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Plastic planes in the wings

Battery-powered plastic aircraft without flight decks - could that be the clean, green future of flight, asks Simon Calder.

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Crying toddlers on a plane

The demand for child-free flights is soaring - and how Amanda Platell wishes the airlines would start to listen.

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Bomb-proof bag takes off

British scientists have helped invent a bomb-proof bag that could allow passengers to survive future terrorist attacks.

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The naked truth about going abroad
June 15 2015 at 07:43

Know the local culture and respect it - and that doesn't mean posing naked on a sacred mountain, writes Simon Calder.

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A little bit of history with your leaves
June 12 2015 at 15:15

A new guidebook pairs beautiful UK destinations with the perfect cup of tea chosen by experts, writes Michael Gadd.

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Why return trips seem quicker
June 12 2015 at 15:11

The trip home often seems extra quick - even though it is exactly the same length as the journey out.

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Thinking of tying the knot?
June 12 2015 at 06:40

From fairytale castles to breathtaking lakes: The most beautiful places around the world that allow same-sex weddings.

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A head for heights
June 11 2015 at 11:51

These fearless divers are some of the most extreme athletes in the world.

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‘I am easily seduced’
June 10 2015 at 12:41

MasterChef winner Kamini Pather tells Debashine Thangevelo about her travel experiences.

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Why it's harder to buy cheap tickets
June 10 2015 at 07:16

Airlines, blocking fares and flight schedules from third-party sites, are forcing fliers into a complex juggling act.

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Don’t take ‘no’ for an answer
June 9 2015 at 13:17

As travel companies tighten rules, the 'no's' are becoming more common. So, too, are customers who don't accept them.

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The aliens have landed. Get a pod!
June 9 2015 at 07:14

A cracking way to live off the grid. Egg-shaped eco-capsules let travellers set up camp anywhere. [VIDEO]

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The mesmerising sameness of airports
June 5 2015 at 13:17

Precious little is written about airports themselves, says Eve Fairbanks, who marvels at the similarity of them all.

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