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Festive treats from around the world

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without some sweet treats to feast upon, so here are some of our favourite Christmas recipes from around the globe. They're great for a Christmas get together, or if you'd like to bring in a little something for your colleagues... Spitzbuben or ‘little rascals’ Make... Read more

Delayed in a manger: Six travel insurance tips for Christmas from the Nativity Story

Overcrowded hotels, unsuitable transportation, marauding soldiers, a pregnant backpacker going into labour; we might think that Christmas travel chaos is a relatively new phenomenon, but a brief analysis of the Nativity Story reveals that all the signs were there 2,000 years ago. Just as the three ... Read more

Northern Wonderland

NASA predicts that 2013 will be the best time in the next 50 years to see the Northern Lights, so we’re taking a look at three very different holidays where you can experience the spectacular night skies of the Aurora Borealis. Hot and Steamy... Get steamy in the hot springs in Alaska – you’ll have... Read more

Christmas Markets Shop till you drop

Get into the Christmas spirit with a trip to one of Europe’s Christmas Markets. Choose from glühwein in Berlin, a quick waltz around Salzburg or a guaranteed blanket of snow in pretty, medieval Tallinn. Or for a stay that’s closer to home, why not plan a festive break to one of the UK’s Christmas ma... Read more

BBQs around the world

The sun is high in the sky and it’s a hot day. Your good friends are all around you. And you’ve got control of the barbeque and have a great selection of steak, roast pork (with crackling), lamb chops and someone made a killer pistachio and peach salad. Now look to your left and see the view. It’s t... Read more

Christmas booze cruisers urged to stay alert in Calais

A senior Eurotunnel executive has warned people heading to Calais for 'booze cruises' that migrants at Calais may attempt to target their vehicles as a means of getting into the UK. There are huge numbers of migrants camped out by the ferry terminals, looking for vehicles to smuggle themselves onto... Read more

The top ten things you won't miss if you go abroad this Christmas

If you're going away this Christmas, we're jealous. Very jealous. However. we wholeheartedly applaud your decision to pack up, ship out and spend Christmas Day with a cocktail in your hands and the sand gently warming your toes. Travel is one of the best ways to spend your heard-earned cash. At lea... Read more

Ten facts about Lapland that you may not have known

Heading off to Lapland this Christmas? Lucky you. The domain of elves, reindeer, festive magic and that little known 'Santa' character, the largest and northernmost region of Finland is beloved by families the world over for being the epitome of Christmas spirit. If you're whisking your family off... Read more

Ten unusual Easter traditions from around the world

With Easter weekend fast approaching, millions of us are planning to leave the UK to enjoy a quick break. We've given Easter a bit of thought recently, and we've come to the conclusion that it's not all bunnies and chocolate. Traditions around the world vary wildly from country to country; here are... Read more

Six things you may not know about pilots’ lifestyles

We were lucky enough to talk to easyJet pilot Steve Hochkins last week - and here's part two of the interview. From eating in the air to making family life work, pilots have schedules that most of us would struggle to adapt to - but the job definitely has a set of benefits most of us aren't aware o... Read more

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