UK Holidays

Ten Things Married People Want for Christmas

Liz Marie | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

I'm fairly certain that most of my single friends think that since I'm a newlywed, there is nothing I could possibly want- don't I have it all? Besides the pair of over the knee boots I've been eyeing for months, yes, at least when it comes to matters of the heart I feel pretty satisfied to say the least.

Exploring Sri Lanka: Habarana, Kandy and Colombo

Zahra Razavi | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Sri Lanka is an island dappled with stunning landscapes, fascinating wildlife and a tumultuous history. Geographically close to India, but distinct in its culture, traditions and monuments, Sri Lanka is a country quite unlike any other.

Paris on a Budget

Rosie Snowball | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Snowball

Once the reality of living in Paris hit home, the cost of doing so brought such excitement to a brief halt. It turns out, your year abroad differs greatly from your holiday; euros are not Monopoly money and now you have to buy washing up liquid. Therefore, jumpers from your netball club, whose only appeal is their impressive Parisian logo are a no-go. Below are some tips for doing Paris on a budget, as your home or your holiday.

How Do Japanese Celebrate Holidays?

Yumiko Sato | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK
Yumiko Sato

How do Japanese celebrate holidays? New Year is the biggest holiday of the year in Japan.Since 1873 Japanese have been celebrating New Year according to the Gregorian calendar on January 1 of each year, although some parts of Japan, such as Okinawa, still celebrate it according to the Chinese calendar.

Going Local: Food on the Isle of Man

Zahra Razavi | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

While Britain suffers a terrible international reputation for its cuisine, the same cannot be said for the Isle of Man. Just an hour's flight from many regional airports, you'll find a whole different world of strong local food traditions on this island, each passed down from one generation to another.

Five Ways to Handle a Broken Heart During the Holidays

Liz Marie | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

While I'm sure you wish you could just hibernate from the world and re-emerge in the New Year, it's just not practical during the holidays when you have parties and family functions to attend. Here are some ways to handle a break-up during what is supposed to be the most wonderful time of year.

Enjoy a free night at Marriott with Marriott Rewards

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK

We love being pampered. After hours put into work there is nothing quite like a holiday that relaxes, rejuvenates and excites. With Marriott Rewards a...

Scrooge Syndrome

Malminder Gill | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

The holiday season can be a difficult time of the year for some people, especially those that have suffered loss or have financial woes. While everyone around them is brimming with holiday cheer, they are feeling down and depressed. If you are one of those people, you are probably dreading the holidays.

Rural Retreats: Cowley Manor, Cotswolds

The Spa Spy | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

It's the attention to detail that makes Cowley Manor stand out. The rack of Hunter wellies at the door, to wear while you stroll around the exquisite Grade II listed gardens. The golden triple cooked chips that compliment the club sandwich. The funky, Scando-style rugs and throws. From the service to the salt cellars, everything feels like it's been carefully and lovingly thought out.

17 Tourist Destinations To Avoid Like The Plague

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

What do you get when you put a bunch of travellers on a forum, and then ask them to share their most disappointing tourist destinations for the rest o...

Brighton - A Mirror on a Broken Reality

Mik Scarlet | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

Last weekend I paid a trip to the seaside, to Brighton to take part in a literary event called Sea Changers. What struck me from the moment I arrived was how hard it was to get around in my wheelchair.

Four Things to Do If You're Meeting the Parents This Holiday Season

Liz Marie | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

If you've been dating someone new for the past few months, chances are that you'll be meeting their family this holiday season. Meeting the parents (and the grandparents, and the siblings and the family friends....) is always nerve-wracking and there seems to be even more pressure to make a good impression this time of year. Here are four ways to make a great first impression this holiday season.

A Furniture Store In Wales Just Schooled John Lewis On Christmas Ads

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Did you watch John Lewis's #MontyThePenguin Christmas advert and just think it wasn't quite sexy enough? Well, a furniture store in North Wales has...

Truffle Breaks in Piedmont, Italy

Zahra Razavi | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Autumn is an important time in the Italian region of Piedmont. Unlike the neighbouring region of Liguria with its plethora of coastal towns, Piedmont comes alive with activity in the colder months. There's one delicious thing at the centre of this energy: truffles. In particular, the White Alba truffle, which is available nowhere else in the world.

Travel Eye: Go back to Basics in Gozo

Karen Edwards | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

The sky is a brilliant shade of blue. The sun pours through from behind the extravagant steeple of the Rotunda Church. A few old boys are playing cards at a rickety wooden table outside the bar. It's the only business still open, and probably the only bar in to

Try Something A Little Different. Britain's Weirdest Days Out

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Macaroon | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

From the slightly eccentric to the macabre to the downright bizarre, the British countryside is dotted with off-beat visitor attractions. With the ...

Surviving Peppa Pig World

Nick Jones | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Jones

Every parent you ask about Peppa Pig World reacts in a similar way. They offer a withered smile, and explain wearily about how "you've got to do it" and that the "kids loved it", but you know by the tired expressions that Peppa has left her pink mark on them.

This Is Officially The World's Best Island

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Introducing Palawan, the greatest island that the world has to offer. The gem in the Philippines' crown, Palawan is a beautiful island which is hom...

Best Early Booking Deals for 2015

Mark Hodson | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

Most people know it's possible to bag cut-price travel bargains if you wait until the last minute, but you can also make considerable savings by taking advantage of early booking discounts. It's better for your peace of mind and gives you plenty of time to look forward to your trip, savouring the delicious expectation of getting away.

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 16.12.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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 06.12.2014 | 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 05.12.2014 | 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 30.11.2014 | 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.