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Term-time travel: What’s the big deal?

A recent Supreme Court ruling has made it much harder to take kids on term-time breaks. we look at its likely consequences and ask what more could be done to ease parents' holiday dilemmas Read more »

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The best books for summer 2017

Summer is the time to catch up on your reading. We’ve selected 13 of this season’s most-anticipated, wildest and weirdest books to entertain you, whether you’re bound for the beach, mountains or city. even armchair travellers will enjoy these tales… Read more »

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The do-good dilemma

How do you find an ethical operator and project to ensure you’re doing more good than harm? We look at the questions potential volunteers should be asking Read more »

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English wine: Are you missing out?

It may have long been considered undrinkable, but English wine has been quietly getting better, with award-winning domestic brands now a reality. And, if you want a closer look, take heart that your local winery is probably expecting you Read more »

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Hit the trail in Europe

When it comes to walking in Spain, France and Italy, epic is something of a watchword. But how straightforward are self-guided trips, and what are the advantages over a UK walking holiday? Read more »

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Food allergies: A traveller’s guide

For people with serious food allergies, the usual travelling peeves and niggles can be hyper-magnified into matters of life or death. But, if you approach it with the right attitude and are prepared to prepare, the world can still be… Read more »

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Japan: No place like homestays

The best way to discover the similarities — and differences — in a new destination is on a homestay. And in Tokyo, negotiating Japanese culture can be made easy with the help of a local Read more »

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Top 23 cities to visit in 2017

From the pop-up store revolution and the gin-bar renaissance to the High Line bandwagon, the dust never settles on the world’s greatest cities. Here’s what’s in store for your favourite metropolis Read more »