7 of the world’s best cities for running
Pack your trainers – we're taking you for a run around seven iconic cities!
10 things to do in Fort Lauderdale
Step aside Miami and Orlando – Fort Lauderdale is shaping up to be Florida's coolest holiday destination
7-night summer holiday family breaks for under £250pp
We know it’s not easy getting a cheap deal during the school holidays, but it can be done!
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Waiting nervously for your cases at the baggage carousel is always a heart in the mouth moment – the longer it takes for your bags to arrive, the more you convince yourself your luggage is lost. Most of the time it’s fine, but every once in a while, you’re the frustrated traveller left baggage-less: cue holiday chaos. Between trying to track down your bags, panic-buying necessities and figuring out exactly what your airline or travel insurance will cover you for, it’s a hassle you really don’t need. While there’s no definitive way to stop your luggage from getting lost, there are some steps you can take to give your bags a better chance. Make sure your bag is tagged properly A very simple way to stop your baggage getting lost is just to make sure it’s tagged correctly – it sounds obvious, but it’s true! This means getting rid of old tags, making sure the current tag is in an easy-to-read place, and checking the tag once the check-in agent has fastened it to your bag – you can never be too careful! Get hi-tech with your tagging Using a GPS-tracked tag is an increasingly popular way to locate lost luggage. There are many different the gadgets available, but generally they include a small tag or device and a smartphone app through which you can track your bags. Knowing exactly where you luggage is can help the airline get it back to you quicker, not to mention ease the stress of losing your luggage in the first place. Tile and TrakDot are among some of the most reliable examples on the market at the moment. Make clear where it’s going and who owns it As well as an ID tag on your bag, it’s a good idea to put some details inside the case as well, such as your contact details and itinerary for your trip. The reason for this is simple: the more information your baggage provides, the easier it will be to get it back to you. Baggage handlers will sometimes look inside bags to find out where it’s going and who it belongs to; print out your itinerary and lay it on top of your clothes to make it easier for them to return it to you. Check in early If you’re the...Read More
Fancy a quick city break before the summer but don’t want to break the bank? From Prague and Copenhagen to Lisbon and Dublin, we round up some amazing budget deals that won’t make your wallet wince. All prices were correct at the time of writing and based on a two-night stay and – prices are subject to change over time. Prague from £83pp The deal: Flying from London Stansted on March 28 A historic capital with a flair for dramatic architecture and quality beer, Prague is right up there with the best city break destinations in Europe. Easily explored on foot, you can see most of Prague in two days. Get lost strolling through the winding cobbled streets of the medieval city centre, check out impressive Prague Castle and wander across the iconic Charles Bridge at your leisure. Milan from £63pp The deal: Flying from London Stansted on March 29 A stylish city in the north of Italy, Milan has plenty to offer as a city break destination. There’s culture at almost every turn, with the remarkable Duomo cathedral, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping centre, and Da Vinci’s eerily serene Last Supper among the highlights. For shopping and drinking respectively, head to the Fashion District and Navigli canal district. Barcelona from £91pp The deal: Flying from Liverpool on May 16 Not many cities combine holiday activities like Barcelona – whether you’re after sightseeing or sunbathing, the Catalan capital doesn’t disappoint. Of course, there are the big hitters such as Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia, the Camp Nou and Las Ramblas, but there’s also the simplicity of the beach, the subtle art of MACBA Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona and the city’s pulsating nightlife to enjoy. Brussels from £59pp The deal: Flying from Manchester on March 28 Belgium’s pretty capital might be better known as a political hub, but there’s much more to Brussels than boring bureaucrats in stuffy suits. Delicious chocolate, world-class beer, fascinating street art and a beautifully constructed central square are just a few reasons why Brussels should be on your city break hit-list in 2017. Dublin from £69pp The deal: Flying from Glasgow on March 28 Dublin needs no introduction: from its legendary nightlife to its rich literary past, the Irish capital caters to party animals and culture vultures alike. While the biggest draws...Read More