UK Holidays

Northern Ireland's Stunning Landscapes (PICTURES)

Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Northern Ireland is blessed with so many beautiful regions that you're spoilt for choice when it comes to finding things to marvel at. From the award-...

The Family Guide To Summer

Lauren Razavi | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Razavi

As the bank holiday weekend approaches, many are only just getting a chance to think about what their summer might bring this year. The kids are on holiday and the sun might even be shining - so what will you be getting up to?

The One With The Holiday Packing

Georgy Jamieson | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK
Georgy Jamieson

At the end of last week I was delighted that Tesco Magazine published a review article I had written for them, all about a weekend away in the New For...

Eight Amazing UK Festivals You Haven't Heard Of

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
HomeAway.co.uk

Wellies at the ready: it's nearly festival season. Whether you fancy a hip happening the Highlands, a DJ set in Wales or niche nighttime fun in Northampton, here are just eight of my favourite lesser-known festivals; and I think some of them may surprise you.

Top Ten Things To Do In Belfast

Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Cobbled streets, iconic architecture, historic pubs, superb restaurants, exciting events, a buzzing music scene and festivals all year round: just a f...

Noisy Cockerel? Stone Throwing Monkey?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK

Being abroad can be a troubling time for many of us Brits - lost money, sunburn and finding a fish and chip shop even though you're in the heart of th...

Capturing the Best Holiday Snaps

Stephen M. Baker | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen M. Baker

There's no doubt about it having beautiful imagery and inspiring photos on the walls is a sure way to brighten up a room, make these images personal of your own travels, experiences, and loved ones and you're sure to create a more uplifting home.

Surf's Up: Hitting the Waves of Great Surfing Destinations

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

There is something magical about riding a wave. It's that feeling of walking on air, adrenaline pumping, and yet somehow completely peaceful. Once you've done it once you understand why it's so addictive. So if you want a little taste of surf heaven, pack your wetsuit and your board and get ready to hit the waves of some of the greatest surfing spots around the world.

Can a Holiday Rekindle Your Relationship?

Stephen M. Baker | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen M. Baker

A great way to give your relationship some TLC is to get away from it all and have a holiday together. A single night in with your partner doesn't give you enough time to switch off from what's happened that day and getting away will enable you both to relax and unwind. It's in this state that you are more likely to find the original sparks to why the relationship worked so well in the first place.

48 Hours of Extreme Eating in Toronto

Lynn Houghton | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lynn Houghton

On my culinary adventure, I will try to hit a few of the over 7,000 restaurants in this multi-ethnic city on the lake. I quickly learn that folks in Toronto take gastronomy very seriously.

Why Are the UK's Holiday Habits Changing?

Alison Couper | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Couper

Now that spring has finally sprung, it's not surprising that many of us have started to think about where we'd like to holiday this year. The promise of sun, sea and sand in some exotic location far, far away can be a heady concoction, but what we're actually seeing is a rise in Brits holidaying closer to home, city breaks and 'staycations'.

Fifth Of British Travellers Believe Local Laws Don't Apply To Them

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK

A fifth of Britons believe they are still under British law when they travel abroad - rather than the law of the country they are travelling in. Ne...

Why Wellness Holidays Are the Hottest Trend in Travel and Where to Go

Paul Joseph | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Joseph

The wellness holiday industry has been increasing in popularity and will continue. We have become more aware of the importance of staying fit and healthy and our holidays reflect this trend. People don't want to sit on a beach sunning themselves for 10 hours a day; they want to return home with lasting benefits.

Digital Detox Hotels

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

The digital detox holiday will be a global trend during 2013, according to experts at 2012's World Travel Market in London. Digital detox refers to a process by which travellers attempt to disconnect from technology by surrendering their mobile phones, laptops and tablets on check-in at their hotel.

Beautiful Britain: Idyllic Locations

Lauren Razavi | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Razavi

From the loveliness of our coastlines to the fabulous fields of the countryside, this country has much to offer - to visitors and residents alike. I only recently realised that I haven't seen nearly enough of it, spending my time travelling abroad more than I have around my home nation.

Switch Off: Low Key Locations for an Unplugged Holiday

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

As I sit typing on my laptop, I'm aware of an irresistible urge: to check my emails; check social networking sites; check whether there's been any update since I last checked five minutes ago! The thing is, I'm not crazy about technology, but if you're anything like me, you'll know it's easier said than done escaping it.

A Glimpse of OneWorld Retreats in Ubud: Letting Go and Having Pleasures

Ariadna Bakhmatova | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ariadna Bakhmatova

All in all, my Spa weekend at OneWorld Retreats was both inspirational and pleasurable. I cannot wait to go back there to join one of the retreats; having experienced a taster of what the place has to offer, I can only imagine how its own healing energy can magnify the retreat experience.

Bonjour Paris

Orianna Royle | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Orianna Royle

The first place I went to after getting off the train was le Sacré-Cœur in Paris which is the most exquisite church I have ever visited! It was of course inundated with people especially what with it being Easter but I still managed to squeeze myself through the tourists to get an aerial view of Paris.

Eight Films That Will Inspire You to Travel

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Do you ever have the urge to pack your bags and explore the world after you've watched a good film? Most of my favourite films have been set in exotic locations or based on crazy travel adventures. Something about these foreign backdrops seems to trigger this itch to have an adventure of my own.

Time for Thailand

Black Tomato | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

A rite of passage for any intrepid traveller, Thailand ticks just about every box in the 'holiday needs' category, from fascinating rainforests and sacred temples to stunning scenery and sublime sandy beaches - and that's before we even get to the incredible food or welcoming people.

The Long Way Round to Machu Picchu

Alec Bertram | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alec Bertram

The next day was Machu Picchu, which I won't go into detail about, as many hundreds of thousands of people have written about its stunning vistas and misty, historical wonder. Honestly, the memory of seeing Machu Picchu is nowhere near as special to me as the memory of actually doing the trek.

Asia To Auckland: A Culture Shock

Gareth Richman | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Richman

Ive just landed in NZ and I'm crying out for fast paced, bustling streets, crammed full of mad sights and sounds. I'm now at the furthest end of the southern hemisphere and quite clearly having a culture shock.

Smoky Mountains and Log Cabins

Mike Gerrard | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

What's the most visited National Park in the United States? The Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone? No, it's the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which attracts over 9million visitors a year. It's a shame those acres aren't as well-known outside the USA...

Five of the Best New England Experiences - On Water

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Whitmarsh

It should come as no surprise that New England has a long and fascinating relationship with water. After all, five of the six states that make up the region have some kind of Atlantic coastline.

This Year's Cheapest Holiday Destinations

Mark Hodson | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

Where to go on holiday this year? It's tempting to simply reply: anywhere hot. But one of the key factors in your decision should be exchange rates. That's because Sterling has taken a kicking in the international currency markets over the past 12 months, and is down by 4% against the Euro and 5% against the US dollar.