Ever thought about converting a van into a campervan? Here’s how

Join the booming number of British travellers taking to the road in a campervan they’ve converted themselves. We chat to the authors of The Van Conversion Bible, Dale Comley and Charlie Low, about the practicalities, perks and potential pitfalls. 

Hot topic: The hidden cost of car hire

After a clamp down on Europe’s big five rental companies, we examine whether car hire really has become more transparent 

7 ways to fly by private jet for less

Thanks to some high-flying start-ups, the average traveller can now board the private jet market. We look at the best ways to fly like a VIP — sometimes at economy prices

Lake Como for less

It may not be the obvious choice for a family getaway, but George Clooney's Italian haven has affordable retreats – you just have to find them

Rooms under £100: Milan

Italy's capital of fashion, finance and design isn't short on hotels — many of them stylish, technologically-advanced and, best of all, affordable.

Rooms under £100: Johannesburg

The heart of South Africa is a city on the up — discover its cultural developments from the comfort of one of Jo'burg's stylish budget retreats

Ask the experts: European holiday homes

Our travel experts give advice on buying holiday homes abroad

Rooms under £100: Strasbourg

Follow in the footsteps of Princess Diana and experience some calorific Welsh culture in Argentina

Ask the experts: Budget accommodation

Our panel give advice on budget accommodation for gap-year travellers

Tell it like it is: Holiday vouchers

From Wowcher to Vouchercloud, the number of online voucher specialists is growing. Claire Davenport from VoucherCodes.co.uk explains what this means for holidaymakers.

Ask the experts: Best flight-free trips to Europe

Our panel give advice on the best flight-free trips to Europe.

Rooms under £100: Palermo

Hotel stays are a steal during October when the crowds have thinned and long, balmy evenings prevail in the historic Sicilian capital.

Europe's best budget breaks

If you had a £300 travel budget what would you do with it? We've pulled together ideas for you to try, from city escapes and day breaks to thought-provoking tours further afield, to prove you can get away without spending a fortune.

Rooms under £100: Toronto

Live it large in Canada's city of cool at one of these bargain B&Bs and the latest HQ of hipsterdom — all for under £100.

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