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Top five facts about Christopher Columbus

We thought we’d have some fun and find out more about our namesake - so here are our top five facts about Christopher Columbus: 1) Christopher Columbus was actually Italian – born in Genoa in 1451 (although he always wrote in Spanish).  However, some believe he was born on the island of Corsica, wh... Read more

Ten facts about Lapland that you may not have known

Heading off to Lapland this Christmas? Lucky you. The domain of elves, reindeer, festive magic and that little known 'Santa' character, the largest and northernmost region of Finland is beloved by families the world over for being the epitome of Christmas spirit. If you're whisking your family off... Read more

20 facts about the Rugby World Cup countries that will blow your mind

The Rugby World Cup is almost upon us (it kicks off on the 18th), and until the end of October, the UK will be, quite frankly, rugby-mad. There are 20 teams taking place in the tournament, and in the name of being a supportive host and maybe assuaging any homesickness, we've come up with 20 facts a... Read more

7 little-known facts about Mexico

Say 'Mexico' to anyone, and they’ll probably think of the Day of the Dead festival, heaps of burritos and the kind of steamy temperatures that’ll melt an ice lolly quicker than you can say ‘My, that’s warm.’ It’s an ideal holiday destination for December and January - right now the temperature’s ho... Read more

Twenty-four little-known facts about the Euro 2016 countries

Even if you’re not a football fan, you can’t have missed the build-up to Euro 2016. This Friday, it’s all kicking off – and 24 countries will go head to head to battle for the top spot. There’s such an eclectic mix of countries taking part, we thought it would be good idea to find out some little-k... Read more

Ten facts about sunburn you need to be aware of

Sunburn is often an unpleasant side-effect of jetting off somewhere warm. You arrive at your destination feeling happy, and ready to go. The pool's there, you've had your first Fanta Lemon, and you can't wait to stretch out in the sun.  However, it's vital that you don't forget your suncream - and... Read more

Ten weird and wonderful facts about Japanese culture

The Japanese culture can be frustrating for some, and fascinating for many, depending on the experiences we encounter in this conservative but highly modernised nation. The degree of cultural differences also varies based on your country of origin, but it is still interesting to know these facets no... Read more

22 fantastic flights you never expected

Frequent flyers may think their aviation knowledge can't be topped, but even the most experienced traveller is unlikely to know that Batman airport is an actual airport in Turkey and only six of Germany's 39 airports generate profit. From weird airport names to mind-boggling figures on delays and c... Read more

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

Weird and wonderful facts about Disneyland

The California-based Disneyland Park is the stuff of dreams for kids and adults alike. Not to be confused with Walt Disney World, which is based in Florida, Disneyland Park opened in 1955 and is the only theme park designed and built under Walt Disney's supervision. The park isn't just well-known ... Read more

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