‘Sale’ boat

Not a lot beats a summer trip winding a tranquil route through the UK’s canals on a floating hostel. Wandering Duck offers overnight trips on 70ft narrowboats, where you can help with steering and working the locks, as well as enjoying the on-board meals, real ale pump and honesty bar. With rates from £59-£170 for one- to three-night stays, myTNT VIPs get an exclusive 15 per cent off. Visit my.tntmagazine.com/offer/view/79 for details.

Encounters of the cheap kind

If you’re as organised as TNT’s in-tray (ie, not at all), you can join an itinerary-led group tour around Morocco or Egypt with Encounters Travel. And, if you sign up to be a myTNT VIP, you will receive a 20 per cent discount off your tour. Whether you’re a solo traveller, a couple (who may kill each other if you spend the week just the two of you), or a group of friends, you can pick from whatever trip suits your needs and just focus on enjoying yourself while Encounters sorts out the rest. For more info on the offer see my.tntmagazine.com/offer/view/61.


Photos: Thinkstock, Wandering Duck