UK Holidays

Passport to Your Special Needs Holiday: Our Stress-Free Travel Tips

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Goleniowska

When our youngest daughter was diagnosed with Down's syndrome shortly after birth, I vividly recall thinking that we would never travel again, never even go to our local beach. I don't know what reasoning there was behind that initial fear, born of shock and ignorance, but I couldn't have been more wrong.

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Paris

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday this year, and what better way to spend it than on a weekend in the most romantic city of them all, Paris? We've listed six of the best ways to make the most of your trip below.

Bet You Won't Guess Where The World's Best Hotel Is

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You don't have to travel abroad for a world class holiday. Two UK holiday establishments have been named as the best in the world after receiving ...

Why You Should Book a Holiday Now to The Gambia

Mark Hodson | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

How would you feel about taking a holiday in West Africa right now? Given the news coverage of the Ebola outbreak over the past few months, most people would say "No thanks". But having just returned from The Gambia with my wife and daughter, I'd heartily recommend it.

This Man Travels The World - And He Doesn't Pay A Penny

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We are seriously jealous of Louis Cole's job. The 31-year-old spends the entire year traveling the world, documenting his adventures on Instagram a...

Think It's Mostly Germans Who Reserve Sunbeds? Think Again...

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We've all heard Brits moaning about Germas reserving sunbeds at the pool on holiday, but it seems that the stereotype may be the wrong way around. ...

Best in (Boozy) Travel 2015

BarChick | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A week into Jan and already planning how the hell to get outta here? Nothing gets you through the January blues like booking a trip, even more so when there are bangin' beaches, bargain booze and world class bartenders waiting.

The Top Five All-American Activities

Amy Baker | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Baker

There is only one thing that I find brings cheer at this wretched time when it feels like it's dark again before you've really even opened your eyes. Planning your next holiday!

Doris the Goddess of Wind (A Winter Holiday)

Lara Platman | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Platman

"It is always advisable to carry a tablet of 'Antioyl' soap, if it is necessary to use bare hands for a repair, you will nearly always find some grease on your hands and this is impossible to remove with ordinary soap."

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.