Barcelona is under huge strain from tourism growth, but at least it is trying to do something about it. You could help as well...
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There is a direct correlation between the age of the builder, spade size and the speed at which boredom sets in.
Most ill health can be avoided on family holidays through research and planning in advance, plus smart packing.
Simple steps can lower your risk of bringing home traveller's diarrhoea, respiratory infections and mosquito-borne diseases from your holiday.
The beach lies at the edges of the country, and can feel like another place entirely. French hand-wringing over Muslim dress for paddling should make us look again at our own attitudes.
Picking over the government's claims that missing class to go on holiday impacts on attainment.
How a cabinet-maker and temperance preacher managed what the ride-sharing company is struggling to pull off.
The proposal to remove the tax threshold for backpackers on working holiday maker visas might deter them.
Changes to the way tourists on the Working Holiday Maker visa are taxed will deter them and may put more pressure on labour shortages.
South African police duck bricks during a protest by students over tuition fees at the Union Buildings, the seat of government, in Pretoria.
Images of South African police on social media are part of a carefully scripted performance in which the police service is heavily invested.
‘What difference would it make to human life if a celestial event were unequivocally linked to the very night of Jesus’ birth?’
What difference would it make to human life if a celestial event were unequivocally linked to the very night of Jesus’ birth?
Why do we tell stories?
Want to build resilience in children? Tell them family stories of courage.
Is Black Friday already a relic?
'Christmas creep' is pushing the holiday shopping season earlier and earlier. Has Black Friday – its traditional start – lost its luster?
Hungry for more than just the turkey.
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Our panel discusses the benefits of gathering for an annual holiday meal. Traditions and rituals give us a sense of identity and closeness with those we love – and come with mental and physical health benefits too.
One dip and done.
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Should you double-dip? A food scientist explains what's lurking in the depths of your salsa.
Why three-day weekends are not only feasible but the basis of a better standard of life.
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Hell is not, as Sartre suggested, other people – it’s a holiday without books. So if you want a real break on your travels, take note.
Real-life history lesson.
Prosecutions of parents have increased – but is this really targeting persistent truants?
Santa won’t be the only one working this Christmas.
Religious aspects aside, for many people Christmas has been that unique time of the year when the demands of work finally disappear, if only for a brief period. We get a well-deserved break, time to indulge…
Classic traffic jam in the airplane aisle.
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‘Tis the season for airplane travel. We may be looking forward to getting where we’re going, but most aspects of the travel itself are merely endured. There’s stressful security, the madding crowd and…
Consumers always hope to get the best deal when they make their travel and holiday plans. But so do the airlines.
How airlines price tickets is a source of many myths and urban legends. These include tips about the best day of the week to buy a ticket, last-minute discounts offered by the airlines, and the conspiracy…
Richard Branson: shortly to receive 150,000 job applications.
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Richard Branson has introduced a radical new policy for Virgin employees, offering his personal staff unlimited holiday rather than a fixed number of days in a given year. Announcing the idea on his blog…