UK Holidays

What Xmas Treats Should You NOT Feed Your Dog?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The "Ah go on, it's Christmas" rule that covers a multitude of eating and drinking sins also extends to our pets this Christmas as we feed them extra ...

The Magic of Christmas? I Can't Find It Anymore

Pam Warren | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK
Pam Warren

I don't wish to preach, but I feel that we should focus less of our attention to giving gifts to our family and friends who, if we're honest, probably have enough money to buy the nice things we're getting them. We should take note of the giving side of Christmas, and if we give gifts surely they should be to those who really can't afford it.

Three Must-Have Client Scripts to Help You (Gracefully) Navigate the Holidays

Ashley Ambirge | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK
Ashley Ambirge

There is only one reason for this blog post: Because your (hard-working heart) probably sucks at setting boundaries with your clients. And guess what? It's only going to get harder during the holidays.

Top 10 Tips for Surviving Christmas the Feminine Way - Part Two

Claire Brummell | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

The four Rs - Rest, Relax, Recharge and Reward! When time gets short, us ladies sometimes decide that to create more of it we will simply stay up later, get up earlier or worse...both!

Volunteer Stories: Madagascar Maine Conservation & Diving

Frontier | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Everyone should come here to dive with or without previous experience. There are crazy cool anemone fish, octopi, turtles, eels, etc. and my new favourite fish, Morish Idles. There is not much missing from an experience like this. Not only have I learned a lot while having the time of my life, but I have improved my level as a diver which is a great feeling.

Forget UK Festivities: Why Not Spend Christmas Abroad?

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Here are some fantastic alternatives to spending Christmas at home. And yes, we know it's an expensive time of year; but there are some fantastic deals available in the low season.

Seven Holiday Season Survival Tips for Singles

Liz Marie | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

No matter what your relationship status, this is the most wonderful time of year and you should enjoy it! We've compiled our top holiday survival tips for singles, so that you may have your (fruit) cake and eat it, too.

Winter Sun Getaways for New Year

Jerrine M Lowe | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jerrine M Lowe

As temperatures begin to plummet in Blighty, it can only mean it's time to pack your bags and head to warmer climates, where spectacular beaches, exotic food and sunshine are a plenty.

Island Hopping: Mini Guide to Thailand's Islands

Frontier | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Wherever you look Thailand is bathed in stunning panoramic views. Wherever you go there are palm trees, sand and beautiful clear blue waters. Here is a list of Thailand's best sun-drenched islands that you can hop on and off as you please.

Top 10 Tips for Surviving Christmas the Feminine Way - Part One

Claire Brummell | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

We know that we women have a tendency to take on a little too much and Christmas often throws another dozen balls into our over-capacity juggling act! So the question is, how do we not just survive the Christmas season...but actually ensure that we ENJOY it?

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Five Tips to Survive the Holidays

Emma Brooke | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Brooke

I'm the first to admit that for those of you who have families to support, families with expectations of lovely presents wrapped in shiny paper for the cat / dog / tortoise to try to eat off overnight, the run up to Christmas is nothing but scary stress and you can't wait for it to be over.

Britain's Savings Go to Holidays, Not Houses Study Says

Judith Lewis | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

We save for retirement, we work hard to try and live frugally and we are careful so I was surprised to see that most Brits save for a holiday and not things like a repair fund (speaks the voice of experience).

Poorna Bell

Brussel Sprout Juice: Does It Taste As Foul As It Sounds?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Now that we’ve moved past our formative experience of farty-smelling school dinner sprouts, we love the little green things doused in gravy, sitting...

Hot Water and Mud: Soaking in Europe's Steaming Thermal Baths

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

There is nothing quite as relaxing as having a hot soak after a long day, and where better to do it than a thermal bath? For centuries thermal baths in Europe have attracted the rich and the royal, who believed in the healing properties of the hot water and mud.

Which Holiday Accommodation Is Right for You?

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

The more I travel, the more I begin to appreciate my own personal space - wherever it is that I happen to be visiting. Whether it's a hotel, a villa or an apartment, it's becoming more important to be where we stay and not just where we are.

What Are You Thankful For?

Meredith Berman | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Meredith Berman

Although Thanksgiving is an American holiday, I think it's imperative for everyone to think about what is important.

Why It's Time to Visit the Philippines

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

When we drank our first San Miguel Light on Siargao Island to toast our small victory against the travel overlords, the sense of relief among our group was muted. We'd just reached the Philippines for a two-week beach, spa and city break, just a week after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the centre of the country, 70 kilometres north of our first stop.

How to Uncover the Best Travel Deals

Mark Hodson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

Discounting has been an important selling tool for the travel industry for the past 30 years or more and consumers have come to expect bargains... The result is a plethora of different types of deals and discounts, not all of which are as good as they might appear at first sight. Here's a guide to the various offers and how to get the most out of them.

Cover Me: Why Travel Insurance is Essential

Lee Mannion | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Mannion

Let me offer a salutary tale. There is one kind of insurance that I was glad that I had. A few years ago a week long snowboarding trip in Chamonix, France ended in a very painful way. It was the last day of the trip and there had been a big dump of snow the night before.

Genealogy and Family Gatherings: Make the Most of Them with Genealogy Secret Weapons

Scott Phillips | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

Now some years later as a genealogical historian, father, and grandfather, I really love family gatherings all the more. Not only for the family time and memories, but also for the exceptional opportunity they afford to enhance what I like to call 'the tapestry of our family history'.

10 Romantic UK Boltholes

Jane Anderson | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

If you're not hotel people, your idea of getting away from it all might be snuggling up in a cosy cottage for two far from the madding crowd. However, it's not easy to find good-value romantic hideaways in the British countryside.

Winter's Coming: Time to Think About a Holiday

Lee Mannion | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Mannion

We want to experience how it feels to exist in a different place. We want new sensations: new sounds to fill our ears, the smell of a different kind of food and then the unfamiliar taste of that. Travel also gives us a chance to play the comparison game.

How to Have a Holiday on Very Little Money

Harriet Williamson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Harriet Williamson

Instead of gritting your teeth when you see a 'just off to the Caribbean for two weeks' status on Facebook, why not start planning something budget-friendly and a little bit different?

Poorna Bell

Revealed: Lonely Planet's Best Places To Holiday In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Lonely Planet is still one of the definitive voices in the travel world, so when it comes to planning our next year's holidays, we pay close attention...