UK Holidays

Discovering Downtown Miami

Katie Monk | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Monk

Dubbed the 'Manhattan of the South', Brickell (rhymes with pickle and nickel) is Miami's financial district, and used to be an all-work-no-play kind of hood. These days, however, there's a decent post-work scene, with new bars and restaurants popping up all the time, plus excellent hotels for those who prefer to stay in the heart of things.

Athens Greece: Best Spring Holiday

Maya Danielle Nissim | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maya Danielle Nissim

According to National Geographic Traveler Magazine, spring is one of the best times of the year to visit gorgeous Greece. It is the time of year when you will find magical blooming wildflowers, wonderful weather, great options for hotel accommodations and not too many crowds. You can enjoy exploring this vibrant country comfortably by foot or car, and in March and April the temperature will feel just right.

Navigating The Minefield Of US Travel Bans

Frank Brehany | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK
Frank Brehany

The news that President Trump is about to sign yet another Executive Order, which will apparently reinstate the Muslim Travel Ban into the United Stat...

Natasha Hamilton Shares Graphic Image Of Son's 'Terrible Reaction' To Henna Tattoo

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Parents

Natasha Hamilton’s son suffered a severe skin reaction after getting a henna tattoo on holiday. The ‘Atomic Kitten’ star and mum-of-four, shared...

Memorable Family Holidays Aren't Always So Memorable

Robert Lane | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Lane

So what's the answer? Should we take our offspring on child-friendly holidays involving a whole week spent in soft play and touring round toy shops? Or a week sat round a swimming pool whilst a man dressed as a dog provides daily entertainment? I can't really think of anything worse.

Why You Should Study The Map Before Visiting Cornwall With Children

Robert Lane | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Parents
Robert Lane

Cornwall is completely different and in terms of land mass is nearly 10 times the size of my beloved Isle of Wight. So, it is worth spending 10 minutes studying a map before booking your holiday and hoping you can explore the whole county.

Mum Claims Airline Refused To Let Family Board Flight Home Due To Toddler's Tantrum

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has claimed an airline left her family “stranded” by refusing to let them board a flight home because her two-year-old had a tantrum on thei...

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 05.05.2017 | 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.