Latest Simon Calder video diary
The repaired railway

Dawlish is back on track: The calm after the storm

One year ago the elements battered England, buckling the mainline railway that runs alongside this coastal Devon town

Fly the flag: there is no reason to cancel a trip to Greece

Greece: Why this is the summer to go

Last weekend's election triggered turmoil and uncertainty, but life – and tourism – goes on, says Simon Calder

Cash machine: delayed flights trigger big payouts

Thomas Cook: after a 27-hour delay, have a voucher

The man who pays his way

If you have already booked your holiday, there is no obvious reason why you should cancel (Simon Calder)

Inside Travel: Greece 2015 Q&A - should we cancel our Greek holiday? Are our flights safe? And what will we be spending there?

The election in Greece has triggered more political and economic instability in the euro zone, and great uncertainty about the year ahead. Around two million British holidaymakers visit the country annually. Should they reconsider? Simon Calder answers travellers’ concerns.

Check your check-in: some long-haul BA flights are to move from Terminal 5 (above) to 3

Heathrow and Gatwick: Terminal confusion at London's airports

Double-check your departure before flying, says Simon Calder

Europe's biggest budget airline has been going through something of a makeover

Ryanair: A conversion along the road to Stansted

The man who pays his way

What went wrong for Cyprus Airways and its passengers?

Simon Calder explains turbulence in the eastern Mediterranean

Whistle-stop tour: the Gatwick Express

The wrong kind of train, or the wrong approach?

The man who pays his way

Gas bill: some airlines are paying over the odds

Petrol's getting cheaper so why aren't air fares?

The man who pays his way

Which currency for Argentina?

Travel Q&A

Deco delight: classic hotels line Miami's Ocean Drive

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

The spiritual home of Art Deco is set to be even more exuberant than usual this month, says Simon Calder

Park and ride: the station was overwhelmed

Festive travel: For doom and gloom, change at Finsbury Park

The man who pays his way

Havana good time: will Cuba change?

Cuba libre: what the US moves mean for you

The man who drinks rum all day

Bus pass: the very first overland adventure, 1959

Overland travel: 'No slackers' – not your normal rules of the road

The man who pays his way

Go for a spin: the Christmas market

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

From this weekend, a Christmas market brings extra conviviality to this compact and surprising city in the southern Netherlands. Simon Calder explores

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