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After all the lockdown travel angst is now the time to book a holiday?

Ahh, remember those days before jetting off on holiday abroad? How we moaned about having to take off our shoes while crossing airside and having our 100ml bottles of shampoo confiscated from...

How I ate my way around London and came back pounds heavier, but surprisingly few £s lighter

Back in the day – the 80s to be exact – I worked on Woman’s Own magazine in London. It was a frightening experience for a Manc girl and not the happiest...

Meet the UK’s coolest campers who have created homes on wheels

Aimee Bannister aged 32, and Craig Holmes, 33, from Barrie, Wales, bought a battered old 24-seater school bus from eBay for £3,600, and transformed it into ‘Custard’, their two-seater home on wheels. The van took...

How to holiday in California, New York or Toronto without leaving Blighty

California, Bermuda, New York, Toronto, Egypt: classic holiday spots that are currently tricky (if not impossible) to get to, right? Wrong. Holidaymakers can physically visit all of these destinations without setting foot...

Ready, set, camp! How your campervan or motorhome can earn you money

Motorhome and campervan owners can put cash in their pockets with the launch of an online platform in the UK. PaulCamper, Europe’s largest online platform for motorhome and campervan sharing, has launched in...

Anyone for toast? Vodka shots for breakfast – in Russia ‘За здоровье!’ is an all-day affair

Whilst travelling from St Petersburg to Moscow, we were invited to enjoy breakfast at a Russian family home. Up bright and early, although still feeling the effects of a vodka tasting session...

Wellness retreats and adventure holidays predicted to boom post lockdown

The UK wellness retreat industry is predicted to “boom” following the relaxation of lockdown restrictions, according to experts. Demand for wellness retreats has steadily been on the rise over the past decade, with...

A barn conversion in the Roman hills with resident donkey made the perfect house swap holiday

About 15 years ago I tried a house swap and it proved to be one of the most memorable holidays I've ever experienced. Now, when I say I tried a house swap,...