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Brexit: Advice for travellers after January 31

As Britain will leave the European Union on January 31, how will you be affected when travelling to the EU from February 1 onwards? Well, according to ABTA, nothing will change for the rest...

Where and when to see the Northern Lights

  Witnessing the Northern Lights – or Aurora Borealis – is a once-in-a-lifetime, bucket list experience that you’ll never forget, but where exactly should you go and in which month to stand the best...

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...

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’...