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The creepiest worldwide theme parks

There's a place where Thorpe Park meets Westworld and if you search a little harder, you can find entertainment dedicated to a rather well-known dictator of the former Soviet Union. You might think we're making this up; we're not. Here are a few of our favourite weird and wonderful theme park desti... Read more

Top 5 Wacky Winter Sports

When we think of winter sports, images of skiers and snowboarders come to mind - but there really is so much more to the genre.No longer do you have to be able to stay upright on a ski or swoop through the slopes on a snowboard to enjoy the crisp winter air. With the likes of kneeboarding and shovel... Read more

The world's best zoos explored

For some, holidays are built around food and wine. For others, thrilling sports and outdoor adventures are the top priority (once they have their travel insurance sorted, of course). However, for a select few, seeing the local wildlife and visiting zoos is their main goal - and why not? After all, ... Read more

The rise of the grey gappers

Move over student backpackers, there's a new kind of traveller in town (or should that be 'on the plane?'). Yes, the 'grey gappers' have arrived, and they're taking the travel industry by storm. What's a grey gapper? This somewhat derogatory term refers to a growing group of over-55-year olds who ... Read more

What does your luggage say about you?

Whenever we travel, most of us like to take a few steps to give our fellow holidaymakers a favourable impression of the Brit Abroad: buying new clothes, learning some key local phrases, dropping a few pounds or keeping the kids in check. No one wants to be that family or couple that everyone steers ... Read more

The best places to take your kids this October half term

October half-term is coming up (it's Monday, October 27 - Friday, October 31, if you don't know the dates), and we bet you're worrying about what to do with your offspring. However, help is at hand, Londoners - here is a guide to keeping the smaller people entertained... Free museums: The V&A:... Read more

Travel insurance ad aims to scare people into buying cover

A new advert has been launched in Australia that aims to 'frighten people' into buying travel insurance. Backed by Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, in association with the Choice Guide to Travel Insurance, the unusual ad chooses to personify the 'risk' uninsured people face as a large, int... Read more

Columbus Direct looks at the funniest airline safety videos

Even though we love seeing cabin crew take us through in-flight safety instructions (the part with the red toggles on the lifejacket is a particular favourite), we have a lot of time for in-flight safety videos. Especially when they're done well. Airlines have recently become wise to the fact that ... Read more

Job confidence leads to more Brits making time for holidays

It looks like we're ending the year on a high, as recent research has suggested that Brits' confidence in their job security has led to a boom in holiday bookings. This is just one of the positive findings in the latest Holiday Confidence Index from First Rate Exchange Services. According to the s... Read more

Part one of the complete guide to driving Route 66

It's a dream for so many people: travelling along the fabled Route 66 in a Mustang convertible, the sun setting, the mountains casting dreamy shadows over the dusty prairies and gentle country music providing the perfect soundtrack to this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Or something like that. A re... Read more

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