UK Holidays

10 Amazingly Cheap Festivals Abroad This Summer

The Huffington Post UK | Louisa Clack | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

We've already let you in on the best cheap holidays in Europe this summer, but what about festivals? Dissertation deadlines are slowly disappearin...

Nothe View, Weymouth - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

At the beginning of the month I was lucky enough to spend a few days in a townhouse by the sea in the Dorset seaside town of Weymouth.

Good Hotel Guide Reveals 10 Beautiful Lake District Hotels

The Good Hotel Guide | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

People who enjoy travel often forget that there are some beautiful locations to visit here in the UK. The Lake District, England’s largest natio...

Is This the Best Way to Cruise the Greek Islands?

Mark Hodson | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

He pointed to the postcards. "This is how the island used to look." We peered at the sun-bleached images, their corners bending with age, then gazed back at the tiny square where half a dozen men nursed glasses of raki. The only sound was the slap of waves on the small fishing boats in the harbour.

Five Holidays Where You Can Avoid the World Cup

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Whitmarsh

Where should you go if you want to avoid the mayhem of Rio 2014? What options are open to those who loathe football or just want to keep away from the final score? Here are a few ideas.

How About a Staycation This Summer?

Louise Presley-Turner | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Presley-Turner

No need to wait till your summer hols to indulge in a good read. On your staycation, you have the luxury of time to sit back, relax, and immerse yourself in a fab book. Whether that's a good old trashy novel, educational text or a self-help title, your staycation is your chance to lose yourself in a good book.

Travellers and Tourists: What Is This Superiority Complex?

Lizzie Davey | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Davey

What I don't understand is this recent need to judge people on the way they travel; on the way they relax; on the way they like to experience the world. I'm sure many people would love to go trekking for three weeks through the jungles of Borneo (and many wouldn't), but the reality is that these days people just don't have the time.

Which Of These Destinations Have You Ticked Off Your Bucket List?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There are two fantastic reasons to update your travel bucket list today. Firstly, the act of producing a list is a great boost to your wellbeing. ...

Bank Holiday - Five Tips to Protect Precious Family Time

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

May is lovely in Great Britain - friends are busy sharing photos of sunny walks in the park, the first BBQ of the year, or the first time playing cricket as the May Bank Holidays encourage us to get outside and be more active. With the understanding that the British weather is unpredictable, we rush out to soak up the rays at every opportunity.

Eight Reasons Why You Should Head to Cyprus Right Now

Adam Bown | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bown

When it comes to the landscape, the beaches are out of this world, with crystal clear waters, golden sand and beautiful hidden coves. The natural rock formations, such as Cape Greco and Aphrodite's Rock, are equally striking.

This Season's Swim Suitors

Sarah McGiven | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Bikinis, tankinis, one piece swimsuits (horrifically also now being referred to as 'monokini's - ugh), whatever your bathing preference, and whether you're looking for performance or just poolside posing, there's a style to suit.

10 Obscure Gap Year Destinations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

It's tempting to be lazy on your gap year and do what everyone else does; travel to Thailand and go to a full moon party, then "explore" Vietnam and C...

Five Ways To Spend The Easter Weekend With Your Family

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

Parents, beware - because this is also the season of chores, DIY and Spring Cleaning. With the remaining long weekend upon us, what is the best way for families to free up their time so that they can spend quality time together?

The Top 5 Worst Airline Excuses - and How You Can Beat Them

Jakub Kotan | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jakub Kotan

Unexpected events happen all the time and even to airlines. However when something goes wrong in the system, air passengers often feel that they have entered a poker game with embarrassingly low hands.

How to Experience the True Venice

Andrea Magrath | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Magrath

Stow your map. See that long, narrow, foreboding passageway off the main thoroughfare? Walk down there. Venice is a remarkably safe city, and you'll only get so far before you hit the sea, so be brave and wander without direction.

Caribbean Holidays: Destinations of Which Dreams and Desktop Wallpapers Are Made

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Soft white sand, crystal-clear water, perfect weather... it's not hard to see why every year millions of visitors flock to the islands of the Caribbean. It ticks all the boxes of a perfect tropical holiday. Here is the scoop on just some of the beautiful destinations of which dreams and desktop wallpapers are made.

10 Cities You Should Explore Over the Easter Holidays

Nola Chesworth | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nola Chesworth

Easter is a great time to take advantage of the long weekend and go exploring a new city; as Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are Public Holidays in many countries, there are some restrictions on what you can do due to limited opening hours, but this should not deter you.

Why Spring Sunshine Means Slump in Holiday Prices

Mark Hodson | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

The warm spring sunshine that has arrived across most of Britain is dividing opinion amongst the travel industry. Companies selling holidays in the UK are breathing a huge sigh of relief. Some were wondering if coverage of the floods in the West Country would kill off bookings for the season. How quickly we forget.

Colour Your Food Green For St. Patrick's Day - Without Food Dyes

Katherine Hackworthy | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Hackworthy

Instead of pouring bottles of food colouring into your cakes, cupcakes and treats, you can add some leafy greens and get a few extra nutrients into your desserts as well. These natural vegetable colourings can't be tasted and add a vibrant green hue, perfect for St Paddy's celebrations.

Treehouses for Your Inner Child

Amanda Marks | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Marks

There's something about treehouses that brings the child inside of us out! Which of us would have said "No thanks" to our parents offering to build us a tree house in the bottom of the garden? So when we get a chance as adults to stay in a treehouse, it fills in some forgotten nook of delight. And that's before we've even seen what's outside!

Would You Risk Your Life for a Week in the Sun?

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitin Shori

The long-awaited sunshine enjoyed in parts of the UK this past week will no doubt have got many of us in the mood for a holiday, with some tempting last-minute deals on 'winter sun' getaways to be found. But would you be willing to jet-off to an exotic destination without the recommended vaccinations or malaria protection?

In Search of Enlightenment: Destinations to Revive a Weary Soul

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

When the chaos of everyday life gets a bit much, it's time to take a break that will revive your body and soul. While holidays lounging on the beach may be restorative, some of us look for an experience that will leave us with more than just beautiful photographs and happy memories.

The School Holidays Parent Trap - Parliament's Debate

Travelzoo UK | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

Ultimately we want to end the Parent Trap, or at least make holidays a little more affordable, so more families can spend valuable time off together. We will be continuing with our campaign and would urge people to support our petition.

Best Holiday Deals in Spring

Mark Hodson | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

This is a great time of year for getting a deal on a holiday. The peak January booking period has passed, and the early summer rush is still a long way off, so travel companies are looking to boost their cash flows by landing some bookings, even if that means offering some juicy discounts.

Should Holiday Firms 'Cash In' On School Hols?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Politics

MPs are set to debate the impact of holiday firms' extra charges during school holidays on families after 170,000 people signed an e-petition calling ...