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Expert tips and travel advice to help you prepare for your journey, make the most out of it and avoid common pitfalls.

Can you use your cellphone on a flight?

Q&A: Why can’t I use my phone during take-off and landing?

There was a time when we had to turn our phones off and store them when flying but now we can keep them on as long as we turn on Airplane Mode.
Inca trail train

Q&A: Is there a train service from the centre of Cusco City to Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail?

Up to now it has been problematic when travelling to Machu Picchu. On a busy touring itinerary around Peru, lots of long days of...
airport

Q&A: My flight was cancelled. Can I make a claim for compensation?

You can receive flight delay compensation of up to £520/person for a cancellation or delay that happened within the last three years.
Off piste skiing

Q&A: Off-piste skiing – is it for me?

Off-piste skiing might sound scary, but for experienced skiers it can be a fun and exhilarating sport. But is it for you?

Airport Security – What Can You Take Through?

Despite media attention, travellers are still confused about what they can take through airport security. Sharron Livingston answers some of the most pressing questions passengers are asking.
ski gear

Skiing for beginners: how to choose your skis, clothes and accessories

From skis and boots to gloves and goggles, choosing the right ski gear can be a difficult and a costly choice, especially for beginner skiers.
Vietnam rice field

Q&A: How do I apply for a Vietnamese visa?

If you are travelling to Vietnam, you may need to apply for a visa. Here's all the info you need to know on visa requirements, fees and how to apply.
Airport - flight delay

What to do when your airline goes bust

Whenever a tour operator or airline goes bust this always results in chaos and misery. So what are your rights when an airline goes bust?
Corvatsch St Moritz skier

Guide to safe skiing: the do’s and don’ts of winter sports

How you can minimise the risk of injury when skiing? Follow our ski safety tips to ensure you arrive at the bottom of the slopes in one piece.
Get your travel photos taken professionally with Dovetail Experience, like this couple in Rome

5 ways to get the most Insta-worthy travel pics

Capture beautiful travel snapshots and be the envy of your Insta-followers with our useful photography tips.

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