Boiled lollies and threepenny bits

Betty Richards is a vibrant 92-year-old. This Christmas, she will sit down to a lovely lunch with her adult children and grandchildren. But back in the 1930s, the special day was very different.

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When travel providers go bust

The recent collapse of Thomas Cook has Kaye wondering what recourse travellers have when their travel companies fail.


Older travellers want adventure

Adventure travel is not strictly the domain of younger travellers, with a study conducted by Rough Guides showing that older travellers still want adventure.

How do you say this word?

A couple’s disagreement over how to pronounce the name of the town they’re in; why aliens nwon’t visit earth; and Jack’s plan to ensure his wife doesn’t fall pregnant over the holidays.


How to stretch your holiday money

While you may have less spending power when travelling than previously when you apply current exchange rates, there are still ways you can stretch your holiday money.


Choosing meaningful souvenirs

While some travellers are content to keep their mementos in their heads, other prefer to take a little something from their holiday home. Andrea shares her tips for choosing meaningful souvenirs.


Things you don’t want to hear

There are certain words you never want to hear on holiday. While some may represent a minor inconvenience, others may spell the end of a happy journey.


The dark side of tourism

The global tourism industry is worth around $10 trillion a year, but money isn't the only commodity being churned: for many who work in the sector, their way of life is not far from a living hell.


Why holidays are bad for your health

This time of the year can be a lot of fun, but it’s also the worst time of the year for your health. Here are just a few ways the silly season wreaks havoc on your immune system.


Undiscovered island getaways

Want the peace and serenity of a tropical holiday without the crowds? Try these spots.


Destinations less than 5 hours away

A relaxing or exciting holiday is never far away. Here are five beautiful (and affordable) destinations that are less than five hours away.


Make your holiday last longer

According to neuroscientist and author of The Brain: The Story of You David Eagleman, there is a way to make your time feel as if it passed slower.

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