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Tell us your accidental discoveries to win an iPhone 6!

PLEASE NOTE - THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.Congratulations to Kevin Sutch, who won the iPhone6 - you can see his winning entry here.It's competition time here at Columbus Direct - so if you're not quite over #MyDogSelfie yet, read on...In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue - and he discovered Am... Read more

Check out the winning entry for our Columbus Day competition

When we finally sat down to try and choose a winner for our Columbus Day competition (with an independent adjudicator, of course), we had no idea how hard it would be to pick a winner. We asked you to submit your accidental holiday discoveries, and sifting through the hundreds of incredible entries... Read more

Should I stay with Airbnb? Two travellers share very different stories

Have you stayed with Airbnb? What was your experience like? Since its launch in 2008, Airbnb has been a traveller staple - people can avoid the sky-high costs of a hotel and enjoy more privacy and space than at a hostel by staying in their host's spare room or vacated apartment. Of course, this com... Read more

Our Columbus Day competition was a huge success

We've got just one word for you - wow. The standard of entries for our Columbus Day competition was incredible, and we'd like to thank everyone who entered. We received over 100 entries, and when it comes to imagination, you lot don't disappoint. From discoveries that came about due to dodgy satna... Read more

French Alps air tragedy: What if I want to cancel my trip?

Germanwings flight 4U9525 crashed in the French Alps while flying between Barcelona and Düsseldorf. It is expected that all 150 passengers on board the Airbus A320 have been killed by the accident. While this is little comfort to those travelling, many travel insurance policies, and also credit car... Read more

Make sure your home insurance claim doesn't get rejected

If you're about to purchase a home insurance policy and you're blithely scrolling through those reams of terms and conditions without reading them, stop. Just stop.Those clever people at The Money Advice Service have compiled a list of things that could invalidate your insurance. Here are ten of the... Read more