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‘The path was alive with army ants!’ – readers’ holiday encounters with nature

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While touring New Zealand in a motorhome in 2012, my wife and I checked into a campsite at the tip of South Island. The woman at the campsite looked at her watch and said: “At 3.30, the penguins come ashore in the ne...

Holiday homes for disabled people face closure due to England’s vaccines mandate

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Some of England’s only holiday homes for disabled people in care are facing closure due to the policy that means all staff must be fully vaccinated against coronavirus. The charity, Revitalise, said England’s vaccines...

Half-term holiday bookings jump 200% after England travel rules change

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Half-term holiday bookings have jumped by 200% compared with August since the government announced a relaxation of travel rules in England, the travel firm Thomas Cook has said. On Friday, the transport secretary, Gra...

‘A lizard hitched a lift in my bag!': 10 readers on their most memorable holiday souvenirs

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After a school trip to Swanage, where we visited the sand dunes of Studland national nature reserve, I unpacked my clothes and put my bag away in a cupboard. When I entered the cupboard a few hours later I was confron...

Not in our holiday Budget: £500 bill for 10 days’ car rental insurance

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I paid £110 for 10 days’ car hire with Budget via an airline website. The price included basic insurance, so I paid £20 for a comprehensive policy with a third-party provider and declined the offer of extra insurance ...

Tell us about your memorable holiday encounters with nature

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Have you had a memorable encounter with nature while on holiday? Did you witness any interesting wildlife, perhaps? Or maybe you were awed by a deep sea dive? Wherever your trip was, tell us all about it below. tu c...

Molise, Italy – the answer to your holiday dreams

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Feel like your perfect holiday destination doesn’t exist? It’s a growing problem, with pre-pandemic issues about overtourism mixing with post-Covid wariness of cities and crowded beaches. The answer could be Molise, un...

UK demand for rental home mortgages surges amid domestic holiday boom

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The boom in domestic holidays has fuelled a surge in demand for mortgages for UK holiday rental homes as landlords and investors cash in on people taking breaks in Britain. The number of “holiday let” mortgage deals o...

Boris Johnson’s West Country visit not a holiday, No 10 says

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Boris Johnson returned to the West Country on Sunday to spend several days with his family but Downing Street has said it is not a holiday and that he is “continuing to work”. In a briefing to journalists, the prime m...

Tell us about your most unexpected and unusual holiday souvenirs

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Holiday keepsakes and souvenirs are a great reminder of the places we’ve visited and the trips we’ve enjoyed – but while it might be traditional to bring home a fridge magnet, tea towel or local wine, they are not the...

Bank holiday weekend travel warning as fine weather forecast for UK

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People seeking a bank holiday getaway in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are being warned to avoid major roads before 7pm as holidaymakers look to take advantage of good late summer weather forecast for much of th...

No icy lager, no sundowners: could you handle a sober holiday?

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A couple of years ago, before a two-week holiday to the Algarve, I decided I wouldn’t drink. I thought it would be difficult. There would be no more vinho verde to wash down a charcoal-grilled bream. It would be adeus...

Five areas to discover in the French Alps for a great holiday adventure

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While the pristine turquoise waters of Lac d’Annecy are renowned, the remote massif of Les Bauges, which rises to its west and south, is one of the least-visited areas of the French Alps. Fringed on almost all sides b...

‘I wouldn’t stay on holiday whilst Kabul was falling’: Starmer slams Johnson in Commons – video

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Keir Starmer, the Labour leader, has castigated the government over its reaction to events unfolding in Afghanistan, saying the prime minister's response to the Taliban 'arriving at the gates of Kabul' was 'to go on h...

10 of Britain’s best islands for a holiday getaway

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For a true sense of escape bypass the Scilly’s Big Three (Tresco, Bryher and St Mary’s) and head to the most northerly island in the archipelago. Just two miles long, St Martin’s is home to some of the most glorious b...

Tim Dowling: hallelujah, the dog’s gone on holiday

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I wake and stretch my legs until they reach the end of the bed. The sun is shining and my mood is unaccountably light. I can’t think why I feel so untroubled. Then I remember: the dog is on holiday. Three days earlier...

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