Ten Top Tips for Harmonious Holidays

Frances Taylor | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Parents
Frances Taylor

Before I went, I had a post in mind about travelling with two small children. It was going to be something wise and profound which would have people nodding sagely and thinking 'I learned something today'. Obviously I got more than I bargained for and so, much like the plane on the return journey, my foray into travel blogging didn't quite take off as intended.

How Travelling Healed My Heart

Emily Beatrice Morris | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Beatrice Morris

I'm turning twenty-three soon and I don't know what I am going to do when I graduate next year. I'm not going to make any immediate plans but see how life takes its course. To me, that's the beauty of life. I intend to soak up every moment because who knows how much time we each have left?

"Piano Piano" - How Living in Italy Taught Me to Slow Down

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

A lot has changed since January 2014. Not just that I now live in London, have a stable job and most excellent workplace, but mainly for the reason that this time two years ago I was living in Palermo, Sicily. Yeah, I'm still trying to get used to the lack of good coffee.

Have Child, Will Travel

Sophia Walker | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

If you were to listen to all the advice that people offload on you when you become a parent, you would go insane. From 'sleep when baby sleeps' to 'don't buy more than you need, as you won't use it' - I'm glad I had the sense to override these tiresome tales of woe.

Mum Uses Maternity Leave To Travel The World With 10-Week-Old Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Parents

After the birth of a baby, the last thing new mums will think about is hopping on a plane to travel the world. But that's exactly what Karen Edward...

When You Fall for Someone Whilst Travelling...

Holly Whiting | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Holly Whiting

All I am saying is that it's not fun meeting the right person who's home is so far away. I guess my advice is although you can't choose who you fall for you can choose how you handle the situation and maybe some things are best left where you found them but if you're like me you often have to take the chance to find out.

This Is Quite Simply The Best Suitcase Ever Made, And Here's Why...

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Tech

This is the Bluesmart Suitcase and with the exception of the fear of flying, this gadget single-handedly solves every problem you ever had with travel...

The Six Daily Battles of a Travelling Lesbian

Rebecca Mayoll | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Mayoll

Since being together, our desire to continue travelling hasn't changed but something rather significant has. I present to you the ways that we have had to adapt (consciously and unconsciously) and the challenges we face from people we meet just because we are two women who have fallen in love.

Pregnant Woman 'Forced' To Sleep On Airport Floor

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Parents

A pregnant woman claimed she had to sleep on the floor of an airport for nine hours after her flight was cancelled and no alternative was offered. ...

The End of an Adventure: 18 Months of Travel

Jemma Pietrus | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jemma Pietrus

After 18 months of travel, we were going home. Not right at that moment, not the next day or the day after that, but not too far away either.Fast forward two months, and not too far away has arrived. We're going home... this week.

Just Give Me Some Space!

Tara Mestre | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Mestre

I consider myself a strong woman and lately have met other women just like me, mamas who are trying to continue their development whilst doing a million other things. It's hard. I know I chose to have a child but I did not know how all consuming it would be and that part of me would grieve the freedom I used to have in abundance.

Unfortunately, There Is Not a Vaccine for Culture Shock...

Alexia Cowley | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexia Cowley

From honeymoon stage to homesickness, culture shock is just something we cannot escape when we go for the big move abroad. From sudden euphoria, to sudden sadness, to gradual acceptance - it really is an emotional roller-coaster.

10 Reasons Why I Transform Into a Demon in the Airport

Tara Povey | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Povey

Now, I'm not saying I'm an angel, but I'm normally a fairly chilled out person (if my family are reading this they've probably wet themselves laughing already). But there's just something, well several things, about airports that make me lose my mind. I go from cool, collected world traveller to raging bitch beast in the time it takes someone to ask "Did you pack your bags yourself?".

Seven Days of Learning: Northern India

Jemma Pietrus | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jemma Pietrus

It was a week of doing, becoming, seeing and persevering. A rare opportunity in adult life to revert back to the basic pleasure of giving something new a go, leaving behind the forever dreaded self-consciousness and instead taking hold of an inner childlike curiosity.

The Journey Within

Tara Mestre | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Mestre

Maintaining a yoga practice whilst on the road and being mama to a little toddler is not easy to say the least but it is possible. Just like that impossible yoga posture it requires patience, courage and a little bit of determination.

The New Language of Travel - 'I've Done That'

Kitiara Pascoe | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kitiara Pascoe

Travel for the sake of tick boxes not only undermines even the most basic reasons for travelling, but distills whole nations into one landmark, one ruin, one temple. A country is more than the sum of its famous places. And you can circumnavigate without ever leaving the Southern Ocean, thus never seeing or steeping foot in any country at all.

Five Lies People Tell You About Travel

Sabina Trojanova | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sabina Trojanova

Just as we are ready to live out our imaginations, our dreams are put into check with new fairytales - ones of cubicles, taxes and pension funds. Most of us believe them - I know for some time I did. Eventually my Peter Pan syndrome prevailed, reminding me that there's more to life than anxiously thinking ahead.

Travelling The World: Why Coming Home Is Part of the Adventure

Jasmine Irving | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Irving

Sure, there's a particular thrill and a whole bunch of lessons which are unique to travelling but every type of journey is worthwhile and has something special to offer. Some of the most life changing journeys can unfold in your own back yard and these types of journeys should not be devalued.

5 Things To Tell Your Parents Before You Go Travelling

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Gough | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

This is it. The time is now. You’re off to Europe/Asia/South America/somewhere far more interesting than the university library. You’re about ...

Leaving Footprints of Generosity in Our Travels

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

There is encouragement and gratitude born when looking back on a life shift to see the pieces that created the first steps. Sometimes it is one large event that forces a redirection and other times it is a subtle series of events that can often be overlooked when viewed on their own.

How to Go on Holiday on Your Own

Lisa Edwards | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

I've been doing it for five years now, and I'm addicted. On my own, I can holiday at my own pace and I can choose to be with other people, or not. I've found the freedom exhilarating.

Eleanor Hawkins and the Myth of the Backpacker

Chris Rooney | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

Picking on backpackers is a little harsh, you might think. The bangle wearing youth is an easy target. Fresh from the Home Counties, and swaddled in tie-dye, these youngsters can hardly be blamed for being overawed by the experience.

4 Great Tips For Travelling With A Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Parents

Trying to get your child to sleep at home is sometimes hard enough. Swap the cot for a plane and things start to get tricky. But if you're off ...

On My 364th Day of Travel, This Is What I've Learnt

Jemma Pietrus | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jemma Pietrus

Out of the five of us sipping on Bolivian beer, four had left jobs, the other one was on extended leave. We were all between the ages of mid-20s and mid-30s and many of us didn't really know what we wanted to be when we 'grew up.'

Hotel TerraVina Hampshire - A Foodie and Family Paradise

Pregnant City Girl | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Pregnant City Girl

The New Forest is a gorgeous part of the world less than two hours drive from London with it's fair share of things to do in and around the National Park; loads of wildlife, National Trust properties, Beaulieu Motor Museum, vineyards, picturesque villages and towns or just walking in the fresh air and admiring the wild ponies! It's also well placed for Bournemouth and its beaches too.