvis | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You're never too old for the magic of Disneyland Paris. From high-octane rides for thrill-seekers to sophisticated spas and gourmet dining, plus firew...

Stay On Set in the Cotswolds

Mette Poynton | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

The Cotswolds has been used for location in blockbusters like Bridget Jones' Diary, the Harry Potter movies, Die Another Day, The Remains of the Day, Pride & Prejudice, Emma and many, many more.

Is the Work-Life Balance Always Greener on the Other Side?

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Parents
Jethro Shirley-Smith

The truth is we all think we have Peter Pan inside of us. But we don't. We all want to think we can get in touch with the inner-child. We want to. But we can't. Our adult lives have thoroughly taken over. Our clean houses, our new carpets and pristine sofas have won.

Cornwall Unplanned

Mette Poynton | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

Apart from planning to take the trip and booking hotels in St Ives, Newquay and Liskeard, we hadn't planned much. We wanted to ask the locals about where to go, see our trip unfold as we were going and not be tied to a plan.. we were doing CORNWALL UNPLANNED!

Is the Work-Life Balance Always Greener on the Other Side?

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Parents
Jethro Shirley-Smith

We need to spend more time with our children. We want to see them grow; we want to see them learn; we want to be the ones who teach them. And so we must continue to pine for our holidays. Because that's our time.

Planet Appetite: Packing Light for Air Travel, Latest Products

Rupert Parker | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Hand baggage restrictions seem to get worse and worse, with even scheduled carriers like Virgin Atlantic restricting you to just 10 kilos. I recently travelled to Mexico with Thomson Airlines and was only allowed a miserly 5kg and Thomas Cook are not much better, allowing only 6kg.

Holidays Can Put a Strain on Your Relationship

Susan Leigh | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Holidays can put any flaws or short-comings in our relationship under the spotlight as we book time away, expectantly hoping to have fun together and rekindle some of the old spark and intimacy during our trip.

Cheap Package Holidays Blamed For Rise In Skin Cancer Cases

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You might want to rethink that all-inclusive holiday you've booked - experts at Cancer Research UK suggest the 1960s boom in cheap package vacations m...

Travel Options for the Single Person

Helen King | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Helen King

Travelling is great fun, but it can also be stressful, so it is important to have a travel companion who is compatible with you, who has a similar sense of humour and who you just hit it off with.

10 Up-And-Coming Destinations for Summer 2015

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

With summer fast approaching and UK travellers beginning to research their holidays, these ten up-and-coming destinations from around the world offer some exciting alternatives to the classic beach resorts.

Spend Easter in Vienna

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

There's a wealth of things to do and see in Vienna at any time, but visiting over Easter adds something special: it's traditionally an important holiday and there are lots of related events to check out. Here are four of the best.

6 Breathtaking Cruise Routes To Try In 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Here are six reasons to try out a cruise holiday this year on board P&O's new cruise liner, the Britannia... 1. Visit Russia without a visa ...

Embrace the Shame

Wendy Wason | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Wendy Wason

I do try to rationalise this shame. I wonder if it has been sent to me to help me understand what my mother went through and why she made her choices. She would have had to go through this 30 years ago and as a strict Catholic had other pressures on her too.

Eight Reasons to Take a Babymoon (Even If You Think You Don't Need One)

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Parents
Sarah O'Meara

With one week to go before the due date of our first child, my husband and I have been walking round in a haze of fear and exhilaration. We regularly turn and gaze at each other with slightly frightened, portentous expressions, before one of us breaks the spell by saying: "Thank God we went to Thailand."

Hurghada and St Anthony's Monastery

Petra Shepherd | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

Egypt's Red Sea coast runs from the Gulf of Suez in the north to the Sundanese border in the south. It is, effectively, the east coast of mainland Egypt looking across the sea to Sinai. Looking away from the desert and out from the coastline, you will find islands reachable on short boat trips and each with their own individual appeal.

Making Mum-Blogging A Full-Time Career

Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Travel blogger and busy mum Becky Wiggins is always on the move. Her blog EnglishMum covers travel, food and home life with families and she is often ...

Kinderhotel Rudolfshof Kaprun -Skiing with Toddlers

Pregnant City Girl | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Pregnant City Girl

For the intermediate and the good skiers, there are two ski areas - Maiskogel - a great little mountain that is suitable for beginners too and of course the Kitzsteinhorn glacier; 3000m above sea level, it offers some wonderful skiing as well as views all the way down to the lake.

Stunning Pictures Give A Birds-Eye View Of The World's Biggest Luxury Liners

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK

These spectacular photographs give a stunning birds-eye of view of the decks from some of the world's biggest cruise liners. New York based Photograph...

Can Anywhere Ever Rival Ibiza?!

Louisa Newton | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Newton

This new man-made island will be dedicated 'solely to partying' with two mega clubs, four beach clubs, five hotels and 100 restaurants. But building clubs is no guarantee it could rival Ibiza.

A Mini-Break With My Sister

Lucy Karsten | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Karsten

The downside of a mini-break with your little sister is that there is no sex. The upsides are that you can only pack one set of clothes (in my case, three jumpers, and no change of socks) and still have an absolutely lovely time.

Five Reasons to Visit Rome in Spring

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

Summer in Rome is baking hot and very crowded, and autumn and winter can be chilly and wet. Come March, however, the city is bathed in sunshine and trees start to bud with new life. Spring is a great time to visit Rome, and we've listed five reasons below.