UK Holidays

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:

Please 'Elp Me, I Am Briteesh...

John Worne | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK
John Worne

The UK's lack of foreign language skills has become almost a cliché. But that doesn't make it a laughing matter. If we don't have the skills to get by for a few days in the sun, what hope do we have when it comes to the serious business of international trade?

Maximise Your Pool Time This Summer - Pick the Perfect Pool Side Position

Emyr Thomas | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emyr Thomas

Are you heading off on your holidays over the next few weeks? If so, read my guide to picking the perfect poolside position. Whether it's to maximise sun exposure, the shortest route to the bar or selecting the best view, securing the best sun lounger is an art form.

Red Hot Top 10 Summer Political Reading

Mark Perryman | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Perryman

A broader definition of politics, one that engages with the everyday, the popular, the cultural is the starting point for a political summer books top ten that would liven up any reading to be done on the beach, or anywhere else for that matter.

Yangtze River Cruise: A Tale Of Ancient And Modern China (PICTURES)

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

A typical Yangtze river cruise takes place over four days, travelling east towards Yichang. The journey takes in the famous Three Gorges (iconic valleys between towering mountain peaks), day trips to relocated towns, a peapod boat trip down the Shennong Stream, and a trip through the dam itself.

Romantic Getaways in the UK

Zahra Razavi | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

If you're thinking of planning a romantic getaway in the UK there are plenty of options to choose from. No matter what your budget is or what your interests are, you're bound to find something perfect for you and that special someone in your life.

Keep Your Home Safe While You're on Holiday

Zahra Razavi | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

In the excitement of preparing for a holiday each year, it's easy to forget about the important measures everyone should take to protect their home when leaving it empty for a long period. Between January and December 2012, a total of 3,700,349 crimes were recorded by police, with burglary standing as one of the largest contributors.

Holidays in the Sun: Now I Gotta Reason...

Neil Durkin | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Durkin

Whether you go to the Canary Islands, Corfu or Florida (three favourite destinations), you might come back with a new love of the country, a desire to go back, and even a feeling that you'd like to support campaigns to promote better human rights in those countries...

Which MPs Are Keenest To Haliday Abroad?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Politics

Welsh MPs are more likely to want to take a holiday abroad this summer than politicians from any other part of the country, a poll published today has...

Seeing the Light: Ten of the World's Most Beautiful Lighthouses

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Lighthouses are grand towers that are testament to man's long relationship with the sea and make some fabulous tourist attractions. Some historic lighthouses have even been turned into hotels. From the coast of New England to rugged shores of Australia, you'll find these beautiful guiding lights in every shape, size and colour.

Spain's Balearic Islands: Exploring Mallorca

Zahra Razavi | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Belonging to Spain, the Balearic Islands - Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera - are among Europe's most popular tourist destinations, welcoming a cumulative 2.5 million visitors in 2013 so far. With incredible natural beauty, excellent weather and Mediterranean coastlines, it's hardly a surprise that these Spanish islands are popular as holiday destinations.

Best Eco Friendly Resorts in Thailand (PICTURES)

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

Stepping out of the luxury speedboat sent to pick up guests of Soneva Kiri, the calm atmosphere of the resort has a tangible quality. As the latest addition to the hugely successful resort range pioneered developed by husband and wife team, Sonu Shivdasani and Eva Malmström Shivdasani, Soneva Kiri on Koh Kood island is a flawless, high-end version of what it means to have an eco-friendly holiday.

Can You Lend Me A Squid, Prime Minister? (PICTURES)

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK

David Cameron and his wife Samantha have begun their summer holiday with a visit to a Portuguese fish market. The couple strolled around the stalls...

Uganda- Africa's Best Kept Tourism Secret

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Dotiwala

The range of adventure in Uganda is wide and hair-raising. Activities include game viewing, fishing trips, water fall cruises, silverback gorilla safari treks, white water rafting, African rainforest camping, chimp trekking and swamp walking. So having two days off to enjoy the country, of course I, chose the sedate activity of cruising down the Nile.

2 Million Brits Set For Summer Getaway

PA | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK

Around two million Britons will head overseas this weekend as the school summer holiday getaway begins in earnest. Spain and its islands, including...

This Week's Student Discounts

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

This week's student discounts from StudentBeans.com, exclusive to HuffPost UK Students: £20 Converse Every student's favourite shoes - now f...

Do Vegas Right: Star Studded, Diamond-Dipped Dollar Signs

Amanda Walters | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Walters

Vegas offers myriad places to gamble, from lavish casinos to local gambling halls. Increase your odds of striking it rich by learning how to play the more complex games. Although there is some element of luck involved, you have much better odds if you learn how the games work and what to look for.

Royal Caribbean Cruise

Lucy Campbell | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Campbell

My son was hooked "when can we go back? It's all SO cool"....and it make me think, particularly as a single mum that a holiday onboard a ship with many activities to suit each individual child (and myself) might be the perfect answer to a successful family holiday.

Why a Club Med Holiday Is a Modern Day Utopia

BritChick Paris | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

All the worries of a holiday are removed at Club Med. They literally think of everything. Once you enter the big gates you leave your cares behind. There is a fully stocked pharmacy, mini supermarket and even an onsite infirmary should you get ill. Most of all there are GOS, Gentil Organisers, who help with every single part of your day.