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Ways to defeat jet lag

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  Image (c) Steve Craft/Corbis Until a few years ago I’d never suffered jet lag as most of the long flights I had taken were north-south. That all changed with my first trip to the good old US of A, and the combination of serious delays on my changeover at Heathrow meaning no chance to […]

The 5 habits of highly irritating travellers

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1. Getting up before the fasten seat belt sign is switched off and other heinous crimes What is this about? Are you trying to demonstrate a rebellious streak or that you are in such a hurry due to your oh-so-important life that you can’t do anything so petty as actually obey a safety rule? Either […]

How to travel the world in luxury while paying budget rates using loyalty schemes

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In a major new series starting next week Grown-up Travel Guide will show you how to win at the frequent flyer game. You must have seen them – the advertisements in the inflight magazines, the leaflets by the check-in desk, the banners on the websites. All promoting the airline’s frequent flyer scheme – or indeed the hotel’s loyalty […]

Been there, haven’t done that – 5 things you shouldn’t miss in Amsterdam

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In our mission to inspire and inform Grown-up Travellers we continue our series of articles containing ideas for alternative things to do and see in well-known destinations. So far we’ve been shared tips on London, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Oslo and Paris and forthcoming posts will cover Chicago, New York and more. This time we turn to Amsterdam, a city with something […]