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Top 5 Wacky Winter Sports

When we think of winter sports, images of skiers and snowboarders come to mind - but there really is so much more to the genre.No longer do you have to be able to stay upright on a ski or swoop through the slopes on a snowboard to enjoy the crisp winter air. With the likes of kneeboarding and shovel... Read more

Top summer sports to enjoy on holiday

If you're going somewhere hot this summer, you're bound to want to cool yourself off in the water. Lying by the beach and going swimming are all well and good - but what if you want to do something more adventurous? Water sports are ideal for those who want to cool off quickly.. There are a variety ... Read more

Preparing for your first family activity holiday

Adventure holidays are becoming increasingly popular. Not only are they fun and exciting, but they provide a great chance for family members to bond while giving their comfort zones the old heave-ho. Whether it's a trip centred around kayaking, cycling, river rafting, hiking or trekking, the whole ... Read more

Are you thinking about getting busy living?

Two time British Wavemasters Champion Marc ‘Blast’ Rowley has a very different life to what he used to. People who see him now can’t believe how different he looks. For more than 20 years used to wake up, put on his suit and go to his successful yet stressful career. Now he wakes up, checks the wind... Read more

The top five places to escape to this January

Anyone out there sick of the cold weather already? If you’re looking forward to Christmas being over so you can jump on a plane and cheerfully wave farewell to this green and freezing land, fair enough. Here are some ideas for idyllic locations that’ll ensure you start 2015 in a state of beach-induc... Read more

Travelling as a family? Your questions answered

Going away as a family is the last word in relaxation; you’re all together, doing what you love, and enjoying some quality time. We’re here to make sure you feel protected on your trip, so you can make the most of your time away. Got any queries about Columbus Direct holiday insurance for children?... Read more

Holiday insurance and extreme sports: What do you need to know?

Adventure holidays are all about exploring new and thrilling ways to have fun. You might want to try scuba diving, jet-skiing, deep-sea fishing or zorbing – the excitement’s yours for the taking. The only limit is your imagination! We believe that you should be able to get out there and make the mo... Read more

The best holiday insurance for families: What you need to know

Going away as a family is the last word in relaxation; you’re all together, doing what you love, and enjoying some quality time. It’s a time of year you can all look forward to - ice cream, sandcastles and the sea are waiting for you. Maybe a friendly dolphin will pop by to say hello? Well, you neve... Read more

Your travel insurance questions answered

Booking your holiday is always a great feeling. After all, it’s your world - enjoy it! From exploring a new city to lounging on the beach with a cocktail, your holidays are the best time of the year. We’ve covered the most frequently-asked questions about our travel insurance; from your first holid... Read more

Thrill seekers series 1: Olympic sport holidays

Our pursuit for new highs has caused the demand for adventure holidays and extreme sports to boom – we need to feel alive again and what better way to do it than to flirt with danger. So if you’re an adrenaline junkie or just prefer to live life on the edge (literally), then you’re probably quite s... Read more