UK Holidays

10 Reasons To Add Malta To Your Bucket List

Alexis Zahner | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexis Zahner

Malta is the gem of the Mediterranean Sea. This beautiful island country boasts balmy weather, azure waters and a vibrant culture unlike anywhere else. To describe it to another, simply imagine one of the friendliest places you've ever been, where you'll find the locals always put lifestyle before work and the weather is almost always sunshine

How The UK's Biggest Airlines Compare When It Comes To Luggage Allowance

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Ryanair has announced it’ll be changing its luggage allowance policy later this year to ease delays, but how do the new allocations compare to other...

Girl Pulls Sword From Legendary Lake Of King Arthur’s Excalibur

HuffPost | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Parents

England’s got a new Queen ― that is, if Excalibur’s legend is true. A 7-year-old girl from Doncaster reportedly pulled a four-foot sword out o...

Paris Back To Swaggering Sexy Best

Oliver Pickup | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Oliver Pickup

When figures released in August 2016 indicated that there were a million fewer visitors to Paris between January and June of last year compared to the same period in 2015, the regional tourist board head labelled it "an industrial disaster". The situation has drastically improved, thankfully.

Goodbye Carefree Holiday, I Hope We Meet Again!

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Parents
Alexandra Johnson

The Husband and I are spectacularly average surfers. In fact we pride ourselves on our ability to spend the entire day fighting through the white water, only to get pounded by gigantic waves once we reach 'out back'.

How To Get 28 Days Off In A Row Using Just 14 Days Annual Leave In 2018

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you want to make the most of your annual leave in 2018, we’d highly recommend booking a holiday around May. Thanks to the way the bank holidays ...

Advice On Beating The Post-Holiday Blues

Dr. Amy Bibby | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Amy Bibby

It's that time of year when summer holiday season is in full effect and workers across the country are enjoying weeks of relaxation. But when the holiday has come to an end and it's time to go back to reality, that post-holiday feeling of dread is one like no other.

Post Holiday Blues? What Are You Going To Do About It?

Karin Sieger | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Post holiday blues can turn even the best break into a depressing memory. Is there a helpful message behind such frustration? Yes, there is.

Top Tips For Great Photos Of Your Children

Rachel Rimell | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Parents
Rachel Rimell

I do manage to get an occasional good photo even of my own two children. Obviously I also have 20 years of experience and training behind me and a wealth of technical knowledge which does help. But here are my top tips that anyone can follow:

There's Too Much Technology, So Let's Get More Of It

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

Smart phones are, in effect, a near essential part of modern life. Whether we want them to be or not, for most people, the services provided by a smart phone are now all but unavoidable. Trying to not use them is the equivalent of saying, "I won't use trains." It is eminently possible to pull off - but really not worth it.

Summer Holidays In Retirement

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Ashcroft

Summers are there to be enjoyed: for relaxing, exploring and trying new things. Sadly, our new research has found it's also a time when a third of Brits feel guilty about leaving older relatives at home while going on holiday.

Seven Of The Best Luxury Wellness Retreats In Europe

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Summer can be anything but relaxing; work, family and social demands will pull you from pillar to post until you take a step back. Remove yourself from the calamity of it all and head to the continent for some respite and rejuvenation. We've handpicked seven of the best wellness retreats in Europe; tranquility is just a short jet ride away...

The Wildfires Of Tourism

Frank Brehany | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Frank Brehany

For several years, local people throughout Majorca have been protesting about the lack of attention the authorities have paid to these very real problems, made even more difficult by a major influx of tourists whose choice of destinations have been limited by acts of terror.

The 'New Normal' In Travel

Frank Brehany | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK
Frank Brehany

Whilst our governments need to explain what is happening and build operational resilience, we as consumers need to play our part and understand why security is important, embrace those security requirements, always making sure our 'documentation' is in order, but importantly, allowing ourselves more time to get to the airport so that we can navigate security without adding to the stress of travel!

School's Out For Summer - Time To Consider Teaching

Mat Galvin | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK
Mat Galvin

It was overwhelming to see so many thank yous to teachers as term ended and the summer holidays began. One in particular that caught my eye, and the hearts of many, was a student from Bristol, thanking their primary school teacher through a very 'sweet' and imaginative approach.

What A Summer Holiday Means For Families Raising Disabled Or Seriously Ill Children

Salena Begley, MBE | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Parents
Salena Begley, MBE

Beyond the costs, the amount of time and energy that families take to plan these special breaks with their children cannot be underestimated. Ensuring that the break meets the needs of a disabled child, as well as those of other family members can be tricky to say the least.

Five Ways Kids Ruin The Holidays

Caroline Bourne | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Parents
Caroline Bourne

That used to be me. Today I look at images of relaxed people frolicking in turquoise seas or adventurous types exploring magical villages in faraway hills with a tinge of sadness. Since having kids, the notion of holidays isn't so idyllic.

Hormonal Hayfever : What is it and how can you help prevent it?

Angela Chalmers | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Chalmers

At many different stages throughout your life, hormone fluctuations can cause lots of changes in your body, but the little-known fact that hormones can play havoc with hay fever symptoms (1) can leave teenagers, pregnant women and those going through the menopause with unexpected summer sniffles and sneezes.

How To Pack Smart For A Family Holiday

Jo Wimble-Groves | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Wimble-Groves

Let's be honest. It is very difficult to pack light. If you can, then I have massive respect for you. My issue is that there are simply too many nice items I want to take. The shoes? Surely, I will need at least five pairs? Help me out ladies, tell me I am not alone. I visualise that when I arrive (not matter where the summer destination), I will look like the stylish Julia Stiles straight out of the new programme Riviera on Sky Atlantic. It is shot in Cote d'Azur so you get the idea. Effortlessly chic. That's the vibe I am aiming for.

Stacey Solomon Shares Struggle Of Flying With Two Kids, Praises Single Parents For Doing It Alone

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Parents

Stacey Solomon summed up the struggles parents face when flying with kids and praised single parents for doing it alone. The 27-year-old, who is mum t...

To Kids Club Or Not To Kids Club?

Tamara Spurway | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Parents
Tamara Spurway

We've been lucky enough to take our 2.5 year old abroad on holiday a lot since he was born and this year we have had two holidays in the space of four...

Top Mindfulness Tips For A Healthier Holiday Gut

Kate Arnold | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Arnold

Research shows there's a strong link between our digestion and our mind, so it makes sense that holiday stresses - last-minute passport hunts and rushing to catch the plane - can play havoc with our gut.

Home Sweet Home, England

Julia Burness | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Burness

Home, there's no bed quite like it, tap water we can drink, marmite at the local shop, teabags we love and not a waft of pretentious Nag Champa for miles. England happens to even be considerate enough to water your plants with bucket loads of rain whilst you are away. Home sweet home.

Fun Ways To Entertain Little Ones Without The Cost

Susanna Pinkus | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Parents
Susanna Pinkus

Fun and often whacky activities can create the happiest memories for both children and parents. I still treasure the memory of creating kitchen mayhem aged seven, when baking rainbow bread with my dad.

Why You Won't Spend All Week In The Car On An Isle of Wight Holiday

Robert Lane | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Lane

I've long claimed that one of the plus points of holidaying on my beloved Isle of Wight is that it is compact. There's a risk that can manifest itself as claustrophobia if you spend too long there, but it's terribly convenient to not be faced with an hour's drive to get anywhere decent.