Spooky destinations you could visit this Halloween

While a lot of people choose their holiday destinations based on a bustling city break, or time to relax on a beach, some people enjoy visiting parts of the world where the history behind it is enough to send chills down your spine. With Halloween nearly upon us, there’s really no better time for spook-seeking travellers to go in search of that next spine-tingling attraction. Leap Castle, Ireland While you may associate castles with princes and princesses, there is nothing of the sort here at Leap Castle. Widely regarded as the most haunted castle in the world, it has a long and bloody hist... Read more

#nofilter: 5 ways to perfect your Instagram travel pictures

Instagram is a traveling photographer's dream. Whether you're wining and dining in a European capital or island hopping in the South Pacific, you'll be keen to give friends and family back home a snapshot of the experience. The combination of artistic shots, breathtaking scenery and playful caption... Read more

Going on your holidays? Take a GP in your pocket (just in case)

Most of us go on our holidays hoping to relax and enjoy ourselves. Just occasionally, things don’t always go to plan, our health has other ideas. It may be an upset stomach, a fall by the poolside, or a nasty insect bite, we know these things happen.  When they do, all you want to do is see a doctor... Read more

Chemmy Alcott - travelling with a 10 week old baby

Following the birth of her baby boy Locki in January this year, four-time British Winter Olympian and our brand ambassador Chemmy Alcott has long gone back to her demanding work duties. Juggling between sleepless nights, her work as a ski race coach and TV presenter, as well as a hectic travel sched... Read more

Sterling Takes a Pounding

STERLING TAKES A POUNDING The pound has enjoyed a strong currency for many years, but the falling pound in recent months has left British holidaymakers lighter in the pocket. Brits heading to Europe, the US and Australia in particular will feel the pinch of less favourable exchange rates. We h... Read more

Hogwarts tops mythical holiday destinations for children

Two in five children would rather holiday in fictional destinations than real places Hogwarts and the Star Wars Universe top children’s mythical holiday destinations ‘No school’ is voted as the best thing about going on holiday Two-fifths (40%) of children aged five to 11 would choose to ho... Read more

Half of Children Have Met the Real Santa Claus

Half (47%) of British children (aged five to 11) claim to have met the “real” Santa Claus, reveals new research from travel insurance specialist Columbus Direct1.  When asked how Santa Claus knows where they live: 11% of children claim he uses magic to find them on Christmas Eve. One child cl... Read more

Barcelona on a budget

City breaks don’t get much better than a trip to Barcelona. It’s one of Spain’s most enchanting seaside cities; a mix of great food, wonderful architecture, fabulous places to enjoy a beer in the evening and world-class shopping. However, there’s more to this much-loved city than its fabled streets... Read more

Airbnb Vs Hotel – pros and cons

Airbnb or hotel? It’s a question many travellers ask. Each have their pros and cons, so how do you decide on which one to choose when travelling? Airbnb has had its fair share of controversy with wayward tenants occasionally trashing homes and engaging in illegal activities - but try finding a hote... Read more

Thrill seekers series 1: Olympic sport holidays

Our pursuit for new highs has caused the demand for adventure holidays and extreme sports to boom – we need to feel alive again and what better way to do it than to flirt with danger. So if you’re an adrenaline junkie or just prefer to live life on the edge (literally), then you’re probably quite s... Read more

Explore Greece like a local, the less-known islands list

Set the wind in your sails, escape the crowds and the tourist hot spots and venture to the lesser-known yet enchanting islands for an authentic taste of Greek life. There are a whole host of Greek islands overlooked by tourists that make for an off-the-beaten-track secret island escape. Forget the h... Read more