UK Holidays

22 Reasons to Go Camping!

Megan Morgan | Posted 26.07.2015 | UK Parents
Megan Morgan

The summer is here! Long, summer nights following beautiful, sunny days (at the time of writing, we'd just had a mini heatwave!). What better time to seek adventure in the great outdoors! We thought we'd share with you a plethora of reasons why you should get yourselves and kids down to a campsite soon...

Teen Has Seventeen Friends' Names Tattooed On His Leg

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Barrett | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Teen Danny Joe Parkinson has taken holiday memorabilia to the next level and had 17 of his friends' names tattooed on his leg following a 'lads trip' ...

The Best of Luxury Boutique Hotels in UK Cities

Zahra Razavi | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

We know all too well that where you choose to rest your head can really impact on your experience of a place. That's why we've done all the hard work for you and put together our luxury boutique hotel picks in five of our favourite UK cities.

Gaycation or Not: Which Is for You?

Susie Edmonds | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susie Edmonds

Not every gay couple is going to find this an issue and will be OK about compromising but I think it means more to me because after so many years in the closet, I am no longer willing to hide who I am.

Ofsted Chief Calls For Bigger Fines For Term-Time Holidays

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Parents

Parents who take their children out of school for term-time holidays should face larger fines, says Ofsted's chief inspector. Sir Michael Wilshaw s...

A Night in a Hotel With Kids: The Dream Versus the Reality

Emma Conway | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Conway

You get an invitation. It may be to a wedding. Or you may have to stay over somewhere the night before a flight. Or perhaps you throw caution into the wind and decide to take your small children away for a mini-break. Yeah sure in the past being confined in a hotel room overnight with two tots was pure hell on earth. But this time. This time? It will be different...

16 Essentials Every Parent Should Pack on Holiday

Kerry Wood | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Parents
Kerry Wood

Now, there are many articles telling you the essentials to pack for baby; the must have holiday items for trendy young things; the ultimate beachside reads...but what about us parents? What must we remember?

Reasons Why You Should Go To Greece On Holiday

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Gough | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Yes, Greece is in economic turmoil, financial crisis, political chaos. But should that stop you going on holiday? Absolutely not. Stop worrying about ...

Massacre Of 30 Brits 'Not A Good Reason' For Tunisia Travel Advice

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK

A former British ambassador to Libya has said that the killing of 38 people in the Tunisian beach massacre is "not a good reason" to order thousands o...

Why Everyone Should Escape London

Flavilla Fongang | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Flavilla Fongang

So escape London and then come back to appreciate how lucky you are to live in this great city. Escaping London allows you to rebuild your humanity. We get so often stuck up in our own little world, we sometimes forget how lucky we are to be free to do things other people only dream of.

11 Tips for a Healthy Road Trip This Summer!

Rebeca Plantier | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebeca Plantier

How do you eat healthy food, get exercise and avoid weight gain when you're on the road? We've got some tips to keep you light on your feet, and hold off on stomach bloat so you can really enjoy your vacation!

B Hotel, Barcelona - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

Since the weather was so nice, we decided to head up to the roof and sunbathe for the afternoon and spent a lovely afternoon relaxing reading our books and even braved a dip (it was May!) in the infinity pool as it looked too nice not to try.

Six Mistakes Solo Travellers Make

Cathy Winston | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

It won't be long before you're in the minority if you've never travelled solo - new research from across 25 countries found that around 24% of us set out alone on our last overseas trip, up from 15% in 2013.

How to Go on Holiday on Your Own

Lisa Edwards | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

I've been doing it for five years now, and I'm addicted. On my own, I can holiday at my own pace and I can choose to be with other people, or not. I've found the freedom exhilarating.

Ten Beautiful Mediterranean Islands to Visit This Summer

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Summer is now officially upon us, and UK travellers will no doubt be keeping an eye open for potential holiday destinations. The Mediterranean has a vast array of islands, each offering their own distinct and unique mix of sun, sea, sand and culture.

15 Beach Holiday Hacks You Won't Know How You Lived Without

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Style

Go to the beach, they said. It will be fun, they said. With exploding suncream, mosquito bites and sand in all the wrong places to contend with, it...

Am I Allowed To Take My Child Out Of School For A Holiday?

Parentdish UK | Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents

There's a fight going on over term time holidays and it's playing out in the media, in head teachers' offices across the land and even in parlia...

Can't Be Bothered To Pack Your Own Suitcase? This Service Will Do It For You

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Style

Can't be bothered to pack your own bags this summer? Well now you don't have to, thanks to a new pre-packed holiday suitcase service. Providing a s...

Flying With Kids - Top Ten Tips

Isabelle Lee | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Parents
Isabelle Lee

I have been doing long-haul flights with my twins since they were three years old to visit family abroad, so my husband and I have become pros at negotiating airports and planes with young children. Here are my Top 10 Tips...

Tobago; A Tranquil, Idyllic Utopia

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Dotiwala

My work in the music and media industry often takes me to far-flung places and amongst those locations the Caribbean has seen me visit many of its islands; including Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, the BVI Islands and more.

20 Places To Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up

Parentdish UK | Liz Stansfield | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents

While we want our children to grow up and see as much as the world as possible, some places are best experienced before adulthood. Build up a memory b...

Ten Tips to Survive Holidays With Small Children

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Parents
Anniki Sommerville

Holidaying with kids is a whole different ball game. It's compromise central. And yet the expectations can still run pretty high. I found it tricky to be realistic about what our holiday would be like.

Fun in the Sun or Heartbreak Hotel?

Kate Shippey | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Parents
Kate Shippey

Someone shrugged their shoulders and told me to drive and go self catering or camping. Ah, you see, where is the holiday in that? It's like a home away from home, except with the sun. And cooking over a hot stove in Mediterranean heat simply doesn't do it for me.

Death of the Postcard?

Katy Gough | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Gough

In this modern age we expect and want everything right now. Not after your suntan has faded, slightly gnarled through the postbox, from a trip that you took over two months ago. The rising cost of stamps, too slow snail mail and instant digital information are all affecting these little cards lives.

Withnail, Ripley and Roman Holidays - The Big Problem With Movie Mini Breaks

James King2 | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
James King2

It's always the same. One sniff of summer - in this case, a few mildly warm days back in April - and I'm planning my holiday. And the way I plan? By watching movies.