Vacation

Glamping - the Epitome of Cool

Lara Platman | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Tech
Lara Platman

Everybody is getting ready for summer and although I am still scrabbling about in my shed fixing up my historic car, I took delivery recently of a who...

The Best of Bordeaux: A Guide to Indulging

Krissie Rogers | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Krissie Rogers

I love France. To me, the country holds a sort of magic. Its architecture, its way of life, its language; these elements never fail to create quite the memorable experience. In the south west of the country, Bordeaux is brimming with a magic all of its own; and it's of the indulgent variety. Take note of these top tips for an utterly pleasurable getaway.

Top Five Hong Kong Sights and Experiences

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

It was my first time to Hong Kong and I didn't really know what to expect before arriving. After taking a quick trip to Google, the city appeared as tall buildings, bright lights and a scattering of boats.

Corfu, Greece: The Ultimate Guide

Krissie Rogers | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Krissie Rogers

Greece. You can't deny it's the ultimate summer destination. But you'll be pleased to hear it's pretty fantastic in springtime too. We've all heard the big names of Mykonos and Santorini but I think you're sure to find the Ionian Islands have plenty going for them as well; Corfu in particular.

The Invaluable Art of Hospitality

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

I cried a little when we left our tropical vacation. As the seaplane ascended into the cloudless blue sky leaving the sparkling waters below, a tear formed. Normally embarrassment would keep me from admitting this.

Tips on Choosing the Right People to Travel With

Rebecca Tracy | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Tracy

Over the past few years I've been fortunate enough to travel for work and to visit friends who have moved abroad. On some of the trips, I've found myself thrown in with some of the most diverse and unusual people, all of whom were trying to get along for the sake of everyone's enjoyment.

Summertime and the Flaneur

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

The key to life is balance. We need to work hard, and we should. However, make sure to enjoy the sweet summer sun for it will set soon. Make time to be a flaneur. I find it the best of gifts.

Ten Scattered Thoughts on the USA

Jared Joffe | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK
Jared Joffe

Hello world! I am back after taking a short break from work and life. I've been in the USA for the past three weeks, spending the majority of my vac...

The Griswolds Are At It Again...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

The Griswolds are at it again, with 'Hangover' star Ed Helms and 'Anchorman's Christina Applegate joining forces to take the family on the road for an...

11 Tips for a Healthy Road Trip This Summer!

Rebeca Plantier | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebeca Plantier

How do you eat healthy food, get exercise and avoid weight gain when you're on the road? We've got some tips to keep you light on your feet, and hold off on stomach bloat so you can really enjoy your vacation!

Portuguese Retreats: Conrad Algarve

The Spa Spy | Posted 07.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

The taxi slows with reverence as we drive up to the Conrad Algarve. Oranges grow along the path, and one of many gardeners stands thigh deep in water adjusting the fountain. The staff are welcoming in a way that makes you hug them when you leave.

Five Amazing Things to Do in Cambodia

Marc Harris | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Harris

You will always remember your first glimpse of Angkor Wat. It is simply staggering, matched by very few other spots on the planet. Angkor Wat is, according to its builders, heaven on earth, being the earthly representation of Mt Meru, home to ancient Hindu Gods.

Giving Your Children the World: The Gift of Travel

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

It has been commonly said that you only fully learn to appreciate your parents after you have had your own children. For me, this has proven true. It is now that I see how much work it is being a Mother. It is rewarding, yes, but also a huge sacrifice.

The Relationship Between Music and Travel

Chloe Gunning | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I find music and travel both utterly addictive. After one short trip away, I return with post-travel blues, desperate to go on another one. The same with music - I'm incapable of listening to one song, then turning off.

Kinderhotel Rudolfshof Kaprun -Skiing with Toddlers

Pregnant City Girl | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Pregnant City Girl

For the intermediate and the good skiers, there are two ski areas - Maiskogel - a great little mountain that is suitable for beginners too and of course the Kitzsteinhorn glacier; 3000m above sea level, it offers some wonderful skiing as well as views all the way down to the lake.

Improve Your Travel Skills on Weekends and Holidays

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 06.05.2015 | 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.

A Guide to the Perfect 24 Hours in Madrid

Chloe Gunning | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I felt a chill just from looking out of the plane window of as I travelled to Madrid. January is officially low season across Spain. A country that I have always thought of as being warm and drenched in sunshine, was looking more like the Scottish highlands!

24 Hours In Havana, Cuba

Chloe Gunning | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I don't know how many people had suggested Cuba when I was planning my travels last year. There was a lot of talk about the country going through a period of change. Many said that the old charm was gradually disappearing.

Exploring Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, Malacca and Cameron Highlands

Zahra Razavi | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

The capital of Malaysia is a colourful city - the central emblem of the country's diversity and juxtapositions. It's impossible to get bored in Kuala Lumpur with its gargantuan range of things to do, but if it's your first time, start off by visiting the Petronas Towers

Twenty Types of People Seen in an Airport

Shannon Colman | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Colman

Stressed mums shouting at their husband and children. Common rants and nags include: "Geoff, I gave you the passports!" As soon as boarding is announced, they rush to be first in the queue, as if the plane will leave without them otherwise.

Flying Solo

Lisa Edwards | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

In 2010 I booked my first holiday alone to Thailand, and it would turn out to be a momentous move. I had just split from my husband and I longed for freedom and to start leading my own life. Before I could think about it too much, I booked and paid for a holiday to Thailand.

Magical Mumbai, Paradox's, Palace's, Paupers and Posh Nosh

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Dotiwala

As a girl born, bred and proud of bring a Brit, my mum's homeland of India always brings with it an avalanche of mixed feelings. It's one of the more mysterious countries on the planet, and one that boasts some of the most drastic differences in lifestyle between poverty-stricken and the rich.

24 Hours In Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Chloe Gunning | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

After living in Playa Del Carmen for a month I discovered some amazing places. If you've only got limited time, then here are my top picks.

Why Brits Need More Holidays

Emma Rose Black | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rose Black

Tired, stressed and in need of some sun? Apparently the average Brit now 'needs' a holiday every 56 days. But are we getting enough?

10 Reasons You Should Go to Orlando Without the Kids

Emma Rose Black | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rose Black

The first time I went to Orlando I was 5 years old and it was the most magical experience ever! (No kidding!). So I can't recommend it for your kids enough. But at the same time, I actually think you should leave the nippers behind the next time you go.