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The ten types of people you'll meet on your travels

From the secretly-hateful couple to the elderly pair who spend all day in the bar knocking back cocktails, the average holiday features ten types of people you'll be very familiar with. We've compiled a list of them here; it's by no means exhaustive, but it's a good start. The couple on their honey... Read more

The top ten things you won't miss if you go abroad this Christmas

If you're going away this Christmas, we're jealous. Very jealous. However. we wholeheartedly applaud your decision to pack up, ship out and spend Christmas Day with a cocktail in your hands and the sand gently warming your toes. Travel is one of the best ways to spend your heard-earned cash. At lea... Read more

The ten best things about Brussels

When it comes to a decadent weekend away, we're lucky to have loads of options available to us.  If you're staying in the UK, there's the seaside (Hastings, Brighton, Wells-next-the-Sea, Bournemouth), or there's the countryside (take your pick - our favourites include The Cotswolds, Devon and Dorse... Read more

The ten best travel gadgets for 2016

Black Friday is coming soon (November 27, in case it isn’t already firmly scribbled in your Filofax), and if you’re planning on splurging on some top travel gadgets for 2016 and beyond, it’s probably the best time to bag a bargain. There’s no need to panic-buy everything in sight (or on your screen... 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

Ten ways to cheat death if you're stranded in the Aussie bush

An Australian woman found alive and well after being lost in the bush for 17 days has revealed how she stayed alive in the wilderness. Shannon Leah Fraser, 30, became lost after going to the Golden Hole swimming spot in Northern Queensland with her boyfriend and another friend. After she was rescue... Read more

Ten celebrities who are frightened of flying

What’s the one thing that could ruin a glamour-filled jetsetting lifestyle? Why, being frightened of flying, of course. It doesn’t matter how much money you have or how well-known you are - sometimes, flying's just too much for some people to handle. You won’t find these ten celebrities snoozing th... Read more

Ten of the weirdest and most useless baby inventions ever created

With the nation gripped by Royal Baby Fever Part 2 here at Columbus Direct, we have decided to look at ten of the weirdest and most useless baby inventions. These a great way to keep your kids entertained while on holiday. Possibly. We make no promises. Baby Mop If you’re anything like us on hol... Read more

Ten facts about Lapland that you may not have known

Heading off to Lapland this Christmas? Lucky you. The domain of elves, reindeer, festive magic and that little known 'Santa' character, the largest and northernmost region of Finland is beloved by families the world over for being the epitome of Christmas spirit. If you're whisking your family off... Read more

Ten weird and wonderful facts about Japanese culture

The Japanese culture can be frustrating for some, and fascinating for many, depending on the experiences we encounter in this conservative but highly modernised nation. The degree of cultural differences also varies based on your country of origin, but it is still interesting to know these facets no... Read more

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