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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...

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 –...

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,...

Beat the Wimbledon queue

The grass has been mowed, the racquets have been strung, the Pimm’s and strawberries are on their way, which means only one thing – it’s nearly time for Wimbledon. I live about 5 minutes’...

Hero guide to…trips that (almost) pay for themselves

Whilst I can’t tell you how to blag a totally free holiday, there are a few easy(ish) ways to make enough money while you’re away to cover much of the cost.   Stick you...

Tips to keep teens safe on their first holiday WITHOUT YOU

So phew, the GCSEs/A-levels are over and yay, now your teenagers who you could swear were still smearing  baby rice on their faces like five minutes ago are off to celebrate with their mates...

How to easily save ££s on holiday money

  A new Post Office Travel Money survey out last week found that most people think Spain is the holiday destination that offers the best value for money, followed by Greece, Bulgaria and Croatia. However,...