UK Holidays

Hormonal Hayfever : What is it and how can you help prevent it?

Angela Chalmers | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Chalmers

At many different stages throughout your life, hormone fluctuations can cause lots of changes in your body, but the little-known fact that hormones can play havoc with hay fever symptoms (1) can leave teenagers, pregnant women and those going through the menopause with unexpected summer sniffles and sneezes.

How To Pack Smart For A Family Holiday

Jo Wimble-Groves | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Wimble-Groves

Let's be honest. It is very difficult to pack light. If you can, then I have massive respect for you. My issue is that there are simply too many nice items I want to take. The shoes? Surely, I will need at least five pairs? Help me out ladies, tell me I am not alone. I visualise that when I arrive (not matter where the summer destination), I will look like the stylish Julia Stiles straight out of the new programme Riviera on Sky Atlantic. It is shot in Cote d'Azur so you get the idea. Effortlessly chic. That's the vibe I am aiming for.

Stacey Solomon Shares Struggle Of Flying With Two Kids, Praises Single Parents For Doing It Alone

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Parents

Stacey Solomon summed up the struggles parents face when flying with kids and praised single parents for doing it alone. The 27-year-old, who is mum t...

To Kids Club Or Not To Kids Club?

Tamara Spurway | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Parents
Tamara Spurway

We've been lucky enough to take our 2.5 year old abroad on holiday a lot since he was born and this year we have had two holidays in the space of four...

Top Mindfulness Tips For A Healthier Holiday Gut

Kate Arnold | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Arnold

Research shows there's a strong link between our digestion and our mind, so it makes sense that holiday stresses - last-minute passport hunts and rushing to catch the plane - can play havoc with our gut.

Home Sweet Home, England

Julia Burness | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Burness

Home, there's no bed quite like it, tap water we can drink, marmite at the local shop, teabags we love and not a waft of pretentious Nag Champa for miles. England happens to even be considerate enough to water your plants with bucket loads of rain whilst you are away. Home sweet home.

Fun Ways To Entertain Little Ones Without The Cost

Susanna Pinkus | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Parents
Susanna Pinkus

Fun and often whacky activities can create the happiest memories for both children and parents. I still treasure the memory of creating kitchen mayhem aged seven, when baking rainbow bread with my dad.

Why You Won't Spend All Week In The Car On An Isle of Wight Holiday

Robert Lane | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Lane

I've long claimed that one of the plus points of holidaying on my beloved Isle of Wight is that it is compact. There's a risk that can manifest itself as claustrophobia if you spend too long there, but it's terribly convenient to not be faced with an hour's drive to get anywhere decent.

Being An Idiot In Budapest

Ripu Daman Singh | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ripu Daman Singh

Every time I visit a new city, I let it wash over me. I let it fool me. Impress me. In whatever way it wants. It's a fresh start. For both the city and myself. Our pasts are predetermined. But the present is still untouched. We can choose to be whoever we want to be.

Happy Holidads

Tom Price | Posted 23.07.2017 | UK Parents
Tom Price

It's that time of the year where we like to get away from it all and go on a summer holiday. The trouble is, it's frowned upon if your children don't go with you. So, technically, it's that time of the year where we like to get away from (some of) it all.

Five Of The Best Luxury Spa And Wellness Retreats In Italy

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

ESPA at Castello del Nero is the first destination spa in Tuscany, and the region's first ESPA location. A decor of natural wood, glass and cool stone create a haven of calm. You can take shade under trees or stretch out on loungers in the relaxation areas that look out over the verdant estate.

Holidaying With Your Dog

Katrin Scholz | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Scholz

Summer time is travel time - and of course a holiday is even better if you take man's best friend with you. While some dogs love a journey to adventure, others can become quite anxious. Here's everything you need to know about dogs travelling and how to make it pleasant for you and your four legged companion.

13 Reasons Why Sex On The Beach Is The Absolute Worst

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If popular culture is anything to go by, sex on the beach is something that everyone should be dying to tick off their sexual bucket list as soon as p...

The Best UK Spa Hotels And Retreats For R&R This Summer

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

From tranquil coastal hideaways to idyllic country havens, chic city retreats to private lakeside lodges - the UK boasts some of the best luxury spa escapes in Europe. UK spa breaks are the perfect solution for a re-boot or spot of R&R this summer. The Luxury Spa Edit shares 10 of the best:

Holiday Time... Blues!

Laura Morrissey | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Morrissey

everybody banner Children break up from school, the summer yawns ahead of them, a freedom and also a gnawing sense of emptiness and a lack of structure, a structure which children - and especially children with special needs - so desperately need.

Woman Gets Chalkboard Prosthetic, Travels Europe And Takes Glorious Photos

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has made full use of her prosthetic limb by giving it a chalkboard upgrade and travelling around Europe. The creative lass, known only as dev...

Five Tips to Tackle Swimwear Body Hang Ups

Nicki Kinickie | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Style
Nicki Kinickie

It's that time of year once again - holiday time! A time that brings both joy and dread for many of us out there because with holidays come skimpier outfits and days spent lounging around in swimwear which means a lot more of our body - and our body hang ups - are on full display.

15 Different Experiences Of Happiness

Ripu Daman Singh | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ripu Daman Singh

The curse of being a writer is that only a part of you can relish the experience. For a part of you must always step out of it. To observe. To make mental notes. I recently spent four days camping on a hill near the woods by the Baltic Sea. Experiencing the most surreal and sublime in nature.

How Technology Has Changed The Way We Go On Holiday

Chris Smith | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Tech
Chris Smith

Wind the clock back twenty years or so, and booking a holiday required a significant amount of work. A good few hours of research, perhaps a few trips...

Why Beg-Packing Is Not Justified

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Cuaycong

Beg-packing is undoubtedly a phenomenon which should stop. Despite the lack of funds some travellers may face, it's the sheer ignorance they approach others in third world countries with that makes me question the moral conscience these backpackers truly have. The issue does not lie with the belief that people should stop travelling if they do not have the financial capabilities to do so but rather, they should be aware of the ignorance they have when they beg to fund their travels from people who need money more.

Jon Platt Found Guilty Of Taking His Daughter On An Unauthorised Trip To Disney World

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Parents

Jon Platt has been found guilty of taking his daughter out of school on an “unauthorised trip” during term time. Platt was found guilty at Isle of...

Why Booking Last Minute Does NOT Save Money And Other Myths Spiking YOUR Holiday Costs

Chad West | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chad West

It's that time of the year when everyone is aggressively scanning the internet for handy little travel tips before setting off on their summer holiday. With so much content out there - how do you separate fact from myth?

These Women Are Organising Free Holidays For Grenfell Tower Victims And Emergency Services

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Members of the public are offering free holidays to those who lost their homes in the Grenfell Tower fire, as well as members of the emergency service...

Stop Your Holiday Being Spoilt By Health Problems With This Pre-Holiday Gut Plan

Kate Arnold | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Arnold

Having a strong, healthy bowel means you won't feel bloated or sluggish, so you're free to focus on your plans. All it takes are some simple changes like making sure you drink plenty of water. Reducing heavily processed, salty and sugary food can also help keep bowels regular and reduce bloating.

24 Hours In NYC

Lucy Heath | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Heath

Before my niece was born we were so lucky to scoot across the pond and have a magical summer night in the city as part of our visit around the time of our ten-year wedding anniversary.