Travel guides

Our travel guides can help you venture out and explore the world on a shoestring, offer hints and tips on travelling for less, and could even help you save on the train fare of your daily commute.

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Do you need travel insurance?

If you fall ill or have an accident while travelling the bills can be huge, so it pays to have cover in place. Here are the basics to help you find the right travel insurance policy.

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Travel money: how to get the best deal

A good deal on travel money means getting the best return for your pound sterling. This guide will show you how.

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What is the best way to spend abroad?

Spending money overseas can end up costing you a fortune in fees and charges, so find out what options you have and which is the cheapest for your trip.

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Travel money: dealing with leftover currency

Being stuck with foreign cash after a trip overseas can leave you feeling short-changed. Here is how to get the most out of your unspent currency.

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What is the European Health Insurance Card?

If you are travelling to Europe, a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) should be one of the first things you pack. Here is what they cover and how you can get one.

What cover do you need to drive abroad?

Driving overseas can be a great way to travel, but you need to make sure you are covered in case something goes wrong. Here is how to make sure you have the right insurance before you start your trip.

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How to get travel insurance with pre-existing conditions

If you have a medical problem you may find it harder and more expensive to get travel insurance. Here is how to get cover even if you have a pre-existing condition.

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Should you get single trip or annual travel insurance?

If you are taking a trip you need to choose between a single trip or annual travel insurance policy, but what is the difference, and which is right for you? Here is how to find out.

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What are your holiday cancellation rights?

If you need to cancel your holiday it is important to know where you stand before you speak to your travel agent or insurer. Here are your rights when you have to cancel your holiday.

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How to make a travel insurance claim

If something goes wrong on your travels you may need to make a claim on your travel insurance. This step by step guide explains how.

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Travel money: the basics

Spending abroad is simple when you understand which currency to use and how to exchange your money. This guide gives you the basics to get started.

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Spending abroad: last minute options

It is never too late to find an affordable way to spend abroad, here are your options based on when you plan to travel.

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How much money do you need to go travelling?

Wherever you plan to go in the world you will need to work out how much money to take on your travels. Here is what to consider before your trip.

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Travel money: should I get a travel credit card?

Using the best credit card for travel can solve a lot of holiday problems. You don’t need to think “how much money can I travel with?” or worry about where to find the best exchange rate.

Last minute holiday checklist

Last minute holidays can be a great way to bag a top deal, but there are still a few things you cannot afford to forget. Here is what you need for a safe last minute trip that won’t break the bank.

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Annual leave during lockdown: ideas to keep you entertained

If you are choosing to or have been asked to take annual leave during lockdown, check out money.co.uk's guide to keeping entertained at home

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Your ultimate checklist for a stress free holiday

Your holiday is a time to relax and concentrate on enjoying yourself, so let us help take the stress out of preparing for your trip. Here's everything you need to do before you jet off.

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7 simple ways to cut the cost of your commute

Commuting to and from work is unavoidable and can be expensive so here are a few ways you could cut the cost of commuting.

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6 ways to protect your holiday if you book without a travel agent

Did you know that the way in which you book your holiday can have a dramatic effect on whether you're protected if something goes wrong? We show you how to make sure you get to go on your holiday one way or another!

10 things to do before you travel abroad with an allergy

Travelling overseas with an allergy can be a worry, but you can still enjoy a stress and reaction-free holiday. Here's what you can do to keep yourself safe and healthy abroad.

Emigrating? How to prepare your finances for moving overseas

Starting your new life in some far flung corner of the world is both thrilling and daunting in equal measure. Here's how to prepare your finances for the move, wherever you're emigrating to.

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What are my rights if my flight is cancelled because of airport strikes?

We explain everything you need to know about strike actions; from what to do if your flight is cancelled to making a refund claim.

How to avoid Europe's biggest travel rip-offs

Whether you go on holiday to top up your tan or broaden your horizons, make sure that money worries do not get in the way of your trip. We spoke to over 2,000 British travellers to find out the biggest rip-offs so you can avoid them and focus on having a great time.

What are your rights if your flight is delayed?

If you have been left stranded at the airport, you could claim compensation from the airline. Here are your rights if your flight is delayed.

3 holiday essentials for your travel wallet

Now that your holiday is booked, it is time to sort out your finances to make sure your trip abroad is as enjoyable as possible. Here is what to prepare before you jet off.

How to get a refund on train tickets

If your train journey is delayed or cancelled, you might be able to get your money back.