UK Holidays

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.

Travel Has Changed From Luxury Treat to Major Ordeal

Jan Shure | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Shure

Air travel is, nevertheless, an ordeal at any time and more so if your mobility is impaired (as mine has been since a 20-hour operation for the removal of a brain tumour)... I will never again be impatient when walking behind someone slower than me, should I have the ability to walk fast and unaided, that is.

Caribbean Island Hopping - St Kitts, Nevis and St Maarten

Petra Shepherd | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

I was out of my depth in more ways than one! I was swimming from the Caribbean island of Nevis to nearby St Kitts on Easter Sunday, a day when typically I'd expect to be gorging on chocolate eggs and not trying out an altogether different kind of island hopping.

Seven Signs You're a Mum in Need of a Holiday

Zeena Moolla | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Parents
Zeena Moolla

Since becoming a mum, is your idea of a break a solo trip to the loo and enough time to cut your toenails? Do you feel positively Mediterranean slinging a bit of feta in your shopping trolley, and having a siesta (or rather passing out from exhaustion), on the couch while the kids nap? It could be you are suffering from a well-known condition called MINOAH - Mum In Need Of A Holiday.

Debate Rages Over Whether Children Should Be Banned From Flights

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Parents

A child throwing the mother of all tantrums on a plane is a scene dreaded by parents and non-parents alike. So what's the solution? On ITV's Thi...

Brits Charged £300 More Than French People At Disneyland Paris

PA | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Disneyland Paris is facing a pricing probe amid claims it charges British tourists more than its French customers, according to a report.The Financial...

A New Approach to Surviving Holidays With the In-Laws

Mr Pickwick | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Comedy
Mr Pickwick

"Father, if you were going to kill someone, how would you do it?" asked the younger Pickwick daughter during lunch some weeks ago.

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 | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

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...