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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

How to travel cheaply around Europe by rail

If you've ever tried to book a trip around Europe by rail, the many problems that surround booking decent rail tickets hit you as soon as you get online. Which website should you use - why do prices vary so much? Why can't you get an economy ticket - and why can't you travel during the day? We spok... Read more

Holiday to-do list: 10 questions to ask yourself before you fly

Preparing for a holiday can be exciting, but it’s also vital that you focus on the task at hand and make sure you’re totally prepared for your trip. Here’s a useful guide to tying up and loose ends before you go - from holiday insurance to packing like a pro, here are ten things you need to know. 1... Read more

Travelling as a family? Your questions answered

Going away as a family is the last word in relaxation; you’re all together, doing what you love, and enjoying some quality time. We’re here to make sure you feel protected on your trip, so you can make the most of your time away. Got any queries about Columbus Direct holiday insurance for children?... Read more

The strangest travel accessories known to man

We all thought that travel accessories hit a new low when the Knee Defender was released - but it looks like that was only the beginning of the spate of accessories designed to make travel even more tedious. (Just in case you'd forgotten about the Knee Defender, you can read all about the most pass... 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

London Fashion Week: What to wear to travel

Packing for a trip can be a minefield if you’re looking to get the most out of your wardrobe. Whether it’s a two-day city break or a week in the sun, you’ll often find yourself fretting over a suitcase, muttering ‘I know I don’t need this all, but I have no idea what to pack.’ If you need a helping... Read more

Travel delays possible as snow, ice and gales hit the UK

The Met Office has warned that the UK could be hit by severe gales on Wednesday and Thursday, which could cause travel delays, cancellations, and potentially power cuts. 'Raw' gale force winds, snow and ice are expected to batter the UK, and it's even been suggested that coastal areas could be affe... Read more

How does the Greek economic crisis affect your travel insurance?

**Please note - the FCO no longer advise taking euros in cash to cover the entire duration of your stay; however there are still restrictions on some banking services in Greece. Click here for more information.** The economic crisis in Greece may be causing holidaymakers a lot of worry - what does ... Read more

Travel Delays likely as Lufthansa cancels flights

People flying in and out of Germany will experience travel delays as Lufthansa cancels flights due to a second strike. At least three airports – Frankfurt (Germany’s busiest airport), Tegel Airport in Berlin and Munich airport are affected by the industrial action. Lufthansa has cancelled 190 fli... Read more

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