Vacation

Are Healthy Holidays the UK's New Fitness Trend?

Hilary Wardle | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hilary Wardle

We've all been there: you diet for months before a trip so that you don't scare any locals at the beach, then spend your longed for holiday drinking cream-based cocktails, eating kebabs and lying down.

Meet the Mindful Traveller

Andy Puddicombe | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Puddicombe

Travel is such a rich area for mindfulness. It's driven partly by curiosity, an interest in what's out there, and partly the essential need to take time out from routine. In a sense it's a bit like the practice of meditation... Here are a few tips we've put together to help you be a more mindful traveller.

A Guide to Porto and the Douro Valley

Zahra Razavi | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Porto's historic city centre has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and for good reason. Undoubtedly, one of the best things you can get up to during a stay in Porto is simply to wander and wonder; to engage in the well-established art of flânerie - to walk around idly and aimlessly. Here are some things to look out for on your strolls around the city.

5 Reasons to Visit Calcutta, India

Zahra Razavi | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

With so many people telling me not to miss out on so many different Indian locations, my head was spinning with possibilities - but two weeks spent in Calcutta turned out to be two weeks well-spent indeed. Here's my breakdown of what makes the city so special...

Opposites Attract

Christina Miller | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Miller

Home to some of the most fabulous places in the world, the South of France is synonymous with glamour. The obvious spots are Monaco, with all its flashy wealth, and star-studded Cannes.

How About a Staycation This Summer?

Louise Presley-Turner | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Presley-Turner

No need to wait till your summer hols to indulge in a good read. On your staycation, you have the luxury of time to sit back, relax, and immerse yourself in a fab book. Whether that's a good old trashy novel, educational text or a self-help title, your staycation is your chance to lose yourself in a good book.

Feel Guilty Any Time You're Not "Being Productive"?

Ashley Ambirge | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Ambirge

All you've been thinking about lately are the things your business is measured by. Subscribers. Sales numbers. Profit margins. Stats. But what about the number of inside jokes you have with your lover? Have you been measuring those?

Winter Sun Getaways for New Year

Jerrine M Lowe | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jerrine M Lowe

As temperatures begin to plummet in Blighty, it can only mean it's time to pack your bags and head to warmer climates, where spectacular beaches, exotic food and sunshine are a plenty.

How to Find Happiness in Bermuda

Emma Rose Black | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rose Black

Now I say all this, after just coming back from a blog trip to Bermuda. And I openly admit... it was a little bit more extravagant than I would normally go for. In fact it was fancy as!

Top Ten Ways to Save Money on Travel

Andrew Matthews | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Love travel? Love saving money? Think the two are mutually exclusive? Well, you're wrong. But you probably already knew that seeing as 'budget travel' is constantly prompting new travel trends...

Last Minute Holiday Essentials - The Ultimate Summer Holiday Kit for Him

Jerrine M Lowe | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Style
Jerrine M Lowe

Whether you're planning a guy's trip to Marbs or a city break with the lady this summer, I've picked out a couple of holiday essentials to ensure you don't come unstuck.

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.

Things to Do in New York for Less Than $100

Andrew Matthews | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

The most exciting city in the world is also the 4th most expensive place to visit - based on the price of a night in a NY hotel. No mention of the free theatre, Public Rush Tickets at Carnegie Hall, free entry to lots of museums after 4pm, Broadway family nights, deli specials...

Like a Celebrity: The Beverly Hills Experience

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

The grass grows greener, the sun, it shines brighter and the sky is bluer in Beverly Hills." scoffs a resident Angeleno. Yet as the iconic gold and chestnut Beverly Hills shield comes into view, the derisive attitude towards the Golden Triangle city drifts a little, for lo and behold, the sky is suddenly a serene ceiling of cerulean blue.

Homesick On Holidays

Anne-Marie Scully | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Anne-Marie Scully

If I am lucky enough to be able to afford a holiday, no matter how carefully I try to tailor it to my idiosyncratic needs, bring my own teabags and chocolate from home, or how desperately I need the break from work, homesickness always seems to strike me, even when on what should be the most perfect holidays.

Best Places to Spend the Bank Holiday Weekend

Andrew Matthews | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

May is a much-loved month in the UK. It brings sunshine (most years), the start of late summer evenings (if the sun shines) and two three-day weekends thanks to the Bank Holiday Mondays at the beginning and end of the month (no matter the weather!).

Buy Souvenirs or Learn New Skills?

Andrew Matthews | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

One of the immutable laws of travel is that once removed from their country of origin almost all souvenirs become ugly and pointless. Paella dishes look authentic in Spanish kitchens. Get it home to wherever home is, give it five days and it's living in the attic or on its way to the next car boot sale.

Five Eco-Friendly City Breaks

Andrew Matthews | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

I don't know about you but Earth Day has left me all inspired and green, and it feels like the right time to talk about eco-friendly travel. Can you enjoy a weekend in a new and exciting city and stay green? The answer is yes, especially if you choose from one of the five greenest cities in the world.

Sinking into Bali's Spa luxury

Ariadna Bakhmatova | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ariadna Bakhmatova

Bali is a true Mecca for Spa lovers, with the choice of resorts and treatments on offer being as wide as the smiles of the Balinese people themselves, and even the most dedicated spa junkies can find something that will surprise them.

How to Holiday With the Kids: Top Tips From Travel Bloggers

Andrew Matthews | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

When it comes to travel, there is one travel bracket that requires a very specific type of advice and its own home for discussion: Family Travel. We've searched blogosphere to find the best advice from bloggers who are actually exploring the planet with their little ones - and not just surviving, they're succeeding in enjoying it too.

Premium Travel in Puigpunyent, Majorca

Raj Gill | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK
Raj Gill

It's the second part of our two tier trip to Majorca and we are taking a wee trip to the Tramuntana Mountains, for a three night stay at the Gran Son ...

The Slacker's Guide To Sunning It

Hannah Moff | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Moff

The sun always comes as a shock to us Brits, so it's wise to prep it as much as possible before you go away. This is the slackers guide to sunning it.

Escape to Turkey | Six Senses Spa at Kempinski Barbaros Bay

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

You might assume the life of a travel journalist is all fun and frivolity, but the truth is, travelling for work is just that - work.

Relaxing Family Vacation - Yes It Is (Just) Possible!

Kate Franklin | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Franklin

The story of a surprisingly successful attempt at two week's relaxation with two small children...

Body Expert: Undercover at The Naka Island Resort in Thailand

Marc Marchant | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Marchant

Luckily for me, you don't have to be as rich as Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko to stay at The Naka Island Resort.