Travel

The British student who wants you to study in North Korea

North Korea frightens the world with its missile tests and threats of pre-emptive nuclear strikes. This is precisely why a British student thinks it’s time to try making friends with North Koreans – the people who live there – or…

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14 Major Travel Scams To Avoid

On my first big non-tour trip, I got scammed twice on the same day. My friend Scott and I had just arrived in Thailand. We were in Bangkok trying to find a boat cruise to take us up and down…

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Short breaks in December

My husband and I would like to go on a short break in December, where would you suggest and what can we do while we are away? There are numerous options for short-haul travel in December, in addition to the…

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How You Can Help Stop Animal Abuse In The Tourism Industry

Dear Travellers, While I was in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, eating kottu (a traditional spicy stir-fry of shredded roti bread with vegetables and chicken), I noticed a scene outside the restaurant that I’ve witnessed many times before: tourists riding an elephant….

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The Changing Face Of Croatia

As the ten year anniversary of the first landing of UK promoters on the Croatian coast approaches, Ally Byers maps how far it’s come. Next summer will mark a decade since the first international festivals appeared in Croatia What began…

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Three Of The Best Alternative Ways To Travel

Looking for a holiday that’s a bit different to the standard flight-hotel package deal? Sometimes it’s fun to try something a bit different, and there are a variety of ways to see the world without travelling along the well-worn routes…

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Advice For Separated Parents Planning To Go Away This Summer

Its that time of year again. The sun is creeping out, the temperatures are slowly (emphasis on slowly) rising. This can only mean that summer is fast approaching. Many parents will be busy trying to make plans about how to…

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What Not To Do In Ibiza

We’re deep into Ibiza season now, so it’s time you knew how to act Brexit or not, Ibiza will remain the stronghold of Brit abroad clubbing, and your timeline is probably heaving with evidence of every other person you’re mates…

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Thieving Guests Cost The Hotel Trade Thousands In Losses

“50% of guests steal something” – Linen thefts top “Most Stolen from Hotels in 2015” charts Light-fingered guests in hotel rooms will steal everything, even if it is nailed down, it appears. That’s the finding of the MonitoredAlarms.co.uk company which…

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Cruising as a Holiday

Cruising is a popular holiday now for all generations and does not have to be the rather formal means of holidaying of the past. Cruise brands differentiate their offers to appeal to as many customers as possible and I can…

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