UK Holidays

A Body And Mind Cleanse At The Original FX Mayr, Austria

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Elite wellness fans have been flocking to The Original FX Mayr Health Centre on the banks of Lake Worthessee for over 40 years. The typical F.X Mayr client is usually at the top of their game in life and serious about their health.

Why A Starfish Beach May Not Be Paradise

Tash Walker | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tash Walker

So I think I'm a coconut person, but really I just like the coconut ones in the Quality Street tin. This is not the same as being a coconut person. In life, what we think we want isn't always what we mean or what we need.

Literature And Language In Action

Farida Ahmed | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Farida Ahmed

As a private tutor and mentor to young people, I am always looking for ingenious ways to truly connect with students to make teaching and learning as ...

Eight Reasons To Travel Off-Season

Clair Kelly | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Clair Kelly

By waiting until the quieter periods to travel, you can ensure that places relying mainly on tourism have a more even spread of income. Particularly if you are the type that likes to buy local, this will help the people so that their business is not concentrated on the busy months. You can buy a coffee in a local café and be helping the owners. Win-win

Cornwall Is Beautiful, But It's Not My Number One Choice For A UK Holiday

Robert Lane | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Lane

People of Cornwall, please don't be offended. We've had some lovely trips to your county and I'm not surprised it is frequently voted as England's favourite holiday destination. But come and see our fair Isle once and I'm confident you'll be back again.

Jon Platt's Term-Time Holiday Battle Reaches Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Parents

The legal battle over whether parents can take children on term-time holidays will reach the Supreme Court today (31 January). In 2016, Jon Platt won...

How To Avoid The Top Five Mistakes When Booking Holidays Or Travel!

Frank Brehany | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Frank Brehany

We all lead busy lives and in doing so, we sometimes make simple mistakes in our daily transactions, which can cost us in time and money. When it comes to travel, holiday makers commit some simple errors which not only affects their pockets but can have an effect on their planned getaway.

10 Real-Life Adventures You Could Have On Your Next Holiday

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We all look forward to a holiday; a chance to refresh our batteries, step away from work and our daily routine and spend quality time with those we're...

Ways To Make Your Holiday More Sustainable

Georgina Wilson-Powell | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Wilson-Powell

2017 has been dubbed the year of sustainable tourism and development by the UN's World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). No longer a quirky aside or limited to the odd off-grid eco-lodge, going green when going abroad is where it's at.

Where Is The Happiest Place To Live?

Izzy McRae | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

For as long as I can remember I've been going on holiday to Galloway. It's in the south west corner of Scotland - a part of the country that's often ignored as people power up the motorway to Glasgow or Edinburgh and beyond.

The Banyan Tree Spa Marries Miami Style Glamour In The Heart Of The Algarve

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

The Tivoli Hotel in Vilamoura stands proudly overlooking the 19th hole of the Oceanic Victoria Golf Course (home to the prestigious Portuguese Masters) making it perfectly located for the growing number of golf enthusiasts who are taking up the sport.

The Cottage Garden Spa At Longueville Manor, Jersey

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

"The spa? Oh, that's just a shed in the garden," a friend quipped when I said I was going to Longueville Manor on the island of Jersey. How wrong they...

Ten Reasons To Ditch Long Haul Travel And Stay In London

Caroline Bourne | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Bourne

Heading to London airports is miserable in the winter with foggy roads, train strikes and endless queuing. Here are ten more reasons why escaping to ...

Idyllic Indian Ocean Retreats: One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Rumour has is that when Jean Michel Gathy was commissioned to shape the architecture of One&Only Reethi Rah, he said he wanted each guest to "feel like a king". I'm happy to say that he failed... spectacularly... because from the moment we set foot on the island we felt like a god and goddess.

January Seaside Holidays In England Aren't As Crazy As You Might Think

Robert Lane | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Lane

Official winter brochures for English seaside resorts paint a rosy picture of crisp mornings, low lying sun glistening off the sea and roaring fires in thatched pubs. There's very little mention of England's winter rain or howling wind battering against closed ice cream huts.

Seven Essential Songs To Survive Christmas

Matt Roper | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matt Roper

Who can resist a Christmas song in which the two lead singers brand each other in the midst of an argument with such epithets as "scumbag", "arse" and "an old slut on junk"? Not me.

Mum Thanks Airline For 'Kindness' Shown To Her When She Flew Alone With Four Children

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has written an open letter to American Airlines thanking the staff for how they treated her family with “gentleness and warmth” on a Christm...

Cookery Class With The Sanssouci Collection, Marrakech - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

During our stay in Marrakech, my husband Steve and I were invited to take part in a cookery class with The Sanssouci Collection at Les Cigognes Hotel, which has been the leading Moroccan cookery school for the last 15 years.

New Year's Eve: Is This How To Have The Best Night Ever?

Alex Shears | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Shears

Well, that's a realisation a handful of holidaymakers have cottoned on to. Rather than digging out something from the back of our wardrobes to attend the most over-planned and underwhelming night of the year, it seems the smartest among us have found a better way of celebrating New Year's Eve...

St. Regis Dubai, Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

The St. Regis Dubai is situated in a new area of Dubai, Al Habtoor City, where on my visit they were in the process of building a water canal that would flow all the way to central Dubai. We were told it would be finished a few weeks after our visit and I couldn't believe it, as it was more or less a building site when we were there, but true to their word after researching online, it is done and looks very impressive.

Festive Christmas Cookies

Steph Matthews | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

I always loved the array of goodies I would make with my family growing up and sugar cookies were one of my favourites. The original recipe is my grandmother's and we've been making it for years.

How To Minimise The Stress Of Picking The Perfect Christmas Present

Sara Griffiths | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Griffiths

Sometimes it's difficult to find the right time, the place or the words to express how we feel about someone, but don't wait until it's too late. Maybe Christmas is the perfect opportunity! Heal that rift. Say it while you can and put the 'Happy' back into Christmas.

How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain And Still Enjoy The Feast?

Victoria Vito | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Vito

Unluckily, scientists at the National Institutes of Health report that most individuals never lose that extra pound of weight, thus, it accumulates year after year. Furthermore, later in life, the extra weight might be the main contributor to obesity and the ailments associated with it.

How To Have That Wonderful Time In Lapland

Frank Brehany | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Frank Brehany

Sadly, each year we receive complaints from parents who have been severely disappointed by the failure of the promise provided by the 'real' Father Christmas brochure. We have heard of holidaymakers experiencing a rushed 'day' trip, with little of what was promised or indeed having to deal with children's disappointment at not seeing Father Christmas, to serious injuries as a result of tobogganing or other activities!

Benefits Of A Secular Christmas

Arthur Peirce | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

Christmas does indeed get the greater share of focus, and I have focused on it primarily due to my background, my grandfather was an Anglican Vicar and my primary school was Church of England, so I can't help but associate this period with the Christian church which is my own failing.