Keep calm and carry on! Advice for travelling with kids.

Keep calm and carry on! Advice for travelling with kids. Are we nearly there yet? We've all heard it a thousand times haven't we? It's so old hat now that it's gone beyond a cliche. But if anything spells out …

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France Passion: the secret to a perfect holiday!

France Passion: the secret to a perfect holiday! If you could define what makes a perfect holiday, what would it be? Where would you go? How would you travel? What would you do when you get there? According to the …

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If you’re going to party, do it like you never took out that travel insurance policy!

We all love a drink on our holidays. A glass of wine to relax after a tough day on the sun lounger or a refreshing G & T in the bar before dinner? There is nothing wrong with that. In …

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Holidays in term time. Where do you stand?

Holidays in term time. Where do you stand? A travel company recently offered to pay any fines imposed on parents who book skiing holidays with them outside of the school holidays. It made the front of The Times, sparked a …

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World First’s Seven Wonders: Martin Dorey

World First's Seven Wonders: Martin Dorey If we asked you to name your seven wonders, what would they be? Now what if we asked you to give us your best travel advice, the thing you always have to take with …

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The World First Weekly Wander – The Mongol Rally Edition

World First Weekly Wander is a weekly rundown of the latest and greatest travel blog posts. It’s compiled by our very own social media man, Tristan Rothwell, and it’s a super-speedy way to catch up on the latest travel buzz. …

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Don’t give up the day job.

If you’ve been anywhere near BBC2 this week you might have caught a brand new series that’s been running every night at 6.30. It’s called ‘One Man and His Campervan’ and it’s all about a chap who travels around the UK in his classic camper cooking and eating as he goes.

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Summer indecision? Solve it with a holiday on wheels.

If you can’t make up your mind where to go for your summer holidays this year, then I can highly recommend opting for a life of indecision. And by that I mean staying flexible with a holiday in a classic camper. Not only will a beautiful set of retro wheels make you the coolest kids at the camp site but you’ll also be able to go anywhere you want, safe in the knowledge that you’ve got everything you need right there with you.

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Park and slide

A couple of weeks in an airport car park is going to add about £90 to the cost of your trip (based on BAA’s quote for 2 weeks at Heathrow Terminal 4 in November). But it’s in a long stay car park. And that means it’s going to be away from the terminal. So you’ll have to wait up to 8 minutes for a bus ride that takes about 7 minutes to reach the terminal. Doesn’t sound too bad, does it? Now add your ski gear, luggage and, of course, the kids. It’s not looking quite such a good deal is it? And that’s the point. You can go to great lengths to save money, but in the end, is it worth the hassle?

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Boosting your half term holiday fun

There are always going to be things that you must have when travelling. Passport, tickets, money, the usual. Family travel insurance is also one of them. You could call it an essential. But did you know that having a car booster seat is essential – as it is in the UK - if you intent to drive anywhere in Europe? It is law in Europe for children between the ages of 3 and 12 (unless they are taller than 135cm) to have an age-appropriate car seat. So if you fly-drive it’s something you’ve either got to take with you or hire when you get there.

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