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The world’s weirdest Christmas traditions 

We all know when Christmas is approaching as we’re suddenly inundated with Santa’s grottos, Christmas trees, light displays and mince pies. These are typical festive traditions in the UK but travel further afield and there are a lot more weird and wonderful Christmas celebrations. One person’s Christmas norm is another person’s curiosity; from eating KFC on Christmas Day to roller-skating to church, check out the world’s most unusual Christmas traditions:

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The best European Christmas markets

It’s officially festive season; most European cities use everything in their arsenal to create the most exciting and unique Christmas market. We’ve created a list of the best European Christmas markets in 2019 – which one will you be exploring this year?

Travel Money Tips

This simple trick will save you money when spending abroad

Whether you’re planning on heading to the ski slopes for a Christmas holiday or taking a short city break for the new year celebrations, you’ll need to take some spending money; for most of us, that includes our trusty plastic. Understanding the additional cost of DCC and how to avoid it will save you money when spending abroad. Here's how...

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How to save money when planning a wedding abroad

Have you ever tried to plan a big event overseas? Ed Gott, our head of Private Client Services here at Caxton FX recently got married in the beautiful Sintra mountains in Portugal. He and his bride used their Caxton cards and account to save significant amounts of money throughout the whole ‘big fat Portuguese wedding.’ Here’s how Ed used Caxton to save to money and ensure his wedding went without a hitch.

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The best UK and European Black Friday travel deals

The biggest day of the year for the retail sector is fast-approaching, with predications that Brits alone will spend £7 billion on Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year. There is an abundance of incredible discounts on offer, making it a prime time to start thinking about booking potential holidays, flights, or even UK minibreaks. We’ve rounded up the best UK and European Black Friday travel deals in 2019, to save you the leg work.

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A first timer’s guide to going on a ski holiday

If you’ve always fancied the idea of swooshing down the slopes in the fresh mountain air before indulging in a little apres-ski, this may be the time to bite the bullet and book a snowy escape. Here's our first timer’s guide to going on a ski holiday:

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5 most memorable gap year destinations

Every year, thousands of young people aged 18-25 embark on a gap-year-like trip. Typically, this would be either before or after university, however, it is also becoming increasingly more popular in working professionals or retirees. Here is our travel inspiration for the most popular destinations to add to your gap year bucket-list:

Travel Experiences

Travelling to Singapore

Singapore is one of the most intriguing and multicultural cities in the world. For any avid traveller, Malaysia it is a destination that should be appreciated in itself and is worth a lengthy visit. Alternatively, it also makes a fabulous layover.

Travel Money Tips

Travel Money in Oman

If you're heading off to Oman soon, read our Caxton Currency Checklist, which will tell you everything you need to know about sourcing, spending and enjoying your travel money in Oman.

Travel Experiences

Top Five most unique hotels in the world

Do you enjoy experiencing the extraordinary things in life and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone?  We’ve picked out the top five most unique hotels in the world that will enable you to do just that.  From sleeping up a 50metre high crane to sharing your breakfast with a giraffe – spending a night at any of these hotels will be a memorable experience.