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Avoid travel illness with these splendid superfoods

We’ve all been there – you land at JFK with every intention of getting on the subway and blitzing New York, squeezing the most out of every single minute, and you end up passing out in your hotel room and missing the first twelve hours. Or maybe you land and instantly regret that second helping of y... Read more

Is there a way of truly beating jet lag?

We love to travel, and you do too - and let's face it, we've all been bitten by jet lag in the past. It's a touchy subject; a million internet forums advise ways to beat the dreaded fatigue and illness that can hit days after you land, and we've tried to shed some light on how you can prevent feeli... Read more

The in-flight films no airline should ever show

There's some in-flight entertainment that nobody should have to sit through. Repeat offenders include Ice Age (please don't try and defend it by referencing the squirrel and the nut, that argument carries absolutely no water), the desperately unfunny Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and, for some obscure ... Read more

Columbus Direct debunks the top holiday myths

We've taken a look at some travel-related myths and looked at whether you should pay any attention to them or not. If you've ever had a holiday fear which you think is irrational, we'll put you straight here. Is it safe to swim after eating? Sorry, parents - that old 'wait an hour' rule is dead in... Read more

The unofficial guide to surviving the summer on London's Underground

Ace of Base were right when they said that the summer was cruel. However, they failed to mention that on London's public transport system, it's hot, smelly, claustrophobic and almost always rammed.  However, we all still have to get about. So how do Londoners cope when the heat is on and the bus is... Read more

Jonathan and Angela Scott from Big Cat Diary talk big cats, Cecil the lion and the future of conservation

When the news broke that Cecil the lion had been killed by recreational big game hunter Walter Palmer, there was a worldwide outcry. Politicians and celebrities waded into the argument, and Palmer and his wife went into hiding. Talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel helped raise $150,000 in donations in less ... Read more

Travelling as a student: Your questions answered

We believe that the world is yours for the taking, and travel’s a great way to relax while you study. Your time off is important, and feeling secure and confident about your travel insurance will help you get off to the best start. Students and their parents often have many questions about their po... Read more

Easter flight delays: Columbus Direct offers customers free lounge access

We can’t wait for the upcoming Easter holidays - and we bet that you can’t, either. Will you be planning on exploring a new city, making the most of the last few days of skiing, or sunning yourself on a beach? Either way, the Easter break is a great opportunity to unwind. Whether you’re heading awa... Read more

Travelling with pre-existing conditions: What do you need to know?

Travelling with a condition shouldn’t stop you from seeing the sights. Why should you miss out on France’s vineyards, shopping in Berlin, or seeing the majestic Taj Mahal? You have the chance to enjoy everything that the world has to offer, and feeling confident and secure is a huge part of being ab... Read more