Simon Calder, is an English travel writer, currently the senior travel editor for The Independent newspaper.
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Latest articles by Simon Calder
Simon says: Phuket deal can pay off
Our son is working in Shanghai. We want to meet him somewhere in Asia for Christmas but fares are very high and accommodation seems in short supply in places such as Bali. Where would you recommend? — ND, NW8
Simon Calder: The man who pays his way in the USA
Indulge me, if you will, while I explain my favourite American indulgences. They are a long way from the elaborate and intimate spa experiences that Juliet Kinsman invokes: I prefer foliage to exfoliation, and like my hot springs natural. For the latter, the southern half of the USA is steamiest...
Simon says: Hang on to medication when going on a flight
You have reported some extremely long flight delays in the past few months. I am a diabetic, and therefore have to take the necessary insulin and the associated equipment wherever I go. I have just decided to start flying again after a long lapse. What precautions must I take? —...
Simon says: Iberian still best bet if flying to Colombia
I’m travelling to Colombia in February. I usually fly Iberia from London via Madrid but I see flights are being cut. Is the route to Bogotá threatened? Would there be possible strikes? Should I avoid Iberia? — Stephi Espinosa, Hendon
Simon Calder: Romantic tales of America's airports
Will Rogers World may sound like a theme park dedicated to the cowboy celebrity, but it is actually an airport: a gateway to Oklahoma City. When you touch down, doff your Stetson to the statue of the man who had a foot in both stirrups – the Wild West and...