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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

Student travel insurance: What you need to know before you leave

You’re off on holiday! Excellent news. You don’t need us to tell you that you’re going to have a fantastic time. The world is yours for the taking, and travel’s a great way to relax while you study. The trip’s bound to be fun, inspiring, and hugely exciting – especially if it’s your first time away.... Read more

The rise of the grey gappers

Move over student backpackers, there's a new kind of traveller in town (or should that be 'on the plane?'). Yes, the 'grey gappers' have arrived, and they're taking the travel industry by storm. What's a grey gapper? This somewhat derogatory term refers to a growing group of over-55-year olds who ... Read more

Travel bloggers reveal their ultimate travel mistakes

The reason why we love travel so much is its unpredictability. You may make a plan, but it's always best to bear in mind that Lady Luck hates plans, as a rule, and will do everything in her power to alter it. Of course, this often works out well - but there will always be the handful of times when t... Read more

The funniest Daily Mail comments about travel and holidays

When it comes to travel, we'll admit that our views are fairly simplistic. It's good for the soul, it's fun, it teaches you skills you never thought you'd want - or need, it's exciting, it broadens your horizons and it's a great way of getting out of the house.  Of course, there are those who would... Read more

The best films about holidays which went slightly awry

Packing for a trip at the moment? Good good; don't let us stop you. Here at Columbus Direct, obviously, we're massive fans of travel - but we can't resist a film where the trip takes a funny, surreal or downright dangerous turn. You may have guessed this by our fondness for Airplane!, which we stil... Read more

Which countries should be on your bucket list?

If you’re new to travelling and you’d like to see the world, you’re probably wondering where to start first. We’ve asked some seasoned backpackers about their favourite holiday destinations, and why they love them so much; so, if you’re looking for ideas, here are the countries and places that they... Read more

Sterling Takes a Pounding

STERLING TAKES A POUNDING The pound has enjoyed a strong currency for many years, but the falling pound in recent months has left British holidaymakers lighter in the pocket. Brits heading to Europe, the US and Australia in particular will feel the pinch of less favourable exchange rates. We h... Read more

Funny TripAdvisor reviews: Part 1

In terms of culture, art and beauty, we’re remarkably lucky to live in Europe. There’s so much to take in, and it’s just a short Eurostar or plane ride away. Who can forget their first time in Paris, or the trip they took to Rome as a university student, keen for amazing food and great nights out? ... Read more

The best skiing resorts for couples, young skiers, older skiers and families

Whether you're an older skier, an energetic student, you're skiing as a couple or you have a young family, choosing the best resort can be tricky. Where's the best food? Where's best for quiet nights in and kids, and where is good for those who enjoy hitting the pistes hard all day and partying all... Read more

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