Travel Blog and News

From preparing to visit somewhere new to getting your passport application through first time, the Post Office is here to help. 

We really do know a thing or two about travel preparations. Here are some of our best tips so that you can get everything sorted now, relax and get that holiday feeling.

Before you go

Get your passport photo right

Incorrect images are the most common cause of application rejections

EHIC card

Don't forget EHIC!

EHIC is not a substitute for travel insurance but it's a valuable card to have in Europe.

International Certificate of Vaccination

Which travel jabs do you need?

Stay safe abroad by making sure you have the right vaccinations before you leave

How to pack a suitcase

Read our quick and simple guide to perfect packing

Don’t forget your toothbrush

Be sure you’ve packed what you really need with our pre-travel checklist

Flying with kids

15 ways to a fun, stress-free flight

Today's online foreign currency rates

Our best rates are available online - for all currencies, the more you buy the better the rate. Here's the rates for some of our most popular currencies:

When you're away

Merci, Danke, Arigatô

Wherever you’re going, a little politeness goes a long way. Here’s how to say 'thank you' in 20 different languages.

Don’t get lost!

Avoid travel anxiety and arguments when you're away

Nine handy travel apps

Free to download and super smart. Don’t leave home without your travel apps

Don’t be taken for a ride

How to avoid being scammed on holiday

Are we there yet?

Make long journeys with little ones less stressful

How to keep your kids safe abroad

Safety tips on looking after your little ones

How much will your holiday cost?

Holiday Money Report 2018

How expensive will your holiday really be? Compare costs at the most popular global resorts.

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Holiday Costs Barometer 2017

Compare prices in Europe's best value beach resorts

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City Costs Barometer 2017

Find the best value destination for a European city break in 2017 – compare costs in popular locations

Some tips on tips

How much should you tip abroad? It depends which country you are visiting

Saving money on holiday

Nifty ideas to keep the costs down while you’re away

Ski Holiday Report 2017

Planning your annual trip to the ski slopes? We've got good news. Prices have fallen in three quarters of the resorts we surveyed.

Currency advice and tips for popular destinations

New €50 note

The new €50 is released in 2017 - keep a look out for it in your travel money!

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Travel the US

The US offers plenty of ways to enjoy a Hollywood experience on an indie budget.

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Discover exotic Turkey

Better value than much of Mediterranean Europe and with just as much sunshine.

View of city skyline in UAE

Visit the vibrant UAE

Learn more about the Middle East’s most glamorous country.

Sydney Opera House and Syndey Harbour bridge

Adventure in Australia

Something for every traveller – from world-class beaches to vibrant cities.

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Discover Thailand

Despite its popularity, Thailand remains a comparatively inexpensive country to visit.

Did you know?

Travel in real time

See key travel insurance stats in real time, as well as other stats related to how we travel

How to communicate with locals?

We surveyed British holidaymakers to find out their holiday worries and how they communicate with locals

City Break Travel Tips

We asked some of the UK’s leading travel bloggers to share their top tips for an affordable city break

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