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Drinking is a bit part of the fun of holidays for some travellers.

I used to enjoy a tipple (or three) while on holidays. Not any more

A big part of the fun of travel for me was drinking. Now I’m part of the “no-lo” movement and I’ve never enjoyed travelling more.

  • by Julietta Jameson

Paradise found: The world’s seven most beautiful islands named

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but surely not when it comes to islands. Here are some of the best.

Bed bugs

When it comes to bed bugs, not even luxury hotels are safe. I should know

If you’re about to go to Europe amid the current bed bug invasion – or anywhere, really – this strategy might save you from bringing back an unwanted souvenir.

  • by Lee Tulloch
Viking cruise - Viking Star first sea cruise to NOrway

How to travel on a luxury ship for half the price

Want to try a new cruise line or sample the high life on a luxury ship at below regular cost? A repositioning cruise might bag you a bargain-price holiday.

  • by Brian Johnston
Some younger travellers apparently have problems sharing hostels with older guests.

Who’s the creepy old guy staying in a backpacker hostel? It’s me

Do young people secretly hate older travellers staying in backpacker hostels? A recent viral TikTok indicates the answer might be yes.

  • by Ben Groundwater
Djemaa el Fna square has been largely unaffected by the earthquake.

When is it OK to return to a country following a disaster?

The recent earthquake in Morocco has shattered villages and taken thousands of lives. Money is what’s needed to rebuild but how soon is too soon to return?

  • by Michael Gebicki
Rent a bike to explore places like Bornholm, Denmark.

How to make the most of your time ashore during a cruise

When it comes to cruise ship shore excursions it pays to be sure of what you want to see and do when going ashore.

  • by Anthony Dennis
A force majeure event may not be covered by your travel insurer.

‘Beyond our control’ is a phrase travellers never want to hear

Most travel insurers exclude acts of war, political unrest and acts of terrorism from trip cancellation coverage.

  • by Michael Gebicki
Staying in dorm rooms is a great way to meet other travellers (though it has its drawbacks).

Why youth hostels aren’t just for the young

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly hotel alternative, a new-style hostel could be the answer. Just do your research.

  • by Ben Groundwater
Salt Flats

10 transformative travel experiences that will change your life

From the French Riviera to the salt flats of Bolivia, these journeys will nurture your mind, body and soul.

  • by Julietta Jameson