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How to plan the perfect ‘staycation’

Family holiday

A combination of financial worries, a weak pound, and a longer-term trend towards taking domestic breaks will see many of us shunning foreign destinations, and relaxing closer to home this summer.

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Travel insurance – your ideal holiday companion

Travel goodies

Whether you're staying in this country - or heading to sunnier shores - you may be picking out a new pair of sunglasses or stocking up on sun-cream, but one thing you must remember to pack in your luggage is a travel insurance policy.

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A beautiful beach

With the world in the grip of recession, fewer people are looking to travel abroad. However, what many may not realise is that the credit crunch can equal affordable holidays, and travel companies are falling over themselves to get your business.

  Read More…’s top 10 tourist-free destinations

Algarve coast

Peaceful, idyllic and free of other holiday-makers, pack your bags – and your travel insurance - for a break like no other.

  Read More…’s guide to the UK’s top 10 best beaches

Dougal catching a wave

This summer, why not pack your beachwear and head somewhere a little closer to home? The temperatures may not reach Mediterranean heights, but there are some amazing beaches in the UK just waiting to be explored.

  Read More…’s top train journeys around the world

View of a tunnel from a Trans-Siberian train

Why not rediscover your romance with the railway? From Scotland to Siberia, the Far East to down under, has found the best train journeys in the world.

  Read More…’s Guide to Vilnius, Europe’s Capital of Culture 2009

Vilnius, Lithuania

Taking the baton from Liverpool, Vilnius is the new European Capital of Culture. And with a host of special events organised in celebration, now’s the time to discover Lithuania’s medieval-yet-modern gem.

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A guide to the top 10 Scuba diving sites in Europe

Scuba diver

Whether you’re an experienced scuba diver or thinking about dipping your toe in the water for the first time, you don’t have to venture too far for a spectacular underwater experience.

  Read More…’s top European hotel experiences

Malcesine on Lake Garda

With something for every budget – it’s a better time than you’d think for a European escape

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Sun, sea and safari -’s top 12 African experiences (part 1)

Hot air balloon over the Masai Mara

America’s streets offer retail therapy, Europe’s cities offer romantic breaks, Thailand’s beaches offer relaxation – but if you’re looking for adventure, then head to Africa.

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