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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’...

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,...

Hero guide to….The Wimbledon Championships

There’s so much more to do in and around Wimbledon than watch the tennis, but the Grand Slam tournament, known simply as The Championships, is probably the main reason for your visit so let’s...

Travel after Brexit: what you need to know

Hero guide to ….travel after Brexit: what you need to know If you’ve booked a package holiday…. There shouldn’t be any changes as most flights will continue to operate. However, a very small percentage...

Which flights could be grounded after Brexit?

While politicians argue furiously about whether we should have a soft or hard Brexit, a deal or no deal, the rest of us are starting to get teeny bit worried about our travel plans...

If it looks to good to be true, it IS too good to be true

Hero guide to….booking villa holidays   Holidaymakers searching for villas abroad been warned not to fall victim to scammers who advertise properties they don’t own. Barclays says more than a third of its customers...

Hero guide to….pre-paid currency cards

If you like the sound of the Revolut card, you can get one for free by clicking on the advert below. Full disclosure: I receive a small fee for any card orders as a...