Author: helen ochyra

Flying with children: 25 top tips for keeping kids happy on board

It’s summer, and time for the big annual summer holiday! If you’re flying with kids you might be worried about arriving in one piece. What if they act up, or spend the whole flight screaming? What if you land more frazzled than ready for fun? We could say "stuff ’em" and tell you not to worry about people who tut and sigh, but we know it’s not that easy.

14 of the best castles in the UK for fun days out

From imposing hilltop fortresses, to stumpy relics hidden throughout the countryside, tour 14 of the UK’s best castles in all corners of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. We’ve picked our favourites and thrown in your suggestions too. National Rail are also offering 2 for 1 entry vouchers to some of these great castles. Make sure you book a train ticket though as these offers are not valid without one.

12 of the best beaches in Scotland

Scotland has some pretty spectacular shores. This is where you’ll find more than 800 islands and some of the most beautiful beaches in the UK, and the great news is that you’ll often have the place to yourself – bar the odd seal, seabird or even dolphin. Here are 12 eye-opening beaches to visit when on holiday in Scotland.

Where to go for long-haul early summer holidays in 2017

Sick of waiting for summer 2017 to start here in the UK? Find the perfect long-haul holiday right here and get some sunshine without stumping up for summer flight prices, by travelling in April, May or June. Get ready to start working on that suntan!

Back to school: What is the UK?

Much confusion surrounds the difference between Britain, Great Britain and the United Kingdom – generally shortened to just ‘the UK‘ – even in the country itself. Call the whole lot England at your peril…

Top 15 attractions and things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Arranged around a vast Gothic cathedral and the glinting Mediterranean sea, you can live the high-life for half the budget in the Balearic capital. Check out our top things to see and do on a city break in Palma, Mallorca.

Spring breaks: the best family holidays in the UK

There’s no need to fly thousands of miles for a family holiday when there are plenty of great times to be had in the UK. Here’s our pick of the best cheap family breaks in Britain.

Top 15 attractions and things to do in Pula and Rovinj

Pula offers an abundance of sandy shores and fresh seafood on a city break in Croatia. Rovinj is the Italian cherry on the top of this pretty peninsula – here are the best ways to discover it.

10 top restaurants and cafes in Milton Keynes

Happy 50th birthday Milton Keynes! Half a century ago MK was designated a new town, and the iconic commuter town was born. Whatever you think of the Dons, MK’s shopping centre or the town’s many roundabouts, here’s proof that’s there life in the old dog yet. Here are the best cheap lunch spots, romantic dinner date venues and pre and post-match pint-stops.