Resources Archive

All Aboard! How to Keep your Boat Ready for Action

As many boat owners already know, the weather and water conditions will play their part in deciding when you can spend a day on the river, regardless of how enthusiastic you are to set sail. This means that there are periods of time where your boat will be sitting around, making it vulnerable to damp […]

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Four quick tricks that’ll let you travel sooner

Travellers have one thing in common, whether you’ve been bitten by the long-term travel bug or just desperate for a holiday – any holiday! – and that is the question of how to pay for it. Since the credit crunch many of us are (at least, we should be) a bit more wary of getting […]

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How I lost thousands to a crooked travel agent

ORGANISING a trip to the Cork Jazz Festival with friends seemed straightforward for Tim Kelleher, but when he called the hotel he had booked it had no record of his reservation for 23 guests. He learnt that the £6,600 handed to a travel agent a month earlier for flights and accommodation had never been used […]

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Unleashing the Full Power of Your Smartphone When Travelling

Your wanderlust and love for travelling undoubtedly benefit you in a number of different and profound ways, but perhaps one of the not-so-obvious benefits of planning and organising each next trip is the development of your budgeting skills. More importantly, you learn how to look at something and analyse its cost against its true value, […]

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Useful Tech Gadgets for Travellers

A lot of what easily passes for technological advancements these days isn’t really technology in the true sense of the term since technology is meant to make our lives easier and help us complete a certain range of tasks in the most efficient way possible. To put it quite bluntly, a selfie-stick should never be […]

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Bomb tore plane apart, say black box experts

Investigators analysing black boxes recovered from the Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt revealed last night that they had heard what appeared to be a bomb explosion.

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Bumped from your flight? Claim a refund

When Ed Thompson, a photographer, and his partner Rosaline Fraser Brown, below, turned up at Gatwick airport in June for their easyJet flight to Thessaloniki they were told that the aircraft was full and they would have to spend the first night of their holiday in an airport hotel. Not only was their sunny Greek […]

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