UK Holidays

Disabled People Can Work, Rest and Play

Simon Stevens | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I believe one of the biggest problems for disabled people who do not work, is the unnecessary stresses and strains of not working on the mind as boredom can be much more damaging than any amount of hard work.

Has Flying Lost Its Magic?

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I remember when I was a kid, about nine years old and my Dad treated the whole family to go to Florida on holiday. Everything about flying was magical! The impeccable looking air hostesses, the dapper dressed pilots, the excitement of actually flying to a new place...

Budding Artists and Fledgling Gastronomes: Refine Your Art This Year

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

I'm picking up on a new trend that's seen hundreds of holidaymakers satisfied: by immersing themselves in a new field for a fortnight, many leave with a new skill to use when they get home.

How to Find Happiness in Bermuda

Emma Rose Black | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rose Black

Now I say all this, after just coming back from a blog trip to Bermuda. And I openly admit... it was a little bit more extravagant than I would normally go for. In fact it was fancy as!

The Sunshine State for £268

Roger Crow | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Roger Crow

If you're one of the thousands of repeat visitors that yo-yo between Blighty and the Sunshine State each year, then this is hardly a revelation. However, if you have yet to take the plunge, here's the lowdown on the top attractions at Walt Disney World at the moment.

A Guide to Finding Romance Abroad

Zahra Razavi | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

I've visited some of the world's most romantic cities this year - not to brag, but both Paris and Venice I'll have you know - and I've had my fair share of romances abroad. How can you do the same, I hear you ask?

"Live Like a Tourist, Travel Like a Local..."

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

My boyfriend's Dad has travelled the world and recently gave us the best piece of advice. He said we should "live in our own cities like tourists, and travel the globe like we are locals". I loved the suggestion the minute he told me I vowed to put it into practice when I went to Madrid

Highlands and Islands: Eating and Sleeping in Scotland

Zahra Razavi | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

I recently spent a week touring the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and managed to get my hands on some brilliant recommendations and a few accidental finds during my trip. Here are my top tips for where to eat and where to stay in Ullapool, Stornoway and Portree.

A Journey Through Natural Scotland

Zahra Razavi | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

I'm looking for a taste of history, authenticity and the real Scottish character from this week - surely that's not too much to ask?

Get Out of My Way - I Have Post Holiday Blues and I'm Prepared to Use It

Alfie Evers | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Alfie Evers

I am confronted by a dead pigeon. Its body hard pressed and flattened to the floor. Its face contorted to a fixed expression of doom. Its guts spread across the road. I sigh. We are one. Its state reflects how I am feeling.

Off The Beaten Track: Ski Turkey

A.J. Higginson | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
A.J. Higginson

Uludag, Turkey's premier ski resort, nestles at the base of Mount Olympus, a four hour drive from Istanbul. The resort is a charming village set in the forest of a national park in the heart of the ancient Ottoman Empire.

Stretch Your Money: Charming and Affordable Autumn City Breaks in Europe

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Autumn is a great time of year for a holiday. The winter weather hasn't set in yet, and most European destinations are significantly cheaper than they are during the summer months. Whether you're looking for an affordable weekend break this autumn, or a long autumn holiday that won't cost you an arm and a leg, why not visit one of these charming and affordable cities?

Top Ten Ways to Save Money on Travel

Andrew Matthews | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Love travel? Love saving money? Think the two are mutually exclusive? Well, you're wrong. But you probably already knew that seeing as 'budget travel' is constantly prompting new travel trends...

Is This The World's Best Job?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK

One lucky Brit could be paid to live a "life of luxury", having to take on tasks like testing out the newest cars, lounging in the finest hotels and d...

The Top Five Most Rockin' Cruise Holidays

John MacLachlan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John MacLachlan

Cruises are for old people. Cruises are boring. Cruises are too formal. These are just some of the accusations which, rightly or wrongly, have been hurled at the cruise industry for years.

Luxury and Relaxation in Bury St Edmunds

Zahra Razavi | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

It was this mindset of exploring a place overlooked that led me to spend a couple of days in Bury St. Edmunds, a Suffolk town close to where I grew up. I'd passed through the place many a-time but never stuck around to see what was on offer.

Roaming Scribe: For Sheer Indulgence, Europa Two Is Off the Richter Scale

Lynn Houghton | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lynn Houghton

I can't believe my eyes or my luck. (Gawd, if only I had dropped those two dress sizes I promised myself). My butler for the next few days is a tall lanky bloke named Bastian, who once modeled for Dazed and Confused magazine. Well, no getting around it, he certainly has me Dazed.

Rough Guides Reveals Britain's Best Beaches

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

British beaches aren't about sunbathing - there, we've said it. The weather on our island is just too unpredictable, and even on a sunny day it ta...

How I Survived Just One Week of the School Holidays and Lived to Tell the Tale

Elliot Wagland | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elliot Wagland

Being a parent is hard enough during the school holidays and keeping your children entertained is a skill in itself. Firstly my two children are up at 6am every morning,' mummy, daddy, can we get up now?', who needs an alarm clock when you have two boys under four-years-old to wake you up every single morning.

Thar He Blows

Nick Abbot | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

As is often the case when a celebrity gets papped in the almost altogether, recriminations flew shortly afterwards. Downing Street let it be known that it was very cross. The press had an entire street that was upset with it.

It's Time to Fight the Parent Trap

Travelzoo UK | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

The way I see it, parents are being corralled into extortionate holiday prices - they can't take their children out of school and summer family deals are few and far between - it's something I call the Parent Trap.

The Best of Taiwan

Black Tomato | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Balanced perfectly between the East and South China Sea, Taiwan is undoubtedly proof that big things can come in small packages. Taiwan is a beautifully captivating island and a Black Tomato favourite that effortlessly provides more than enough reasons to visit.

France By Train Part I: Lille

Zahra Razavi | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

On a summer's day in July, we leave behind a rain-flustered London in the middle of an otherworldly thunderstorm following Britain's hottest day in years. The train speeds through English countryside until we're in the darkness of the Eurotunnel, and then - in what seems like the blink of an eye - we find ourselves on French soil.

The Gap Year Dilemma: To Volunteer or Not Volunteer

Kerry Law | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Kerry Law

With the A-level results in and university plans either scrapped or confirmed, the gap year exodus is soon to begin. Many young people will be seeking out character building volunteering projects in third world countries, determined to 'give something back' before years of hard study (and hard partying) take centre stage. But how informed a choice can anyone make about the volunteering trips on offer?

Things to Do in Liverpool

Emma Rose Black | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rose Black

Have you ever been to Liverpool? Well it's the place to go if you're looking for a weekend break that may be that little bit closer to home...So what can you do to let your hair down in this fine northern city?....Well, there's a whole A to Z of things to do...but here are a few of my favourites: