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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.

Survival guide to Marrakech

How to survive Marrakech As the sun goes down, the tempo rises in Jemaa el Fna, traders pour into this vast square in the heart of the medina with carts laden with brass lamps...

Give up the booze, travel instead

Dry January = a mini break A year of no booze = a week in Jamaica Need an incentive to give up drinking in 2020, or just a teeny bit of encouragement to get...

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...

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,...