Author: Laura Gavin

6 hidden in-flight extras that airlines want to keep a secret

From extra grub to cockpit tours, kid-friendly games to first class treats, cabin crew reveal just what politeness can get you on a flight.

Cheap sunny holidays: 10 last minute bargain beach holidays

If you’re desperate for a cheap sunny holiday this year, take a look at our ideas for long-haul and short-haul bargain beach breaks: – 5 short-haul destinations, from the Algarve to Croatia – 5 long-haul hotspots, including bargain holidays in Turkey and Vietnam – Where to go, what to see and the best beaches to head to

Ryanair hand luggage explained and how to maximise your cabin baggage allowance

What is Ryanair’s luggage allowance and how can you and avoid any last-minute hand baggage charges? Here’s everything you need to know…

10 ways to get the best deal on your travel money

You’ve saved money on flights and your hotel room – now get the most bang for your buck, Euro, or baht! Our guest financial expert Claire Connachan shares 10 insider tips on how you can get the best exchange rate on your travel money.

easyJet cabin luggage explained and how to maximise your hand baggage allowance

Don’t get caught out by easyJet hand luggage allowances; here are the latest baggage restrictions, plus a few tips on how to avoid paying cabin bag fees:

11 best things to do in New York for free

Fancy a transatlantic holiday but you’re on a budget? NYC may be notoriously expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. From culture and sculpture to bridges and boats, here’s our pick of free things to do in New York.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 101: A first-timer’s guide

Every August, Edinburgh transforms from being Scotland’s prim and proper capital to the eclectic, eccentric and downright crazy city that hosts the Edinburgh Festival Fringe – the biggest arts festival in the world.

12 of the best Christmas markets in Europe 🎄

Swap your annual trudge around the high street for a city break to one of these magical Christmas markets in Europe, including our pick of the best German Christmas markets to visit.

Flight delays and cancellations: Can I claim compensation?

Cancelled or delayed flights can leave you stranded in the airport or days late for your holiday. But you might be entitled to compensation from the airline. So how do you make a flight delay claim and how much compensation for delayed flights can you receive? We’ve got all the answers right here.