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Foreign Travel Insurance: Caution and Common Sense for Holidays in Portugal

There’s a freedom in Portugal that infiltrates your senses and gives you tingles. Strolling from Unesco world heritage sites, challenging hiking trails, some of Europe’s finest beaches, medieval houses, Roman temples, through Moorish alleys, Portugal has it all bathed in year-round sunshine. What is... Read more

Foreign Travel Insurance: Caution and Common Sense for Holidays in Brazil

Brazil’s popularity as a holiday destination continues to grow rapidly, as the hosts of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympics, and record numbers of tourists have visited over the past 10 years. From golden sands to stunning lagoons and mountain forests, even a casual walk out of the cities will... Read more

Foreign Travel Insurance: Caution and Common Sense for Holidays in Greece

Greece is listed as a top 10 destination for Brits to visit this year according to 2014 ABTA Travel Trends, and with cosmopolitan islands and great value for money, it’s as clear as the waters surrounding it why. From the dazzling cultural beauty of Spartan ruins to spectacular white sand beaches an... Read more

Your stories: The most embarrassing things which can happen on a plane

A while ago, we asked you about your most embarrassing experiences on a plane. From baby-feeding disasters to drunken mishaps, we've compiled a list of the best we were sent - and if yours has been featured, relax. We didn't use your names. "I was on a flight from South Africa to Heathrow and I'd s... 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

What happens during a hammam? Your guide to getting squeaky clean in Morocco

If you’re visiting Morocco this year, a hammam should be on your to-do list. Forget showers and baths – this is one deep-clean you won’t have experienced before. They’re a traditional part of Moroccan life that you should definitely try – and here’s what you can expect. First things first – avoid h... Read more

Five things you’ve always wanted to know about America – but were too afraid to ask

It’s easy to remember we’re in a position of power when we spot gaps in Americans’ knowledge of the UK. “Oh, how droll,” we chuckle, when news reports refer to ‘London, England’. We cast pitying glances when we spot them struggling with negotiating their way around Heathrow. We watch films like Ind... Read more

Catching British nationals out abroad

FCO encourages people to be better prepared by researching the local laws and customs of their holiday destination before travel. Every year British nationals risk getting caught out by local laws and customs when travelling overseas.  From driving a dirty car in Russia, to wearing camouflage cloth... Read more

Eat well in New Zealand: The foods you’ve got to try during your trip

It’s fair to say that New Zealand’s one of the coolest places on the planet. This is the country that gave us Lorde, rugby ‘war dances’ that hammer the opposition into quivering silence, and Flight of the Conchords. It was the first place which gave women the vote. And they know what they’re doing w... Read more

Staying safe in your holiday accommodation

So, you've just arrived at the hotel, and the pool is beckoning. It's time to relax and get stuck into that book you've been attempting to read for the past six months.However, before you charge out to top up your tan, read these hints and tips on keeping your room secure and your belongings safe.• ... Read more

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