Apr 26, 2017

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8 of the world’s best cities for street food...

8 of the world’s best cities for street food

Whether you’re trying a delicious, authentic Turkish kebab or something much further out of your comfort zone in Mexico, snaffling local delicacies is a great way to get to know a new place. Robin Gauldie rounds up a mouth-watering selection of the world’s best street food cities, where you can try out local favourites and often many examples of other countries’ cuisine at the same time. We hope you’ve brought your appetite! Amsterdam, Netherlands The Dutch have their own take on street food,...

Apr 26, 2017

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Stunning Sicily in seven days

Stunning Sicily in seven days

It’s often said that there’s simply too much to see in Sicily, writes George Clode. With its vast wealth of heritage sites, walking trails, quaint villages, and busy towns, it’s easy to become a bit overwhelmed if you’re planning a week’s holiday to this vibrant island. But there’s no need to worry. For starters, you can certainly pack a great trip into just seven days – and after your first trip there’s a good chance you’ll want to head back for more anyway…...

Apr 24, 2017

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Where are Brits heading this summer?

Where are Brits heading this summer?

Still not booked your summer holiday? Don’t worry, there’s still time to get yourself a sizzling deal to suit your budget! If you’re in need of a little holiday inspiration though, read on – we’ve pored over our data to find out what the most popular spots for Brits are this summer. This list is taken from TravelSupermarket’s search data for departures between June and August 2017. Tenerife Time and time again Brits turn to Tenerife for its...

Apr 21, 2017

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Island-hopping outside Greece: The Balearics, the Canaries, Turkey and Malta...

Island-hopping outside Greece: The Balearics, the Canaries, Turkey and Malta

When someone mentions island-hopping, your first thoughts might be of the Greek islands in the azure Aegean Sea. However, not all odysseys start and finish in Greece. Robin Gauldie picks out some alternative island journeys, from the Balearics to Turkey. To make ferry bookings, visit TravelSupermarket’s ferries page. Boat around the Balearics This trip combines peaceful Menorca, lively Mallorca, Ibiza with its legendary party scene, and the hippy-chic vibes of tiny Formentera. Start in Menorca, where a vast natural harbour attracted...

Apr 12, 2017

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How do exchange rates work?

How do exchange rates work?

Currency exchange rates are part and parcel of holidays abroad. But have you ever wondered how it all works? Having a better understanding of exchange rates could help you get a better deal on your holiday money. Jargon such as ‘market rates’ and ‘spreads’ can make currency exchange seem like a more complicated beast than it really is – strip away the lingo, and it’s all much more simple. So, what are exchange rates? When you exchange one country’s...

Apr 12, 2017

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Plane scary: The world’s most dangerous airports...

Plane scary: The world’s most dangerous airports

Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier, once mused that any landing you can walk away from is a good one. We wonder what he’d make of these hair-raising descents! Princess Juliana International Airport, Saint Martin Ever tried sunbathing beneath a landing aircraft? Well, in Saint Martin you can – although it’s not advisable! Planes descending into Princess Juliana International Airport come incredibly close to Maho Beach at the bottom of runway, allowing thrillseeking beachgoers to stand...

Apr 10, 2017

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The African Caribbean: Sun, sand and “no stress” in Cape Verde...

The African Caribbean: Sun, sand and “no stress” in Cape Verde

A relentless gale whips in off the Atlantic, chopping up the surf and firing spray onto the beach. Out on the water, dozens of huge, brightly-coloured kites dart among each other, tearing the surfers who wield them through the waves at high speed. More kitesurfers ready themselves on the white sand, preparing to pit themselves against the elements. It’s a sight that Cape Verde is becoming famous for, with enthusiasts flocking there to enjoy the guaranteed surf. But if you’re not a...

Apr 7, 2017

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Two days in Venice: What to do on a short break...

Two days in Venice: What to do on a short break

Venice is the ultimate romantic trip away. It’s got fine Italian wine, gorgeous food, enough art and architecture to feel cultured without even trying, plus every water taxi ride is like a scene from a James Bond film – wind in your hair, partner by your side, surrounded by one of the most beautiful cities in the world (even if you don’t have the Bond body to go with it). Better still, it’s only a two to three-hour...

Apr 6, 2017

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10 things to do in Cancun

10 things to do in Cancun

It’s Mexico’s favourite party town, packed with all-inclusive resorts that many visitors never feel the need to leave, writes Anthea Gerrie. But those who confine themselves to their compounds are missing out; Cancun is on the doorstep of spectacular Mayan ruins, a world-class diving reef and freestanding pleasure palaces worth shelling out the price of a drink for to enjoy the fabulous setting. Mexico has made it easy for tourists to get from Cancun to its neighbouring islands...

Mar 31, 2017

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La La Land uncovered: Two days in Los Angeles...

La La Land uncovered: Two days in Los Angeles

Thanks to countless supporting roles in a million movies, Los Angeles has become one of the world’s most familiar cities: you know it, even if you’ve never been. Blockbuster La La Land recently took us back to LA, its streets and iconic landmarks the setting for a story that typifies the City of Angels’ knack for drawing in the world’s dreamers. But there’s so much more to LA than the movie biz, even if it plays a big part...

Mar 31, 2017

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Summer city breaks for under £150pp

Summer city breaks for under £150pp

Ah, summer in the city – the parks begin to fill, al fresco dining becomes the norm, and merry punters spill out of cafes and bars seeking the last few rays of the day. We’ve had a dig around for deals and found some incredible prices to a few of Europe’s best cities during the summer months. Fancy a bargain? All prices were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.   Berlin from London, June 26-28 – from...

Mar 31, 2017

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Secret Costa del Sol: How to escape the tourist trail...

Secret Costa del Sol: How to escape the tourist trail

If you’re looking to escape the tourist trail, the Costa del Sol might not seem an obvious choice. However, despite the fact that this has long been one of Britain’s favourite parts of Spain, inland from the clamouring Costa itself there’s a hidden hinterland heaving with hazy sierras, cork forests, orchards filled with almond blossom and spectacular gorges. You’ll also find Moorish towns, unspoilt villages with exceptional tapas, wonderful walking trails and lakes and beaches, with barely a Brit...

Mar 30, 2017

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10 things to do in Gran Canaria

10 things to do in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is a small island with big ambitions, writes Katie McGonagle. It’s often called a mini-continent thanks to its weather – with five micro-climates, it’s almost guaranteed that if it’s raining in one area, the rest of the island will be basking in blue skies – but it has more than just sun and sand going for it. This is the island that launched Christopher Columbus on his voyage to the Americas, and it’s also home to one...

Mar 28, 2017

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Snakes, nuts and wet Frenchmen: 7 extraordinary flight delays and diversions...

Snakes, nuts and wet Frenchmen: 7 extraordinary flight delays and diversions

It’s hard to see the funny side of a flight delay, and harder still if your plane has to land halfway through your flight due to something going wrong. But sometimes these things happen – and sometimes the reason is so utterly ridiculous, the only thing you can do is smile! Take, for example, the British Airways flight that was delayed at Gatwick airport recently. The reason? No, there was no suicidal pigeon or angry Icelandic volcano to...

Mar 27, 2017

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10 things to do in Crete

10 things to do in Crete

As the largest of all the Greek islands, it’s safe to say that Crete is a holiday destination that comfortably ticks all the boxes, mixing acres of mountainous countryside and a sandy 650-mile coastline with a rich history stretching way back to the myths and legends of ancient Greece. Fast-forward 9,000 years and Crete is a popular holiday destination for everyone from history buffs and active explorers to party-hard groups and fun-loving families. Roxanne Wells gives us a run-down...

Mar 23, 2017

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7 ways to save on your holiday

7 ways to save on your holiday

Getting away for less isn’t impossible, but it’s not an exact science, either. From choosing destinations where your money goes further to booking at the right time, we’ve rounded up some thrifty advice to help you get the best possible deal on your next holiday. Where is the pound strong? Sterling has taken a pounding in the wake of the Brexit referendum, so considering a destination outside of the Eurozone might see your money going further. For beach...

Mar 20, 2017

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Secret Costa Blanca: How to escape the tourist trail...

Secret Costa Blanca: How to escape the tourist trail

Hear the words Costa Blanca and your first thought may be Brits, beers and bars. And yes, the Costa Blanca is indeed one of the better-known stretches of Spain’s coastline, but hidden away, just behind those heaving beaches, lies a stunning hinterland, writes Eddi Fiegel. Away from the bustling coast, this is a place to meander and discover miles of lush countryside, packed with fruit orchards and blossom, historic palaces, fabulous festivals and superb Spanish food. To escape the...

Mar 17, 2017

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From Blackpool to hidden Huisinis: Britain’s best beaches...

From Blackpool to hidden Huisinis: Britain’s best beaches

From North Yorkshire to Norfolk, we’re scoured Britain’s coastline for the best beaches we could find. Have we got it right, or is your favourite missing? Read on and find out!   Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire Caught in a time warp, the quaint fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay is the perfect place to escape the strife of modern life. Sheltered from the rest of the world by steep, craggy cliffs, the beach itself delivers a slice of...

Mar 17, 2017

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The cheapest five-star city break is…...

The cheapest five-star city break is…

“Luxury” and “budget”: two words that don’t crop up together too often, especially when it comes to holidays. But what if we told you there’s a way to take a five-star city break for a three-star price tag? Well, there is – and some of Europe’s coolest cities happen to be on our hit list. Using search data from our site over the period of a year*, we’ve found the cities where you can have your cake and eat...

Mar 13, 2017

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How to do Barbados on a budget

How to do Barbados on a budget

It may be the Caribbean capital of luxury, but Barbados can be glorious on a budget, too. Joanna Booth shows you how to bag a bargain. From photos of Simon Cowell striding in bare-chested glory down the beach to Prince Harry hanging out with Rihanna, the pervasive, paparazzi-driven impression of Barbados is one of an island where money matters. But while it’s true that Barbados has some very, very swanky hotels and restaurants, there is another side to...

Mar 13, 2017

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10 things to do in Madeira

10 things to do in Madeira

From the moment you set foot on Madeira, the landscape is pure drama, writes Anita Isalska. These Portuguese islands, marooned off the coast of Morocco, have volcanic caves, shores lashed by the Atlantic, with world-class vineyards in between. Whether you’re gliding in by cruise ship for a day or staying for a longer holiday, begin with these 10 things to do in Madeira. Soar to dizzy heights on the Funchal cable car Most visitors start in Madeira’s main...

Mar 9, 2017

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Last-minute Easter holidays and long weekend bargains...

Last-minute Easter holidays and long weekend bargains

Still haven’t sorted out your Easter escape? Don’t panic! There are still plenty of great deals available, whether you’re looking for a week away with the kids over the Easter holidays or planning to make the most of the April long weekend with a relaxing beach break. We’ve rounded up some of the best value deals that are still out there for Easter. But hurry – prices for these deals are rising fast!   Holidays for couples over the April bank...

Mar 9, 2017

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Two days in Malaga: What to do on a short break...

Two days in Malaga: What to do on a short break

Malaga is one of Spain’s most popular tourist destinations – yet hardly anyone pauses long enough to look around, writes Katie McGonagle. As the gateway to the ever-popular Costa del Sol, most visitors arrive at the airport and move straight on in search of sunshine – west toward Torremolinos, Benalmadena and Marbella, or east toward the less-built-up resort of Nerja. Tempting as the beach might be, the city has plenty to recommend it too, whether as a weekend...

Mar 7, 2017

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Trump’s US travel ban: What is it and who is affected?...

Trump’s US travel ban: What is it and who is affected?

In 2017, US President Donald Trump has signed two executive orders which limit travel to the United States from certain countries. Here we explain the two executive orders and their implications. The March 2017 executive order The January 2017 executive order (explained below) was blocked by the courts in February, and effectively remains on hold. On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a new executive order, to take effect from March 16, placing a 90-day ban on people from...

Mar 3, 2017

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10 things to do in Tenerife

10 things to do in Tenerife

UK visitors can’t get enough of Tenerife – in 2016, more than 2 million of us visited the largest of the Canary Islands. Year-round sunshine, 70 beaches to choose from and a short, four-hour flight are the obvious draws, but there’s plenty more to love. Whether you’re after family fun, natural beauty or are primed to party, there’s something to suit. Ride up the side of a volcano Teide National Park is home to Mount Teide, Spain’s highest...

Mar 3, 2017

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The best destinations for a budget honeymoon...

The best destinations for a budget honeymoon

The wedding stress is finally over – it’s time for you and your new hubby or wife to take a break! But where should you go that doesn’t result in spending your first year of married life in debt? Well, it turns out an amazing honeymoon doesn’t need to cost the earth – check out our suggestions for a budget post-wedding break that you’ll remember for the rest of your lives. Hit the beach Greece Underestimate Greece’s honeymoon...

Mar 2, 2017

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The world’s best water parks

The world’s best water parks

There are plenty of excellent water parks around the world already, but we’re especially excited about the latest offering from Universal Orlando Resort, Volcano Bay, which will be packed with tube slides, wave pools and hi-tech water-coasters when it opens on May 25. You can find more details about Volcano Bay below, but if you can’t wait until it opens or are headed elsewhere this year, we’ve also rounded up some other top options for wet and wild fun...

Feb 23, 2017

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7 of the world’s best cities for running...

7 of the world’s best cities for running

The world divides into two kinds of people – those of us who pack trainers when we go on holiday, and those who certainly don’t, writes Joanna Booth. But forget getting cooped up in the bowels of a hotel gym. Runners know that far from being a waste of precious holiday time, jogging through a city is the very best combination of sightseeing and training. Two birds, one stone. We’ve done the legwork for you and picked out some...

Feb 23, 2017

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10 things to do in Fort Lauderdale

10 things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Step aside Miami and Orlando, because Fort Lauderdale is quickly shaping up to be Florida’s coolest holiday destination – Norwegian recently increased its flights from London to the coastal city, while British Airways is due to launch a new direct flight in July. Tamara Hinson gives the lowdown on what to see and do in Florida’s new capital of cool.   Browse and bite in downtown Fort Lauderdale Get your bearings with a wander along East Las Olas Boulevard, which stretches from...

Feb 16, 2017

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7-night summer holiday family breaks for under £250pp...

7-night summer holiday family breaks for under £250pp

A family holiday is one of the biggest ‘non-essential’ items that Brits spend money on each year (although we’d argue a relaxing break is completely essential!). We know it’s not easy getting a cheap deal during the school holidays, but it can be done – especially if you start hunting now. To prove it, we’ve scoured our site to find some of the best summer holiday bargains out there. Now, where’s that sun cream?! Please note: All prices were accurate...

Feb 14, 2017

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18 annoying things that people do on planes...

18 annoying things that people do on planes

“Unruly passenger incidents”, as the aviation industry body puts it, have risen by more than 10% in a year, according to a report on a study by the International Air Transport Association on the incidence of boorish behaviour on aeroplanes. Yep, folks – air travel ain’t necessarily civilised any more, and there are plane-loads of stag and hen parties to prove it. If only they were the worst of it. Starting with the mildly teeth-gritting, through the blood-pressure pumping and...

Feb 13, 2017

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11 of the most inspirational places on Google Street View...

11 of the most inspirational places on Google Street View

Wanderlust can be a terrible affliction. Sitting at your desk, dreaming of that far-off holiday; it’s enough to send you over the edge. Luckily, the Internet Gods at Google HQ saw fit to bestow a wonderful tool upon us, one that can sate your thirst for travel, if only for a little bit. Since its creation in 2007, Google Street View has gone from a useful, functional feature to a window into some of the world’s coolest, most...

Feb 13, 2017

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The best Irish pubs for St. Patrick’s Day in Britain...

The best Irish pubs for St. Patrick’s Day in Britain

Whether you’re actually Irish, pretending to be Irish or just fancy sinking several pints of Guinness in a green hat, St Patrick’s Day is the perfect excuse for a party. If you’re not lucky enough to be in Ireland on the day, we’ve rounded up some of the best Irish pubs in Britain where you can raise a glass to St Paddy this year. So, in the words of Oscar Wilde: “Let’s knock a couple back and make...

Feb 8, 2017

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How to do Berlin on a budget

How to do Berlin on a budget

Germany’s capital tells a tale of two cities. One grand, boasting imposing landmarks and pristinely-kept parks, and the other gritty, where graffiti is celebrated as an art form and parties pop up on every corner. Both sides of this split-personality city are equally beautiful and easy to experience on limited euros. Roxanne Wells advises on how to enjoy the best of Berlin on a budget. Where to stay on a budget The central Mitte area is where you’ll...

Feb 8, 2017

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Central and South America: Fine dining, natural wonders and excitement...

Central and South America: Fine dining, natural wonders and excitement

It’s an exciting time for Central and South America, with several airlines launching direct flights from the UK to countries which were once much more tricky to get to. To help you get to grips with the area, Tamara Hinson outlines where’s best for eating out, getting off the beaten track, partying, and connecting with nature. Dine in style Chile BA to Santiago British Airways launched their Santiago flights in January, creating the first direct route between the UK...

Feb 6, 2017

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10 things to do in Benidorm

10 things to do in Benidorm

The quintessential sun, sea and sand destination, Benidorm has been doing the trick for budget-conscious Brits for decades. With a reputation that precedes it and a loud, lively nightlife, the resort makes no apologies to anyone – but that’s the joy of Benidorm! If you’re after good fun, hot weather and low prices, you can’t go wrong with this Spanish classic. Hit the beach With three to pick from, Benidorm takes some beating for beaches. Award-winning Levante and...

Feb 3, 2017

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How to do Croatia on a budget

How to do Croatia on a budget

Croatia has soared in popularity among travellers over the past few years, with visitors flocking to wander the streets of its marble Old Towns, party on its picturesque islands and paddle in the aquamarine waters of the Dalmatian Coast. There’s plenty to do and see in this sunshine destination, writes Caroline Howley, and it’s easy for travellers from the UK to make the most of it on a budget. Where to stay on a budget The Old Town...

Feb 2, 2017

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Low-cost carrier tricks and how to avoid them...

Low-cost carrier tricks and how to avoid them

The rise of the low-cost carrier has helped drive airfares down to some incredibly low prices – with a bit of searching, it’s not unheard of to find return flights to Europe for under £50 per person. Yet while the fares are low, budget airlines have many hidden tricks and fees up their sleeves to try to trip you up. Avoiding them is pretty easy, though, as long as you know what to look out for and stick to...

Feb 2, 2017

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10 things to do on a city break in Krakow...

10 things to do on a city break in Krakow

A city of culture and cool that often surprises visitors, Krakow is perfect for a cheap city break from the UK. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Poland’s second city. Stride around the largest central square in Europe Smack in the centre of the Old City, Kawkow’s Rynek Glowny (Central Market Square) is impossible to miss. This vast square is a marvellous site in itself, but it also contains a trio of beautiful buildings, each...

Jan 27, 2017

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10 things to do on a city break in Aarhus...

10 things to do on a city break in Aarhus

The coastal Danish city of Aarhus is European Capital of Culture in 2017, so it’s a really hot destination right now, writes Tamara Hinson. Here are ten things every visitor should see and do. Chow down with locals at Aarhus Street Food It’s easy to miss Aarhus Street Food, housed inside a nondescript warehouse a few metres from the train station. But step inside and you’ll find dozens of stalls serving a wide range of delicious cuisine, from...