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The benefits of a child-friendly holiday explored with Tots to Travel

Tots to Travel is a holiday company with a difference - they specialise in child-friendly holidays so parents and kids can have the best time abroad. We took some time out to talk to Wendy Shand, who founded the company, about why the company was started and why child-friendly holidays are such a go... Read more

Chalet host life: What's it like?

Emily, 27, is a primary school teacher these days, but during the winter of 2010 and the spring of 2011 she worked in Val d’Isere as a chalet host for six months. She was 21 when she took the job, and although she loves her life as a teacher, she looks back fondly on her days of serving tea in bed ... Read more

Foreign Travel Insurance: Caution and Common Sense for Holidays in Brazil

Brazil’s popularity as a holiday destination continues to grow rapidly, as the hosts of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympics, and record numbers of tourists have visited over the past 10 years. From golden sands to stunning lagoons and mountain forests, even a casual walk out of the cities will... Read more

How to become a skiing instructor

If you’re already getting excited about the start of the ski season, you’re probably dreaming of untouched pistes, hazy evenings enjoying some après-ski and the feeling of utter satisfaction when you feel your boots snugly click into your skis. Don’t tell us you’ve never thought about doing this for... Read more

A beginner’s guide to Spanish culture

There’s something irresistible about the Spanish way of life, isn’t there?  Us Brits imagine it’s relaxed and easygoing, yet fiery and passionate. However, what’s it like for someone living in Spain, who’s experienced day to day life first-hand? We figured that travel blogger and Spain resident Jos... Read more

Twenty-four little-known facts about the Euro 2016 countries

Even if you’re not a football fan, you can’t have missed the build-up to Euro 2016. This Friday, it’s all kicking off – and 24 countries will go head to head to battle for the top spot. There’s such an eclectic mix of countries taking part, we thought it would be good idea to find out some little-k... Read more

Does volunteering do more harm than good?

Volunteering is, as a rule, supposed to be a beneficial act. You’re dedicating your time and expertise to people that may have less than you, helping to build communities and strengthen bonds between people. But is volunteering ever just a case of turning up, doing the job, leaving a positive legacy... Read more

Life as a pilot: What’s working for easyJet like?

Steve Hochkins has been working for easyJet for twelve and a half years, and has worked as a professional pilot for 33 years. His career in aviation started with the Air Cadets when he was 13, and very soon after joining he realised he’d like to be a pilot. Post A-levels, he joined the RAF, where h... Read more

Flying Etiquette: How not to be 'that passenger'

Yay! You're about to go on holiday! However, first of all you've got to tackle the thorny issue of the flight... Some of us are nervous flyers, while others have been on more flights than they've had hot dinners. Some of us get excitable and chatty, while others are looking forward to a few hours o... Read more

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