UK Holidays

The Beginning Of The End Of Travel Consumer Rights?

Frank Brehany | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK
Frank Brehany

There is no doubt in my mind; we are reaching that critical junction when all Consumer Rights are now under real threat - the question is, who will defend those Travel Consumer Rights in this brave new world?

Coffee "cupping" In Costa Rica's Central Valley

Shafik Meghji | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Shafik Meghji

Tucked away amongst the green slopes of Costa Rica's Central Valley, a sustainable tourism pioneer produces some of the country's best coffee. I dropped in for a tasting - or "cupping" - session...

Getting off the beaten track in Cuba

Claire Boobbyer | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Boobbyer

Over the years I've had plenty of time to enjoy the tourist spots as well as get away from the beaten track on the storied tropical island of Cuba. Here are some of my ideas on where I escape the crowds in Cuba.

Cooks’ Tours: Delicious Holiday Ideas for Foodies

By Hugh Wilson, commercial writer | Jackie Gallego | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

There are many good reasons for choosing one holiday destination over another, from sunshine and sandy beaches to cities teeming with culture. But, fo...

15 Bucket List Activities You Can Tick Off On Holiday

By Roshina Jowaheer, commercial writer | Jackie Gallego | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Travelling to an idyllic holiday destination doesn’t have to be all fly and flop. Delve into your location and explore its nooks and crannies with a...

Explore Cuba Like A Local

By Claire Boobbyer, commercial writer | Jackie Gallego | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Cuba offers heady cocktails, heart-thumping music, avant-garde art, and riveting rumba, salsa and ballet. Combine top-flight culture in Havana with lo...

Explore St Lucia Like A Local

By Antonia Windsor, commercial writer | Jackie Gallego | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

From adrenalin-pumping activities such as zipwiring through rainforest, climbing the iconic Pitons or bareback horseriding in the crystal Caribbean wa...

Explore Costa Rica Like A Local

By Shafik Meghji, commercial writer | Jackie Gallego | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Costa Rica may be smaller than Scotland, but it packs an incredible amount in: Caribbean and Pacific coastlines, rainforests and volcanoes, mangroves ...

Explore Mauritius Like A Local

By Emma Gregg, commercial writer | Jackie Gallego | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Most visitors to Mauritius, quite rightly, base themselves on the coast, where fish shimmer over the reefs and dolphins skim through the blue. Trou-au...

Explore Thailand Like A Local

The Huffington Post | Shihab S Joi | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

As an ever-changing destination that you can never fully get used to – regardless of whether it’s your first time or a return visit – stepping o...

Off The Beaten Track: Tips To Enhance Your Holiday

By Roshina Jowaheer, commercial writer | Jackie Gallego | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Love travelling to far corners of the world but don’t want to follow the crowds on your next trip? Going off the beaten track on holiday is a terrif...

Post Holiday Blues? An Opportunity For Change

Karin Sieger | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

The fact that the holiday freedom (even in small doses) gave us pleasure suggests, that there is something, which we do not sufficiently build into our daily lives; something which we are in danger of burying until the next extended break.

Plan A Family Holiday That Everyone Will Love

The Huffington Post | Jen Barton | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Parents

A family holiday that’s interesting, fun for all ages, relaxing and has its share of adventures? With nary a tantrum in sight? Surely that’s an ox...

Airline Put Two Children Flying Alone On The Wrong Planes

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Parents

A mum says she hasn’t stopped crying since she went to pick up her five-year-old son from the airport only to be greeted by a child she didn’t rec...

A Cautionary Tale Of A Cruise Ship Detox

Beth Britton | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

One aspect of her post-travel tales really bothered me. During her stay on-board she attended a seminar on health, had a 'personal assessment', and ended up coming home with some pills and a new diet.

A Roman Adventure: Pasta al'arrabiata & Baked Stuffed Courgette Flowers

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

There is truly no place like Rome. It's history, culture, sunshine and sheer beauty make it one of the world's most romantic and educational cities. E...

Croatian Retreats: Hotel Bellevue and the Wellbeing Island of Losinj

The Spa Spy | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Arriving by a glamorous 20-minute seaplane ride from Pula, I was enamoured by the lush pine forests, white sand beaches and crystal clear waters of the island below. For a moment it felt as though I was flying over a tiny island in the Indian Ocean, alas this was in fact Croatia - my first visit, yet to land, I was already sold.

Going on Holiday? How to Make Sure Your Cat Is Properly Cared For

Andrew Bucher | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Bucher

No one likes leaving their pet, but if you can answer and resolve all of these questions, you should be able to have a restful holiday, safe in the knowledge that your pet is being looked after too.

10 Cheap Ways to Entertain Kids During Summer

Kate Tunstall | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Tunstall

It's that time of year once again, when parents the length and breadth of the country take a collective intake of anticipatory breath...

12 Tweets That Sum Up Our Love-Hate Relationship With School Holidays

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Parents

Whether you’re having a staycation or going abroad this summer, the six-week holiday is without a doubt the longest period of any parent’s calenda...

Expensive Costs and Shortages Revealed by Latest Holiday Childcare Survey

Gordon Cameron | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK
Gordon Cameron

As the schools break up, children all over the country will be celebrating the start of a long summer holiday. For most of their parents however, work and other commitments carry on as normal, except now they have the additional task of finding childcare for the next six weeks.

Best value travel destinations after Brexit

Cathy Winston | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

A month after the referendum, the UK is still reeling from the result - quite apart from the political upheavals of the past few weeks, the value of the pound has plummeted against the Euro and dollar among other currencies. But if you don't want your holiday to cost significantly more than it would have done in June, here are six of the best value travel destinations to visit after Brexit

Summer Learning Loss: Should Parents Really Be Worried?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Parents

What Is Summer Learning Loss? Summer learning loss, or the “summer slide” (as it is referred to in the USA) is defined as children’s loss of kno...

Catch 'Em All?

Caragh Little | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK
Caragh Little

Last September, rather a mischievous student at my school attempted to bemuse, outwit or irritate his teachers by making it sound as though he was exc...

Take the Fear Out of Flying

Victoria Ward | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ward

For many of us, the arrival of summer means excitedly counting the days until we down tools and set up the out-of-office before we head off to warmer shores for a fortnight in the sun. For those with a flying phobia, however, that dream holiday can become a nightmare plagued with anxiety and fear.