Tags » Travel Tips & Trends

Brazil's second chance?

So, who wants to go to Brazil?

The South American beauty has certainly been a gift for the television cameras over the past month, with striking images such as the sun rising in front of Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue and sweeping shots across the Amazon rainforest.  28 more words


Don't make this mistake with travel insurance

When you think of travel insurance claims you tend to think about dramatic accidents or illnesses that happen overseas, but sometimes things go wrong before you even pack your bags. 135 more words


The death of the holiday

RIP holidays, we remember you fondly.

We remember how we used to walk out of the office on a Friday afternoon knowing that we wouldn’t have to worry about work for two glorious weeks. 60 more words


Complete guide to smooth flying

Like most things in life, flying gets easier with knowledge and practice.

Knowing your way around check-in, airport layouts, security checkpoints and how to settle into a long flight can make the journey something to look forward to rather than to suffer. 30 more words


Do star ratings still matter?

If you can remember life before the internet, you’ll also remember people searching through auto club guides to choose the best place to stay. They were the trusted bibles for accommodation; a good or bad star rating could make or break a hotel. 58 more words


Pre-holiday rituals

If there’s a skill I’ve never mastered when it comes to travel, it is staying chilled out in the days leading up to a big trip. 62 more words


Has Dubai got what it takes?

If the reaction to my column about stopover cities is anything to go by, Dubai faces challenges in its ambition to overtake London as the world’s most visited city. 82 more words