Readers’ travel photography competition: November – the winners

Stunning landscapes and striking depictions of other lives stood out in last month’s selection. Scroll down to see who wins a £200 holiday voucher from Exodus Travels. The overall 2017 winner will go on a 16-night wildlife holiday for two to Costa Rica with Exodus

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Travel Tips

Compare Airfare Online

Don’t settle for the advertised rate on an airline’s Website. Compare flights for your chosen route using airfare discounters such as Priceline which has access to deals from airlines, hotels, car rental companies and tour operators.

Look for Travel Coupons

Always look for coupons online when you’re planning your travel. Type in with quotation marks the phrase “promo code” preceeded by the travel booking agent e.g. “priceline promo code.” No matter when or where you’re planning to go, use the Internet or your phone and check with the local convention and visitors bureau or state tourism office. In smaller cities, the Chamber of Commerce may handle these duties.

Airport Delays

The airlines and the Transportation Security Administration recommend that passengers arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes before domestic flights, including those to Hawaii and Puerto Rico. This recommendation refers to the time you actually arrive in the airport terminal, If you need to park, return a rental car or ride a shuttle from the airport parking area, include time for that too.

Foreign Travel

Don’t use foreign pay phones that only take credit cards. Costs can be exhorborant. International phone cards are a good option to keep your calling costs low if you’re unable to use your cellphone.

Baggage Costs

Baggage restrictions can add a lot to airfare costs. Consider shipping extra luggage. There are many independent services besides UPS and FEDEX providing shipping.

Documents and Valuables

When you travel, never store all your documents and valuables in the same place. Divide them among two or more places. Also, scan documents and upload them to a secure Internet site that you can access from anywhere.

Trip Insurance

The unexpected can come at any time, even when you’re traveling. Consider trip insurance for:

• Travel cancellation or interruption coverage.

• Peace of mind.

• Emergency medical coverage.

• Protection from expenses resulting from lost or delayed baggage.

• 24-hour emergency assistance services anywhere in the world.