Sep 18, 2014

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7 car hire ripoffs and how to avoid them

7 car hire ripoffs and how to avoid them

Exploration and discovery are yours for the taking when you hire a car on holiday. But without a little planning, you can end up paying way over the odds. Protect yourself by getting to grips with the seven worst car hire ripoffs… Ripoff #1: Sky-high excess costs When you hire a car, insurance is included. But you may well find it comes with incredibly high excess charges – the...

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Sep 16, 2014

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10 ways NOT to take a road trip

10 ways NOT to take a road trip

The great driving holiday can be the adventure of a lifetime – but taking a big trip like this on requires a degree of planning. Getting the preparation right can make the difference between a legendary trip and just a good one – and novices fall for the same rookie errors again and again. Travel writer and inveterate road-tripper David Whitley reveals how to avoid the common...

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Sep 10, 2014

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The Apple Watch and other cutting-ed...

The Apple Watch and other cutting-edge travel gadgets

Whether it will make the digital watch cool again is another question, but...

Sep 9, 2014

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Freedom on wheels: 6 of Europe’...

Freedom on wheels: 6 of Europe’s best self-drive adventures

  Time to get across the Channel and start exploring Europe in your own...

Sep 4, 2014

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Burrata, bellinis and high-waist bik...

Burrata, bellinis and high-waist bikinis… It’s the 2014 bluffer’s guide to holidays

It’s THAT time of year again. The time when smug friends start returning from...

Sep 4, 2014

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8 of the world’s dreamiest lon...

8 of the world’s dreamiest longhaul beaches

With autumn setting in – and winter peeking around the corner – it’ll...

Sep 2, 2014

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Chow down! 12 of the world’s g...

Chow down! 12 of the world’s greatest food festivals

Oysters, truffles, chocolate, Parma ham – the mouth waters just at the...

Aug 29, 2014

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Celeb-spotting! Which stars have you...

Celeb-spotting! Which stars have you seen on holiday?

Admit it – you’ve been on at least one holiday when you thought you were in...

Aug 28, 2014

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October half-term: Five great getawa...

October half-term: Five great getaways in the UK and abroad

If you and your kids are already lamenting the departure of summer, booking a...

Aug 26, 2014

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From Tuscany to Gloucestershire, fiv...

From Tuscany to Gloucestershire, five spectacular autumn scenes

The long days of summer may be on their way out, but autumn heralds the...