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Linsey

Linsey

A journalist and travel writer of 35 years' standing, a once-a-week yogi, terrible skier and out-of-order mum to 2 teens. My day job is associate editor of TravelMole.com.

Hero guide to …ski insurance

  I was prompted to write this article when a friend of my daughter’s knackered his knee playing rugby just a few weeks before his university ski trip. Not only was he gutted that...

What the guidebooks don’t tell you about Marrakech

  I still like to travel with a guidebook or two – old school, I know, but I don’t want to rely on online guides in case there’s no wifi, and anyway, I like...

What to buy in Marrakech

  Is it Marrakech or Marrakesh? Well, the former is French, the latter the common English spelling, but who cares because the real question is, what delights does this north African city have to...

Santa’s Lapland: Are day trips worth the money?

It’s a bit crazy, isn’t it, to spend hundreds – maybe even thousands – of pounds to take your kids on a long flight to Lapland to see someone who (cover the eyes of...

5 booking hacks to get the cheapest airfares

It was only when I missed a flight home from Italy recently and needed to book 3 tickets at the last minute for myself, my son and his friend Joe that I realised –...

Girls’ trip: Las Vegas, USA

Vegas is vulgar, brash, superficial and seedy. But it’s also sophisticated, stylish and glam. It’s the most schizophrenic city in the US, probably in the whole wide world, a place where desperados in trackie...

EU allows UK flights to continue at least until October 2020

UK airlines will still be able to operate flights between the UK and the EU without any changes until at least October 2020, it has been confirmed. Under an earlier deal, the EU and...

8 car hire tips and tricks

Have you ever walked away from a car rental desk feeling you’ve been scammed? I have, many times, but now I’m wise to their little tricks to squeeze more money out of you so...

Knock ££s off your next holiday

Your holiday spending money won’t go as far in popular holiday destinations like the Med and the USA this year due to the pound sinking against the euro, the dollar and some other currencies,...

Utterly lovely Topsham – and its Scarlett O’Hara connection

OMG! I can’t believe I’ve never been to Topsham before. I’ve just spend two days in this historic south Devon town and fallen in love with the place. Quite simply, it’s the most picturesque,...