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Month: September 2019

Tips for making the most of your travel money

Tips for making the most of your travel money

With the pound not buying quite as many euros or dollars as it used to, here are some tips to get the best value for your holiday money. 1. Understanding the basics of travel money The Bank of England exchange rates website gives you the latest interbank exchange rates. These are the rates at which the big banks exchange money among themselves. As a traveller, you’re not going to get a rate as good as this, but it gives you an idea…

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Off the beaten track in New York: gangsters and a speakeasy!

Off the beaten track in New York: gangsters and a speakeasy!

Travel writer Julia Hammond takes us to some of the more unusual sites in New York City. With gangsters, a prohibition-era liquor den, and hidden museums and parks, New York is a city worth hanging around in after you’ve ticked off the major sights. Since moving to the countryside a few years ago, crowded cities hold far less appeal for me than they once did. I find myself irritated by the hum of the traffic, the jostling of commuter shoulders,…

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Corfu: beaches, sun, and beautiful local produce

Corfu: beaches, sun, and beautiful local produce

Continuing our series of first-hand travel experiences, eager traveller Victoria Norris tells us about some of her latest adventures in Corfu. If you’re wondering where to go for a late summer holiday in Europe, the Greek islands are always worth considering. With so many islands to choose from, all benefitting from beautiful weather, there is an island to suit every taste. You’ll also often find some great last-minute deals! Corfu is one of the most popular islands, and for good…

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