Travel: No complaints to lodge after great Lakes break that ticks all the boxes

Coastal location and country life combine in sophisticated shape of luxury lodges at this superior staycation accommodation.

Airport security

One in ten UK holidaymakers stopped at airports due to misplaced electronic items

More than one in ten UK holidaymakers have misplaced an electronic device in their luggage, resulting in them being stopped by airport security, according to a new report.

Ryanair is calling for airports to limit the sale of alcohol to passengers

Airports asked to limit the amount of alcohol sold to passengers before flights

An airline is demanding UK airports limit the amount passengers can drink before boarding flights.

Budgeting well can help you make it through the holidays without blowing all your cash.

How good budgeting can help you save money for the school holidays

The school summer holidays are a tough time financially for families.
It's easy to end up paying over the odds for car hire on holiday.

Eight ways to avoid falling victim to a holiday car hire con

The past few weeks have been filled with horror stories about car hire traumas abroad.

Cathedral Cove in New Zealand.

Travel: Why a trip to New Zealand can be anything you want it to be

Freezing cold and soaking wet, my bottom was squeezed inside a rubber ring and I was floating through caves studded with thousands of twinkling glowworms.

Alan travelled aboard the Sir Winston.

Travel: Sampling the beautiful sights of Holland by barge and bike

One of the beauties of a cycling holiday in Holland is that you could virtually climb a pair of stepladders and have a panoramic view of the whole country.
Do you know what to look for when you're buying travel insurance?

You’re not covered if you’re drunk - 5 things you need to know about buying travel insurance

Travel insurance is as vital to a summer holiday as a passport but more and more of us taking the financial risk by not buying the right cover.

The popular hotel, restaurant and spa, in Lepton, just outside Huddersfield.

Travel: Our perfect escape to tranquil haven of 315 Bar and Restaurant...

I’ve literally never been this relaxed in my entire life.
Rooms at the Highland Apartments

Travel: It’s compact and cosmopolitan – Inverness has something for all

As a busy person whose life revolves around routine and the familiar, for me, a break away needs to offer something completely new and unchartered.

Brighton Pavilion.

Travel: Relaxing vibe and shopping heaven in ‘San Francisco’ of the south coast

Bohemian Brighton has so many things going for it that it’s difficult to know where to start.
An artist's impression on how the treehouses would look

Luxury treehouse rooms planned for North East hotel

A North East hotel plans to branch out - with the creation of six luxury treehouses.

Hiring a car on holiday can be a whole lot of trouble if you are not careful.

Five ways to steer clear of car-hire problems on holiday

Every summer millions of Brits sit behind the wheel on far-flung destinations across the world.
Make sure that everything is included in your all-inclusive holiday.

Does your 'all-inclusive' holiday have hidden costs?

The prospect of an all-inclusive holiday where everything is laid on – and “free” – when you arrive at your destination, is for many, the ultimate in relaxation.
The Silver Spirit.

Travel: Six-star luxury and a butler on the Champions’ League of voyages

When the first glass of champagne was delicately placed into my hand as we were escorted onto the Silver Spirit, I knew we were about to embark on something special.

Will your holiday insurance cover you if something happens while you're away?

Will your holiday insurance cover you if the worst happens while you are away?

Every year, for the past few years, someone with cancer or another similarly serious diagnosis, has contacted me via social media.


Travel: Legoland's amazing Castle Hotel open to adventurers

The Legoland Resort and Theme Park in Windsor has just opened the doors to its brand new Castle Hotel. Stuart Chandler and his family had a look around. . .
The characters who bring Peppa Pig World to life.

Travel: Magical family memories made with a visit to see Peppa and friends

Parents  may be sceptical when I recommend they take their little ones to Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park in Hampshire.
How soon do you pack for your holidays?

It's official - men have a last-minute rush before a holiday while women are more organised

We all knew it! Men have a last-minute rush before a holiday while women are more organised, a survey has found.
Have you stayed somewhere that didn't live up to the brochure description?

How to complain if your holiday wasn't how it looked in the brochure

You wouldn’t know it from the weather this June, but it’s the time of year when our thoughts turn to a sunny getaway.

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