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Not too late to book a family summer holiday

Summer goes all too quickly; it feels like only yesterday that we were all pining for the sun to get itself into gear. And yet here we are a month or two later; we've had the hottest day of the year so far, and for a while there parts of the UK were hotter than in Hawaii. Aloha! But you know what? ... Read more

Holiday deals this August bank holiday

Remember looking for cheap holiday deals on Teletext? As comedian Peter Kay reminded us, after an hour of looking you'd finally see one that you liked - only for the scrolling list to move on to the next deal before you could figure out how to pause it.  Luckily, holiday hunting now is far easier, ... Read more

Ten excellent reasons to book an autumn getaway

If you've got some holiday left over but you're planning on sitting on it until something better comes along, don't. Here at Columbus Direct, we urge you to seize the day and make the most of the big wide world - and here are ten reasons why you should book that autumn break. 1) Apart from various ... Read more

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

Ten reasons why you should avoid Glastonbury and book a last-minute break

The UK's biggest music festival kicks off this Wednesday, and if you're not going, prepare yourself for the onslaught of social media updates. There'll be pictures of sepia-toned cans of cider. They'll be grainy, fuzzy videos of a late-night rave in a dodgy-looking tent. People will wear flowery hea... Read more