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Ten bizarre facts about the Tour de France
Running from July 4th to July 26th, the 102nd Tour de France promises to be a terrific event - and cycling fans worldwide are already gearing up for weeks of wheely, wheely good fun. (Sorry).
The Tour will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,360km. However, that's not the o... Read more
Londoners and Welsh most likely to claim for lost bags and medical expenses
We've been busy conducting some research into what people in different parts of the UK are most likely to claim for - and Londoners and the Welsh are topping the list for lost bags and medical claims.
People living in South West London are the most likely to claim for baggage which has been lost, s... Read more
Sexism and travel: ABTA's guide to cultural differences and staying safe abroad
Columbus Direct has spoken to ABTA about cultural differences, and how you can avoid coming unstuck during your summer holiday by following a few simple rules.
If you're reading this in the UK, you'll be aware that as a rule, we're a pretty tolerant country. However, there are some countries where ... Read more
How to do Paris to death in five days
If you're looking for a romantic getaway with your partner, you can't really do much better than Paris - it's the city of love, after all. Ooh la la, and all that.
Paris is full of beautiful buildings, vibrant culture and lots to see and do, so it might be tough trying to decide what you should do ... Read more