Latest Simon Calder video diary
Modern marvel: Coventry Cathedral was built in the Fifties amid the ruins left by the Luftwaffe

Simon Calder: British landmarks and airline overbooking

The man who pays his way

Crowd funding: many airlines overbook as a matter of course
Green and pleasant land: the Acadian coast

Exploring Atlantic Canada: New links are making the maritime provinces much more accessible

New flights are making Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island easier – and cheaper – to reach, writes Simon Calder

Armed farewell: British tourists leave Tunisia under heavy guard after the Sousse massacre

Tunisia tourism: Will holidaymakers ever return?

Simon Calder: The man who pays his way

Cross-channel: passengers are angry about Calais delays

Do the same rules of air travel apply to delayed ferry passengers?

Whatever the cause of the disruption, airline passengers are entitled to an unlimited duty of care

Smile for the camera: tourists should still enjoy holidays to Greece this summer

Greece holidays: Meet me in the Tsipras Taverna

The man who pays his way

Greek gifts: holidays cost less

Will the economic crisis in Greece affect fuel for airlines, taxis, ferries and coaches?

While life is very tough for the Greeks, for travellers it's another good summer

Statuesque: Grand Place is one of two central squares

Lille travel tips: Where to go and what to see in 48 hours

This northern French city has a stunning modernist mansion on its outskirts to complement its atmospheric Flemish old town. Simon Calder makes a return trip

Landing rights: if Heathrow gets a third runway, other people could get less sleep

Heathrow aircraft noise and why a drop in demand for air travel is unlikely

Simon Calder: The man who pays his way

Lost in France: stranded: passengers wait for information at Lille Europe station

Eurostar: From Channel hop to hostage drama

Simon Calder: The man who pays his way

Plane sailing? It's business as usual for Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines flight to Australia: Do you have any advice regarding my booking?

There is no expectation that the airline will close down - expect an announcement on the airline's future early in September

Lille Europe is a key transfer point for travellers from elsewhere in France. File photo

Eurostar closure: Dispatches from Lille Europe station, where travellers have been left stranded

The station is a key transfer point for travellers from elsewhere in France

Layers of history: the Cagliari cityscape tells its story

Cagliari travel tips: Where to go and what to see in 48 hours

Italy's Capital of Culture in 2015 has 25 centuries of heritage, with new flights from the UK making it even more accessible. Simon Calder is your guide

Light relief: sunrise and sunset are 19 hours apart in Shetland this midsummer weeekend
Dawlish, in Devon, is served by direct trains from Dundee

The 6.32 from Dundee: All aboard the Anglo-Scottish seaside special

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