UK Holidays

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...

Am I Allowed To Take My Child Out Of School For A Holiday?

Parentdish UK | Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents

There's a fight going on over term time holidays and it's playing out in the media, in head teachers' offices across the land and even in parliament. ...

Can't Be Bothered To Pack Your Own Suitcase? This Service Will Do It For You

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Style

Can't be bothered to pack your own bags this summer? Well now you don't have to, thanks to a new pre-packed holiday suitcase service. Providing a s...

Flying With Kids - Top Ten Tips

Isabelle Lee | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Parents
Isabelle Lee

I have been doing long-haul flights with my twins since they were three years old to visit family abroad, so my husband and I have become pros at negotiating airports and planes with young children. Here are my Top 10 Tips...

Tobago; A Tranquil, Idyllic Utopia

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Dotiwala

My work in the music and media industry often takes me to far-flung places and amongst those locations the Caribbean has seen me visit many of its islands; including Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, the BVI Islands and more.

20 Places To Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up

Parentdish UK | Liz Stansfield | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Parents

While we want our children to grow up and see as much as the world as possible, some places are best experienced before adulthood. Build up a memo...

Ten Tips to Survive Holidays With Small Children

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Parents
Anniki Sommerville

Holidaying with kids is a whole different ball game. It's compromise central. And yet the expectations can still run pretty high. I found it tricky to be realistic about what our holiday would be like.

Fun in the Sun or Heartbreak Hotel?

Kate Shippey | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Parents
Kate Shippey

Someone shrugged their shoulders and told me to drive and go self catering or camping. Ah, you see, where is the holiday in that? It's like a home away from home, except with the sun. And cooking over a hot stove in Mediterranean heat simply doesn't do it for me.

Death of the Postcard?

Katy Gough | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Gough

In this modern age we expect and want everything right now. Not after your suntan has faded, slightly gnarled through the postbox, from a trip that you took over two months ago. The rising cost of stamps, too slow snail mail and instant digital information are all affecting these little cards lives.

Withnail, Ripley and Roman Holidays - The Big Problem With Movie Mini Breaks

James King2 | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
James King2

It's always the same. One sniff of summer - in this case, a few mildly warm days back in April - and I'm planning my holiday. And the way I plan? By watching movies.

Holiday Kids' Clubs: 10 Things a Novice Parent Should Know

Helen Redding | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Redding

When on holiday, the first rule of kids' club is: you must feel guilty while your children are there. The second rule of kids' club is: YOU MUST feel guilty while your children are there! It is a complex position for a parent to be in.

Do It: Disneyland Paris Without The Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Liz Jarvis | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You're never too old for the magic of Disneyland Paris. From high-octane rides for thrill-seekers to sophisticated spas and gourmet dining, plus firew...

Stay On Set in the Cotswolds

Mette Poynton | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

The Cotswolds has been used for location in blockbusters like Bridget Jones' Diary, the Harry Potter movies, Die Another Day, The Remains of the Day, Pride & Prejudice, Emma and many, many more.

Is the Work-Life Balance Always Greener on the Other Side?

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Parents
Jethro Shirley-Smith

The truth is we all think we have Peter Pan inside of us. But we don't. We all want to think we can get in touch with the inner-child. We want to. But we can't. Our adult lives have thoroughly taken over. Our clean houses, our new carpets and pristine sofas have won.

Cornwall Unplanned

Mette Poynton | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

Apart from planning to take the trip and booking hotels in St Ives, Newquay and Liskeard, we hadn't planned much. We wanted to ask the locals about where to go, see our trip unfold as we were going and not be tied to a plan.. we were doing CORNWALL UNPLANNED!

Is the Work-Life Balance Always Greener on the Other Side?

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents
Jethro Shirley-Smith

We need to spend more time with our children. We want to see them grow; we want to see them learn; we want to be the ones who teach them. And so we must continue to pine for our holidays. Because that's our time.

Planet Appetite: Packing Light for Air Travel, Latest Products

Rupert Parker | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Hand baggage restrictions seem to get worse and worse, with even scheduled carriers like Virgin Atlantic restricting you to just 10 kilos. I recently travelled to Mexico with Thomson Airlines and was only allowed a miserly 5kg and Thomas Cook are not much better, allowing only 6kg.

Holidays Can Put a Strain on Your Relationship

Susan Leigh | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Holidays can put any flaws or short-comings in our relationship under the spotlight as we book time away, expectantly hoping to have fun together and rekindle some of the old spark and intimacy during our trip.

Cheap Package Holidays Blamed For Rise In Skin Cancer Cases

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You might want to rethink that all-inclusive holiday you've booked - experts at Cancer Research UK suggest the 1960s boom in cheap package vacations m...

Travel Options for the Single Person

Helen King | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Helen King

Travelling is great fun, but it can also be stressful, so it is important to have a travel companion who is compatible with you, who has a similar sense of humour and who you just hit it off with.

10 Up-And-Coming Destinations for Summer 2015 | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With summer fast approaching and UK travellers beginning to research their holidays, these ten up-and-coming destinations from around the world offer some exciting alternatives to the classic beach resorts.

Spend Easter in Vienna

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

There's a wealth of things to do and see in Vienna at any time, but visiting over Easter adds something special: it's traditionally an important holiday and there are lots of related events to check out. Here are four of the best.

6 Breathtaking Cruise Routes To Try In 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Here are six reasons to try out a cruise holiday this year on board P&O's new cruise liner, the Britannia... 1. Visit Russia without a visa ...

Embrace the Shame

Wendy Wason | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Wendy Wason

I do try to rationalise this shame. I wonder if it has been sent to me to help me understand what my mother went through and why she made her choices. She would have had to go through this 30 years ago and as a strict Catholic had other pressures on her too.