UK Holidays

New Orleans: Where to Eat, Play and Stay in the Big Easy

Zahra Razavi | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

NOLA, the Big Easy - New Orleans is a city of many different names. But whatever you want to call it, it's a place brimming with food, fun and amazing buildings. Here are three top recommendations not to miss out on...

Flying Solo

Lisa Edwards | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

In 2010 I booked my first holiday alone to Thailand, and it would turn out to be a momentous move. I had just split from my husband and I longed for freedom and to start leading my own life. Before I could think about it too much, I booked and paid for a holiday to Thailand.

Turn(it)around Bright Eyes

The Mac Twins | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Sometimes the magnitude of everything you want to do in your lifetime is so overwhelming that you don't do any of them at all. Read all of Game of Thrones, re-visit chess, triathlon training - the list trundles on and on.

10 Gadgets to Take on Holiday in 2015

Jackson Rawlings | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Tech
Jackson Rawlings

Let's take a look at 10 of the best gadgets to take with you abroad this summer. Where possible, we've provided a cheaper and premium option.

This Man Wants To Go On A Honeymoon With You

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Being dumped by your fiancée over the Christmas period must suck, but one man is determined to make the most of a miserable situation. John Whitbr...

Drowning in Deadlines

Emily Hay | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Hay

Christmas - It's meant to be about family, sharing and a whole lot of food. It's a time for relaxing, when most of us have a bit of time off work or hopefully a few worry free days. But not for everyone. Specifically I'm talking about high school students; the ones with exams anyway.

There's No Room at the Inn!

Elaine Benton | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

As adults we often view loneliness as a sign of failure, and a successful person is surrounded by a multitude of friends. In reality, this is not the case, for generally one has only a small handful of what can be considered loyal good friends, the others are merely acquaintances.

Seven Ways to Avoid Stress and Enjoy the Holidays

Lucia Williams | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucia Williams

The holidays are supposed to be fun. Right? Then how come most of us are stressing out and worrying for weeks ahead of the Big Day and dreading the day itself? What happened to all the love, joy, reunions, gift giving, laughter and merriment associated with this, the biggest of all the holidays?

It's Not Weird to Feel Sad at Christmas

Rebecca Allen | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Allen

I think it's normal to feel a bit weird at this time of year. We build up Christmas to such a fever pitch of twee imagination and rose-tinted memories that it can end up feel disappointing and miserable. Sometimes, surrounded by a barrage of Good Will to All Men and Joy to the World and Christmas Cheer, we feel lost and alone, longing for a feeling we can't find anymore.

O Christmas Tree...

Caragh Little | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

So Christmas trees, it seems, have spindly tops and broad-based bottoms this year, because there have been a couple of mild winters.

Ten Things Married People Want for Christmas

Liz Marie | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

I'm fairly certain that most of my single friends think that since I'm a newlywed, there is nothing I could possibly want- don't I have it all? Besides the pair of over the knee boots I've been eyeing for months, yes, at least when it comes to matters of the heart I feel pretty satisfied to say the least.

Exploring Sri Lanka: Habarana, Kandy and Colombo

Zahra Razavi | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Sri Lanka is an island dappled with stunning landscapes, fascinating wildlife and a tumultuous history. Geographically close to India, but distinct in its culture, traditions and monuments, Sri Lanka is a country quite unlike any other.

Paris on a Budget

Rosie Snowball | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Snowball

Once the reality of living in Paris hit home, the cost of doing so brought such excitement to a brief halt. It turns out, your year abroad differs greatly from your holiday; euros are not Monopoly money and now you have to buy washing up liquid. Therefore, jumpers from your netball club, whose only appeal is their impressive Parisian logo are a no-go. Below are some tips for doing Paris on a budget, as your home or your holiday.

How Do Japanese Celebrate Holidays?

Yumiko Sato | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK
Yumiko Sato

How do Japanese celebrate holidays? New Year is the biggest holiday of the year in Japan.Since 1873 Japanese have been celebrating New Year according to the Gregorian calendar on January 1 of each year, although some parts of Japan, such as Okinawa, still celebrate it according to the Chinese calendar.

Going Local: Food on the Isle of Man

Zahra Razavi | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

While Britain suffers a terrible international reputation for its cuisine, the same cannot be said for the Isle of Man. Just an hour's flight from many regional airports, you'll find a whole different world of strong local food traditions on this island, each passed down from one generation to another.

Five Ways to Handle a Broken Heart During the Holidays

Liz Marie | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

While I'm sure you wish you could just hibernate from the world and re-emerge in the New Year, it's just not practical during the holidays when you have parties and family functions to attend. Here are some ways to handle a break-up during what is supposed to be the most wonderful time of year.

Enjoy a free night at Marriott with Marriott Rewards

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK

The promotion has now ended. We love being pampered. After hours put into work there is nothing quite like a holiday that relaxes, rejuvenates and ...

Scrooge Syndrome

Malminder Gill | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

The holiday season can be a difficult time of the year for some people, especially those that have suffered loss or have financial woes. While everyone around them is brimming with holiday cheer, they are feeling down and depressed. If you are one of those people, you are probably dreading the holidays.

Rural Retreats: Cowley Manor, Cotswolds

The Spa Spy | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

It's the attention to detail that makes Cowley Manor stand out. The rack of Hunter wellies at the door, to wear while you stroll around the exquisite Grade II listed gardens. The golden triple cooked chips that compliment the club sandwich. The funky, Scando-style rugs and throws. From the service to the salt cellars, everything feels like it's been carefully and lovingly thought out.

17 Tourist Destinations To Avoid Like The Plague

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

What do you get when you put a bunch of travellers on a forum, and then ask them to share their most disappointing tourist destinations for the rest o...

Brighton - A Mirror on a Broken Reality

Mik Scarlet | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

Last weekend I paid a trip to the seaside, to Brighton to take part in a literary event called Sea Changers. What struck me from the moment I arrived was how hard it was to get around in my wheelchair.

Four Things to Do If You're Meeting the Parents This Holiday Season

Liz Marie | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

If you've been dating someone new for the past few months, chances are that you'll be meeting their family this holiday season. Meeting the parents (and the grandparents, and the siblings and the family friends....) is always nerve-wracking and there seems to be even more pressure to make a good impression this time of year. Here are four ways to make a great first impression this holiday season.

A Furniture Store In Wales Just Schooled John Lewis On Christmas Ads

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Did you watch John Lewis's #MontyThePenguin Christmas advert and just think it wasn't quite sexy enough? Well, a furniture store in North Wales has...

Truffle Breaks in Piedmont, Italy

Zahra Razavi | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Autumn is an important time in the Italian region of Piedmont. Unlike the neighbouring region of Liguria with its plethora of coastal towns, Piedmont comes alive with activity in the colder months. There's one delicious thing at the centre of this energy: truffles. In particular, the White Alba truffle, which is available nowhere else in the world.

Travel Eye: Go back to Basics in Gozo

Karen Edwards | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

The sky is a brilliant shade of blue. The sun pours through from behind the extravagant steeple of the Rotunda Church. A few old boys are playing cards at a rickety wooden table outside the bar. It's the only business still open, and probably the only bar in to