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Asia Pacific, Deals   9 Jan, 2018, 16:18
How to get the best from Bali  
Lucy Barker

There’s nothing wrong with Bali now Mt Agung has gone quiet. Indonesia’s Hindu outpost charms Lucy Barker again.

Deals, Editorials   22 Sep, 2017, 16:19
To boldly go alone – top tips for solo women travellers  
Lucy Barker

There are many advantages to travelling alone. You meet more people and have more fun. Lucy Barker has some thoughts on the special issues that face women going solo.

Deals, Editorials   11 Sep, 2017, 15:21
How to keep safe when you’re travelling alone  
Lucy Barker

Travelling alone can become too much of an adventure. Lucy Barker has some suggestions that will help solo travellers stay safe.

Deals, Europe   22 Aug, 2017, 15:11
How to save money when travelling around Europe  
Lucy Barker

Travelling in Europe can be expensive. Lucy Barker shares some ideas for keeping down the costs.

Deals, Europe   29 Jul, 2017, 09:26
Top 5 places to visit in the UK  
Lucy Barker

There’s loads to see in Great Britain and a lot of the time coach travel is the best way to explore. Lucy Barker has an infographic.

Deals, Pole to Pole   30 Jun, 2017, 10:17
Must-see cruise destinations for autumn 2017  
Lucy Barker

There’s never been a greater choice of cruises to explore far-flung destinations. Lucy Barker runs through the top options for the tail end of this year.

Deals, Pole to Pole   28 Jun, 2017, 19:51
Top 50 travel scams around the world  
Lucy Barker

A tourist away from home is easy prey for scammers. Lucy Barker outlines the current trends for criminals to fleece unwary travellers.

Deals, Editorials   12 Apr, 2017, 17:05
How to boost your career prospects while you travel  
Lucy Barker

There’s no need to sacrifice your career by taking time abroad. Lucy Barker says that a little planning – and use of social media – can let you travel but keep your work momentum.

Deals, Europe   10 Apr, 2017, 14:21
5 alternative ways to spend a week in the UK  
Lucy Barker

The incredible plummeting pound means for many a foreign holiday is no longer an option. Lucy Barker has some suggestions for livening up a staycation.

Deals, Europe   8 Apr, 2017, 13:39
Where to go for the best weekend breaks in Europe  
Lucy Barker

As the days lengthen it’s a great time for a short break in Europe. Lucy Barker runs through the best options for a weekend break.

Deals, Middle East   5 Apr, 2017, 08:28
7 incredible things you should do in Dubai  
Lucy Barker

There’s a great deal to do in the Middle East’s most popular tourist destination. Lucy Barker runs through the best things to do in the United Arab Emirates.

Deals, Europe   23 Feb, 2017, 09:52
The UK’s top 5 long weekend breaks  
Lucy Barker

For the overworked Brits a long weekend is not to be wasted. Lucy Barker sketches out some of the best options to make the best of a long weekend in Britain.

Deals, Pole to Pole   9 Feb, 2017, 16:14
The top five office buildings: tomorrow’s cathedrals built new  
Lucy Barker

The age of the great churches is long gone. These days it’s the tech giants with the money to build big. Tomorrow’s attractions are likely to be the offices of today, says Lucy Barker, and she tells you where to find the best.

Deals, Europe   6 Feb, 2017, 12:39
5 best places to visit in the UK  
Lucy Barker

Some visitors to Britain don’t get beyond London, but the United Kingdom has a huge variety of things to see and do. Lucy Barker suggests five of the best places to explore.

Deals, Editorials   19 Jan, 2017, 13:10
How to regain body confidence before going on holiday  
Lucy Barker

Though there’s nothing quite like a beautiful beach, it’s not quite as pretty when its you that spoil the view. Lucy Barker says you need to shape up before stripping off.

Deals, Europe   16 Jan, 2017, 15:21
How do Europe’s hotels compare with those in England?  
Lucy Barker

There are subtle differences between England’s hotels and their continental counterparts. Lucy Barker says it’s best to be prepared.

Deals, Pole to Pole   11 Jan, 2017, 14:05
How to explore your favourite countries in style  
Lucy Barker

There’s no doubt your own wheels make travelling easy and fun. Lucy Barker explores the main options of car, campervan or motorbike.

Americas, Deals   7 Dec, 2016, 15:33
The untapped haven of Lake Michigan  
Lucy Barker

Of all the Great Lakes in North America, Lake Michigan is one of the largest – and the only one to be completely within the USA. Lucy says it feels more like a sea than a lake, and is well worth a visit.

Deals, Editorials   16 Nov, 2016, 12:47
12 travel hacks to make flying with your family fun and easy  
Lucy Barker

Travelling with your family needn’t be traumatic. Lucy Barker has a handy guide to surviving air journeys with young children.

Deals, Editorials   13 Oct, 2016, 12:20
Airport Etiquette – master the art  
Lucy Barker

As air travel disintegrates into a crazed welter of free-market obfuscation and random security checks, it’s more important than ever to prepare for a trip to the airport. Lucy Barker has a handy guide.

Deals, Europe   12 Sep, 2016, 12:11
London Fashion Week: packing the essentials  
Lucy Barker

All eyes are on Great Britain as London’s Fashion Week kicks off. Lucy Barker has some advice to get you through an exciting, but also demanding, schedule – while still looking good.

Deals, Editorials   19 Aug, 2016, 13:56
Have sunglasses, will travel  
Lucy Barker

Summer’s here and it’s time for new shades. Lucy Barker has the definitive guide to the hottest fashions for 2016.

Americas, Deals   28 Jul, 2016, 22:00
A tale of travelling the west coast USA  
Lucy Barker

Lucy Barker says the best part of the United States is its western coast, as she travels around the states of California and Nevada.

Editorials, Pole to Pole   25 Jul, 2016, 22:22
Some tips on how to write an outstanding Travel Essay  
Lucy Barker

There’s still a space for paid work as travel writers. Let Lucy Barker be your guide.

Deals, Europe   8 Jul, 2016, 14:57
Essentials for a stag weekend in Eastern Europe  
Lucy Barker

If you’ve been asked to be Best Man, it’s time to start planning a stag weekend. If you want to keep costs down – and adventures up – then Lucy Barker says Eastern Europe is the place to go.

Deals, Europe   17 Jun, 2016, 14:32
The Costa Del Sol is fantastic for families  
Lucy Barker

Bookings are up for Spain this year, as families factor in security to their travel plans. Lucy Barker says the Costa Del Sol is a clear front runner for summer sun.

Deals, Europe   3 Jun, 2016, 14:51
Travelling to London starter pack; everything you need.  
Lucy Barker

Whether visiting the UK’s capital city from abroad or heading up from the provinces, what to pack is always a question. Lucy Barker has the answer.

Deals, Europe   26 May, 2016, 16:40
Travel to London & buy the perfect wedding dress  
Lucy Barker

The ideal outfit is an essential part of any wedding plan. Lucy Barker says that London’s the place to find leading designers and boutiques.

Deals, Europe   15 Apr, 2016, 13:45
Europe’s most popular destinations for 2016’s summer  
Lucy Barker

Now is the time to think about your summer travel plans. Lucy Barker predicts the destinations she thinks are the hottest choices for the upcoming year.

Deals, Europe   4 Apr, 2016, 16:40
At last. A booking service for the UK’s character accommodation.  
Lucy Barker

The big aggregators are all very well for the major hotels chains. But the smaller, independent b&b’s, hostels and boutique hotels that discerning travellers require tend to get swamped as ‘Specialty Lodgings’. These are the sort of places handled by Eviivo: Lucy Barker introduces their latest infographic tracking travel trends.

Deals, Europe   30 Mar, 2016, 10:08
Things you should pack to get the most of Amsterdam  
Lucy Barker

The capital of the Netherlands, or Holland as it’s sometimes called, is one of Europe’s greatest cities. Lucy Barker has some tips for making the most of your experience.

Deals, Pole to Pole   21 Mar, 2016, 11:52
Sea, sun and plastic surgery: Cosmetic Surgery holiday hotspots  
Lucy Barker

Gone are the days when it was enough to come back from holiday with only a tan. Lucy Barker reports on the growing trend for grabbing some plastic surgery abroad.

Americas, Deals   29 Feb, 2016, 18:04
Where to go for the best waterparks in America  
Lucy Barker

Anyone travelling with children in the USA this summer will want to know where the best waterparks are to be found. Let Lucy Barker be your guide to the best.

Deals, Europe   26 Feb, 2016, 17:25
How to plan a European stag night  
Lucy Barker

While cash gets lavished on wedding receptions and honeymoons, the stag night is often strangely overlooked. That’s wrong, says Lucy Barker, who says this is perhaps the most important part of celebrating a marriage.

Deals, Europe   12 Feb, 2016, 14:48
Fly to Paris for some romance in the spring  
Lucy Barker

France’s capital city is the world’s top tourist destination. Lucy Barker says ‘The City of Love’ is best at the beginning of the year, as it bursts into colour under a strengthening sun.

Deals, Europe   4 Feb, 2016, 09:38
Attractions to enjoy on your UK trip  
Lucy Barker

Most things in the UK, including accommodation, train travel and taxi fares, are inexplicably expensive. But Lucy Barker finds that several attractions and highlights are inexplicably free.

Deals, Pole to Pole   16 Dec, 2015, 14:27
Five tips for chartering a superyacht  
Lucy Barker

A chartered superyacht might be expensive but it does guarantee an unforgettable holiday. Veteran sailor Lucy Barker points out some factors to bear in mind to guarantee the experience exceeds your expectations.

Deals, Europe   5 Dec, 2015, 14:54
Top 5 adventure activities to do in Wales  
Lucy Barker

When it comes to outdoor adventures, there really is no place quite like Wales. Lucy Barker runs through five awesome activities to try when in Wale, the UK’s activity hotspot.

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