UK Holidays

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, 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.

Brazil Seeing Tourism Boost as World Cup Looms Closer

Alison Couper | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK
Alison Couper

With hotel rates in many of Brazil's traditional tourist destinations being driven up by the country's growing economy, the rising numbers of business travellers from overseas, and its increasing popularity as a holiday hotspot, visitors are starting to look further afield.

Why Are Brits Behaving Well Abroad?

Robin Lustig | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK
Robin Lustig

It's not all good news, though, because, and again I quote: "Reported rape and sexual assault cases increased by 10 per cent compared to 2011-12. The three countries in which the largest number of cases were reported were Spain, Turkey and Greece."

Shield Your Eyes: Germans Revealed As The Nation Most Likely To Sunbathe Nude

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We're used to engaging the Germans in a silent war over sun loungers and beach towels, but one battle they are welcome to win is the title for 'nation...

'Guest Poos In Bin' And Other Bad Holiday Home Stories

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Hopefully your food will have been digested by now, because we don't want to be responsible for the hurl-some effects that the top 10 worst holiday ho...

First Holiday Abroad Without The Family? Here's What to Do and Pack Before Leaving...

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

It's becoming more and more common that teens and young adults head off to travel in peer groups without parental supervision when they're young - particularly before and after university. Many will seek sunshine and relaxation at affordable prices for their first trip away from their parents or guardians.

What Are We Like? The Truth About the Brits Abroad

Martin Dorey | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Dorey

It seems, from the latest report on global Consular activity released today, that we are getting slightly better at being Brits abroad - even if we are becoming a little more careless with our vital documents.

Facebook Induced Life Envy

Charlie O'Brien | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie O'Brien

I'll be honest - I'm not having the best day. I don't even know why. The sun is shining, I have a good job to go to every day, food in my cupboards and a loyal boyfriend coming home for a BBQ with me tonight. Life is good really. It's just one of those 'meh' days that I think we all get.

Red Sky At Night, Shepherd's Hut Delight

Elliot Wagland | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elliot Wagland

The thought of spending two nights cooped up in a wooden shed didn't exactly put a smile on my face, as my wife suggested we try out a shepherd's hut for a weekend away with our children - but how I was wrong.

Flights Reduced Across South-East Due To Technical Glitch

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK

Thousands of air travellers faced delays today after air traffic control company Nats experienced "technical problems" at its Hampshire control centre...

Thailand: Now in My Travel Top Five

Jody Thompson | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Thompson

What is the most amazing holiday you've ever had? It's SO hard to decide isn't it, and you always change your mind at the last minute, don't you? Okay, so how about the top five countries you've ever been to? Well, I recently arrived back from an idyllic trip to Thailand, and I can honestly say that it's now up there on both counts for me...

Summer's Arrived and the Annual Sunscreen Debate's Begun...

Dr Jonathan Bowling | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Jonathan Bowling

The longest day of the year behind us, the temperature is rising, Wimbledon has started - Its official, summer has arrived and the annual sunscreen debate may begin... Like moths to the flame, we are naturally drawn to the sun but like with red wine and chocolate, there can be mixed health messages regarding how much sun exposure is good for you.

Easyjet To Reduce Hand Baggage By A Third

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK

Budget airline EasyJet is cutting down the size of hand luggage by more than a third, refusing to guarantee that passengers' belongings will be stowed...

Breaks With a Buzz: Eight of the World's Best Theme Parks | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Are the little ones tugging on your sleeve for a trip, or is it just your nerves they're pulling to shreds? Perhaps you're just a big kid at heart, with a burgeoning need for a buzz! I for one fall into the latter category: I'm absolutely terrified of roller-coasters and rapids, but for me, that's what makes them so gut-wrenchingly addictive.

Best Boutique Hotels For The Summer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Even if the weather won't make up its mind this year, at least you can make some great travel choices. HuffPost UK Lifestyle has teamed up with hi...

Is Online Booking Making Travel Agents Redundant?

Daley James Francis | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK
Daley James Francis

The online world is a pretty fantastic place, and for people who can't be bothered and who don't have the time or patience to visit a store or pick up the phone to speak to an agent, companies that have joined us in the 21st Century and let you buy or book online via their websites are a saving grace.

Award-Winning Holkham Beach In Norfolk Bans Nudists

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Holkham Beach and the surrounding bay is arguably one of the most beautiful beaches in England, and certainly one of the best in Norfolk if the many a...

Learning to Surf This Summer? Great, Just Drop the Dude, Dude

Martin Dorey | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Dorey

Now that summer has finally arrived it might be time to start thinking about getting out there and getting wet. How about surfing in Devon or Cornwall? Sun, surf and good times await those who make it down the M5.

Five of the Best Slopes on Val d'Slere

Amanda Walters | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Walters

The Val d'Slere is one of the most well known skiing locations in the world with many of the slopes being used to host Winter Olympics and World Championships. This encourages those, who feel their skiing abilities are strong; to try out the many different areas of the Val d'Slere and the skiing experience it has on offer.

10 Spanish Villages for a Sunny Summer Escape

minube | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

For decades, Spain has been one of Europe's top destinations for summer travellers looking to to enjoy her beaches, cuisine, world-class museums, and ...

Alternative Holiday Accommodation

Zahra Razavi | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Hotels and B&Bs are for those who like the comfort and familiarity of standard hotel rooms and continental breakfast fare. If you're anything like me though, you want something a bit more authentic - above average - when you travel.