Travel Tips

How to Find Peace in the Big City

Alice Stevenson | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Stevenson

The terrifying financial burdens that come with living in London, the sense of it increasingly becoming a steel and glass playground for the super wealthy, can make us ordinary Londoners feel disenfranchised. The huge pressure to achieve and succeed, if not just survive, leaves little scope for moments of awe and genuine peace in our frantic minds.

Top Tips To Help Beat Jet Lag

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Nothing quite trumps the horrendous holiday aftermath that is jet lag. You feel cranky, confused and, given half the chance, you could probably sle...

Have a Great Hotel Stay in Berlin With the Kids

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

When most people think of Berlin, it's of the city's legendary club scene, or its culture and history - not that it's a great place to take children. But it is, and exceptionally so. Here, The Good Hotel Guide lists five ways to make the most of a family visit to Berlin.

A Letter for Your Journey

Susan Leigh | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

A gap year provides many wonderful opportunities, beyond those that may have initially anticipated. Yes, there is the freedom to travel wherever he wants, to literally be able to turn left or right as the mood takes, but a trip like this offers much more than that.

Oman for Adventure Lovers

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Unlike the cities of its closest neighbour United Arab Emirates, the Sultanate of Oman hasn't quite let go of its exotic past just yet. If you're expecting the glitz and glam of Dubai or the skyscrapers of Abu Dhabi, you'll be disillusioned.

Hurghada and St Anthony's Monastery

Petra Shepherd | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

Egypt's Red Sea coast runs from the Gulf of Suez in the north to the Sundanese border in the south. It is, effectively, the east coast of mainland Egypt looking across the sea to Sinai. Looking away from the desert and out from the coastline, you will find islands reachable on short boat trips and each with their own individual appeal.

Five Amazing Tours to Feel Like a Tourist in the UK

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

It doesn't take much to get a new perspective on a city and whether you know it like the back of your hand or are just visiting for a few days, an inspirational tour could help you see somewhere in a whole new light. Increasingly popular among tourists around the world, unique walking tours and niche guided tours can now be found in cities everywhere.

The Unbearable Kindness of Strangers

Chloe Palmer | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Palmer

I have been travelling for just over six months and haven't put finger to keyboard for the whole time beyond the weekly reassuring email home. The good English girl that is still left in me feels like I should apologise for being so slack and not meeting expectations.

Three Jaw Droppingly Beautiful Places to Visit in Burma

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

A journey to Burma is something of a surreal experience. Scenic mountains, endless forests, enchanted temple ruins and a captivating culture with a distressing past running through the veins of the sovereign state.

The Most Expensive Place To Book A Hotel In The UK Isn't Where You'd Expect

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The most expensive places to book a hotel in the UK have been revealed and London has been knocked off the top spot by a small Scottish town. If yo...

Where in the World Could You Stay Forever?

Chloe Gunning | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

For most of us, travel is one of life's biggest pleasures. We hop on board a plane, leave our lives behind, and absorb ourselves in a different way of life. We relax on beaches and explore cities. A few times while we're away, we'll utter the words "I don't want to go home" and "I wish I could stay here forever". But how true is that?

Improve Your Travel Skills on Weekends and Holidays

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

It's the same story for holidays. I don't know about you but I've wasted my last few holidays by generally taking the lazy option - not going for that hike, not getting a bike, vegetating in front of a screen - but I hope next time will be different.

Five Reasons to Visit Rome in Spring

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

Summer in Rome is baking hot and very crowded, and autumn and winter can be chilly and wet. Come March, however, the city is bathed in sunshine and trees start to bud with new life. Spring is a great time to visit Rome, and we've listed five reasons below.

Marrakech: Unbeatable Tips for a Budget Break

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Marrakech is by no means an expensive destination. In fact, for all its beauty and culture, you won't need to fork out very much at all. But fall into the common tourist traps and you could end up spending more than you'd budgeted for.

The Most Dangerous Places In The World For Women Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You only have to look at the travel blogs on HuffPost UK Lifestyle to see that solo travel is becoming more and more popular among women. But while...

Top Travel Tips - Packing Light

James Woolven | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Woolven

If there's one tip I have for a first time backpacker, it is this: pack light.It sounds obvious, but almost no one does it. Trust me, when you're out there - wherever it may be - there is something immensely satisfying about rocking up to the overnight bus with a bag that can fit under your seat.

The Amalfi Coast on an Italian Shoestring

Kadie Regan | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kadie Regan

Situated almost exactly where the shoelaces would be on the boot of Italy, which is how I described its location to almost everyone who asked and received instant recognition, the Amalfi Coast is made up of several towns spanning an unfathomably picturesque coastline, easily one of the most beautiful in the world, as a quick Google will confirm.

Five Reasons Why You Should Quit Your Job to Travel

Claire Michael | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Michael

The 9-5 life isn't for all of us and with the ever expanding opportunities presented to us by the internet more and more of us are looking at new ways to make money, ways that also allow us to live with flexibility and get much more out of life. Here are 5 reasons why you should quit your job to go travelling.

How to Deal With Seven Typical Travel Disasters

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Being an intrepid traveller is both a gift and a curse. Your natural curiosity takes you to the most incredible places on the planet, places other people could only dream of. But inquisitiveness doesn't always work out. If you find yourself facing a travel disaster, it can be extremely stressful. Here are 7 common travel disasters and tips on how to deal with them...

Travel Dreams and No Money: What to Do

Frontier | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Do you ever go through moments of wanderlust when you just sit there and stare into the open space picturing yourself somewhere far away? Most people have.

What's the Best Travel Advice You Can Give Yourself?

Chloe Gunning | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Throughout these journeys I have developed my own travel style. I know what I like and what I don't. I know the best ways to get what I want out of a trip. However, my attitude is very different compared to the way I approached travel ten years ago. So, how interesting would it be to go back in time and give my younger self some travel advice?

USA Guide: Moonlighting as a Manhattanite

Zahra Razavi | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

New York is known as a city of dreams, a city of wealth and a city of ambition. So what better place to go for a luxury break? Here are the highlights from my recent trip there.

The Beauty of Getting Lost

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

There's also a delicious irony in the fact that after all that planning, saving and struggling to get away the best thing you can do when you arrive is get lost. This is what management gurus would say is "counter-intuitive" (i.e. it doesn't make sense) and I'd like to explain.

How To Have A Bargain Valentine's Day In Paris

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, many loved-up Brits will be considering a trip to Paris. Thankfully, you don't have to spend a fortune to ha...

17 Reasons to Visit Scotland in 2015

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Situated to the north of the UK and almost completely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Scotland is a magically scenic destination. Once used for beach pictures in an advert for Thailand, there's no doubting Scotland's claim to being one of the most beautiful places in the world, you just need to be prepared to handle the 'temperamental' weather!