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Travel insurance: frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about travel insurance (yes, it's boring, but it is essential...)

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How to claim on your travel insurance

It can seem like travel insurance companies will always find an excuse not to pay out – so you need to be savvy if things go wrong. Follow this simple guide to maximise your chances of making a successful claim

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10 of the most outrageous travel insurance claims ever

From disastrous haircuts to brothel visits that brought on heart attacks, there's no limit to what people claim on their travel insurance. But were their claims successful?

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7 things you always need to check when booking your travel insurance

Booking travel insurance isn’t always straightforward. Matthew Prescott points out 7 things you should always check or ask to make sure you're travels are properly covered

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8 reasons why you'd be crazy to travel without insurance

Buying travel insurance can feel like an unnecessary drag, but who knows what will happen on the road? You'd be stupid to travel without it - here's why...

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Eye-watering overseas costs without insurance

Ever skipped on travel insurance and thought 'it'll never happen to me'? Susie Maggie Thorne explains some of the medical costs involved in nursing you back to health abroad and getting you home

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When travel goes wrong

Five salutary lessons on why you should never travel without good insurance

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Allergic to travel?

Asthma and allergies are on the rise, but they needn't curb your travel plans. Here we help you see the world without wheezing

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A good investment: travel healthcare

Travel healthcare is not the place to cut corners. Undertake research, forward plan and shop around: savings can be made without jeopardising your wellbeing

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Confessions of a travel writer: diva demands and travel tantrums

"Don't you know who I am?!" This is what happens when the 'glamour' of travel writing goes to your head...

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The 100 greatest travel experiences

Over the years, you've told us your ultimate travel experiences – so here it is, the definitive travel wish list...

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New year's resolutions for travel

We all umm and arr about our New Year resolutions... Here we give you a selection of travel-themed ideas

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How to travel during Ramadan

A spiritual month for Muslims – but a logistical nightmare for travellers? Heed the advice of our country-by-country guide to travel during Ramadan

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How to travel for free

Six of the best tried + tested ways to help you live your wildest travel dreams – without going broke in the process

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Access all areas: disabled travel

Travelling with a wheelchair has its challenges - but follow accessible travel expert Gordon Rattray's advice and you'll have an adventure

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Travel experts' top experiences on the road

Earlier this year we asked for your ultimate travel experiences – you responded in your thousands. Here, travel experts and celebrities share their top moments

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10 biggest travel health expenses

Travel health costs can quickly mount up when you’re planning an exotic trip – but scrimp on essentials at your peril...

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Travel in the blogosphere

Personal satisfaction, sharing stories with friends and family, or reaching out to a wider audience: travel and technology

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How to write the perfect travel journal

Want to record the thrills and spills of your adventures? Here's how to write an evocative and captivating travel diary

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25 tips for better travel photos

Our panel of experts explain how to make next year’s travel photos your best ever, using only what you’ve already got: a camera and your imagination

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5 travel habits to give up for Lent

It's pancake day today and tomorrow is the start of Lent... But what will you give up? Chocolate? Sleeping-in? Why not give up one of your bad travel habits?

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Weekly travel health update from Nomad

Weekly round-up of the world's travel health news from Nomad

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Traveller’s guide to: Travel shirts

A travel shirt is more than a fashion statement: these hardworking items can protect you from the sun (and biting insects too), keep you cool, hide your valuables and help you look smart everywhere from mountain slopes to city bar

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12 travel classics vs budget options

Want to travel more but pay less? Here’s how to enjoy the world's 12 ultimate travel experiences for less – and the low cost alternatives...

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Weekly travel health update from Nomad

Weekly round-up of the world's travel health news from Nomad

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Weekly travel health update from Nomad

Weekly round-up of the world's travel health news from Nomad

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Simon Reeve on his life-changing travel experiences

Winner of Best Travel TV Show in the Reader Travel Awards 2014, Simon Reeve talks to Wanderlust about buying fake Somali passports, getting malaria and eating penis soup

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