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Book your break now as snow and gales are predicted for Easter

Perhaps predictably, the weather over Easter is set to worsen - so we'd advise you to book your getaway ASAP. The Met Office has issued weather warnings for the beginning of the Easter holidays, and gales, rain and snow are forecast. Temperatures in most parts of the UK are likely to be around or ... Read more

The top ten reasons why staycations are rubbish

In case you haven't heard, there's a three-month heatwave predicted, and there's been a flurry of people triumphantly crowing about spending two weeks in the garden lying on a picnic rug. We say 'Beware' to these people; here are ten watertight reasons why staycations are a bad idea. 1) You will no... Read more

Escape from the General Election 2015 at the world's remotest locations

If you can't take another minute of politicians leering out of the TV at you (sorry, Ed, that voice - it's too much, even for us), you'd better hold on - Election 2015 fever is picking up, and it'll be making headlines for the next month or so as the victor settles in, and the loser licks their woun... Read more

Stay alert for Heathrow's ghostly visitors this summer

You'd probably think that Heathrow is the last place to see a ghost - but you'd be wrong. Yes, it's the world's third-busiest airport and more than 70 million passengers pass through every year, but if you catch yourself feeling ill-at-ease or walking through a cold spot, stay alert. It's probably ... 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

The best places to stargaze in the UK

Space. The final frontier. And thanks to a recent flurry of space-related films (Matt Damon’s The Martian, 2014’s Gravity, and Matthew McConaughey’s Interstellar) and the supermoon, it's hardly ever out of the news these days. This is, in our opinion, positive. Getting off Facebook and learning abo... Read more

A beginner’s guide to Spanish culture

There’s something irresistible about the Spanish way of life, isn’t there?  Us Brits imagine it’s relaxed and easygoing, yet fiery and passionate. However, what’s it like for someone living in Spain, who’s experienced day to day life first-hand? We figured that travel blogger and Spain resident Jos... Read more

Barcelona guide for Brits who want to live like locals

Travel blogger Justine Ancheta is an authority when it comes to Barcelona. She’s been living there since September 2008, and started her blog, Latitude 41, in December 2013. Originally from Southern California, Justine studied in Seville, and loved Spain so much that she vowed to return. When her 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

Christopher Evans wins the Columbus Direct award for Most Valued Player

The winner of the Columbus Direct award for Most Valued Player for the 2015/2016 season is Christopher Evans of Sutton and Cheam – otherwise known as Robo to many of his opponents, friends and team mates. Christopher, 41, is a 25-year veteran of Sutton’s British Water Polo League team, and he conti... Read more

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