UK Holidays

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 09.04.2015 | 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 27.03.2015 | 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 25.03.2015 | 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 25.03.2015 | 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 23.03.2015 | 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 30.03.2015 | 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 23.03.2015 | 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 10.03.2015 | 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 06.03.2015 | 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 06.03.2015 | 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 03.03.2015 | 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.

These Are The Most And Least Expensive Cities In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The Economist Intelligence Unit's latest World Cost Of Living Survey has revealed the cheapest and most expensive cities to live in. In what econom...

This British Beach Was Named The Fourth Best In Europe

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

During that sliver of a season we call summer, we decamp to the beach. And we don't want any beach, we want Britain's best beaches, dammit. Travel...

Hawke's Point, Carbis Bay - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

I am a huge fan of Cornwall and it's somewhere I try to visit at least once a year to get my fix of their wonderful fresh air and gorgeous sea views. Last summer, my parents and I had the pleasure of visiting Carbis Bay, near St Ives, for the first time and staying in one of the self-catering holiday apartments at Hawke's Point.

Owning the Oneness

Anupriya Dwivedi | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anupriya Dwivedi

I stopped analysing a long time ago if the question was an enviously malicious put-down or a genuine, earnest search for content. Either way the answer is usually, "No one. Just me." And those words fuel me.

USA Guide: New Orleans Highlights

Zahra Razavi | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Land of cheap drinks, seedy clubs, greasy takeaway restaurants - no trip to New Orleans would be complete without a few nights spent on the city's most notorious street. There's lots on offer and lots to see but planning is crucial or you'll likely be roped into all sorts of expensive mischief.

How To Have A Bargain Valentine's Day In Paris

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, many loved-up Brits will be considering a trip to Paris. Thankfully, you don't have to spend a fortune to ha...