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22 Apr, 2017, 14:21
The expected results of Trump’s travel bans  
Simon Barnes

The effects of Trump’s travel bans continue to reverberate around the world. Simon Barnes adds his thoughts to the discussion.

12 Apr, 2017, 17:05
How to boost your career prospects while you travel  
Lucy Barker

There’s no need to sacrifice your career by taking time abroad. Lucy Barker says that a little planning – and use of social media – can let you travel but keep your work momentum.

6 Apr, 2017, 15:14
Four business-class flights: which airline fares best?  
Brian Fisher

In 2017 Brian W Fisher had something a binge flying business class around the world. Unlike most travel journalists he actually paid for his flights, so his comparative review is balanced and revealing.

23 Mar, 2017, 15:17
How to make sure you are covered when flying abroad  
Paul Woollacombe

The world of travel insurance can be quite a minefield. Paul Woollacombe has some words of advice.

15 Mar, 2017, 08:11
Flat tyre on a rental car: who pays?  
Jesse Hughes

Tell a car hire company you’ve had a flat on their tyre and they’re more likely to accuse you of damage to their rim than offer to pay. Jesse Hughes has a guide through this car-rental minefield.

25 Feb, 2017, 11:23
The best ways to save on airline fees  
Paul Woollacombe

In the frenetic free-market frenzy that is air travel you have to be savvy to get the lowest fares. Paul Woollacombe shows how get the best value on flights.

9 Feb, 2017, 14:38
Motorcycling abroad isn’t covered by standard insurance  
Jacob Laukaitis

Renting a scooter is commonplace amongst travellers throughout the Far East. But Jacob Laukaitis discovers that one drunk driver can make a holiday adventure turn suddenly expensive. Worst thing is he was actually lucky.

7 Feb, 2017, 22:11
How to afford a trip of a lifetime  
Paul Woollacombe

Have more money might be one answer. But Paul Woollacombe tells you how to afford one big trip.

7 Feb, 2017, 19:41
The everyday dangers of partying abroad  
Joshua Mason

The British can binge like no other nation – especially when they’ve overseas. But Joshua Mason says some of the most popular party destinations also hide some hidden risks.

19 Jan, 2017, 13:10
How to regain body confidence before going on holiday  
Lucy Barker

Though there’s nothing quite like a beautiful beach, it’s not quite as pretty when its you that spoil the view. Lucy Barker says you need to shape up before stripping off.

12 Jan, 2017, 12:30
Travelling solo and beating social anxiety  
Jenn Beach

It’s not unusual to feel moments of awkward loneliness when travelling alone. Jennifer Beach has strategies for dealing with social anxiety when abroad, on your own.

4 Jan, 2017, 09:28
3 solutions to cure all your Travel Site’s traffic problems  
Susan Meloni

For many travel bloggers building a website is the easy bit. Susan Meloni says you also need to devote just as much thought and effort into attracting visitors.

20 Dec, 2016, 16:35
The luckiest people on planet Earth  
Gina Grey

For many travellers the adventures of the open road are quite enough of a gamble. Gina Grey, however, prefers to take her chances with cash.

9 Dec, 2016, 10:39
How to pack for 12 months in Asia  
Jacob Laukaitis

Most travellers simply take too much stuff. After three years on the road Jacob Laukaitis knows otherwise, and here he shows how to keep luggage to a minimum.

2 Dec, 2016, 17:38
In 700 words, the difference between Shi’ah and Sunni  
Kit Mayers

In the middle of Kit Mayers’ fascinating book about the 16th Century explorer Anthony Jenkinson is a tiny passage where he explains the difference between the grand divide in mainstream Islamic thought. Admirably concise and clear.

16 Nov, 2016, 12:47
12 travel hacks to make flying with your family fun and easy  
Lucy Barker

Travelling with your family needn’t be traumatic. Lucy Barker has a handy guide to surviving air journeys with young children.

11 Nov, 2016, 10:44
Booking holiday parking online saves time and money  
Paul Woollacombe

Getting to any UK airport by public transport is invariably expensive, uncomfortable and stressful. Paul Woollacombe says the easiest way is to drive – and park.

17 Oct, 2016, 08:36
So little time, so much to see  
Devan Hawkins

When you’ve got a full-time job with no travel prospects, there’s an art to maximising limited vacation time. Devan Hawkins plans ahead.

13 Oct, 2016, 12:20
Airport Etiquette – master the art  
Lucy Barker

As air travel disintegrates into a crazed welter of free-market obfuscation and random security checks, it’s more important than ever to prepare for a trip to the airport. Lucy Barker has a handy guide.

19 Aug, 2016, 13:56
Have sunglasses, will travel  
Lucy Barker

Summer’s here and it’s time for new shades. Lucy Barker has the definitive guide to the hottest fashions for 2016.

1 Aug, 2016, 00:01
A brief history of men’s swimwear: prison stripes to board shorts  
Paul Woollacombe

It’s the time of year to make a statement about menswear on the beach. A century of change has transformed the fashions for recreational swimming.

25 Jul, 2016, 22:22
Some tips on how to write an outstanding Travel Essay  
Lucy Barker

There’s still a space for paid work as travel writers. Let Lucy Barker be your guide.

10 Jun, 2016, 12:57
The differing costs of public order offences in Europe  
Laura Soper

Following the football? Better behave. Laura Sloper has a handy guide to the sort of fines you can expect for a range of civil misdemenours.

19 May, 2016, 11:36
5 adrenaline adventures for thrill-seeking travellers  
Andrea Proulx

Sometimes you have to shake yourself out of the daily routine. Andrea Proulx has tried many of the world’s greatest adventures and these were her best.

8 May, 2016, 13:07
How to design and build your own Arctic yacht  
Roger D Taylor

When Roger D Taylor decides to explore the Baring Sea, he first needs a boat to cope with solo sailing, cold waters and light winds. He buys an ancient hull then designs and builds his own.

28 Apr, 2016, 11:03
A guide to the movements of world shipping  
travmag

Researchers from the University of London and data visualization company Kiln have come up with a detailed map of 2012’s cargo ship movements on a bathymetric map. Could watch this for hours.

26 Jan, 2016, 17:18
Travel to runes: and avoid airport stress  
P Watson

Paul Watson says that flying around the UK – and Scotland in particular – can be like wading through a bog without wellies. Thankfully, he has an answer.

9 Dec, 2015, 08:31
This year’s bizarre questions from hotel guests  
James Pieslak

The Travelodge chain of hotels have put together a list of this year’s questions, as reported by their reception staff. James Pieslak provides a glimpse into the baffling world of business and leisure travellers.

9 Nov, 2015, 16:58
How to be a traveller with a plan  
Andra Badea

There’s no need for a detailed itinerary to enjoy a bit of travel. Andra Badea’s advice, basically, is to wing it.

2 Sep, 2015, 14:10
X-ray art on a travel theme  
Jack Barker

The humble airport scanner finds a useful role at last, in Max Oxborrow’s new travel video, live on youtube and ready to share. Jack Barker reviews.

28 Aug, 2015, 23:52
The sadness of a world that speaks only Enlish  
Devan Hawkins

Often being adrift in a foreign languages is all part of the travel experince, Devan Hawkins bemoans the relentless ubiquity of English as a travel language

24 Aug, 2015, 14:26
Spanish tales of a NightSwapping convert  
Lucy Barker

Forget beady-eyed landlords making money from Airbnb. Lucy Barker finds a far less commercial venture that’s come out of France and NightSwaps her way across Spain.

9 Aug, 2015, 15:35
7 tips for volunteering abroad  
Lucy Barker

Planning to spend some time as a volunteer overseas? Lucy Barker has some words of advice to keep voluntourists on the right track.

7 Aug, 2015, 11:40
Cecil the lion RIP. But what about chicken 638?  
Jimmy Pierce

When Cecil the lion was shot by a trophy hunter, outrage stirred around the world. But Jimmy Pierce says this is hardly matched by our attitude to what animals we farm and eat.

7 Aug, 2015, 10:17
The ultimate guide to safety on the beach  
Marlene Kenese

An average of 65 people drown every year on British Beaches. Marlene Kenese has put together this life-saving infographic that tells you what to watch out for – and how to react.

22 Jul, 2015, 09:51
Nearly half Brits have booked holidays while drunk  
Shannon Peerless

There’s no breathalyser on computer keyboards and it’s easier than ever to book holidays. Shannon Peerless says I’m not the only one whose travel plans take shape far too late at night.

30 May, 2015, 12:32
Discursive thoughts on war and peace  
Ben Cooke

As the cold war chills once more and the Middle East burns again, Ben Cooke has some thoughts on the nature of conflict and the possible opportunities.

1 Apr, 2015, 17:37
A beginner’s guide to the dread game of golf  
Martin Oliver

Even golfers struggle to explain just what it is they like about the game. Martin Oliver’s shot-by-shot account of a long hot day on a golf course is unlikely to make many new converts.

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