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Explore Greece like a local, the less-known islands list

Set the wind in your sails, escape the crowds and the tourist hot spots and venture to the lesser-known yet enchanting islands for an authentic taste of Greek life. There are a whole host of Greek islands overlooked by tourists that make for an off-the-beaten-track secret island escape. Forget the h... Read more

Catching British nationals out abroad

FCO encourages people to be better prepared by researching the local laws and customs of their holiday destination before travel. Every year British nationals risk getting caught out by local laws and customs when travelling overseas.  From driving a dirty car in Russia, to wearing camouflage cloth... 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

Eight Spanish foods you’ve got to try this summer

Travelling well is all about three things - meeting new people, doing as much as possible with your time, and trying new foods. Even if you’re a veggie or a vegan, you can definitely enjoy a few of these much-loved staples. Don’t be surprised if the taste and texture is very different to what you’r... Read more

How can tourists visiting Spain help end bullfighting?

It’s only natural to want to immerse yourself in a country’s traditions when you’re a tourist; however, what if those traditions clash with your own views? People visiting Spain are often a little shocked by the country’s attitude to pastimes – and there’s one sport in particular which gets them ta... Read more

Know before you go

In June this year, 28 British and Irish holidaymakers enjoying a night at a Brit-owned bar in Portugal were arrested for playing bingo – in line with the country’s strict laws on unlicensed gambling.  Even though they were playing for the prize of biscuits and drinks rather than cash prizes, the l... Read more

Four easy tips to help you move abroad

Lots of Brits find the idea of moving to a foreign country incredibly exciting. The prospect of experiencing life in an exotic new place can be extremely tempting. According to estimates from 2015, between 4.5 and 5.5 million UK citizens have moved abroad – that’s 7-8% of the country’s total popula... Read more

Groundhog day: Avoid making these holiday mistakes again and again

Today is the day which we remember Bill Murray at his very finest, living the same 24 hours over and over again until he finally learns some of life’s hardest lessons and he is able to move forward with his. Yes, we’re talking about Groundhog Day - a film which, incidentally, was directed by Harold ... Read more

The top 20 resorts for worldwide skiing injuries

With the ski season in full swing and February half term approaching, we've developed an interactive fracture map showing the ski resorts which have the most accidents resulting in bone fractures. We've taken a look at ski resorts worldwide and mapped out where the most injuries take place. How, yo... Read more

Airbnb Vs Hotel – pros and cons

Airbnb or hotel? It’s a question many travellers ask. Each have their pros and cons, so how do you decide on which one to choose when travelling? Airbnb has had its fair share of controversy with wayward tenants occasionally trashing homes and engaging in illegal activities - but try finding a hote... Read more

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