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Travel essentials

It’s the age-old question: what to pack for your holiday? What’s essential and what can be left behind? Our guides include packing lists for different types of break and other must-haves like travel insurance and vaccinations.

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It's a proud feeling when children turn eighteen and start holidaying on their ...

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If you're travelling abroad as a family, it makes sense to take out insurance ...

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Fancy trekking in a remote Asian rainforest? A wild time in New York? Flying ...

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Things have changed a lot when it comes to travelling with your pet. Whether ...

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You might not think you need travel insurance if you're taking a trip in the ...

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With festivals overseas becoming the new norm, festivalgoers need to do a bit ...

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With a valid ESTA you can visit the US for less than 90 days without needing a ...

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First issued in the UK in 2010, biometric passports add a number of new ...

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People can often forget to check the expiration date on their passports before ...

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Whether you’re on holiday or back home in the UK, losing your passport can be a ...

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One of the joys of summer are the many music festivals playing across the ...

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Prepaid currency cards are a secure way to make purchases on trips abroad. They ...

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To avoid currency conversion fees abroad, always choose ‘local currency’ ...

Adventurous holidays can take many forms, from action-packed itineraries in ...

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The opportunities to combine business and leisure have never been greater. You ...

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Travelling with high blood pressure is fine – but it’s important to make sure ...

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If you're travelling to an EU country from the UK, make sure you take a Global ...

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If you're living with cancer but love to travel, can you get travel insurance ...

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Going backpacking is one of life’s great adventures. But before you set off ...

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You should be able to get the right cover to travel abroad if you’re diabetic, ...

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Exploring the globe can be scary, but there’s so much to find at the edge of ...

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Do you need travel insurance for your trip? Is travel insurance worth it? And, ...

Woman packing her suitcase

So, you’ve booked your flights, accommodation and activities. What next?

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Travel insurance for a holiday in the UK isn't something you must have, but it ...

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Some vaccinations for Thailand are recommended and some are mandatory in ...

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As you get older, being able to go where you want when you want is all part of ...

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Learn about the different types of travel insurance available from Post Office, ...

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There’s no better feeling than planning an amazing trip to an exotic ...

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