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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.

Travel Money Tips

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.

Travel Advice

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:

Travel Experiences

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:

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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.

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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.

Travel Advice

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.

Travel Advice

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.

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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!