Europe’s largest aquarium Nausicaa is just a swim across the Channel in Boulogne-sur-Mer

I BLAME Jaws. When actors could look like normal people and a malfunctioning piece of fibreglass could pass for a great white, we went shark crazy – and haven’t looked back since. How else can we explain all six Sharknado films? (Yes, that is a film franchise about a tornado of sharks.) Jonathan ALEXANDRE Located …

Ryanair accused of security lapse after a passenger was allowed to boardthe WRONG flight a month early

RYANAIR has been accused of a lapse in security after a passenger was allowed to board the wrong plane. The man had arrived at Bournemouth Airport for the flight to Girona, Spain, a month early by mistake. Alamy Ryan Air admitted a security lapse after they let a passenger board a plane a month early …

Party hard for less in the world’s clubbing Mecca

BUDGETING and heading to Ibiza do not exactly go hand in hand. A week on the White Isle can easily set you back a grand, not including flights. What better place than Amnesia to forget all of life’s little problems? Party Hard Travel promises guests the “best week of their lives” at great rates, including …

Mum shocked as Jet2 offer her 2-week Greek holiday for £37k

JET 2 are selling a two-week family holiday to Greece for £37,000 for two weeks – and they insist it isn’t a mistake. The break at the luxury Sani Beach hotel in Halkidiki includes flights from Leeds-Bradford, but the customers will still have to get the coach to and from the resort. Jet2 Two weeks …

Why San Francisco is perfect for a solo trip from food to history and everything in between

When you think of San Francisco you think of several things: hippies, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz. I last visited San Fran when I was a teenager and it’s a bit of a blur, but those images have stayed with me. Getty – Contributor San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge is a must-see Getty …

The Sunshine State Orlando has more to offer than just Disney theme parks

DANGLING 1,400ft above the Everglades in a wicker basket, I was fast discovering that you don’t need rollercoasters to get your adrenalin fix in Florida. The Sunshine State may be famous for its theme parks, but a sunrise balloon ride might be Orlando’s most magical experience — especially once the captain pops open the bubbly. …

From octopus to chorizo, prawns and calamari, dive headfirst into the magic of Valletta

JUST 24 hours after first donning a wetsuit, I am 18m down in clear blue waters gazing at a wrecked World War One supply ship. It survived service at Gallipoli but was sunk, years later, by Italian U-boats in Valletta harbour in 1942. Discover Malta’s hidden treasures under its deep blue waters So there you …

The five-step plan for finding bed bugs in a hotel – and where they like to hang out in the bed

BED bugs are a grim reality when staying in a hotel – and this is what you’ll need to know to spot them. With the turnover of people sleeping in hotels high, hotel beds are the perfect place for bed bugs to make their home. Alamy Hotel rooms can harbour bed bugs and it’s worth …

Brits accidentally booking wrong holiday dates and hotels under the pressure to secure a bargain

MILLIONS of Brits have accidentally booked the wrong hotel or dates in a rush to secure a bargain, according to research. After hours of searching the web for the biggest bargains, people find themselves booking by mistake due to the pressure of securing the lowest rate. Getty – Contributor Research shows that people panic and …