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The six haunted houses that travellers should watch out for

Just so we're clear, we're not talking about those run down 'houses of horror' you find at touring fun fairs, where the scariest thing about them is the person selling the tickets. No; these ten spooky houses are the real deal. "Why would anyone travel just to scare themselves?" you might be asking... Read more

The FCO and ABI launches Travel Insurance Awareness campaign

Buying travel insurance can be tricky, especially if you have an existing medical condition. It's hard to know what to declare, and what can remain personal - and The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Association of British Insurers have decided to launch a campaign to provide clarity... Read more

US flights cancelled ahead of 'enormous' snowstorm

A huge snowstorm predicted to hit the north eastern United States has led to thousands of flights being cancelled. Snow is forecast for New York and Boston, as well as surrounding areas. Up to three feet of snow could fall by the end of today. British Airways has cancelled seven flights from Heath... Read more

Chemmy Alcott and The Arctic V create a new Guinness World Record

We were delighted to witness history being made last Friday, courtesy of The Arctic V. Arriving in Hyde Park on a blustery afternoon, we had a good feeling that the five athletes would smash the Guinness World Record for fastest mile on roller skis by a linked team, but we didn't know just how we... Read more

Digging deep: The ten best cemeteries around the world

You might be a king or a little street sweeper, but sooner or later you dance with the reaper. Well, that’s what Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey taught us - and what better way to remember your mortality than while you're on holiday? We’ve compiled a list of the best and most awe-inspiring cemeteries... Read more

Top ten surefire signs that you need a holiday

Let's be honest - most of us feel like we could do with a holiday all of the time.  However, there are certain tell-tale signs that you're nearing the end of your tether and modern life is getting on top of you - and that's when you should begin looking at flights, fast. You become unbearable on s... Read more

The ten best things about Brussels

When it comes to a decadent weekend away, we're lucky to have loads of options available to us.  If you're staying in the UK, there's the seaside (Hastings, Brighton, Wells-next-the-Sea, Bournemouth), or there's the countryside (take your pick - our favourites include The Cotswolds, Devon and Dorse... Read more

How to help stamp out animal cruelty on your travels

When is an animal not an animal? When it's a source of entertainment at the animal's detriment. We've spoken to an expert at World Animal Protection, a charity that is doing what it can to educate and stop people using animals as entertainment for tourists. From dancing bears, trained dolphins to e... Read more

Ten cats who took solo travel to the next level

They wander to the end of the garden. They wander to the end of the street. And sometimes you receive a weary phone call. ‘Hello? Is that Mouser’s owner? He’s at my place in [insert next town], eating my cat’s food and sleeping in my child's bed.’ Cats enjoy a bit of a mooch; this much is true. But... Read more

The world's most terrifying airport landings

OK, OK - we'll admit that the title of this article is a little misleading. Air travel is safe - thrilling, high-powered and often awe-inspiring - but safe. However, that doesn't mean that us mere mortals can't marvel at some of the 'terrifying' aspects of air travel, which most pilots probably fin... Read more

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