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Stay alert for Heathrow's ghostly visitors this summer

You'd probably think that Heathrow is the last place to see a ghost - but you'd be wrong. Yes, it's the world's third-busiest airport and more than 70 million passengers pass through every year, but if you catch yourself feeling ill-at-ease or walking through a cold spot, stay alert. It's probably j... Read more

Columbus Direct debunks the top holiday myths

We've taken a look at some travel-related myths and looked at whether you should pay any attention to them or not. If you've ever had a holiday fear which you think is irrational, we'll put you straight here. Is it safe to swim after eating? Sorry, parents - that old 'wait an hour' rule is dead in t... Read more

A hotel concierge reveals what he really thinks about his guests

Long hours, irate customers, lots of pressure and the occasional fistfight; what's it really like working in a hotel? We've been speaking to the concierge of a well-known London hotel, and he's revealed what it's really like to be the face - and brain - of a huge establishment. "Firstly, I'd like ... Read more

The funniest Daily Mail comments about travel and holidays

When it comes to travel, we'll admit that our views are fairly simplistic. It's good for the soul, it's fun, it teaches you skills you never thought you'd want - or need, it's exciting, it broadens your horizons and it's a great way of getting out of the house.  Of course, there are those who would ... Read more

Airbnb Vs Hotel – pros and cons

Airbnb or hotel? It’s a question many travellers ask. Each have their pros and cons, so how do you decide on which one to choose when travelling? Airbnb has had its fair share of controversy with wayward tenants occasionally trashing homes and engaging in illegal activities - but try finding a hotel... Read more

ABTA Reveals Britons Ideal Holiday Choices

The British public have voted for their favourite holiday choices and sunning themselves on the beach and the family as ideal company have come out on top. Second most popular are city breaks and travelling with your partner and third, cultural breaks and friends tagging along. The results were rele... Read more

New York shopping: What are the top spots?

Shopping trips have long been a staple vacation for ladies around the world and when it comes to ideal locations, New York City must be in the top five. Filled with a variety of budget, mid-range and designer outlets, it's a buyer's paradise and a firm favourite with die-hard shoppers. Make no mista... Read more

How to add value to your home in six easy ways

If you want your house price to rise, it's best to invest wisely - a misplaced patio, dodgy paint job or incongruous conservatory can knock thousands off the price of your home. However, there are some clever tips and tricks you can utilise in order to boost the value of your home. 1) Faster broadba... Read more

10 weird, wonderful and disgusting things about air travel

What happens if someone passes away on a flight? Why do planes really have ashtrays? What happens to bags pompously labelled with 'FRAGILE' stickers, and will tipping get you any freebies? Despite the fact flying is commonplace these days and people tend to use planes as glorified coaches, there's s... Read more

The five best pizza places in Chicago

The oldest clichés are always the best, and if you’ve got plans to visit Chicago, we can bet that you’ve already spent a fair amount of time mulling over where to find the best pizzas. Well, we’ve done the hard work for you, so whether you’re looking for something that’s lighter than air and big on ... Read more

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