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Where to go for winter sun in 2019

With temperatures dipping to single figures this week, it’s safe to say we’re in for a long winter… So, we’ve made a list of our top winter sun destinations you could escape to from the frosty UK weather. From Cape Verde to Bali, sun-worshipping to hike tripping, we’ve comprised a list of the best places to visit this winter to catch some well-deserved Vitamin D.

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Top 5 Audiobooks to travel with

Keeping a few great audiobooks in your collection is a great travel hack, as they can work to either keep you entertained on long journeys or also, if you’re listening to anything narrated by the soothing sounds of Stephen Fry, help you drift off! We continue our Caxton Recommends series with our top 5 audiobooks to travel with; from shorter, comedic stories to record-breaking, lengthy tales.

Travel Experiences

The New York checklist

New York is brimming with life - it boasts some of the world’s best restaurants, shopping districts, Broadway shows and historical landmarks. Here's our checklist of top-spots to explore when visiting New York and how to save holiday money before you go!

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Stress Awareness Week: Five reasons why travel is good for your mental health

It’s Stress Awareness Week; we all know first-hand the impact that high levels of stress can have on our lives: sleeping habits, mood swings, productivity levels and overall wellbeing. Here are the top five reasons why travel is good for your mental health:

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Caxton Recommends: The best apps to use whilst travelling  

Mobile apps are enabling travellers to research, make bookings, meet other holiday-goes and keep the itinerary in one place. With this in mind, we’ve done all the hard work and picked out the best and most useful travel apps in the market, so you can enjoy stress-free travelling!

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The plight of Thomas Cook: Should we still use travel agents?

The plight of Thomas Cook has left many people questioning the future trust and reliability of travel agents, with a lot of families considering giving up on travel agents altogether. We’ve conducted some research to see whether it’s better to do it yourself or continue to rely on the experts.

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The cost of getting to the Rugby World Cup final this weekend

With England's success at the weekend and the confirmation that they have reached the final, alongside South Africa, some fans are desperatley trying to nab a ticket for the final on 2nd November. Here's our price guide on how to get there on a budget.

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How to be an eco-friendly traveller

Nearly two-thirds of all travellers are interested in learning how they can make more environmentally conscious decisions whilst holidaying. If you’ve been inspired by Greta Thunberg’s fifteen-day sail across the Atlantic and wanting to adopt more eco-smart habits, read our guide for some simple steps that you can use on your next trip to make it more green-friendly.

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How to see Paris in 48 hours

Whether you’re into art, sport, history, food or architecture – Paris is a prime location for keen travellers. Here’s our guide to exploring the vast corners of this beautiful city and how to fit it all into a tight schedule.

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How to get to the Rugby World Cup final on a tight budget

Now that England and Wales have reached the semi-final stage, there is no doubt that some ardent fans are thinking of taking a flyer and booking a ticket for the final on 2nd November, with the hopes of their team making it all the way. With this in mind, we have been monitoring the cost of a trip to the final as the tournament has progressed and have seen costs start to soar as the date approaches.