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Walk the line: Waverley Station in Edinburgh

Simon Calder: At last! A new way to get to Waverley

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Easy listening: chief executive Carolyn McCall

Simon Calder: Take off – with the class of 1961

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Waiting game: travellers can seek redress for delays

Airlines face new claims for late flights

A judgment on one heavily delayed journey may allow thousands to seek compensation, says Simon Calder

Uneasy situation: passengers stranded at Gatwick this week

Simon Calder: Grounded at Gatwick? You have rights ...

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Left luggage: pack your bags (or not) to Barcelona

Simon Calder: The alien language of Planet Travel

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Hard rock: Most of the Grand Canyon, along with many other US attractions, is currently closed

Simon Calder: The land of the free, now disfigured by barricades

Something to Declare

Brand new: Thomas Cook's logo on a high street store

Simon Calder: Will Thomas Cook's new look entice you to book?

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Simon Calder: Where passing 'without let or hindrance' is an empty hope, starting with the US

Road-weary travellers trying to untangle the red tape involved in a trans-African journey or a rail trip from Moscow to Beijing have long mocked the self-important demand contained in every British passport: "Her Britannic Majesty's Secretary of State requests and requires in the name of Her Majesty all those whom it may concern to allow the bearer to pass freely without let or hindrance".

Liberty Island - location for the Statue of Liberty - will be off-limits for the duration of the shutdown

Simon Calder: What effect will the US shutdown have on British tourists travelling to America?

The closure of so many key attractions is likely to put pressure on the museums and galleries which are open

Easy way: the airline has unveiled a new charter
A police officer tries to secure an area inside the Westgate Shopping Centre

Nairobi shopping mall attack: If foreigners steer clear of Kenya, the terrorists claim another victory

British travellers might go elsewhere for superb beaches and safari locations

Rock star: the capital's Grand Harbour

48 Hours In: Malta

Spend a day in and around Valletta, the historic capital of this Mediterranean nation, then explore deeper into the Maltese islands, says Simon Calder

Black out: the obscured Thai Airways logo

Simon Calder: How a minor prang became a major case of 'de-identification'

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Dark skies: Ayia Napa is less than 200 miles from Damascus

Simon Calder: Book Ayia Napa, get Armageddon?

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Special agent: using a travel professional can help

Simon Calder: Middle men are best in moderation

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Famiglia territory: Il Salviatino in Florence invites guests to dine as an authentic Italian family would
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Eyes wide open: Google Glass is now on sale in the UK
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Regal relic: Victoria, was named in honour of the queen
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Linking Malta with its sleepy sister could spoil the outpost's charm

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Hard shell: eggs at the Fabergé Museum
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Emily Laurence Baker enjoys a dazzling collection of Russian heritage

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Sign language: Shenfield station’s puzzling board
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Beach break in Biarritz:

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Grand designs: Maria Santa Teresa is a pop-up project
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Forget the football and focus on the views

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Library Bar at the Rittenhouse Hotel
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Feel the brotherly love in Philly

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High point: Montreux Jazz Festival
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The fun doesn’t stop in Europe's greatest mountain range when the snow melts

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Go with the flow: The pool at River Farmhouse
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This eclectic house stands beside one of Africa's mightiest waterways, with hippos at the end of the garden

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Wheel deal: Chris Froome on last year's race
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Broadening the mind: Match your spiritual needs with a place on the globe
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Wild thing: safaris top the bill for Strauss
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'I find safaris incredibly relaxing. It's hard to be thinking about home there'

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Paradise found: Fort Lauderdale beach sells itself
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The launch of a new low-cost route from Gatwick will open up a part of Florida which few Britons ever see. Simon Calder previews what's on offer

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Ready for take off: Norwegian is to fly to the US
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From hostel apps and Italian retreats to an Amsterdam hotel in a former newspaper building

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Suite life: one of the terraces
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Molitor by MGallery, Paris

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Virgin territory: The airline flies to six Caribbean islands
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I'm on the list: Lounges should offer status, comfort, convenience and efficiency
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