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Best of - Award Winning Beaches

Hitting the beach this summer?  Looking for guaranteed crowd-free shores and glistening blue water?  Look no further!  Here’s our guide to Europe’s award winning and highly acclaimed beaches – all with blue flag status.Rabbit Beach – SicilyVoted best beach in the world in Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s ... Read more

How to successfully move house with a cat in tow

Moving house is always exciting - it's a new start for you and your family. Unfortunately, your pets might not see it that way - and cats, who love their routines and bond strongly with their home territory, are especially prone to taking the upheaval in their lives badly. We've spoken to the Blue C... Read more

What are Europe's best spas?

For centuries, thermal spa pools have been hailed for their health benefits, alleviating and in some cases, curing, an assortment of ailments. With a composition that includes myriad essential minerals, even the healthiest people could feel rejuvenated after a quick dip. No wonder spa breaks are so ... Read more

Euro 2012 - More than just a game

Poland and Ukraine will be two of the hottest city break destinations of 2012, as they’re set to co-host the UEFA Euro 2012 football championships between 8 June and 1 July 2012. It’s not all about the great game though, as the 8 host cities, including Kiev, Lviv and Warsaw amongst others,  are rea... Read more

Best of Summer 2012 Beach Destinations

Say NO to a wash out summer! Demand your quota of sunshine and book a summer beach break to one of our top holiday picks for Summer 2012… Costa Brava – This year we’re off to sunny Spain, as the Costa Brava proves there’s more on offer than high rise 70’s hotels, full English breakfasts and lobster... Read more

Part two of the complete guide to driving Route 66

Winding your way 2,451 miles across America along the legendary Route 66 is a dream come true. The ever-changing, exciting landscape will always stay with you. To say that there are 'lots of things to see and do' along Route 66 would be putting it mildly. Where do you start? Well, probably in Illin... Read more

The ultimate worldwide cheese pilgrimages

Ever dreamed of combining your love of cheese and travel? Of course you have. We all have. Happily, your fromage fantasy can now become a reality. Plenty of the world's most luscious cheeses are manufactured in gorgeous locations, so you can now enjoy sightseeing with cheese-eating, which is fairl... Read more

Enough outdoor activities to fill your boots in Los Cabos

It’s that time of year when you need to refresh your attitude by getting outdoors and partaking in a challenging activity. In Los Cabos at the tip of the Baja Peninsulav in Mexico they have 300 to 350 days of sunshine a year and you really can keep yourself busy here. There are more outdoor activiti... Read more

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

New warnings issued for motorists hiring cars abroad

If you're going abroad after June 8 and you'd like to hire a car, you may need a special code if you'd like to get behind the wheel. After June 8, the paper part of your licence - the bit that holds endorsements and fines - is being computerised, and in order to show other countries that you've got ... Read more

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