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Member Advice on What to take on Holiday

(+) "We must not think of the things we could do with..." (-) "… only of the things that we can't do without." (Jerome K Jerome) (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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34 reviews

Member Advice on Cruises

(+) Planning makes perfect (-) you'll need another holiday after all that planning! (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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6 reviews

Member Advice on Money

(+) YOU ARE ENTITLED TO 6 YEARS BANK CHARGES BACK (-) COMPANIES TRYING TO TAKE 25% HERES HOW TO DO IT FREE (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2000)

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23 reviews

Member Advice on Health

(+) We wont ge tit (-) But it is coming to the west. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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Member Advice on Safety

(+) You get to keep your kids (-) Who will love your children? (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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Member Advice on Travel - Member Advice on Going Round the World

Member Advice on Going Round the World

(+) World enough (-) And time? (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2005)

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Member Advice on Travel - A Beginner\'s Guide To Snorkelling In The Maldives

A Beginner's Guide To Snorkelling In The Maldives

(+) Allows you to watch marine life as it happens. (-) Be aware of the dangers and respect the sea. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2010)

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Member Advice on Cheap Holidays

(+) Enjoyable cost effective (often free) way of making the most of your touring holiday. (-) Not always easy to find information (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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Member Advice on Travel Preparation

(+) Planning properly reduces the risk of something going wrong! (-) Time consuming, frustrating at times (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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22 reviews

Member Advice on Travel Insurance

(+) CAN SAVE YOU THOUSANDS (-) READ THE POLICY AND THE SMALL PRINT (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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17 reviews

Member Advice on Travelling With Children

(+) stress free (-) hopefully none (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2001)

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12 reviews

Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Whitbread Travel Inns / Metros

(+) Cheap and cheerful (-) Basic (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2001)

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11 reviews

Member Advice on Mosquito Repellent

(+) No malaria! (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2001)

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3 reviews

Member Advice on Transport

(+) Flying gets you from A to B, hopefully without crashing (-) Many! (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2001)

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14 reviews

Member Advice on Working abroad

(+) Opportunities to experience life away from the UK / home (-) Not always the easiest choice in the world (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2000)

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11 reviews

Member Advice on Camping

(+) fun, cheap, inspiring, liberating (-) your back might hurt from lugging stuff around and sleeping on hard earth (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2004)

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2 reviews

Member Advice on Overbooking

(+) Going somewhere far away (-) Leg cramp! (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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5 reviews
Member Advice on Travel - Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Holiday Inn

Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Holiday Inn

(+) a bar ,restaurant and complimentary breakfast (-) need more of them ,restaurant closes early (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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2 reviews

Member Advice on Laws & Customs

(+) Very efficient (-) Still a hassle (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2000)

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7 reviews

Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Premier Lodge

(+) Good sized rooms, available throughout the UK (-) Variable service, you pay for the room and not the number of beds, poor heating and cooling controls in the rooms (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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Member Advice on Lost Luggage

(+) You could avoid losing your luggage if you follow my tips (-) you stand to lose more than a case (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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7 reviews

Member Advice on Travelling by Train

(+) save megabucks (-) can be a hassle getting cheap tickets (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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9 reviews
Member Advice on Travel - Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Marriott

Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Marriott

(+) Complete satisfaction is guaranteed. (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2001)

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Member Advice on All Inclusive Holidays

(+) You don't have to worry about how much money you have left (-) You may get stuck at a crap hotel & spend a fortune eating out (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2001)

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7 reviews

Member Advice on Air Travel with Children

(+) Air travel means that you can visit faraway places easily. (-) Having to take you children on an aircraft might mean that you don't go at all. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2002)

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2 reviews

Member Advice on Tour Operators

(+) See opinion (-) See opinion (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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5 reviews
Member Advice on Travel - Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Novotel

Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Novotel

(+) Cheap and comfortable (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2002)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Bureau de Change

(+) Can be hard to get information out of banks about non-standard accounts, but you should be able to get a good deal from your own bank (-) Banks will charge you for depositing foreign currency cheques. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice On Commuting to Work

(+) Very cheap (after initial outlay for bike and equipment), great exercise, environmentally friendly (-) Other road users, traffic fumes, adverse weather conditions, poor road surfaces (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2010)

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Member Advice on Travel - Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Etap Hotels

Member Advice on Chain Hotels: Etap Hotels

(+) XXXXXXXXXXXXX (-) XXXXXXXXXXXXX (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2003)

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Don't leave home without them

Advantages: "We must not think of the things we could do with..."
Disadvantages: "… only of the things that we can't do without." (Jerome K Jerome)

I like to think I’m a seasoned traveller. By this I do not mean one with salt and pepper already added, but one who has been to a few places, seen them and come away with T-shirts to swell the wardrobes of my long-suffering offspring. In the course of ...

torr 08.08.2011 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of Member Advice on What to take on Holiday

Top Ten Tips for Troublefree Holiday Packing

Advantages: Based on a lot of experience
Disadvantages: You may not have the same ideas about what's an essential

I should be getting ready for my holiday - I leave on Friday night and so far I've not been able to get my act together. Give me a month or 10 minutes to prepare, I'll still leave it all to the last minute - but I've packed so often I know I'll not forget ...

koshkha 01.11.2006 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Member Advice on What to take on Holiday

Terror Rage !

Advantages: Sun
Disadvantages: Stress!

Check-in desk.. Rodney: I would like to fly to Chicago and can you send my luggage to L.A please! Check in: Sorry sir we cant do that service on this airline." Rodney: You did last week! (Rodney Dangerfiled.R.I.P) With Heathrow and the like fac ...

thedevilinme 03.03.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on What to take on Holiday

Girls just wanna have fun...

Advantages: Holidays are fun
Disadvantages: Unpacking afterwards isn't fun

Passport, tickets, money… Passport, tickets, money… Anyone who has seen the movie Shirley Valentine can hardly fail to remember her muttered aide memoir as she rushed around the house panicking and dusting. After many years of booking our own ‘pick n ...

raeisthehippychick 21.10.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on What to take on Holiday

10 essential items to take on your summer hols

Advantages: Your holidays and indeed your life will be enriched by reading this
Disadvantages: absolutely none :)

Im feeling kind of creative today, ( a euphamism for not wanting to do real work) and i am going on holiday very shortly so i thought i would share with you lucky readers my magnificent list of ten indispensable things that i take on holiday with me. N ...

Funzo 30.07.2008 · Read full review
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