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London to Amsterdam in a flash with Eurostar

In times gone by, your only option to visit the sand dunes and windmills in The Netherlands from the UK, was by air or boat. But now, Eurostar1 are throwing their hat in to the ring with the announcement of twice-daily trains between London St. Pancras International and Amsterdam. The cross-channel... Read more

Tips and tricks for great holiday snaps

A case of the dreaded 'red eye?  An unwanted photobomber getting in the way of your view? We've all had disappointing holiday snaps in the past, but in the digital age and with the advent of social photo sharing, there’s now no excuse to come back from your summer holiday without an impressive set ... Read more

Currency cards and the cost of using cash on holiday

We don’t always think about the cost of using cash on holidays but there are pitfalls. It can be harder keeping track of how much you are spending and what exchange rate you are receiving at each withdrawal. Bank transaction fees and ATM cash fees combined with the exchange rate can bring your cash ... Read more

BBQs and home safety

The sun is finally (sporadically) out, people are going on their lunchbreaks without their jackets and there's a mad rush on baps. It can only mean one thing: it's almost barbecue time! There's nothing we Brits like more in the summer months - apart from burning ourselves stupid in the midday su... Read more

The rise of the grey gappers

Move over student backpackers, there's a new kind of traveller in town (or should that be 'on the plane?'). Yes, the 'grey gappers' have arrived, and they're taking the travel industry by storm. What's a grey gapper? This somewhat derogatory term refers to a growing group of over-55-year olds who ... Read more

The six haunted houses that travellers should watch out for

Just so we're clear, we're not talking about those run down 'houses of horror' you find at touring fun fairs, where the scariest thing about them is the person selling the tickets. No; these ten spooky houses are the real deal. "Why would anyone travel just to scare themselves?" you might be asking... Read more

The ultimate holiday playlist

The importance of a holiday playlist has been drummed into us from an early age; remember all the advice in TV Hits about making compilation tapes before heading off on your holidays? Nothing's changed apart from the medium - these days we've swapped our beloved tapes for Spotify and iTunes - but t... Read more

How to hunt down a bargain bank holiday break

Finding that elusive bank holiday bargain break - it sounds great, doesn't it, but how easy is it to find a bargain in today's world of cut-price breaks and 'once in a lifetime deals'? For so many people, finding that cheap break stops being so cheap as soon as they add up the cost of hotels, food,... Read more

Top tips to ensure you stay safe this festival season

Festival season's almost here - but the fun isn't just limited to the UK. There's so much going on in other countries - and we want to make sure you're always safe, and ready to have fun. We've put together some guidelines which cover the best practices for avoiding theft, injury and illness while ... Read more

Forget austerity! British holidaymakers taking 'up to a third' more cash away with them

If you think that Brits are a nation of scrimpers and savers while on holiday, think again. New research from from Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Money has shown that 33% of holidaymakers intend to take more spending money with them on holiday than last year - around an extra £157 per person.  Who are th... Read more

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