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Why I’m taking a grown-up gap year

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Married fifty-something Patricia Fletcher is heading to Kenya for three months. She explains why and offers budgeting tips for those planning their own mid-life gap year.

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Travel currency rip-offs under investigation

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The consumer affairs regulator is to investigate whether holidaymakers are being ripped off by banks and foreign exchange firms when they spend money abroad. We lift the lid on what's happening.

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Best British bus journeys

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Forget about the hassles of driving or parking and enjoy a relaxing journey by bus this summer. Here is a selection of Britain’s finest bus routes.

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10 charges to avoid at the airport

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Airports are expensive places. First up there’s duty free to tempt you into spending your holiday cash, not to mention plenty of sneaky rip-off charges before you make it to the departure gate. Here are 10 to avoid.

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5 beaches to visit without a trip to the coast

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Want a day on the beach but can't face those motorway traffic jams and costly seaside car parks? How about taking a trip to some of the UK’s inland beaches instead?

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Get a good deal on airport parking

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Airport parking charges can bump up the price of your trip. But planning ahead will help keep costs down.

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5 things to avoid getting wrong this summer

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It’s often the small things that cause the biggest problems and put a dent in our holiday spending so here are five things to avoid getting wrong this summer.

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10 things to do before you go on holiday

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Make sure you’re well prepared before you set off to avoid extra charges for the likes of flights and currency. Don't forget tickets, weigh your luggage and the all important travel insurance!

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Taking a staycation? Don’t risk a travel insurance nightmare

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Staycations might seem like hassle-free holidays but forgetting to cover yourself and your valuables could land you with hefty bills.

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How to beat the airlines’ baggage restrictions

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Travelling light means you avoid extra charges when you fly. But does this mean you need a new bag for every airline?

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