UK Holidays

Move Over Darkness, It's Time for Some Light

Jared Joffe | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK
Jared Joffe

It's been a while since I've written anything. With the troubling climate in the world right now, it's actually been a challenge to create content whe...

Five Winter Travel Destinations You Need To Try

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Winter is well and truly with us, so why not pack your bags and explore some new terrain instead of hibernating at home through the cold-weather month...

Three Ways To Afford A Family Holiday (Yes, Even In Peak Season)

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Family holidays are an important way to spend time together away from the stresses of school, work and the usual weekly routines – and with rumours ...

How to Join The Hunt and Plan a Family Safari

William Gray | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Parents
William Gray

If watching David Attenborough's The Hunt on BBC has inspired your children, why not consider taking them on a family safari next year? Although Africa has its fair share of challenges when it comes to travel, it also has several destinations that are ideal for families. Our twins were just four when we first took them to South Africa.

Tips on Choosing the Right People to Travel With

Rebecca Tracy | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Tracy

Over the past few years I've been fortunate enough to travel for work and to visit friends who have moved abroad. On some of the trips, I've found myself thrown in with some of the most diverse and unusual people, all of whom were trying to get along for the sake of everyone's enjoyment.

Airbus Just Solved The One Thing We HATE About Flying

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Tech

Airbus has received a patent for a new feature that could not only revolutionise aeroplane design but would completely eradicate one of flying's bigge...

Give Us Time - Can You Donate a Holiday to Support Our Troops?

Karen Hay | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK
Karen Hay

When it comes to forces families, family breaks and holidays can prove even more crucial, as long periods of separation mean family dynamics can change and it can become stressful for service personnel and those left behind affected by the rigors of operational deployment on return...

How a Hopeless City Girl Was Converted into Loving the Countryside

Sirena Bergman | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sirena Bergman

"I don't do the countryside," I claimed a couple of years back on my first date with my boyfriend, when he told me that his dream was to wind up living somewhere with a 360 degree view of green stuff.

Term-Time Holiday Requests Should Be Considered With 'Common Sense', Advises LGA

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Parents

Parents' term-time holiday requests should be given individual consideration and acknowledged with a "common-sense approach", the Local Government Ass...

A Weekend in The Lakes with Sykes Cottages - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

I'd never really explored the Lakes properly so this year for August Bank Holiday weekend, my husband Steve and I decided to do just that and set off on the train from London Euston for 4 nights in the Lake District.

Things I Wish I Had Known Last Summer

Gwendi Klisa | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Parents
Gwendi Klisa

Your baby is cranky, cranky, cranky, and doesn't appreciate the warm sunshine and the change of scenery. Not one bit. Your toddlers, on the other hand, are overly enthusiastic; they're all over the stray cats, sharp rocks, and keep wandering off to the edge of the pool every time you turn towards your coffee.

Ireland on Screen: The Latest Blockbusters

Jane Egginton | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jane Egginton

Today may well now be a golden age for Irish film and television, with the industry in 2015 worth several hundred million pounds. Long gone are the days when programmes depicting the Troubles, which began in 1969, were filmed overseas.

A Road Trip Through Utah. Bryce Canyon.

Jackie Kemp | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Kemp

Like many Scots, I love to holiday in the United States. it's a big country and there's a lot to see. I have a precious 15 year old Baedeker guidebook, the pages falling out with overuse. In the flyleaf of the book is a tiny map of the entire country with around a dozen sites picked out.

Cyprus Hotel 'Burned Bedsheets Of HIV-Positive British Tourist'

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK

A man has reportedly been kicked out of his Cyprus hotel after the management were tipped off that he was HIV-positive by a medical centre. The u...

Why Going On Holiday With Your Family Takes A Lot Of Practise

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Parents
Sarah O'Meara

When I found my father using a kitchen tray with an historic local map printed on it to plan the route of our next expedition rather than his car's GPS system, I gave up any illusion that this family holiday could be categorised as slick.

Time to Purchase a Property In Paradise? Some Top Tips

Michael Bruce | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Bruce

As we welcome autumn and with it shorter days and and influx of showers, very much signalling the end of Britain's brief sunny period, a topic of conversation I've had with a lot of homeowners across the country lately is the idea of buying abroad. It seems there is a lot of appetite for it.

Mrs Brown's Boys Star 'Refused' Entry To A Flight Because She's Pregnant

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Parents

Fiona Delany, star of Mrs Brown's Boys has said she was refused entry to an Aer Lingus flight because she was pregnant. Delany, who plays Maria in ...

How Well Do You Know Your Husband?

Tania O'Donnell | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tania O'Donnell

Last year I turned 40 and for my birthday we went on holiday to Aruba, in the Dutch Caribbean. I had been to the island years before on a press trip and had loved the weather (28 degrees all year round), the wide range of activities, and the interesting mix of Caribbean, Dutch and South American influences.

To Travel or Not To Travel

Heather Jeffrey | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Heather Jeffrey

As World Tourism Day approaches, yes there is a designated day a year to celebrate tourism! it might be the right time to consider the other side of tourism. Mass tourism, travel in general, and being mobile are often considered as a vehicle towards enlightenment, an educational experience, or as an activity which can 'open our minds'.

10 Things You HAVE to Do in Marrakesh, Morocco

Samantha Baines | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Baines

If you like shopping you will love the Souks in the old town. Row upon row of market stalls with Moroccan goods from jewellery to teapots to hand made carpets to tempt you. Even if you don't have money to spend the Souks are wonderful just to wander through and see the sights, although the sellers might coax you in, after all "looking is free".

How Come Big Birds Are Only Fun on 'Sesame Street'?

Lykke Scheel Lyons | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Parents
Lykke Scheel Lyons

While we were eating our first meal in the tent, I suddenly realised there was a smell of poo nearby. When I asked why, our eldest daughter rather worryingly informed us that she needed the toilet.

There's Sun All Year Round Along Brazil's Eight Million Meters of Coastline

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vinicius Lummertz

The Brazilian summer officially begins towards the end of December when the countries of the northern hemisphere are going through harsh winters, but the sun shines all year round on our coast.

Relationships: Five Questions To Ask Each Other Before Flying Together

Charlotte Buxton | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Comedy
Charlotte Buxton

When you're in a relationship, finding out whether you can go on holiday together and remain happy in each other's company is one of the biggest tests you'll face. Alongside discovering whether the other person has the brain capacity to remember when bin day is, it's the issue most likely to break you.

Family Holidays: A Priority Not a Privilege

Peter Long | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Parents
Peter Long

Today, there is no stereotypical family unit - families come in all shapes and sizes and the family unit is constantly evolving. But one thing that remains unchanged and will remain valid in perpetuity is that time together as a family can bring immense joy, happiness, and fulfilment.

The Summer We Said Yes

Kiran Chug | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Parents
Kiran Chug

We said yes to breaking the rules, to late nights, to doing whatever we felt like despite the long list of errands that piled up. They might have been small acts of rebellion - going out on cool mornings without socks, walks in the rain without umbrellas, frivolous presents bought on a whim with little thought of our family budget.