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Aussie travel insurers reveal their strangest requests

They say that truth is stranger than fiction, and these Aussie insurers appear to have upped the bar with these hair-raising claims. Allianz Global Assistance, who insure Australians and New Zealanders, have revealed their weirdest-ever claims. This list will make you look differently at activities... Read more

Mules are fools - Brits urged to consider the consequences of drug crimes

New advice from the FCO has hammered home the message that being a drugs mule is, well, utterly bonkers. Every year, Brits are putting themselves at risk of arrest or imprisonment for drug-related offending. There has been an increase in arrests over the past year, and the Foreign and Commonwealth ... Read more

20 things that Brits don't know about Aussies

Us Brits like to think we know our Aussie counterparts well - but we've spoken to a few Antipodeans who have lived or worked with Brits Down Under, and it seems we're not quite as switched on as we'd make out. Here is some advice for Brits heading to Australia for the first time - ignore these hint... Read more

Qantas Update: Airline offering 70,000 affected passengers compensation after recent strikes

After the recent strike action that resulted in Qantas dramatically grounding all of its fleet of aircraft and the subsequent ruling by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to permanently end the dispute – Qantas has been requested to offer compensation to the 70,000 passengers ... Read more

Jubilee knees up home or away

Whether you’re celebrating in the Mall or planning a quick getaway to take advantage of the extra Bank Holiday, we look at some of the best places to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend (Saturday 2nd to Tuesday 5th June 2012). London Staycations are still all the rage this year, and with ... Read more

Chemmy Alcott - Active Muscle Recovery & Broken Bones

66 days to go until Sochi! There’s no lying down as an Olympian, literally, even when you’re injured because you’ve broken your leg. Dancing on Ice star and Olympic veteran, Chemmy Alcott, spends about six hours a day in machines like the Anti-Gravity treadmill to accelerate her healing. Once Chem... Read more

12 of the Strangest Food Events Around the World - Pt 1

Food's great. And there's so much of the delicious stuff available around the world, it's no wonder that food's such a passion for most of us. Many want to combine this love of food with our holidays, and whether you're interested in food festivals, food holidays or food events, the following are a... Read more

Top tips on organising a wine tasting break (1)

Wine tasting holidays can be an enjoyable way to get a short break away from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. You can choose to go for a weekend or longer to experience great wine, fine food and gorgeous scenery. No matter how much of a wine expert you are or how small your budget is, th... Read more

Top unexplored parts of the world Part 1

When you are planning a trip, choosing the destination is the most exciting part. Are you looking for a Mediterranean beach holiday, or are you going to explore the mountain top villages of Nepal? Then all that’s left it to pack your walking shoes, get your insurance, change your answering message o... Read more

Eight unusual wine making regions around the world

Think wine and, most of us anyway, immediately think of the major wine producing countries such as France, Spain and Italy. Those who think of themselves as modern connoisseurs may think Australia, America and Chile. The fact is that there are very few countries who don't produce wine now, and they ... Read more

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